The University Record, April 15, 2002

Springing into commencement activities

William H. Gray III, president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund and former U.S. Congressman, will give the main Spring Commencement address at 9:15 a.m. April 27 in Michigan Stadium. The program will be broadcast on U-M Public Television WFUM-TV 28 in Flint, and Comcast cable TV channel 22 in the greater Ann Arbor area. Ceremonial coverage also will be available on the Internet,

Donna E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former Secretary of Health and Human Services, will be the speaker for the University Graduate Exercise at 3 p.m. April 26 in Hill Auditorium.

Honorary degrees will be conferred and all undergraduate degree candidates will be recognized at the ceremony April 27. Doctoral candidates and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies master’s degree candidates will be honored at the April 26 ceremony.

Commencement Activities

Universitywide commencement exercises, as well as departmental receptions and other activities for students and their families are listed below. Many events require tickets. For up-to-the-minute commencement information, visit the Web at or call the commencement hotline, (734) 647-6037.

Friday, April 26

Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning—8:30 a.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.

University Graduate Exercises (Rackham)—3 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

Department of Philosophy—3:30–5 p.m., Tanner Philosophy Lobby, (734)764-6285.

Reception honoring graduating philosophy concentrators and minors. RSVP to Michele Smyk, (734) 764-6825.

School of Business Administration—6 p.m., Crisler Arena.

Speaker: Harvard business historian Richard S. Tedlow, author of “Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built.”

School of Information (SI)—6 p.m., Chemistry Bldg. Lower Atrium.

Speakers: SI Dean John King and Christine L. Hage, president of the SI alumni society.

School of Music—7 p.m., Power Center.

La Celebracion Latina—7:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater.

School of Public Health—7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.

Speaker: John Henshaw, U.S. Department of Labor assistant secretary for occupational safety and environmental health. An open house and convocation reception will be held 3–5 p.m. April 26 in the Copper Cafe, Faculty Lounge at the School of Public Health I.

Division of Kinesiology—8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

Saturday, April 27

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

School of Art and Design—noon, Art & Architecture Building.

Speakers: Regent Laurence B. Deitch and Art and Design Dean Bryan Rogers.

School of Nursing—12:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

A reception will follow on the School of Nursing lawn until 4 p.m.

School of Social Work—1 p.m., Power Center.

Speaker: Anne Peterson, vice president of the Kellogg Foundation.

School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE)—1 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.

Speaker: David Hales, president of DFH Global, director of the Center for Human and Ecosystem Wellbeing, and former professor of SNRE. A reception will follow in the Michigan League Vandenberg, Hussey and Kalamazoo rooms. The SNRE honors and awards program will be at 5:30 p.m. April 17 in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union. For more information, call Beth Hill at (734) 764-6453.

Residential College—2 p.m., Chem Bldg. Auditorium.

School of Education—4 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

Speaker: Susan Tave Zelman, superintendent of public instruction for the Ohio Department of Education.

College of Engineering—4 p.m., Crisler Arena.

Speaker: Charla Wise, vice president of engineering at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy—5 p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Speaker: 13th Dist. U.S. Rep. Lynn N. Rivers

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning—6 p.m., Power Center.

Black Celebratory—7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium

Saturday, May 4

Law School Senior Day—2 p.m., Hill Auditorium.

Speaker: Robert Fiske, partner in Davis, Polk and Wardwell, a New York law firm. A reception will follow in the Law Quadrangle.

Sunday, May 5

U-M–Dearborn Commencement—10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Field House, (313) 593-5330.

Speakers: Morning--John Kaplan, retired executive vice president of Ford Motor Land Services and former vice president of finance for Ford Europe
Afternoon--Honorable John Tennant, counsul general of Canada at the Canadian Consulate.

Honorary degree recipient: Steven Hamp, president Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

U-M-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Sciences; and School of Management—10:30 a.m., Field House.

U-M-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences and Letters; and School of Education—2:30 p.m. Field House.

U-M–Flint Commencement—2:30 p.m., IMA Sports Arena, (810-766-6889).

Speaker: Judith A. Ramaley, assistant director of education and human resources, NSF

Saturday, May 11

School of Dentistry—11 a.m., Hill Auditorium.

Speaker: Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher.

Saturday, June 1

College of Pharmacy—1:45 p.m., Power Center.

Friday, June 7

Medical School—4 p.m., Power Center.

Speaker: Howard Dean, governor of Vermont. A ticketed reception will be held 1:30–3 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Special Notes

Spring commencement, Michigan Stadium

All family members and guests attending Spring Commencement need a ticket to enter Michigan Stadium. Graduates do not need tickets. Spring Commencement tickets will be distributed 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 22–25 in the Michigan Union Pond Room. Extra tickets, if available, will be distributed to graduates and candidates on a first-come, first-served basis 8 a.m.–noon April 26 in the Pond Room.

Graduate Exercises, Hill Auditorium

Up to six tickets per graduate or candidate will be distributed 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 23–24 in the reception area of the temporary Rackham Graduate School office at 413 E. Huron Street. Graduates must show a student ID card to receive tickets.

Extra tickets, if available, will be distributed to graduates and candidates on a first-come, first-served basis on 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. April 25 in the reception area of 413 E. Huron Street.