|Cohen to speak at Dec. 16 commencement|
|December 06, 2012|
Myron S. Cohen, MD, an acclaimed physician and researcher who has spent the last three decades studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, will deliver the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencement address on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.
Cohen is professor of epidemiology at Gillings School of Global Public Health, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology in UNC's School of Medicine, and UNC's Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.
Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the ceremony for students who graduated in August as well as those graduating Sunday.
Thorp selected Cohen in consultation with a committee comprised of students and faculty members. Cohen's selection continues Carolina's tradition of having faculty speakers at December commencement.
"Through his internationally recognized scholarship, Mike Cohen epitomizes the vast power of a research university and its people to help tackle the world's greatest problems," Thorp said. "His work has helped fundamentally change prevention strategies and the search for a cure as part of the global fight against AIDS. I'm pleased our December graduates will have the opportunity to learn from such a distinguished faculty colleague and citizen of the world."
To date, 2,410 students have applied to graduate Sunday. Administrators anticipate awarding 1,299 bachelor's, 766 master's, 277 doctoral and 68 professional degrees.
During the ceremony, graduates in Carolina blue (bachelor's degree recipients) and black (master's, doctoral, professional) caps and gowns will enter to "Procession of the Nobles" by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, played by the 50-member UNC Ceremonial Band.
|Last updated December 12, 2012|