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Brown To Confer 2,194 Degrees Sunday, May 27, 2007
Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons, presiding at the University’s 239th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 27, 2007, will confer 2,194 degrees, from bachelor’s to honorary doctorates.
News Release   06-172    05/25/2007   de Ramel
Brown University to Confer Nine Honorary Degrees May 27
Brown will confer nine honorary degrees at Commencement: Stanley Aronson, M.D., founding dean of Brown’s medical school; sportscaster Chris Berman ’77; actress Kate Burton ’79; blues legend B.B. King; Nobel laureate Craig Mello ’82; human rights activist Samantha Power; and three university presidents who are leading their schools through Hurricane Katrina recovery: Scott Cowen of Tulane, Norman Francis of Xavier, and Marvalene Hughes of Dillard.
News Release   06-142    04/25/2007   Baum
Bell Gallery Displays Retrospective of Friedrich St.Florian's Career
The David Winton Bell Gallery will present a retrospective of Friedrich St.Florian’s work, opening Friday, May 26, and running through Sunday, July 2, 2006. The exhibition honors the architect at the time of his retirement from teaching and on the occasion of being awarded an honorary degree during Brown University’s 238th Commencement.
News Release   05-128    05/12/2006   Goldstein
Brown University will confer eight honorary degrees on May 28
Brown University will confer eight honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Sunday, May 28, upon children’s advocate Geoffrey Canada; Juliet V. García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville; business executive Martin J. Granoff; mental health advocate Kay Redfield Jamison; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister of Nigeria; Rhode Island architect Friedrich St. Florian; HIV specialist Suniti Solomon; and economist Paul A. Volcker.
News Release   05-116    05/02/2006   Sweeney
Brown University Will Confer 10 Honorary Degrees on May 29
Brown University will confer 10 honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Sunday, May 29, 2005. Candidates for honorary degrees include artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, writer David Eggers, philanthropist Sidney E. Frank ’42, astrochemist Wesley Huntress ’64, geneticist Mary-Claire King, actress Phylicia Rashad, financier William Rhodes ’57, human rights activist Sima Samar, and the Rev. Philip Smith, president of Providence College.
News Release   04-126    05/03/2005   Sweeney
Brown University will confer nine honorary degrees on May 31
Brown University will confer nine honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Monday, May 31, 2004. The recipients are Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil; philanthropist Malcolm G. Chace; Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Paul Farmer, M.D.; playwright Suzan-Lori Parks; journalist Jane Pauley; Brown University Chancellor Stephen Robert; Judith Rodin, president of the University of Pennsylvania; and cartoonist Garry Trudeau.
News Release   03-126    05/04/2004   Sweeney
Brown Corporation introduced to leadership for next capital campaign
As part of a strategic discussion of the University's future, members of the Brown Corporation were introduced to three co-chairs and two honorary co-chairs of the University's next comprehensive campaign. That campaign will provide crucial support for the long-range Initiatives for Academic Enrichment.
News Release   03-040    10/11/2003   Nickel
Mikhail Gorbachev to receive honorary degree and give Ogden Lecture
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will give a Stephen A. Ogden Jr. Memorial Lecture on International Affairs, titled "Democracy's Impact on Globalization," on Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at noon on Lincoln Field on the Brown University campus. Gorbachev will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University.
News Release   03-026    09/15/2003   Curtis
Brown University will confer seven honorary degrees on May 26
Brown University will confer seven honorary degrees during Commencement exercises Monday, May 26, 2003. The recipients are actress Laura Linney; RISD President Roger Mandle; former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn; Lowery Stokes Sims of the Studio Museum in Harlem; genetic researcher Joan Argetsinger Steitz; Brian Urquhart, former undersecretary-general of the U.N.; and Chinese dissident Xu Wenli.
News Release   02-138    05/15/2003   Sweeney
Brown will award eight honorary degrees at Commencement May 27
Brown University presented eight honorary degrees during Commencement ceremonies today, Monday, May 27. The recipients were John Birkelund, Raymond G. Chambers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Paul LeClerc, Emily Arnold McCully, Jessye Norman, Sadako Ogata and William Warner.
News Release   01-143    05/22/2002   Sweeney
Faculty presents highest honor to Interim President Sheila E. Blumstein
During Commencement ceremonies May 28, Interim President Sheila E. Blumstein, the Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, received the highest honor Brown's faculty can bestow -- the Rosenberger Medal -- as well as an honorary Doctor of Science degree and an endowed undergraduate scholarship fund named in her honor. A portrait of Blumstein, which will hang in Sayles Hall, was unveiled Friday evening, May 25.
