Notable Speakers and Honored Scholars Highlight Graduation Ceremonies, May 16 to 21
United States Attorney General Eric Holder (CC’73, Law’76) will join a broad array of distinguished figures scheduled to address numerous ceremonies for Columbia University’s approximately 12,000 graduates. Events take place between Saturday, May 16 and Thursday, May 21.
The University will confer eight honorary degrees and one Medal for Excellence at its main commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., at its Morningside Heights campus. During the ceremony, Columbia will also recognize the service of outstanding alumni, as well as excellence in teaching among its faculty.
|On May 20, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in Columbia blue in honor of University commencement. (Click to enlarge image.)|
Wendy K. Chung, assistant professor of pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
George Deodatis, Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Marguerite Y. Holloway, assistant professor of journalism, Graduate School of Journalism
Scott A. Snyder, assistant professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry
Joseph Tenenbaum, Edgar Leifer Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine
Four Columbia faculty were awarded Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They are Mark Churchland, assistant professor of neuroscience; Wei Min, assistant professor of chemistry; Simha Sethumadhavan, associate professor of computer science; and Wei Zhang, assistant professor of mathematics.
Alondra Nelson, associate professor of sociology, won the 2012 book award from the Association for Humanist Sociology for Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.