May 15, 2013
Commencement celebrates scholarship, achievement
Steven Chu ’70, Nobel laureate in physics and former United States secretary of energy, will deliver the 163rd Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement address on Sunday, May 19. During the 9 a.m. ceremony on the Eastman Quadrangle, Chu and Harold and Joan Feinbloom, longtime Rochester residents, civic leaders, and philanthropists, will be awarded the George Eastman Medal. The medal is given by the University for outstanding achievement and dedicated service.
The University will recognize the achievements of more than 3,000 graduates who have earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across all schools. Commencement ceremonies will also recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars who will receive honorary degrees, medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching.
Commencement 2013 schedule
Friday, May 17
• School of Nursing 1 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
• School of Medicine and Dentistry 4 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Saturday, May 18
• Doctoral Degrees 9:30 a.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
• School of Medicine and Dentistry Master’s Degrees 12:15 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.
• Warner School 2:30 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Sunday, May 19
• Arts, Sciences & Engineering 9 a.m., Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus
• Eastman School 11:15 a.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Sunday, June 9
• Simon School 10 a.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., the Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor of Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary will be awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree.
Susan Hockfield ’73, president emerita of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.
Jie Zhang, president of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree.
Lawrence Kudlow ’69, host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Norman Leenhouts, University trustee and cofounder of Broadstone Real Estate, will be awarded the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal.
Edward Miller ’68M (MD), dean and CEO emeritus of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will be presented with the Charles Force Hutchison and Marjorie Smith Hutchison Medal.
John Aldrich ’75 (PhD), Pfizer-Pratt University Professor at Duke University, will receive the Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award.
Several teaching awards will also be presented. Read more about the recipients on page 5.
Visit www.rochester.edu/commencement for details and updates.