News Release   00-144    05/28/2001   Sweeney
Brown will award nine honorary degrees at Commencement May 28
Honorary degree recipients at Brown University's 233rd Commencement will be former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright; Kofi Annan, secretary-general of the United Nations; Professor Sheila E. Blumstein, interim president of Brown University; mathematician and physicist Demetrios Christodoulou; Oskar Eustis, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company; Margaret H. Marshall, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; visual scientist Lorrin A. Riggs; author Philip Roth; and Lawrence M. Small '63, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
News Release   00-135    05/21/2001   Sweeney
Nine honorary degrees will be presented at Commencement
Nine will receive honorary degrees at Commencement: Madeleine Albright; Kofi Annan of the United Nations; Sheila E. Blumstein, interim president; mathematician and physicist Demetrios Christodoulou; Oskar Eustis of Trinity Repertory Company; Margaret H. Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; author Philip Roth; visual scientist Lorrin A. Riggs; and Lawrence M. Small of the Smithsonian Institution.
GSJ Story   25GSJ27e    05/21/2001   Sweeney
Brown will present 10 honorary degrees at Commencement May 29
Honorary degrees will be presented to Xerox scientist John Seely Brown, author and chef Julia Child, geneticist Francis S. Collins, violin teacher Dorothy DeLay, Providence artist Barnaby Evans, the Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, abstract artist Brice Marden, author David McCullough, Israeli scholar Alice Shalvi and Louis Sullivan, former secretary of Health and Human Services and now president of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
GSJ Story   24GSJ26g    05/26/2000   Sweeney
Brown will award 10 honorary degrees at Commencement May 29
Honorary degree recipients at Brown University's 232nd Commencement include Xerox scientist John Seely Brown, author and chef Julia Child, geneticist Francis S. Collins, violin teacher Dorothy DeLay, Providence artist Barnaby Evans, the Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, abstract artist Brice Marden, author David McCullough, Israeli scholar Alice Shalvi and Louis Sullivan, president of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
News Release   99-130    05/24/2000   Sweeney
Brain Science Program to be unveiled with faculty research presentations
David Mahoney, one of the world's foremost champions of brain research, will receive an honorary degree from Brown University on Oct. 8, during a ceremony that will feature research presentations by faculty from the University's new Brain Science Program.
News Release   99-026    10/04/1999   Turner
Brain science leader to receive honorary degree
Champions of brain research David Mahoney will receive an honorary degree at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Starr Auditorium in a ceremony that will also unveil Brown's new Brain Science Program.
GSJ Story   24GSJ05d    10/01/1999   Turner
Brown will award 10 honorary degrees at Commencement
Honorary degree recipients are Brian Dickinson, James Friedman, John Glenn, John Hume, Ruth Kirschstein, Queen Noor of Jordan, Romano Prodi, William Raspberry, Steven Spielberg and Julia Taft
GSJ Story   23GSJ28a    05/28/1999   Sweeney
Brown will present 10 honorary degrees at Commencement May 31
At Commencement Monday, May 31, Brown University will present honorary degrees to Brian Dickinson, James Freedman, John Glenn, John Hume, Ruth Kirschstein, Queen Noor of Jordan, Romano Prodi, William Raspberry, Steven Spielberg and Julia Taft.
News Release   98-136    05/26/1999   Sweeney
Eight honorary degrees will be presented at Commencement
Eight honorary degrees will be presented during Commencement. The recipients are author Chinua Achebe; composer John Harbison; philanthropist Anthony Ittleson; Mamphela Ramphele of the University of Cape Town; mathematician Kenneth A. Ribet; educator Theodore Sizer; U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro; and economist Janet Yellen
GSJ Story   22GSJ30b    05/22/1998   Sweeney
Brown to award eight honorary degrees at 230th Commencement
At Commencement Monday, May 25, Brown University will present honorary degrees to author Chinua Achebe, composer John Harbison, philanthropist H. Anthony Ittleson, Maphela Ramphele of the University of Cape Town, mathematician Kenneth Ribet, educator Theodore R. Sizer, U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro and Janet Yellen of the Council of Economic Advisers.
