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Distributed September 8, 1997
Contact: Scott 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 recipients will speak during sesquicentennial events. Those talks will be free and open to the public.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Six outstanding engineers will receive honorary degrees from Brown University Friday, Sept. 19, during ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary of engineering education at Brown.

Five of the recipients are Brown graduates or former faculty. Their honorary degrees will be presented during an academic convocation that will begin 2:30 p.m. in Sayles Hall. The convocation's keynote address will be given by U.S. Rep. George E. Brown Jr. [D-Calif.], ranking minority member of the House Science Committee. He will be introduced by Sen. Jack Reed.

The honorary degree recipients will be:

Five of the honorary degree recipients will take part in free and public discussions in Room 166, Barus & Holley Building, 184 Hope St. At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Mulally will describe his experience building the Boeing 777. He will also participate in a discussion at 11 a.m. on engineering large systems. At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Probstein and Rice will take part in a symposium on engineering research possibilities. McTague and Ostrach will participate in a discussion on engineering research policy at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

For further information on sesquicentennial events, call Priscilla Young, (401) 863-2652.