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Meliora Weekend 2019

Meliora Weekend 2019

The School of Medicine and Dentistry's Reunion Weekend is celebrated during the University of Rochester's Meliora Weekend! An annual University-wide celebration that incorporates Family Weekend, Reunion, and Homecoming, and 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 programming and headliner acts below: 

School of Medicine and Dentistry Events

Thursday, October 3rd​

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

Friday, October 4th

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast
    Time: 8:00 a.m. 
    Location: LeChase Room
  • 50th Reunion Breakfast and Medallion Ceremony
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Venue: Forbes Mezzanine
  • MED Talks
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    Venue: Ryan Case Method Room
    • Tendon Healing: Alayna Loiselle '07M (MS), '09M (PhD) and Constantinos Ketonis, MD, PhD
    • Skin Patch as Vaccine Deliverable: Lisa Beck '87M (Res)
    • 3D Printing and Aortic Aneurysms: Doran Mix '13M (MD)
  • 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
  • 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 All Alumni Cocktail Reception
    Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: City View Room, Strathallan Hotel

Saturday, October 5th

  • 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 Reunion Class Dinners
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Venue: Genesee Valley Club

Headliner Acts

Friday, October 5th

  • 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 6th

  • 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

Registration begins Wednesday, July 24 at noon (EDT). To learn more about this year's headliners, view photos from previous reunions, and see recommended hotel accommodations, check out the Meliora Weekend website.