Dean's Message, Evans Lam Square's Dedication, Messinger Award
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Dean's Message for Meliora Weekend

Welcome to Meliora Weekend at the River Campus Libraries! The University’s 16th annual parent, alumni, and student celebration will be held Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9.
This year we have even more reasons to celebrate: the completion of the Meliora Challenge Campaign which exceeded its fundraising goals and showed, once again, our alumni, friends, and current students’ commitment to the University. In addition, this Meliora Weekend serves as a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the completion of Evans Lam Square, a state-of-the-art study and research space, made possible thanks to and named after Evans Lam ’83, ’84 (MBA) and his wife Susanna.
Please join old friends and enjoy our open house event and exhibits (listed below). We look forward to seeing and welcoming you back. Remember - everybody is an alum of the library!

Mary Ann Mavrinac
Neilly Dean, River Campus Libraries
Evans Lam Square's Dedication

"I always believed that Rush Rhees Library is the heart of my proud alma mater, from both a geographical and a functional perspective. It is the focal point for our students to learn, explore, research, socialize, and showcase their achievements." These words belong to Evans Lam '83, '84 (MBA) whose generous donation allowed the construction of Evans Lam Square that will be dedicated on October 5. Read more


Sharon Briggs Receives the 2016 Messinger Award for Outstanding Service

Every book found on the library's shelves and every electronic resource found in its databases are the result of a calculated process that takes into account scholarly, budgetary, and spatial needs. Oftentimes this process is led by Sharon Briggs, the winner of the 2016 Messinger Libraries Recognition Award. Read more
Meliora Weekend Exhibits

Visitors to the libraries can enjoy a number of special exhibits during Meliora Weekend. WRUR: On the Air, Into the Ether tells the story of the University’s radio station started by a single student in 1947. City of Lights: Rochester and the History of Optics explores Rochester and the University of Rochester’s important contribution to the American optics industry. The Transformative Lens: Ansel Adams’ University of Rochester showcases photos of the River Campus taken by famed photographer Ansel Adams in the early 1950s. And A Greater Campus for a Greater University chronicles the transformation of the River Campus from the groundbreaking ceremony in May 1927 and through the years that followed.
More news and events...
Neilly Series Lecture: Ruth Holland Scott
Ruth Holland Scott was the first African-American woman elected to serve on the Rochester City Council and later became its president. Her memoir, The Circles God Draws, tells the story of opportunity and challenge, detailing her life as an educator, business woman, and political activist in Michigan, Cleveland, and Rochester. Please join us for her lecture on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m. at the Hawkins-Carlson Room. Read more
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