Celebrating Wilson's Life

“Wilson Day will not be a day of mourning his death, but a day of celebrating his life, a day full of the kinds of things that Mr. Wilson prized about the University: music, art, poetry, science, scholarship, education, research.” (W. Allen Wallis, 10.23.1972)

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Peggy Wilson at the Eastman Theatre, 1972

From 1972 to 1987, Wilson Day was a day of intellectual engagement, celebrating the breadth and depth of Wilson’s intellectual pursuits. Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning scientists, musicians and writers congregated for a day of talks, concerts and symposia; everyone in the UR and Rochester community was welcome. 

Press release (Link to pdf)

Celebrating Wilson's Life