U-M to hold spring commencement exercises

April 20, 2005
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U-M to hold spring commencement exercises

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will hold its main Spring 2005 commencement exercises for undergraduates on Saturday, April 30, with John Seely Brown, the noted information technology commentator, delivering the address. The main graduate exercises will be held Friday, April 29, with physicist Mildred Dresselhaus offering remarks.

In addition, many schools and departments conduct individual ceremonies for students and their families. A full list follows.

Video from commencement

For up-to-the-minute commencement information, visit http://www.umich.edu/~gradinfo or call the commencement hotline, (734) 647-6037.

Friday, April 29

Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning, 10 a.m., Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, (734) 764-2400.

Department of Physics, reception honoring graduates and award recipients, 11 a.m., West Hall, Room 337; annual awards ceremony, noon, West Hall, Room 340, (734) 936-0659.

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, 1-3 p.m., Frieze Building, Room 3050, (734) 615-6097.

University Graduate Exercises, 1 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 647-7580. Speaker: Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

School of Information, graduate recognition ceremony, 4 p.m., Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, (734) 763-2285. Speaker: Elaine Didier, director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. A reception will follow in the Alumni center.

School of Public Health Convocation, 5:30 p.m., Michigan Theater, (734) 764-5425. Speaker: Dr. William McGuire, chairman and CEO, UnitedHealth Group.

Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 6 p.m., Crisler Arena, (734) 936-3515. Speaker: Jerry White, co-founder and executive director of the Landmine Survivors Network. A reception for all graduating students and their friends and family members will be held 2-4 p.m. in the Business School Portico.

School of Music, 7 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts, (734) 764-0594. A commencement recital will begin at 6:30 p.m. It will feature winners of the E.V. Moore Awards and the Willis Patterson Award.

Division of Kinesiology, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 647-2689. Speaker: Harold Kohl, lead epidemiologist and team leader in the Physical Activity and Health Branch of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LaCelebracion Latina, 8 p.m., Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, (734) 936-1055. Speaker: Cecilia Muñoz, vice president of the Office of Research, Advocacy & Legislation at the National Council of La Raza.

Saturday, April 30

Spring Commencement, 10 a.m., Michigan Stadium, (734) 647-6037. Speaker: John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp. and director of its Palo Alto Research Center, and a leading contemporary thinker on the influence of technology on modern life.

School of Art & Design, noon, Art & Architecture Building courtyard, (734) 764-0397.

School of Nursing, 12:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 763-9435. Speaker: Col. Leana Fox, Army Health Promotion Policy Branch chief for the deputy chief of staff for personnel-Human Resources Directorate, Individual Readiness Policy Division, Washington, D.C.

School of Social Work, 1 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts, (734) 764-3309. Speaker: Lloyd Carr, head football coach. A reception will follow in the lobby.

School of Natural Resources & Environment/Program in the Environment, 1 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, (734) 764-6453. A reception will follow in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Residential College, 2 p.m., Chemistry Building Auditorium, (734) 647-4364. A reception will follow in East Quad.

College of Engineering, 3 p.m., Crisler Arena, (734) 647-7085. Speaker: Larry Page, Google co-founder and president, products.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 3 p.m., Michigan League, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, (734) 615-3893. Speaker: Ronald Weiser, ambassador to the Slovak Republic and chairman of McKinley Associates.

School of Education, 4 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 763-4061.

Black Celebratory, 7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 936-0664. Speaker: Kenya Ayers, associate vice provost for academic services at Kettering University.

Sunday, May 1

U-M-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science, and School of Management, 10:30 a.m., Field House, (313) 593-5330. Speaker: Eric Ridenour, Chrysler Group executive vice president for product development.

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 764-1340.

U-M-Flint Commencement, 2:30 p.m., Perani Arena and Event Center, (810) 762-3351. Speaker: Jef Mallett, creator of the comic strip “Frazz.”

U-M-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, 2:30 p.m., Field House, (313) 593-5330. Speaker: Mark Gaffney, president of the Michigan State AFL-CIO.

Saturday, May 7

School of Dentistry, 10 a.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 647-4026. Speaker: Dr. Antonia Novello, State of New York health commissioner, former U.S. surgeon general.

Law School Senior Day, 2 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 615-4501. Speaker: Author Scott Turow.

Friday, June 3

Medical School, 3 p.m., Hill Auditorium, (734) 763-7981. Speaker: Dr. Susan Blumenthal, former U.S. assistant surgeon general, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Saturday, June 4

College of Pharmacy, 1:45 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, (734) 764-7144. Speaker: Henri Manasse, executive vice president and CEO, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in Rackham.

Graduate Info or call (734) 647-6037

Video from commencementhttp://www.umich.edu/~gradinfoGraduate Info