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UI commencement ceremonies slated May 15-18

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nine of the 10 University of Iowa colleges will hold commencement exercises during a four-day period from May 15-18. More than 3,800 degrees are expected to be conferred. Commencement for the College of Dentistry will be Friday, June 6.

Here is the schedule of commencement ceremonies for each college, including the number of degree candidates:

* College of Pharmacy: Thursday, May 15, 10 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 97. Degrees will be conferred by UI Provost Jon Whitmore.

* School of Management (MBA program), Friday, May 16, 10 a.m., Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degrees to be conferred: 147. Degrees will be conferred by Whitmore.

* Graduate College, Friday, May 16, 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 876. Degrees will be conferred by Whitmore.

* College of Medicine, Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 167. Degrees will be conferred by UI Vice President for Research David Skorton.

* College of Business Administration, Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 391. Degrees will be conferred by UI General Counsel Mark Schantz.

* College of Liberal Arts and College of Education, Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 1,646. Degrees will be conferred by UI President Mary Sue Coleman.

* College of Law, Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 213. Degrees will be conferred by Coleman.

* College of Nursing, Saturday, May 17, 5 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 134. Degrees will be conferred by UI Vice President for University Relations Ann Rhodes.

* College of Engineering, Sunday, May 18, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 140. Degrees will be conferred by Skorton.

* College of Dentistry, Friday, June 6, 3 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 67. Degrees will be conferred by UI Vice President for Student Services Phillip Jones.

4/30/97