News Release   97-125    05/11/1998   Sweeney
Jamaican prime minister to receive honorary degree from Brown
Brown University President E. Gordon Gee will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on the Right Honorable P. J. Patterson, prime minister of Jamaica, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 1998, in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Patterson will deliver the keynote address at a regional meeting of Caribbean students.
News Release   97-110    04/10/1998   Mahdesian
Engineering observes 150th anniversary
Engineering celebrates its 150th anniversary with a convocation, symposia and lab tours. Honorary degrees will be presented to Maurice Glicksman, John McTague, Allan Mulally, Simon Ostrach, Ronald Probstein and James Rice. Anne Renzi Wright, the first woman to receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering at Brown, will speak about her experience as an undergraduate during World War II and as a female engineer
GSJ Story   22GSJ03b    09/12/1997   Turner
Brown will award six honorary degrees at engineering ceremony Sept. 19
Brown will award honorary degrees to six engineers in celebration of the University's 150 years of engineering education. Several of the recipients will speak during events observing the sesquicentennial. Those talks will be free and open to the public.
News Release   97-015    09/08/1997   Turner
Clare Russell Gregorian receives Doctor of Humane Letters degree
In a very well-kept Commencement secret, the Board of Fellows of Brown University approved an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Clare Russell Gregorian and conferred it during Brown's 229th Commencement exercises.
News Release   96-141    05/28/1997   Sweeney
Brown will award 10 honorary degrees at Commencement May 26
Brown will award honorary degrees to 10 people: Joyce Oldham Appleby, Leo Esaki, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Richard C. Holbrooke, David Macaulay, Lorraine Monroe, Bill Moyers, Dr. Augustus A. White III, and John Hazen White. Several of the recipients will speak during Commencement Weekend.
News Release   96-131    05/22/1997   Sweeney
Four honorary degrees will be presented at ‘Day of Spanish Language'
Brown University is celebrating "A Day of Spanish Language" April 28. Honorary degrees will be presented to Rosario Ferré, Puerto Rican writer and poet; Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and author; Victor García de la Concha of the Universidad de Salamanca and the Royal Spanish Academy; and Jesús de Polanco, publisher of Spain's leading newspaper.
News Release   96-110    04/10/1997   Sweeney
James D. Wolfensohn receives honorary degree
James D. Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Brown University's Commencement Monday, May 27.
News Release   Request news release 95-163    05/24/1996   Sweeney
Brown to award nine honorary doctorates 5/27
Brown will award nine honorary degrees at Commencement this year. Recipients are the Aga Khan, Mary Chapin Carpenter '81, Edward D. Eddy, Timothy Forbes '76, Agnes Gund, Arthur Mitchell, Sandra Day O'Connor, Itzhak Perlman and James Wolfensohn. Several recipients will give Commencement Forums Saturday, May 25.
News Release   95-155    05/17/1996   Sweeney
Winners of 10th annual Feinstein Hunger Awards
The Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards honor Gram Vikas, which works in India's poorest villages; José Elías Sánchez, who teaches appropriate agriculture to rural families in Central America; and Dr. Cutberto Garza, a nutritionist at Cornell University. The honorary chairman and keynote speaker for the awards ceremony Thursday, April 25, is Dr. Bob Arnot, health correspondent for CBS News.
News Release   95-125    04/05/1996   Sweeney

Honorary degrees: Harold Bailey, Lyman Bloomingdale, Athol Fugard, William Hewlett, Maya Lyn, Shimon Peres, Dorothy Sterling
News Release   Request news release 94-185    05/24/1995   Sweeney
Bianca Jagger to serve as honorary chair of Feinstein Hunger Awards
Bianca Jagger to serve as honorary chair of Feinstein Hunger Awards
News Release   Request news release 94-135    03/29/1995   Sweeney
Gregorian receives honorary degree from Yerevan State University Feb. 21
Gregorian receives honorary degree from Yerevan State University Feb. 21
News Release   Request news release 94-112    03/01/1995   Nickel
Commencement: 1994 honorary degrees
Commencement: 1994 honorary degrees to be awarded to Marian Wright Edelman, Bronislaw Geremek, Nak-chung Paik, Walter Annenberg, Leonore Annenberg, Nancy L. Buc, Masaru Ibuka, Robert MacPherson, Matthew D. Scharff, Joy Ungerleider-Mayerson
News Release   Request news release 93-150    05/25/1994   Sweeney
Dill honorary degrees
Dill honorary degrees
News Release   Request news release 93-033    10/01/1993   Sweeney

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