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Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

October 5, 2019

The inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf set the celebratory tone of the University of Rochester’s 19th annual Meliora Weekend. In addition to the inauguration ceremony and related events, Meliora Weekend events across all campuses showcased the exceptional talent within the University community and included unforgettable headliners, unique speakers, interactive workshops, engaging lectures, student performances, and more.

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A ceremonial start

A ceremonial start

September 23, 2019

For generations, three ritual objects—the charter, the seal, and the mace—have been the centerpiece of the presidential inaugural ceremony. These same insignia have invested authority in presidents with wide-ranging leadership styles, each of whom has also shaped his own ceremony—as the 11th University president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, will do with her ceremony on October 4.

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Meliora Weekend 2019 headliners announced

Meliora Weekend 2019 headliners announced

May 22, 2019

Author Ann Patchett, musician Jon Batiste, and comedian Vanessa Bayer are among the headliners of this year’s Meliora Weekend, which will also celebrate the inauguration of the University’s 11th president, Sarah Mangelsdorf.

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A celebration of Meliora

A celebration of Meliora

October 6, 2018

University alumni, community members, and friends celebrated the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, performances, and family fun.

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<em>Gone Missing</em> a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

Gone Missing a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

September 25, 2018

Keys, phone, pets,… your mind?—when’s the last time you lost something? It’s the theme of the new theatrical production Gone Missing, produced by the International Theatre Program and set to open during Meliora Weekend.

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U of R, U of R, ’68!

U of R, U of R, ’68!

September 4, 2018

While many of the historic events and cultural moments of 1968 continue to resonate in American social and political life, members of the Class of 1968 in their 50th reunion year also remember the era for their time on the River Campus.

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Headliners for Meliora Weekend 2018 announced

Headliners for Meliora Weekend 2018 announced

May 11, 2018

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Rochester’s 18th Meliora Weekend, which runs October 4–7, 2018. Registration begins at noon on Wednesday, July 25.

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Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

November 6, 2017

During a Meliora Weekend fireside chat, Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Wendi Heinzelman discussed women in computer science, and how emerging technologies can interest young people in science and engineering.

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Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

October 24, 2017

What if researchers could find a way to bypass damaged areas of the brain to maintain the flow of information? That is the problem postdoctoral fellow Kevin Mazurek is working to solve.

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Meliora Weekend 2017

Meliora Weekend 2017

October 14, 2017

Thousands of alumni, community members, and friends of the University returned to Rochester the weekend of October 12-14 to celebrate the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, and family fun. Keynote speakers included Robin Roberts, Peggy Noonan, and Jeffrey Toobin, and headline entertainers included comedian Mike Birbiglia and jazz great Chick Corea.

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