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Meliora Weekend 2019

Meliora Weekend 2019

Registration is now open for Meliora Weekend, including School of Medicine and Dentistry Reunion events! This four-day celebration has something for everyone: thought-provoking programming, entertaining performances, networking opportunities, and most importantly, time to reconnect with longtime friends and classmates.

Meliora Weekend 2019 is scheduled for October 3-6, 2019. Check out the schedule of School of Medicine and Dentistry events and Meliora Weekend headliner acts below: 

School of Medicine and Dentistry Events

Thursday, October 3

  • Whipple Society Dinner
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Monroe Golf Club
    *By special invitation only

Friday, October 4

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Time: 8:00 a.m. 
    Location: LeChase Room, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 50th Reunion Breakfast and Medallion Ceremony
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Venue: Forbes Mezzanine, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • MED Talks
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Venue: Ryan Case Method Room, School of Medicine and Dentistry
    • Tendon Healing: Alayna Loiselle '07M (MS), '09M (PhD) and Constantinos Ketonis, MD, PhD
    • Skin Patch as Vaccine Deliverable: Lisa Beck '87M (Res)
  • State of the School Address
    with Mark B. Taubman, MD 
    Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Venue: Ryan Case Method Room, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Distinguished Alumnus Lecture
    featuring Richard M. Locksley '76M (MD)
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Venue: Ryan Case Method Room, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry All Alumni Cocktail Reception
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: City View Room, Strathallan Hotel

Saturday, October 5

  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumni Breakfast
    and Student Poster Presentations and Tours
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Venue: Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Reunion Class Dinners
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Venue: Genesee Valley Club

Headliner Acts

Friday, October 4

  • Inauguration of Sarah C. Mangelsdorf as the University of Rochester's 11th president
    • The entire University of Rochester community will come together to commemorate the inauguration of Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the University's first female president. This celebration will include the academic procession, installation ceremony, and inaugural address.

Saturday, October 5

  • A Conversation with Ann Patchett
    • Celebrated author and literacy champion, Patchett, has written seven books, including international bestseller Bel Canto. This fall, she releases her most powerful novel to date, The Dutch House, a moving story that explores the bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. 
  • Eastman Presents: Jon Batiste
    • Batiste's latest album, HOLLYWOOD AFRICANS, takes listeners on a journey of his own personal and cultural heritage. The acclaimed singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the group Stay Human - house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - has performed in more than 40 countries and on notable stages including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Grammys. 
  • Comedian Vanessa Bayer
    • Emmy-nominated actress, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alumna Vanessa Bayer is best known for her hilarious sketches, Weekend Update routines, and recurring characters. Bayer is also recognized for her roles in films such as Trainwreck, Office Christmas Party, and Netflix's Ibiza

To learn more about this year's headliners, see photos from previous reunions, and view recommended hotel accommodations, check out the Meliora Weekend website. Don't forget to check out your class-specific reunion page to see who you can reconnect with this fall!