University of Rochester

EVENT: Hour-long special broadcast of the inauguration of Joel Seligman, 10th University of Rochester president, on WXXI-TV

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, on WXXI-TV (Channel 21 and cable channel 11), and later viewing on digital channels

November 10, 2005

The inauguration of Joel Seligman as the University of Rochester's 10th president will be shown from 4 to 5 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Rochester's public broadcasting station, on Sunday, Nov. 13. It can be seen on Channel 21 or cable channel 11.

This special broadcast is an edited version of the ceremony that took place on Oct. 23 before more than 1,500 guests at Eastman Theatre.

For viewers who subscribe to Time Warner DTV, the inauguration special also will be aired at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16; 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17; and noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, on WXXI-Q (Time Warner 524). It will be repeated later this year.

Seligman, who became president on July 1, 2005, gave an inaugural address that discussed and gave credit to his predecessors—three of whom joined him on stage—and spoke of the history and future of the 155-year-old institution. "Our fundamental challenge is one of vision," Seligman noted during his speech. "What type of university will we be in the 21st century? We have the opportunity to recharacterize ourselves, to stretch the frontiers of our research, improve the quality of our teaching and scholarship, and develop the type of pathbreaking programs that have long distinguished the University of Rochester."

The inauguration broadcast is made possible through Community Rochester, a new partnership at WXXI for non-profit, educational, and public service organizations to reach broader audiences. A Webcast of the full inauguration ceremony can be viewed online at