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U.Va. Alumni To Speak During Finals Weekend

May 13, 2003 --

NOTE: REPORTERS COVERING U.VA.’S GRADUATION SHOULD CALL PENNEY CATLETT AT (434) 924-1400 FOR PRESS INFORMATION. PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT C-1 LOT.

The University of Virginia’s 174th graduation ceremony will begin Sunday with the traditional academic procession from the Rotunda at 10 a.m.

Mortimer Caplin, a former top government official and leading advocate of public service, will deliver the commencement address. Caplin is a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences (1937) and the School of Law (1940).

Dr. L. D. Britt, professor and chairman of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a 1972 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences, will be the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Valedictory Exercises at 11 a.m.

Both ceremonies will be held on the Lawn.

More than 5,600 graduate, undergraduate and professional students are expected to receive diplomas at Sunday’s Finals Exercises. About 30,000 people are expected to attend.

A live broadcast of the ceremony will be shown at Gilmer Hall auditoriums, Chemistry Building Auditorium, Ruffner Hall Auditorium (closed-caption), Newcomb Hall Ballroom and Theater (closed-caption). Additionally Finals can be viewed online at: www.virginia.edu/majorevents/webcast.html.

In case of severe weather Sunday, Caplin will speak at University Hall at the Arts & Sciences graduation ceremony. In case of severe weather on Saturday, Britt will speak at University Hall at 11 a.m. If the weather is questionable on either day, call (434) 924-SNOW or (434) 243-SNOW.

For complete information about Finals Weekend, see the Web site at: www.virginia.edu/majorevents/finals.html.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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