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
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Five Columbia faculty members have been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. They are James J. Cimino, adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics; Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate professor of epidemiology; Gerard Karsenty, Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics & Development; Michael Shadlen, professor of neuroscience; and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
Herb Gans, the Robert S. Lynd Professor Emeritus of Sociology and special lecturer in sociology, was awarded the 2014 William Foote Whyte Career Achievement Award for sociological practice and public sociology