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251st Commencement
April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Events 2007
Ben Franklin

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Sunday, May 13
Irvine Auditorium
1:30-2:30 p.m.–Ceremony for students whose last names begin with A-K
3-4 p.m.–Ceremony for students whose last names begin with L-Z
Speaker: K. Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor, Princeton University

Commencement

Monday, May 14
Franklin Field, 9 a.m.
Speaker:  James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

Honorary Degree Recipients:

James A. Baker, III
61st U.S. Secretary of State.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

Aaron Temkin Beck
University Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry,
Director of the Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Suicide,
and Director of the Psychopathology Research Unit, University of Pennsylvania.
Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

Caroline W. Bynum
Professor of European Medieval History.
Institute for Advanced Study
Doctor of Humane Letters,
honoris causa.

Mildred Dresselhaus
Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, MIT.
Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

Aretha Franklin
Singer and Songwriter;
Recipient, 2005 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Doctor of Music, honoris causa.

Shirley Franklin, G ’69
Mayor, City of Atlanta.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

School Ceremonies and Speakers

Annenberg School for Communication

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1 p.m., Room 110 Annenberg School
Reception: Annenberg School Plaza Lobby, immediately following the ceremony

School of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony: 
Sunday, May 13, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker:   Michael Brown, C ’62, winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Graduate Division, School of Arts and Sciences Ceremony:
Monday, May 14, 1 p.m., Hill Field
Speaker:  Andrew Binns, Associate Provost and Carolyn Hoff Lynch Professor of Biology
Reception: Hill Field, immediately following the ceremony

College of General Studies Ceremony:
Sunday, May 13, 4:30 p.m., Hill Field
Reception: Inn at Penn, immediately following the ceremony

Fels Institute of Government Ceremony:
Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m., Fels Institute of Government 
Speaker: Congressman Joe Sestak, Representative from Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
Reception: Fels Institute of Government, immediately following the ceremony  

School of Dental Medicine

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1 p.m., Irvine Auditorium
Speaker:  Lawrence J. DeLucas, Professor of Optometry;
Director, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering,
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Reception: School of Dental Medicine, Robert Schattner Center, Henry Schein Atrium, immediately following the ceremony

School of Design

Luncheon: Monday, May 14, noon, Meyerson Hall
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., Furness Plaza
Speaker: David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies & Politics, Oberlin College

Graduate School of Education

Ceremony: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m., Franklin Field
Speaker:  K. Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor, Princeton University
Reception: Annenberg Plaza, immediately following the ceremony

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Doctoral Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 1 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Speaker:  T. Kyle Vanderlick, Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Reception: Annenberg Plaza, immediately following the ceremony

Master’s Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 4 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Speaker: Suzanne B. Rowland, Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development,
J. M. Huber Corporation, Member, Penn Engineering Board of Overseers
Reception: Annenberg Plaza, immediately following the ceremony

Undergraduate  Reception: Monday, May 14, immediately following University Commencement ceremony,
West Towne Lawn and Levine Hall

Undergraduate Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 2:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker: David B. Pakman, President and CEO, eMusic

Law School

Reception: Sunday, May 13, 2-4 p.m., The Law School
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 3 p.m., Academy of Music
Speaker:  Hon. Jennifer Y. Mokgoro, LL.M. 1990

School of Medicine

School of Medicine Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 8 p.m.,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Speaker:  Atul Gawande, surgeon and author
Reception: Kimmel Center, immediately following the ceremony

Biomedical Graduate Studies Reception:  
Monday, May 14, 12:30 p.m., Warden Garden, Penn Museum
Diplomas & Awards Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1:30 p.m.,
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum

School of Nursing

Reception: Monday, May 14, noon-1:30 p.m., Carol Ware Gates Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 3 p.m., Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Speaker: Edward G. Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

School of Social Policy & Practice

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 7 p.m., Irvine Auditorium
Speaker: Emanuel D. Jones, EE ’81, President and CEO of Legacy Automotive,
Georgia State Senator for District 10
Reception: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, immediately following the ceremony

School of Veterinary Medicine

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 2:30 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Speaker:  William L. Jenkins, President, Louisiana State University System
Reception: Annenberg Center Courtyard, immediately following the ceremony

Wharton  School

Wharton Undergraduate Division Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m., Franklin Field
Speaker:  Andrew Kaplan, W ’07
Reception: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, immediately following the ceremony

Wharton Graduate Division Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 1 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker:  Lakshmi N. Mittal, President of the Board of Directors and CEO of Arcelor Mittal
Reception: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, immediately following the ceremony

Wharton Doctoral Division Reception: Sunday, May 13, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
East Hall, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Ceremony:  Sunday, May 13, 6:15 p.m., Colloquium Hall, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

 

For additional information on Commencement 2007:
visit the Commencement Website:

www.upenn.edu/commencement

Commencement Hotline: (215) 573-GRAD
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