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Arts, Sciences & Engineering

“Do something you love, do something that matters. When you are old and gray and you look back on your life, you will want to be proud of what you have done. The source of that pride won’t be the things you have acquired or the recognition you receive. It will be the lives you have touched and the difference you have made,” Steven Chu ’70 told the graduating Class of 2013 during the 163rd commencement ceremonies at the University. The members of the College Class of 2013 were recognized during a morning ceremony on the University's historic Eastman Quadrangle on Sunday, May 19.

  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Jennifer Moon and fellow members of the Class of 2013 celebrate during the Arts, Sciences & Engineering ceremony.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Class of 2013 graduates Galen Dole (left) and Hoon Kim greet one another before the start of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering ceremony
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Members of the Class of 2013 begin their procession to the Eastman Quadrangle.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Family members, loved ones, and friends greet the graduating class as the procession begins.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony “Ever Better” mortar board art and wisdom were on display during the Class of 2013 ceremony . . .
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony . . . along with other graduation sentiments.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Members of the Class of 2013 capture a moment together on the Eastman Quadrangle.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony President Joel Seligman leads the processional toward Rush Rhees Library.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Members of the Class of 2013 applaud Ed Hajim ’58, chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, who urged them to follow the four “P’s”—find a passion, find principles, find partners, and have a plan—in mapping out the rest of their lives.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Nick Lewandowski, president of the 2013 Class Council reminded his classmates how much they—and campus—had changed in four years and urged them not to be afraid of stepping out of their comfort zones during their lives and careers.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony The University presented teaching awards to Dahpon Ho, assistant professor of history (above), and Miguel Alonso, associate professor of optics, during the Arts, Sciences & Engineering ceremony.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Norman Leenhouts ’56, chairman of Broadstone Real Estate, received the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal, the University’s highest alumni honor.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Joan Feinbloom, along with her husband, Harold, received the George Eastman Medal, the University’s highest award for achievement and service. The Feinblooms are longtime civic, social, and educational philanthropists.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony The University recognized the achievements and social, cultural, and academic contributions of Jie Zhang, president of Shanghai Jio Tong University, Susan Hockfield ’73, president emerita of MIT, and Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary, by presenting them with honorary degrees.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony “When I was your age, I was a total nerd,” Steven Chu ’70, the former secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, told the Class of 2013. “I haven’t changed.” Earlier in the ceremony, Chu was presented with the George Eastman Medal, the University’s highest award for achievement and service.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Chu urged the graduates to aim high and to embrace innovation. "The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. We transitioned to better solutions."
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Members of the Class of 2013 celebrate after having their degrees conferred.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony New Rochester alumna Racquel Quarless '13 hugs her grandmother, Ann Quarless, after the ceremony.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony New graduate Zamantha Lopez hugs classmate Alicia Gorina.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Gail Wright Sirmans '72, a former member of the Trustees’ Council of the College (left), and her son, Marcus Sirmans '13, pause for photo with Francis Price '74, '75S (MBA), a University trustee (right), and his daughter, Ryann Price '14 (center), and her classmate, Rainya Heath '14.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Elizabeth Greene '10 (left), new graduate Mollie Greene '13, and their mother, Arlene Greene, celebrate with University mascot Rocky.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Caitlin Morrison (top) poses for a photo on the Eastman Quad with her friend, Grace Cannon.
  • Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony Congratulations, graduates!

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