Alumni to Speak During Finals Weekend
Set For May 19-20 At The University Of Virginia
- WHAT: Final
Exercises at the University of Virginia
- WHEN: Saturday,
May 19, 11 a.m.; Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.
The Lawn at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville
University of Virginia's 172nd graduation ceremony will
begin Sunday, May 20, with the traditional academic procession from
the Rotunda at 10 a.m.
Francis S. Collins, the physician-geneticist who heads the international
Human Genome Research Project, will deliver the commencement address.
1970 graduate of the University and director of the National Institute
of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute, Collins oversees
the three-year, publicly funded research effort to map and sequence
the human DNA genetic code, a project called the most important
scientific undertaking of our era.
A. Koogle, chairman of Yahoo, a world leader in Internet communications,
will be the keynote speaker at Saturday's Valedictory Exercises
at 11 a.m. Koogle graduated at the top of his engineering class
at U.Va. in 1973. The ceremony will include announcements of some
of the University's most prestigious awards.
than 5,600 graduate, undergraduate and professional students are
expected to receive diplomas at Sunday's Finals Exercises. More
than 35,000 people are expected to attend.
can be viewed live online at: http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/webcast.html
case of severe inclement weather Sunday, Collins will speak at University
Hall at the Arts & Sciences graduation ceremony. If the weather
is questionable, call (804) 982-2908.
more information, call A. Pamela Higgins, director of major of events
at (804) 982-3099 or visit http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents
on the World Wide Web.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629