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Robert Gates, Demetri Martin, Cory Booker to headline Meliora Weekend

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, comedian Demetri Martin, and Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker will headline Meliora Weekend this year, held Oct. 10 to 13. Meliora Weekend combines alumni relations, homecoming, and family weekends, and attracts 7,000 attendees each year for four days of events such as seminars and performances. Gates was appointed defense secretary in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was asked to remain in office by President Barack Obama and served until 2011. He will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, Oct. 12. ... [More]

Busta Rhymes announced as D-Day performer

Busta Rhymes, an American rapper and hiphop producer, will perform at this year’s Dandelion Day concert on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Courtesy of ...

Two Eastman alumni awarded Grammys

Eastman School of Music alumni Renée Fleming (MM ’83) and Robert Ludwig (BM ’66 MM ’01) each won a Grammy during the 55th Annual Awards ...

Police investigation on Plymouth Avenue a ‘false call’

A police investigation on South Plymouth Avenue, which the University notified campus residents of on Monday, January 21 at approximately 8:15 p.m., turned out to ...

MSNBC analyst to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Dr. Melissa Perry-Harris, who hosts a current affairs program on MSNBC, will deliver UR’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. The event will ...

Open Letter Books receives $45,000 grant

Open Letter Books, UR’s publishing house, has received a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). The grant money will be used ...

UR, workers reach agreement

A contract agreement has been reached between UR and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199/200 following months of dispute. Representatives from both sides approved ...

UR women’s basketball coach honored

UR women’s basketball head coach Jim Scheible was named the “all-time winningest” coach of the program on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets’ 80-53 win over the Rochester ...

UR, DU, Venable sued by Bordeaux family

Delores Forest and Jeffrey Bordeaux, Sr., the parents of Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr., the UR student who was fatally stabbed in January 2011, have filed a ...

Phishing attacks compromise campus accounts

Students, faculty and staff at the University, including the UR Medical Center, are being targeted by a dramatically increasing number of phishing and spam attacks. ...