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2013 Departmental Commencement Celebration
for Institute for Society and Genetics
Saturday, June 15, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
1200 Rolfe Hall
Followed by small reception in patio area of Campbell Hall, west side, 11:00AM-noon
Commencement is nearly upon us! Your main window into all things “UCLA commencement” remains http://www.college.ucla.edu/commencement/. This webpage offers additional details about our department ceremony.
Starting Tuesday, April 30, graduating seniors will be able to order tickets online (through MyUCLA) for College Commencement Ceremony and also for Department Ceremonies.
INSTITUTE FOR SOCIETY AND GENETICS departmental commencement ceremony:
Graduating seniors can order up to 10 tickets for the Institute for Society and Genetics departmental ceremony, which is on Saturday, June 15, 10:00AM-11:00AM, at 1200 Rolfe Hall. Students should assemble at 9:15AM, in the lobby area just behind the glass doors of Rolfe Hall (I’ll be clearer about this location as we get nearer to the ceremony date). Our department ceremony will be followed by a small outdoor reception from about 11AM-noon, in the courtyard patio adjacent to Campbell Hall.
What to wear at department ceremony: your UCLA commencement regalia – gown, hat, tassel.
Who will be there: we encourage all of our graduating majors and minors to attend our departmental ceremony, and also any graduating seniors who have important connections with the Institute. Your family and close friends are also welcome. You have up to 10 tickets for yourself and others.
What will happen: Our ISG faculty and directors will enter and be joined on stage by former UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale, whose vision for the interdisciplinary study of human genetics resulted in what is now the Institute for Society and Genetics. The graduating seniors will then march in and take their seats. Our Director (Dr. Eric Vilain) and select speakers will offer their congratulations and insights. Dr. Ruha Benjamin (Boston University, Department of Sociology) will deliver a keynote address. Dr. Benjamin was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Society and Genetics and speaks eloquently on the use and place of science in public discourse, see http://www.bu.edu/sociology/faculty-staff/faculty/ruha-benjamin/. During the ceremony, graduating seniors will each be invited onto the stage to shake hands with our Institute’s Director and receive his congratulations and a certificate of completion of your academic program. A professional photographer will be present to record the moment. In combination with the casual reception which follows the formal department ceremony, we hope this will be a warm and memorable occasion for you and your guests.
Rich Moushegian, Student Affairs Officer
1308 Rolfe Hall