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Roland A. Caputo and the Simon School in New York City

If you are interested in learning more about the MBA and MS programs at the University of Rochester, Simon School and are located in the NYC metro area, here’s your opportunity! Join alumni, students, and staff for an evening of networking and listen to an interview style program with Simon alumnus, Roland Caputo as he discusses The New York Times highly successful paywall project, and the impact digital media is having on traditional business models.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Admissions pre-event reception at Westin Times Square, Westin Bar 10, 270 W 43rd St
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Roland Caputo event and Alumni Reception at TimesCenter, 242 W 41st St.

Attendees will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open beer and wine reception – the event is free but RSVP is required to Robyn Winstanley by Tuesday, Jan. 15th – robyn.winstanley@simon.rochester.edu

About the Speaker

Roland A. Caputo was named Sr. VP and CFO for The New York Times Media Group in November 2008. With this role, Mr. Caputo is responsible for the financial functions at The New York Times, nytimes.com, and The International Herald Tribune. Previously, Mr. Caputo had served as vice president and chief financial officer for the newspaper since January 2006. Mr. Caputo holds a B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York (SUNY) and an M.B.A. in finance and applied economics from the University of Rochester.

April showers bring May lilacs!

By: Dana

It’s May and the Lilac Festival is almost here!  An annual Rochester tradition, the Lilac Festival is a 10 day free festival with art exhibits, a parade, food vendors,  live entertainment, and of course a gorgeous display of colorful lilacs throughout Highland Park.  This year the festival is set to take place May 11th-20th.

As noted on the Lilac Festival’s official website, Highland Park displays over 500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 lilac bushes- so be sure to bring your camera!  First planted in 1892 by horticulturist John Dunbar, the assortment has turned into the world’s largest lilac collection, bringing visitors from all over the globe to participate in this annual celebration.  Over the course of the 10 day event, the festival brings in well over a half-million visitors.  So how did the festival get started?  In short, the first Lilac Festival informally began in May of 1898 when a crowd of thousands gathered at what is now known as Highland Park to see the lilac collection in bloom.  On May 24, 1908 Rochester celebrated its first “official” Lilac Sunday, which later extended to Lilac Week.  From there, a parade was introduced that started downtown to the park’s summit, and in 1979, Lilac Week was renamed Lilac Festival (http://www.lilacfestival.com/highlandpark.html).  200+ years later, crowds still gather to see the lilacs, take in the entertainment, and celebrate the start of spring.

The festival is perfect for all ages, and includes free children’s entertainment during the week and weekends.  You can participate in the Medved Lilac 10k and 5k family fun run on Sunday, or watch the lilac parade featuring various marching bands, and decorated floats.  There are also 2 arts and crafts shows during the weekend featuring local and national artists.  For a full list of exhibitors, entertainment schedules, special events, and directions, be sure to check out the lilac festival website online!