The Rochester Effect and seal

Engaging Alumni. Asking Important Questions. Advancing Knowledge.

We are traveling the country and engaging our alumni and friends in conversations about some of the challenging questions facing our world today. Through these conversations, we will demonstrate how the University of Rochester is contributing to our collective understanding of these subjects and advancing new knowledge for the benefit of humankind.

Valuing academic inquiry in a democracy. Cultivating creativity and inspiring innovation. Understanding globalism. Being human in the digital age. Conquering disease and the quest for cures.

Which topic will we discuss in your city? What questions do you have? Come learn how the University is making life ever better.

Everyone associated with the University of Rochester has their own #RochesterEffect. What’s yours? Share it on social using the hashtag #RochesterEffect.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conquering Disease and the Quest for Cures

From the first vaccines and antibiotics to new treatments for once-deadly diseases, advances in medicine have dramatically improved our lives. Yet we still face serious challenges when it comes to our health. At the University of Rochester, our researchers are on a relentless quest to understand and conquer these devastating diseases. Will we find new cures in our lifetime?

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion
8:30 p.m. – Dessert and Networking

WHYY Studios
Independence Mall West
150 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Panelists

John J. Foxe, Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
Barry J. Goldstein ’82M (MD), ’82M (PHD), ’85M (RES), Vice President, Covance, Inc
Catherine K. Kuo, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
M. Kerry O’Banion, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology

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Washington, DC

Being Human in the Digital Age

From Alexa to Uber, music to medicine, and drones to driverless cars, technology plays a huge part of our daily lives. Rochester researchers are tapping into the potential—and ethics—of it all and how virtual reality, artificial intelligence, data science, and more can transform everything from education to health care to entertainment.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30 p.m. – Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion
8:30 p.m. – Dessert and Networking

NPR Headquarters
1111 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC

Panelists

Randall Curren, Professor of Philosophy
David Williams, Dean for Research
Madeline K. Sofia ’16M (PHD), Associate Producer, NPR’s Science Desk
Ehsan Hoque, Interim Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science

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Produced in partnership with WXXI Public Broadcasting, Rochester, NY.

For more information, please contact the Office of Special Events at SpecialEvents@rochester.edu or (800) 281-2055.

See highlights from previous events:

Boston, Massachusetts
Valuing Academic Inquiry in a Democracy
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
See highlights

Chicago, Illinois
Cultivating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation
Thursday, November 15, 2018
See highlights

Coming to these cities in 2019

Atlanta, Georgia: March 26, 2019
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center
Understanding Globalization
Registration

Los Angeles, California: April 7, 2019
The Paley Center for Media formerly the Museum of Television & Radio
Cultivating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation
Registration

New York, New York: April 23, 2019
New World Stages
Valuing Academic Inquiry in a Democracy
Registration

San Francisco, California: May 29, 2019
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Understanding Globalization
Registration

Denver, Colorado: May 30, 2019
History Colorado Center
Being Human in the Digital Age
Registration

Shanghai, China: Date TBD

Rochester, New York: Meliora Weekend, October 2019