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 masters degree candidates will be honored at the April 26 ceremony.
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 www.umich.edu/~gradinfo/ or call the commencement hotline, (734) 647-6037.
Tri-Service ROTC Commissioning8:30 a.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.
University Graduate Exercises (Rackham)3 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Department of Philosophy3:305 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 Administration6 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 Music7 p.m., Power Center.
La Celebracion Latina7:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater.
School of Public Health7:30 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 35 p.m. April 26 in the Copper Cafe, Faculty Lounge at the School of Public Health I.
Division of Kinesiology8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Universitywide Spring Commencement9:15 a.m., Michigan Stadium.
School of Art and Designnoon, Art & Architecture Building.
Speakers: Regent Laurence B. Deitch and Art and Design Dean Bryan Rogers.
School of Nursing12:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
A reception will follow on the School of Nursing lawn until 4 p.m.
School of Social Work1 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 College2 p.m., Chem Bldg. Auditorium.
School of Education4 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Speaker: Susan Tave Zelman, superintendent of public instruction for the Ohio Department of Education.
College of Engineering4 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Speaker: Charla Wise, vice president of engineering at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy5 p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Speaker: 13th Dist. U.S. Rep. Lynn N. Rivers
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning6 p.m., Power Center.
Black Celebratory7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Law School Senior Day2 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.
U-MDearborn Commencement10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Field House, (313) 593-5330.
Speakers: Morning--John Kaplan, retired executive vice president of
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 Management10:30 a.m., Field House.
U-M-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences and Letters; and School of Education2:30 p.m. Field House.
U-MFlint Commencement2:30 p.m., IMA Sports Arena, (810-766-6889).
Speaker: Judith A. Ramaley, assistant director of education and human resources, NSF
School of Dentistry11 a.m., Hill Auditorium.
Speaker: Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher.
College of Pharmacy1:45 p.m., Power Center.
Medical School4 p.m., Power Center.
Speaker: Howard Dean, governor of Vermont. A ticketed reception will be held 1:303 p.m. in the Michigan League Ballroom.
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 2225 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 2324 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.