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Commencement-at-a-Glance 2013

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Commencement-at-a-Glance 2013

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Rutgers' 247th Anniversary Commencement, Sunday, May 19, 12:30 p.m.
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An estimated 14,302 graduates – for the fourth consecutive year, a record – will receive degrees from Rutgers this year. They include approximately 9,695 baccalaureate degrees, 4,607 master’s degrees and doctorates (including professional doctorates) and three specialists of education. Last May, a record 13,981 students graduated.  Since its founding in 1766, Rutgers has awarded 513,283 academic degrees.

Location:        High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway

Remarks:        The Honorable Virginia Long, retired associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; alumna, Rutgers School of Law-Newark (1966) and member of Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni (2001); and of counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP, Princeton. Long will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Honorary degrees:

Besides Long, Rutgers will present honorary degrees to Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of the Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. and outgoing chair of Rutgers’ Board of Governors following a three-year term as chair (Doctor of Humane Letters); Jane Lubchenco, world-renowned environmental expert and undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and former NOAA administrator (Doctor of Science); and Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (Doctor of Letters).

General information:

This is the third universitywide commencement scheduled at High Point Solutions Stadium and first presided over by President Robert L. Barchi, whose tenure as Rutgers’ 20th president officially began in September 2012. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred at this ceremony. The School of Arts and Sciences will graduate an estimated 5,018 seniors at commencement and hold individual department receptions. The remaining schools and colleges will hold convocations or receptions. The schedule follows.

NOTE: Estimated numbers of graduates are from the Office of the University Registrar.

IN NEW BRUNSWICK AND PISCATAWAY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY

Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Location: University Inn and Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick

DOUGLASS RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.

Location: Antilles Field, Douglass Campus, New Brunswick

Speaker: Analisa Leonor Balares, founder and CEO of Womensphere and the convener of Womensphere Global Summits

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK

(UNDERGRADUATE NEW BRUNSWICK) 

Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.

499 undergraduate degrees

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Carolyn Slaski, managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP (New Jersey). Rutgers College, Class of 1984.

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Saturday, May 18, 2:30 p.m.

150 graduating seniors, 85 graduate degrees (30 Doctor of Music, 20 Master of Music and 35 Master of Fine Arts)

Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Christopher O’Riley, pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top

EDWARD J. BLOUSTEIN SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m.

25 undergraduate degrees, 145 graduate degrees (200 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)

Location: Graduate student convocation – Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., New Brunswick

Speaker: James G. Bach, P.P., chief operating officer, The Louis Berger Group Inc. MCRP, Rutgers Class of 1975.

Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m. Undergraduate convocation

Location: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

Sunday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.

Location: Undergraduate reception, University Visitor’s Welcome Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway

SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS

Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.

78 undergraduate degrees, 175 graduate degrees (150 undergraduate joint degrees are counted in their college totals)

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

Speakers: Members of the Class of 2013, with their programs and hometowns – Alison Lawler, Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and psychology. Nutley, N.J.; Frannie Kenajian, Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and Employment Relations and psychology. Cranford, N.J.; Steven Stokes, Master of Labor and Employment Relations. Galloway, N.J.; Morenike Sylla, Master’s in Human Resource Management. Indianapolis; William M. Dwyer, industrial relations manager, PSEG Services Corp., Newark; president, SMLR Alumni and Friends, Class of 1997.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF APPLIED AND PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Sunday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.

70 graduate degrees

Location: University Visitor’s Welcome Center, 100 Sutphen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway

GRADUATE SCHOOL-NEW BRUNSWICK

Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.

946 graduates

Location: Lot 53A Tent (between Hill Center and soccer field) Busch Campus, Piscataway

Virginia Long
Commencement keynote speaker the Honorable Virginia Long
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 19, 12:30 p.m.

High Point Solutions Stadium

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Sunday, May 19, 12:30 p.m. (during Commencement)

5,018 graduating seniors

Location: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Richard S. Falk, acting executive dean

For information about individual academic department ceremonies, click here.

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Sunday, May 19, 3:30 p.m.

610 graduates

Location: Lot 53A Tent (between Hill Center and soccer field) Busch Campus, Piscataway

Speaker: Paul Hoffman, president and CEO, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Sunday, May 19, 4:30 p.m.

