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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, Meliora Weekend 2013
Meliora Moments 2013; Rettner Hall is dedicated; alumni honorees; service for late Eastman dean.
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Celebrating Meliora Weekend

Several thousand alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends celebrated the 2013 edition of Meliora Weekend. Highlights included the dedication of Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, a keynote address by former defense secretary and CIA director Robert Gates, milestone reunion celebrations, and the introduction of MEL Talks—presentations by faculty, students, and alumni on important research and career experiences.

See more photos and social media coverage from Meliora Weekend.

Introducing Rettner Hall

Designed as a hub for the arts, sciences, and engineering on the River Campus, Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation features 18,900 square feet of space and facilities for students to gain both practical skills and theoretical understanding of digital technology. Named in honor of Ronald Rettner, a University trustee, entrepreneur, business executive, developer, and advocate of higher education whose lead gift made the building possible, the hall was formally dedicated during Meliora Weekend.

See more photos and other information about the building.

Recognizing Alumni and Friends

The University and its academic units honored several alumni and friends for their achievements and service during ceremonies this fall. Read more . . .

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