University of Rochester

EVENT: Broadcast of the University of Rochester inaugural symposium on directions in higher education

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, on WXXI-TV (Channel 21 and cable channel 11) with a second airing from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22

December 15, 2005

The symposium celebrated the inauguration of Joel Seligman as the University of Rochester's 10th president on Oct. 23. Four higher education leaders—Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University; Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. William A. Peck, former executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis; and John Sexton, president of New York University—challenged universities around the country to invest in teaching and research with global implications while thinking locally about their community neighbors. The event took place at Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.

This edited version also can be seen by viewers who subscribe to Time Warner DTV. It will be aired on WXXI-Q (Time Warner 524) at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22; noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24; 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3; noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11; and 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sharon Dickman at (585) 275-4128.