Convocation Dates, Speakers Announced

Posted: May 3, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

Convocation ceremonies for individual academic units get under way on Thursday, May 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Following are the dates, times, locations and speakers for the convocations. The university’s Commencement for all graduates is Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center.

Thursday, May 18

  • New Century College–10 a.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall; Tony Chambers, associate vice provost, students, University of Toronto
  • College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduates–1 p.m., Patriot Center; Daniele Struppa, dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences Master’s/Doctoral–7 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall; Daniele Struppa, dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering–7:30 p.m., Patriot Center; Delores Etter, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition

Friday, May 19

  • College of Nursing and Health Science–11 a.m., Patriot Center; Jane Woods, former Virginia secretary of health and human resources and now liaison for state health policy and community development in CNHS
  • School of Recreation, Health and Tourism–noon, Johnson Center Dewberry Hall; Dayton Moore, assistant general manager for baseball operations, Atlanta Braves, and Mason alumnus
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts–2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall; student performances
  • School of Management–4 p.m., Patriot Center; Thad Allen, vice admiral, U.S. Coast Guard
  • School of Public Policy–7 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall; Jim Larranaga, head coach, George Mason University’s Men’s Basketball Team

Saturday, May 20

  • School of Computational Sciences–1 p.m., Krasnow Institute Building; Goetz Oertel, past president, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
  • College of Education and Human Development–2 p.m., Patriot Center; Robert G. Smith, superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
  • School of Law–2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall; Tom Davis, U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia 11th District
  • Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution–2:30 p.m., Harris Theater; Andrew Natsios, former administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

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