News about Brown's 245th Commencement

Graduate School to confer 705 degrees

May 17, 2013  |  Contact: Kevin Stacey |  401-863-3766

A joyous culmination of research and training - A day of orations, alumni/ae honors, advanced degrees, and celebration of academic achievement.
A joyous culmination of research and training A day of orations, alumni/ae honors, advanced degrees, and celebration of academic achievement.
The Brown Graduate School will confer 705 advanced degrees at its Commencement Convocation Sunday, May 26, 2013, and will present a variety of awards for excellent dissertations, graduate alumni achievement, and academic services.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University expects to award 705 advanced degrees at this year’s Graduate School Commencement Convocation, to be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, on the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle.

“The day is a joyous culmination of research and training,” said Peter M. Weber, dean of the Graduate School. “Graduate students are integral to the intellectual life of the University, and Brown celebrates their accomplishments and their promise.”

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Alpert Medical School to award 113 degrees 

May 16, 2013  |  Contact: David Orenstein |  401-863-1862

“Now being admitted to the profession of medicine ...” - The medical graduation ceremony, with hoods and Hippocratic Oath, takes place in its traditional setting, the First Unitarian Church.
“Now being admitted to the profession of medicine ...” The medical graduation ceremony, with hoods and Hippocratic Oath, takes place in its traditional setting, the First Unitarian Church.
The Warren Alpert Medical School Class of 2013 Commencement ceremony begins at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 26, in the First Unitarian Church. Speakers include Dr. Bethany Gentilesco and student Jon Treem.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — More than 100 students will officially become medical doctors when The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University holds its 39th Commencement at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, in the First Unitarian Church, 1 Benevolent St.

“It is wonderful to see another graduating class from the Alpert Medical School, as well as the program in Biology and the new School of Public Health,” said Dr. Edward J. Wing, dean of medicine and biological sciences, who will step down as dean June 30. “Brown produces the finest doctors and researchers in the nation and I am proud to have been able to influence their educational experiences in a positive way for the last five years as dean.”

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Senior orators aim to inspire

May 7, 2013  |  Contact: Kevin Stacey |  401-863-3766

The 2013 senior orators - In “Heads Up” and “Doors” Elizabeth Mills and Tanayott Thaweethai will offer insights from a personal experience of Brown that can inspire everyone.
The 2013 senior orators In “Heads Up” and “Doors” Elizabeth Mills and Tanayott Thaweethai will offer insights from a personal experience of Brown that can inspire everyone. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University
History concentrator Elizabeth Mills, of Washington, D.C., and applied math/biology concentrator Tanayott Thaweethai, of Union City, Calif., have been chosen to address their classmates as this year’s senior orators. Asking members of the graduating class to deliver Commencement orations is a Brown University tradition almost 250 years old.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In keeping with a centuries-old tradition, graduating Brown University seniors will look to two of their own for messages of inspiration during this year’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 26. Elizabeth Mills, a history concentrator, and Tanayott Thaweethai, an applied math and biology concentrator, have been chosen as this year’s senior orators.

Brown’s tradition dates to the University’s first Commencement ceremonies, when students demonstrated their oratory skill by addressing their classmates and University guests in Greek or Latin. This year’s orators were chosen by a committee of faculty, students, and administrators from a field of more than 100 nominations.

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245th Commencement set for May 26

May 1, 2013  |  Contact: Darlene Trew Crist |  401-863-2752
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Brown University’s three-day Commencement/Reunion Weekend begins Friday, May 24, and concludes with the 245th Commencement exercises Sunday afternoon.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — President Christina H. Paxson will preside over Brown University’s 245th Commencement on Sunday, May 26, 2013. The ceremony will begin with a procession  composed of thousands of Brown University graduates, alumni, and faculty that will begin at the Van Wickle Gates and proceed down College Hill. The procession will cap a three-day Commencement and Reunion Weekend.

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Beverly Hogan to give Baccalaureate address

May 1, 2013  |  Contact: Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287

Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College, will deliver the 2013 Baccalaureate address at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America. Hogan will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree at the May 26 Commencement ceremony on the College Green

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan will deliver the 2013 Baccalaureate address at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America. Hogan has titled her address “The Responsibility of Privilege.”

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Brown to confer six honorary degrees May 26

April 24, 2013  |  Contact: Mark Nickel |  401-863-1638

Brown University will confer six honorary doctorates during its 245th Commencement Sunday, May 26, 2013: Benjamin Affleck, actor and director; Junot Díaz, author and editor; Stanley Falkow, bacteriologist; Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, physician and foundation president; and Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At its 245th Commencement Sunday, May 26, 2013, Brown University will confer honorary doctorates on six distinguished artists, writers, scientists and educators:

  • Benjamin Affleck, actor and director, will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.);
  • Junot Díaz, author and editor, will receive a Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.);
  • Stanley Falkow, bacteriologist, will receive a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.);
  • Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.);
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, physician and foundation president, will receive a Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.S.); and
  • Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.).

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