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May 5, 2006

UI To Confer Degrees In Commencement Exercises

The University of Iowa will confer degrees to more than 4,300 graduates during commencement ceremonies that begin with the College of Pharmacy on May 11.

Undergraduate degrees for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be awarded by UI Executive Vice President and Provost Michael Hogan Saturday, May 13, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Provost Hogan will also confer degrees to graduates in the College of Law, also on May 13.

The complete commencement schedule is listed below.

Thursday, May 11

College of Pharmacy: 10:00 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 98. Degrees will be conferred by Associate Provost Susan Johnson.

Friday, May 12

Tippie School of Management (MBA program): 10:00 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 197. Degrees will be conferred by Phillip Jones, vice president for student services and dean of students.

Carver College of Medicine: 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 159. Degrees will be conferred by Vice President for Research Meredith Hay.

Saturday, May 13

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences/Education: 9:00 a.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Number of degrees to be conferred: 1,961. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Hogan.

Tippie College of Business: 9:00 a.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 508. Degrees will be conferred by Associate Provost Lola Lopes.

College of Law: 1:00 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 194. Degrees will be conferred by Provost Hogan.

Graduate College: 3:00 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Number of degrees to be conferred: 871. Degrees will be conferred by Vice President Hay.

College of Nursing: 5:00 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 180. Degrees conferred by Vice President Jones.

Sunday, May 14

College of Engineering: 1:00 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 154. Degrees will be conferred by Vice President Hay.

Friday, June 9

College of Dentistry: 3:00 p.m., Hancher Auditorium. Number of degrees to be conferred: 70. Degrees will be conferred by Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate College John Keller.

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 the Henry B. Tippie College of Business commencement, guests must obtain tickets from a graduating student.

All 10 commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on UITV as well as streamed live over the Internet at UITV's website. UITV will also replay commencement ceremonies at a later date and provide archive streaming files. The full schedule, plus links, are available at http://www.its.uiowa.edu/tns/uitvschedule/Program_Notes/ongoing/CommencementSpring2006.htm

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Larry Mendenhall, 319-384-0019, larry-mendenhall@uiowa.edu