In two College ceremonies on Sunday, Brown President Christina H. Paxson and other speakers lauded graduates who, by successfully finishing their degrees during a pandemic, have proven they can handle whatever comes next.
A fully virtual Reunion Weekend, featuring longstanding traditions and unexpected twists, and a series of remote Commencement forums complemented in-person events taking place on College Hill from April 30 to May 2.
At the University’s Commencement 2021 celebration, the Brown faculty presented their peers Vincent Mor and Julie Strandberg with Rosenberger Medals of Honor, awarded just 33 times in more than a century.
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Colin Harrington, M.D., delivers the faculty address to graduates at the 2021 Warren Alpert Medical School Commencement ceremony, part of Brown’s 253rd Commencement.
Class of 2021 graduate Siddhi Nadkarni, who concentrated in health and human biology with a focus on global health, delivers one of the senior orations during the College ceremony on Sunday, May 2, part of Brown’s 253rd Commencement.
Brown University alumnus Norman Atkins, Class of 1984, accepts his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony on May 2. Atkins, a nationally recognized education innovator, leads the nonprofit Together Education.
Brown University alumnus Steven R. Jordan, Class of 1982, accepts his honorary Doctor of Humane Letters as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony on May 2. Jordan is a human resources director at Ryan Companies and a former NFL athlete with the Minnesota Vikings.
Brown University alumnus David Lobell, Class of 2000, accepts his honorary Doctor of Science as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony on May 2. Lobell is an agricultural ecologist and environmental scientist and a professor at Stanford University.
Former Brown professor and dean of the College Maud S. Mandel accepts her honorary Doctor of Humane Letters as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony. Mandel is the 18th president of Williams College.
Brown alumna Jessica U. Meir, Class of 1999, accepts her honorary Doctor of Science as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony on May 2. Meir is a marine biologist and NASA astronaut who made history during her 2019-20 space mission when she conducted the first three all-woman spacewalks.
Brown alumna Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson, Class of 1973, accepts her honorary Doctor of Laws as part of the 2021 College Commencement ceremony on May 2. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, Thompson is the first African American and second woman to serve as a judge on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals.
At Brown’s medical school Commencement ceremony, the 119 graduates in the Warren Alpert Medical School’s Class of 2021 marked four years of intense academic and clinical training in joyous, jubilant solidarity.
With an eye toward lives and careers that make an enduring and positive impact, 763 master’s and Ph.D. graduates earned Brown degrees in a Saturday afternoon Commencement ceremony on the College Green.
In a virtual address during the annual celebration of cultures and traditions, former NFL player, business leader and Brown alumnus Steven Jordan urged graduates to uncover their purposes in life by examining their passions.
At its 253rd Commencement — which will take place across two days of ceremonies on May 1 and 2, 2021 — Brown University will confer a total of 2,505 undergraduate, graduate, medical and honorary degrees.
As part of a virtual celebration for the School of Public Health’s soon-to-be Class of 2021 graduates, Dr. Vivek Murthy drew on his experience as a public health leader to offer advice for the challenges ahead.
A series of in-person, socially distanced Commencement ceremonies for graduates and a wide range of virtual events for students, families and Brown alumni will take place from April 30 to May 2 — here is what to expect.
Bardiya Akhbari, a Ph.D. graduate in biomedical engineering, and Sonya Brooks, a master’s graduate in urban education policy, will speak about the power of human connection, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.