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Friday, March 16, 2012

Six to receive honorary degrees at spring commencement ceremonies

The Board of Regents on Thursday approved honorary degrees for six recipients at spring commencement in Ann Arbor on April 28. They are:


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• Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, a practicing neurosurgeon, and U-M alumnus, Doctor of Humane Letters. Gupta also will deliver the commencement address.

• Maestro José Antonio Abreu, a world-renowned pianist, educator and economist, Doctor of Music.

• J. Ira Harris, U-M alumnus and a leader in the world of finance, Doctor of Laws.

• Susan Orlean, U-M alumna and acclaimed author, Doctor of Humane Letters.

• Richard Sarns, a pioneer in biomedical engineering, Doctor of Engineering.

• Chris Van Allsburg, U-M alumnus, and celebrated artist and author, Doctor of Humane Letters.