353 graduates (330 master’s, 20 doctorates, three specialists)

Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave. New Brunswick

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

Sunday, May 19, 4:30 p.m.

800 joint undergraduate degrees, 180 graduate degrees

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway     

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Monday, May 20, 10 a.m.

683 graduates

Location: Lawn near College Pond (“Passion Puddle”), George H. Cook Campus, New Brunswick

Rain: Monday, May 20, 10 a.m., Louis Brown Athletics Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus, Piscataway

ERNEST MARIO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Monday, May 20, 9 a.m.

205 Pharm.D. degrees

Location: College Avenue Gymnasium, 130 College Ave., New Brunswick

Speaker: Nimesh S. Jhaveri, executive director-Pharmacy and Healthcare Experience, Walgreens. Class of 1990. Member, Rutgers Board of Trustees.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Monday, May 20, 3 p.m.

510 graduate degrees

Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Road, Livingston Campus,

Piscataway             

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – ARMY

Tuesday, May 21, 11 a.m.

19 Army second lieutenants to be commissioned

Location: Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick. Reception to follow in the main lounge of the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave.

Speaker: Col. Stephen G. Abel, Col., U.S. Army (Ret.), director for Veteran and Military Programs and Services, Rutgers

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY – AIR FORCE

Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m.

11 second lieutenants to be commissioned

Location: Wilson Hall, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J.

IN NEWARK

SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Monday, May 20, 10 a.m.

195 undergraduate and 20 master’s degrees

Location: Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren Street

Speaker: Laurie O. Robinson, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University

Joint Convocation

NEWARK COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m.

596 graduates

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE-NEWARK

69 graduates

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street

Speaker: Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during universitywide Commencement

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK –              

UNDERGRADUATE

Wednesday, May 22, 2 p.m.

547 undergraduates

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street

Speaker: R. Donohue Peebles, founder, chairman and CEO, The Peebles Corp., New York City, one of the country’s largest African-American real estate development firms

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL-NEWARK AND NEW BRUNSWICK–

GRADUATE

Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m.

715 graduate degrees

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street

Speaker: Kevin Cummings, president and CEO, Investors Bank

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Thursday, May 23, 10 a.m.

175 undergraduate and 79 graduate degrees

Location: Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren Street

Speaker: Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Joint Convocation

GRADUATE SCHOOL-NEWARK

Thursday, May 23, 2 p.m.

215 graduates

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION

18 undergraduate and 95 graduate degrees

Location: Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren Street

Speaker: Gregory F. Ball, vice dean for science and infrastructure, and professor of psychological and brain sciences, Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Alumnus (doctorate), Institute of Animal Behavior (now, the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience), Rutgers-Newark.

SCHOOL OF LAW-NEWARK

Friday, May 24, 10 a.m.

270 graduates

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street

Speaker: Vincent Warren, executive director, Center for Constitutional Rights. Class of 1993. Recipient of the Fannie Bear Besser Award for Public Service, 2012

IN CAMDEN

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m.

268 undergraduate degrees, 105 advanced degrees

Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Boulevard

Speaker: Richard Miller, president and CEO, Virtua, Marlton, N.J., a nonprofit health care system

Student speakers: Samantha McClernan, Mantua, N.J. (undergraduate). Douglas Minck,

Belle Mead, N.J. (graduate)

SCHOOL OF LAW-CAMDEN

Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m.

265 graduates

Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Boulevard

Speaker: Paul J. Fishman, U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Thursday, May 23, 3 p.m.

57 graduates

Location: Fine Arts Complex, Gordon Theater, Third and Pearl streets

Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Kirby, president and CEO, Cooper University Health Care.

Class of 1979

Joint Convocation

CAMDEN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Thursday, May 23, 6 p.m.

522 graduates

GRADUATE SCHOOL-CAMDEN

174 graduates

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE-CAMDEN

185 graduates

Location: Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Boulevard

Speaker: Kathryn L. Holloway, M.D., chief of Neurosurgery Section, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital, and professor of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 1980

Student Speakers: Robin Parry, Maple Shade, N.J. (undergraduate). Jennifer Shukusky, Flanders, N.J. (graduate)

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