A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the woman and her lawyer who took the fight for marriage rights to the Supreme Court are among seven distinguished achievers who will receive Johns Hopkins University honorary degrees this year.
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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, a renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker at the university’s Thursday, May 23, commencement ceremony. He will address graduates from all Johns Hopkins schools at the morning university-wide event at the Homewood campus at which their degrees are officially conferred.
The 136th academic year at The Johns Hopkins University has come to a close, and with that ending, thousands of new beginnings will be launched at a university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24.
Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM and chair of IBM’s executive committee, will return this spring to his alma mater as the featured speaker at this year’s university-wide commencement ceremony for graduates from all divisions and campuses of The Johns Hopkins University. The event will take place, rain or shine, from 8:40 a.m. to approximately noon on Thursday, May 24, on Homewood Field.
Sam Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM and chair of IBM’s executive committee, will return this spring to his alma mater, the Johns Hopkins University, as the featured speaker at the university-wide commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24. A former university trustee, Palmisano will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters during the ceremony, which is for graduates from all divisions and campuses.
Speakers include Fareed Zakaria of TIME Magazine and CNN, Joshua Sharfstein of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, singer Marni Nixon, and Sesame Workshop president and CEO Gary Knell.
ADVISORY: JHU Schedules Special Graduation for Athletes Headed to World Series, Tennis Championships
The Johns Hopkins University has scheduled a special graduation ceremony for 12 seniors on the Blue Jay baseball team and one on the men’s tennis team. Tuesday, May 25, 5:30 p.m., board of trustees meeting room, Hodson Hall, Homewood campus.