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 globalization. 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.

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San Francisco, California

Understanding Globalization

We hear the term globalization, but what does it mean? For us at the University of Rochester, it carries a sense of possibility and responsibility, of what can happen when students and faculty near and far come together to address matters of global consequence. Climate change, migration, artistic excellence and beyond—these matters extend beyond borders, and each has the potential to affect humankind everywhere.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. – Welcome reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion
8:30 p.m. – Dessert and networking

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California

Panelists:

Solomon Abiola, PhD candidate, Translational Biomedical Sciences and Computer Science, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Gregory Bauer, Rajesh Wadhawan Professor and Associate Dean, Simon Business School
Margo Georgiadis P’18 P’23, CEO, Ancestry
Randall Stone, Professor of Political Science, Director, Skalny Center

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Denver, Colorado

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, May 30, 2019
6:30 p.m. – Welcome reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion
8:30 p.m. – Dessert and networking

History Colorado Center
1200 N Broadway
Denver, Colorado

Panelists:

Solomon Abiola, PhD candidate, Translational Biomedical Sciences and Computer Science, School of Medicine and Dentistry
John J. Foxe, Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience
Catherine K. Kuo, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Jonathan Samet ’70M (MD), Dean, Colorado School of Public Health

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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.

Coming to these cities in 2019:

Rochester, New York: Fall 2019

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Conquering Disease
Thursday, February 21, 2019
See highlights

Washington, DC
Being Human in the Digital Age
Thursday, February 28, 2019
See highlights

Atlanta, Georgia
Understanding Globalization
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Los Angeles, California
Cultivating Creativity & Inspiring Innovation
Sunday, April 7, 2019
See highlights

New York City, New York
Being Human in the Digital Age
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
See Highlights