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UI commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 14-17

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nine of the 10 University of Iowa colleges will hold commencement exercises during a four-day period from May 14-17. More than 3,350 degrees are expected to be conferred. Commencement for the College of Dentistry will be June 5.

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

* College of Pharmacy: Thursday, May 14, 10 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 75. Degrees will be conferred by UI Provost Jon Whitmore.

* School of Management (MBA program), Friday, May 15, 10 a.m., Clapp Recital Hall. Number of degrees to be conferred: 170. Degrees will be conferred by Vice President for Student Services Phillip E. Jones.

* Graduate College, Friday, May 15, 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 750. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Whitmore.

* College of Medicine, Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 175. Degrees will be conferred by UI President Mary Sue Coleman.

* College of Business Administration, Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 340. Degrees will be conferred by Vice President Jones.

* College of Liberal Arts and College of Education, Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 1,375. Degrees will be conferred by President Coleman.

* College of Law, Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 180. Degrees will be conferred by . UI Vice Provost W.H. "Joe" Knight.

* College of Nursing, Saturday, May 16, 5 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 125. Degrees will be conferred by UI Vice President for Research David Skorton.

* College of Engineering, Sunday, May 17, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 125. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Whitmore.

* College of Dentistry, Friday, June 5, 3 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 65. Degrees will be conferred by President Coleman.

5/1/98