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Renée Fleming to Deliver Commencement Address at Northwestern

Northwestern University

World renowned soprano Renée Fleming will deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University in June. Fleming, one of the most recognizable and celebrated voices on the planet, is a four-time Grammy Award winner, was the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at a Super Bowl and has been presented the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists by the U.

6-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 688160

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to be UC San Diego Commencement Speaker

University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego today announced that Rep. John Lewis, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus Commencement June 16, 2018.

18-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST


Article ID: 673997

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering satellite commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2017, following USC’s main commencement ceremony. There will be three separate ceremonies featuring three distinguished speakers. All ceremonies will be streamed live on the respective undergraduate and graduate-level commencement pages.

2-May-2017 2:50 PM EDT



Article ID: 651996

American University Announces 2016 Commencement Speakers

American University

American University announces its 2016 commencement speakers. María Salinas, Donna Harris, Raymond G. Chambers, John King, Deborah F. Rutter, The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch are this year's commencement speakers.

19-Apr-2016 6:00 PM EDT


Article ID: 634330

Binghamton Commencement Speaker Overcomes Challenges of Delivering Speech on Jewish Day of Rest

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Don Greenberg was thrilled to be announced as one of this year’s student Commencement speakers for Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, when he learned that his Commencement ceremony was on Shabbat, it appeared as if all hope was lost. Growing up as an Orthodox Jew, Shabbat had always been a time for Greenberg to spend with friends and family, while also resting. For many Jews, Shabbat is a time to disregard many of the typical demands of modernity, such as driving, using electronics, writing, cooking and other forms of “work.”

14-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 633645

Celebrated Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

Celebrated Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Saint Louis University May 16.

30-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT



Article ID: 633157

Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, To Address Rensselaer Graduates at 209th Commencement

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, will address graduates on May 30 at the 209th Commencement Ceremony of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

22-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT



Article ID: 633154

Ursinus Honors its Late President at 2015 Commencement

Ursinus College

President Bobby Fong and Suzanne Fong will "graduate" with the Class of 2015

22-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 633123

Broadcast Journalist Laura Ling to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Carthage College

Carthage College

Six years ago at this time, Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea. Chosen as Carthage College’s 2015 Commencement speaker, she’ll share reflections from those terrifying months and other lessons she has gleaned from a career as an award-winning broadcast journalist.

22-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 633073

Top eBay Executive Devin Wenig ’88 to Speak at Commencement

Union College

More than 500 students in the Class of 2015 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14,

21-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT



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