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Baccalaureate Ceremony
Sunday, May 13
Irvine Auditorium

1:30-2:30 p.m.–Ceremony for students whose last names begin with A-K

3-4 p.m.–Ceremony for students whose last names begin with L-Z

Speaker:  Nipun Mehta,Founder, ServiceSpace.org

 

Commencement
Monday, May 14
Franklin Field, 9 a.m.

Speaker:  Geoffrey Canada, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.;
Educational Innovator and Advocate

 

Honorary Degree Recipients
Ruzena Bajcsy, Penn Professor Emerita, Computer Science and Engineering: Doctor of Sciences

Geoffrey Canada, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.: Doctor of Humane Letters

Akira Endo, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology: Doctor of Sciences

Peter D. Lax, Professor Emeritus, Courant Institute, NYU: Doctor of Sciences

John R. Lewis, US Representative, Georgia’s 5th Congressional District: Doctor of Laws

David H. Petraeus, 20th Director,Central Intelligence Agency: Doctor of Laws

Anna Deavere Smith, Founder and Director, Anna Deavere Smith Works: Doctor of Humane Letters

 

School Ceremonies & Speakers

Annenberg School for Communication:
Bachelor of Arts Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m., Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center
Reception: Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th Street, following the ceremony
Speaker:  Rebecca Kaplan, C’10, writer for National Journal

PhD Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., Room 110, Annenberg School
Reception:  Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center, 202 S. 36th Street, noon–1:30 p.m.

School of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences:
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker: Paul Hendrickson, author and senior lecturer, department of English

Graduate Division, SAS:
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1 p.m., Hill Field, 33rd and Walnut Street
Speaker: Susan Lindee, associate dean for the social sciences; chair of history & sociology of science
Reception: Hill Field, immediately following the ceremony

College of Liberal and Professional Studies:
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 4 p.m., Hill Field, 33rd and Walnut Street
Speaker: Larry Gladney, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence and chair of physics & astronomy
Reception: Hill Field, immediately following the ceremony

Fels Institute of Government:
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 2 p.m., Fels Institute of Government, 3814 Walnut Street
Speaker: The Honorable Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Member of Congress

School of Dental Medicine

Ceremony:  Monday, May 14, 1 p.m., Irvine Auditorium
Speaker: Arthur Caplan, Emmanuel & Robert Hart Director of the Center for Bioethics and Sidney Caplan Professor of Bioethics at Penn
Reception: School of Dental Medicine, Robert Schattner Center, 240 S. 40th Street; immediately following the ceremony

School of Design

Luncheon: Monday, May 14, noon, Meyerson Hall Terrace
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 1:30 p.m., Furness Plaza, 34th Street and Locust Walk
Speaker: Ken Greenberg, architect, Urban Designer Principal, Greenberg Consultants, Inc.

Graduate School of Education

Ceremony: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m., Franklin Field
Speaker: Robert Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins; director of the Institute for Effective Education, University of York

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Undergraduate Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 2:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker: Garrett Reisman (EAS’90, W’90), American engineer and former NASA astronaut
Luncheon: Monday, May 14, immediately following University Commencement ceremony

PhD and Master’s Ceremony: Saturday, May 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Franklin Field
Speaker: Ruzena Bajcsy, Penn Professor Emerita, Computer Science and Engineering

Law School

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 3 p.m., Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets
Speaker: Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City
Reception: Sunday, May 13, 2–4 p.m., Law School

Perelman School of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine:
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m., Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets
Speaker: Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry; President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Reception: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, immediately following the ceremony

Biomedical Graduate Studies:
Ceremony: Monday, May 14, Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Reception: Warden Garden, Penn Museum, Monday, May 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Speaker: J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System; Dean, Perelman School of Medicine

School of Nursing

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 3 p.m., Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets
Speaker: Karen Daley, president of the American Nurses Association
Reception: Monday, May 14, noon–2 p.m., Carol M. Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall

School of Social Policy & Practice

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., Irvine Auditorium (tickets required)
Speaker: Patrick J. Kennedy, US Representative for Rhode Island, 1995-2011
Reception: Houston Hall, immediately following the ceremony

School of Veterinary Medicine

Ceremony: Monday, May 14, 2:30 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Speaker: Dr. Gregg BeVier, senior program officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Reception: Annenberg Center Courtyard, immediately following the ceremony

Wharton

Wharton Undergraduate Division
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m., Palestra
Class of 2012 Speaker:  Samuel W. Rowland
Faculty Speaker: Peter S. Fader, Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor, Professor of Marketing, co-director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Wharton Graduate Division
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 1–3:30 p.m., Palestra
Speaker: Dr. Oz (M’86, WG’86), talk show host; director of Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Wharton Doctoral Division
Ceremony: Sunday, May 13, 5 p.m., Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 8th Floor, Colloquium Hall

For additional information on Commencement 2012, visit the Commencement Website: www.upenn.edu/commencement or
call the Commencement Hotline: (215) 573-GRAD.

Related: Commencement Invitation

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