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Baccalaureate Speaker: Dr. O'Donnell

This year's Baccalaureate speaker will be Dr. James O'Donnell, professor of Classical Studies, Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing, and Faculty Master for Hill College House. He was recently named Provost-Elect at Georgetown University, the oldest U.S. Catholic and Jesuit University, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Today, Georgetown is a major student-centered, international, research university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses (Almanac March 19).

Dr. O'Donnell's scholarly focus is St. Augustine, about whom he has written a three-volume edition, Augustine's Confessions and is now writing What Augustine Didn't Confess.

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 and 3 p.m., in Irvine Auditorium. It is an interfaith program that includes music, readings, prayers, and the baccalaureate address. Two ceremonies are held in order to accommodate all who wish to attend. No tickets are required.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 28, April 2, 2002


April 2, 2002
Volume 48 Number 28

Peter Skirkanich W '65, and his wife, Geri, have pledged $10 million to build a new home for bioengineering; it is the largest gift by an individual donor in the history of SEAS.
Dr. Jim O'Donnell will give the Baccalaureate address next month, his swan song at Penn after two decades, before becoming provost at Georgetown.
Have something you want to say about Penn's plans for the future? The open forum on the new strategic plan, Building on Excellence: The Next Agenda, is this afternoon.
Taxes have been around a long time, according to three of the Museum's experts on ancient civilizations. No wonder Franklin knew we could count on them!