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UI Professor Bruce Gronbeck to receive honorary doctorate in Sweden
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bruce Gronbeck, A. Craig Baird Distinguished Professor
of Public Address in the department of communication studies at the University
of Iowa, will receive an honorary degree during spring commencement ceremonies
May 30, at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Gronbeck was nominated to receive the doctorate of philosophy (honoris
causa) by the Uppsala University faculty of arts. During the ceremony
the degree will be presented by the university's rector, and Gronbeck will
be hailed with a 21-gun salute.
Uppsala University claims the distinction of being the oldest university
in Europe. Gronbeck has taught rhetorical studies at the Swedish university
in a visiting capacity and was a Fulbright lecturer there in 1992. He
joined the UI faculty in 1979.
Gronbeck also holds an honorary doctor of human letters from Concordia
College in Moorhead, Minn., where he earned a bachelor's degree summa cum
laude in 1963. He received a master's degree in speech and dramatic arts
in 1966 and a doctorate in speech in 1970, both from the UI.