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May 12, 2003

UI Commencement Ceremonies Slated May 15-18

Nine University of Iowa colleges will hold commencement exercises during a four-day period from May 15-18. Nearly 4,000 degrees are expected to be conferred. An additional 70 degrees will be awarded at the College of Dentistry commencement to be held 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: 105. Degrees will be conferred by Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education.

• Henry B. Tippie School of Management (MBA program): Friday, May 16, 10 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 200. Provost Jon Whitmore will confer the degrees.

• Graduate College: Friday, May 16, 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 740. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.

• Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine: Friday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 145. Degrees will be conferred by Robert Kelch, vice president for statewide health services.

• Henry B. Tippie College of Business: Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 525. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.

• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Education: Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 1,750. Degrees will be conferred by President David Skorton.

• College of Law: Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 215. Degrees will be conferred by President David Skorton.

• College of Nursing: Saturday, May 17, 5 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 165. Degrees will be conferred by William Decker, interim vice president for research.

• College of Engineering: Sunday, May 18, 1 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 145. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Jon Whitmore.

• College of Dentistry: Friday, June 6, 3 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degree candidates: 70. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Jon Whitmore.

Commencement ceremonies of the following colleges are open to the public: Law; Pharmacy; Henry B. Tippie School of Management; Carver College of Medicine; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Nursing; Dentistry and Engineering. For commencements of the Graduate College and the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, guests must obtain tickets from a graduating student.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Steve Parrott, 319-335-0552, steven-parrott@uiowa.edu Writer: Wendy Brown, 319-335-0557, wendy-brown@uiowa.edu