The University Record, April 16, 2001

Commencement exercises scheduled

Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate and professor of English at Boston University, and Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at the University of Chicago, will give commencement addresses at graduation ceremonies at the end of this month.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Pinsky; Sahlins; William Davidson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Guardian Industries Corp.; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Bill Ivey, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts; and Adam Michnik, a founder of Poland’s Solidarity movement and an outspoken human rights activist.

About 6,000 students on the Ann Arbor campus expect their degrees this spring.

Pinsky will give the main speech at the Spring Commencement April 28 in Michigan Stadium. At this event, beginning at 9:15 a.m., honorary degrees will be conferred, and all undergraduate degree candidates will be recognized. Michael Stromayer will make remarks on behalf of the graduating students.

Sahlins will be the main speaker at the University Graduate Exercises April 27 in Hill Auditorium. Doctoral candidates and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies master’s degree candidates will be honored at the ceremony, beginning at 3 p.m.

Commencement activities

The following list includes Universitywide commencement exercises as well as departmental receptions and other activities for graduating students and their families.

Friday, April 27

  • Graduate Exercises, 3 p.m. Hill Auditorium

  • Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning—1 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Commissioning ceremony with Air Force Brig. Gen. David M. Cannan. Reception immediately following.

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program—4 p.m., International Institute Gallery. Reception to honor graduating seniors.

  • School of Information—5 p.m., Museum of Art, John King, dean, School of Information. Reception begins at 5 p.m., and graduation ceremony begins at 5:45 p.m.

  • School of Business Administration—6 p.m., Crisler Arena, Regent David Brandon. Reception 2:30–4 p.m. in the portico of the School of Business Administration.

  • Division of Kinesiology—6 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Kenneth S. Burnley, CEO, Detroit Public Schools.

  • School of Music—7 p.m., Power Center for the Performing Arts.

  • La Celebracíon Latina—7:30 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Juan E. Mestas, U-M-Flint chancellor and professor of foreign languages. Reception at 9:30 p.m. in the University Club, Michigan Union. For more information, call Silvia Carranza, (734) 936-0225.

  • School of Public Health—7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, Susan C. Scrimshaw, dean, School of Public Health, and professor of community health sciences and anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago.

    Saturday, April 28

  • Spring Commencement—9:15 a.m., Michigan Stadium.

  • School of Art and Design—noon, Art and Architecture Building, Bryan Rogers, dean, School of Art and Design, and professor of art. Students will have time to express thanks to whomever they wish. Reception immediately following in the courtyard of the Art and Architecture Building.

  • School of Nursing—12:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Diane Mancino, executive director of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association in New York. Reception following on the second floor, Rackham Building. For more information, call (734) 763-7435.

  • School of Social Work—1 p.m., Power Center, Edith Lewis, associate professor of social work and women’s studies. Reception immediately following in the Power Center lobby.

  • School of Natural Resources and Environment—1 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, Bobbi Low, professor of natural resources. Reception immediately following on the second floor, Michigan League.

  • Residential College—2 p.m., Chemistry Building Auditorium, Tom Weisskopf, director, Residential College. Reception immediately following in the Greene Lounge, East Quadrangle.

  • School of Education—4 p.m., Hill Auditorium, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Wendy Gee, School of Education Distinguished Alumna. Regent David Brandon also will participate.

  • College of Engineering—4 p.m., Crisler Arena, Carol Bartz, CEO, president and chairman of Autodesk Inc.

  • Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy—4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, Gov. John Engler. Reception following at Rackham Assembly Hall.

  • Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning—6 p.m., Power Center, student speakers. Reception immediately following in the Power Center lobby.

  • Black Celebratory—7 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

    Saturday, May 5

  • Law School—2 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Robert E. Hirshon, president-elect of the American Bar Association. Reception immediately following in the Law Quad.

    Sunday, May 6

  • U-M-Dearborn Commencement—2:30 p.m., Crisler Arena, state Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith.

  • U-M-Flint Commencement—2:30 p.m., IMA Sports Arena. For more information, call (810) 766-6835.

    Saturday, May 12

  • School of Dentistry—11 a.m., Hill Auditorium, football coach Lloyd Carr. Tent reception immediately following across from Hill Auditorium.

    Saturday, June 2

  • College of Pharmacy—1:45 p.m., Power Center, Rosemary R. Berardi, professor of pharmacy, and a special speech by James W. Richards, professor of social and administrative sciences and associate dean, College of Pharmacy, who will be retiring soon. Reception immediately following in the Power Center lobby.

    Friday, June 8

  • Medical School—4 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Surgeon General David Satcher. Reception 2–3 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom.

    Special notes

    Spring Commencement, Michigan Stadium

    Tickets will be distributed 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 23–26 in the Pond Room, Michigan Union. Bachelor’s degree candidates are eligible for up to eight tickets, and graduate degree candidates, including those participating in the University Graduate Exercises on April 27, are eligible for up to four tickets. ID must be presented.

    Extra tickets, if available, will be distributed to graduates and candidates on a first-come, first-served basis 8 a.m.–noon April 27.

    Individuals with disabilities, both graduating students and guests, should call (734) 647-6037.

    Spring Commencement will be in Michigan Stadium regardless of the weather. However, students will receive up to two “rain” tickets for seating in Crisler Arena in case of inclement weather for their guests, who will be able to view the ceremony on large video screens in Crisler.

    Coolers, beverages, food, camcorder cases, backpacks, signs, banners, balloons, balls, large camera bags and items mounted on poles are prohibited inside the Stadium.

    University Graduate Exercises, Hill Auditorium

    Up to six tickets per graduate or candidate will be distributed 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 24–25 in the lobby of the Rackham Building. ID must be presented. Extra tickets, if available, will be distributed 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 26 in Room 110, Rackham Building.

    A reception will be held on the second floor of the Rackham Building following the Graduate Exercises.

    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance may call (734) 647-7580.