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UI to Confer Degrees in Spring Commencement Exercises

The University of Iowa will confer degrees on approximately 4,800 graduates during commencement ceremonies that begin Thursday, May 15, when UI President Sally Mason will award degrees to graduates of the UI College of Pharmacy at Hancher Auditorium.

On Friday, May 16, Mason will confer degrees on graduates of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and UI Interim Provost Lola Lopes will confer degrees on graduates of the Henry B. Tippie School of Management (MBA program). Both commencements are at Hancher, as well.

Mason will also confer degrees at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences commencement in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, May 17. Robert Solow, who is a Nobel Prize recipient in economics, will be conferred with an honorary degree at the CLAS commencement ceremonies. He is currently the Robert K. Merton Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Since 1984, Solow has served on the UI Tippie College of Business Board of Visitors, and he has also taught in the college's MBA program.

Doors at both commencement venues, Hancher and Carver-Hawkeye, open an hour before the ceremonies.

The Tippie, CLAS, and Graduate College commencement schedules are listed below.

Friday, May 16

Tippie School of Management (MBA program): 10 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 168. Degrees will be conferred by Lopes. Speaker will be Eric Hansotia, general manager of Deere Harvester in East Moline and 1998 Executive M.B.A. alumnus.

Saturday, May 17

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 9 a.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 2,175. Degrees will be conferred by Mason.

Henry B. Tippie College of Business: 9 a.m. Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 712. Degrees to be conferred by Lopes. Speaker will be Jack Evans, Board of Regents, State of Iowa member.

Graduate College: 3 p.m. (pre-processional begins at 2:55 p.m.), Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 835. Degrees to be conferred by Mason.

The Tippie School of Management and Liberal Arts and Sciences ceremonies are open to the public. For Tippie College of Business commencement, guests must obtain tickets from a graduating student.

All commencement ceremonies except for the Henry B. Tippie College of Business will be broadcast live on UITV. All commencement events will be streamed live over the Internet at UITV's Web site mms://winmedia.uiowa.edu/events except the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Nursing, which will be at mms://winmedia.uiowa.edu/live. [NOTE: The streaming video links will not work until 60 minutes prior to the events.]

UITV will also replay commencement ceremonies at a later date and provide archive streaming files. For more information, visit http://www.its.uiowa.edu/tns/uitvschedule/Commencement.htm.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order


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