The University of Chicago’s 2018 Convocation Highlights Video

The University of Chicago’s 2018 Convocation Highlights Video

October 13, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


[MUSIC PLAYING] VICTORIA PRINCE: As
Marshal of the University, it is my honor to declare
open the proceedings of the 531st Convocation of the
University of Chicago. ROBERT ZIMMER:
These Convocations allow students to be
recognized and celebrated for their achievements after
completion of their studies. MARIANNE BERTRAND: If you are
graduating with an economics degree, or a business
degree, or really any degree, I sure hope that you understand
that misleading and cheating should never be part of
your job description. Nothing good happens, either
to our economy or society, when businesses flourish
because they cheat, while other businesses struggle
because they remain honest. And yes, you have a choice. You can exert voice. Be an active agent
for cultural change when you see this
culture lacking at your place of employment. You can also vote with your
feet and exit if the culture is not right and not fixable. [MUSIC PLAYING] YOUNG-KEE KIM: Through her
leadership of the 3,000-member trust collaboration at the CERN
laboratory, Fabiola Gianotti, an experimental
particle physicist, is considered to be
the intellectual leader in the search for and subsequent
characterization of the Higgs boson, one of the most
sought-after objects in scientific history. BOZHI TIAN: Charles
M. Lieber is best known for defining
several groundbreaking paradigms of nanoscience
that are now in wide use within that research community. FRED M. DONNER:
Michael C.A. Macdonald is the world’s leading scholar
of the early development of Arabic as a language and
of the pre-Islamic cultures of Arabia. TREVOR PRICE: Robert E. Ricklefs
is one of the world’s leading figures in ecology. By combining his experience as
a naturalist, experimentalist, and theoretician, he has built
a powerful and influential research program. SALIKOKO S. MUFWENE:
William S-Y. Wang is an internationally renowned
linguist whose scholarship and academic impact have
spanned North America, East and Southeast Asia,
Europe, and Australia. He is a pioneer in the
study of language evolution and the emergence
of new languages. MICHAEL GLOTZER: Martin
Baron is a leader in investigative
journalism whose work reflects an
unwavering commitment to fact-based reporting around
difficult or controversial issues, the responsibility
to inform the public, and the protection of
First Amendment rights and the freedom of the press. It is my honor to present the
University of Chicago Benton Medal to Martin Baron. [APPLAUSE] DANIEL DIERMEIER: Each year,
members of the University’s distinguished
faculty are honored for their exemplary skills
and service as teachers. Stuart Gazes, Senior Lecturer
Department of Physics, and the College,
Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of Physics. Kimberly Kay Hoang,
Assistant Professor Department of Sociology,
and the College Boaz Keysar,
Professor, Department of Psychology and the College Peggy Mason, Professor,
Department of Neurobiology, Committee on Neurobioloty,
Grossman Institute for Neuroscience,
Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior,
and the College. And Nadine Moeller,
Associate Professor of Egyptian Archeology,
Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Civilizations and the College For the Faculty
Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
and Mentoring– Niall Atkinson,
Associate Professor, Department of Art
History and the College Rina Foygel Barber,
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
and the College And John Brehm, Professor,
Department of Political Science and the College. David Freedman, Professor,
Department of Neurobiology, Committee on
Neurobiology, Committee on Computational Neuroscience,
Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative
Biology, and Human Behavior; and the College And Susan Schreiner, Professor
of the History of Christianity and Theology, Divinity
School and the College Congratulations. [APPLAUSE] ANNE WALTERS ROBERTSON: Mr.
President, these students have completed the program
of studies prescribed by the faculty of the
Division of the Humanities and the special programs
approved by their departments. I now have the honor
to present them as candidates for the
degree of master of arts, master of fine arts, or
doctor of philosophy. EDWARD W. KOLB:
Candidates for the degree of master of science or
doctor of philosophy, in programs in the Division
of the Physical Sciences, will please stand
and be recognized. [APPLAUSE] AMANDA WOODWARD: Mr.
President, these students have completed the program
of studies prescribed by the faculty in the Division
of the Social Sciences and the special programs
approved by their departments. I now have the honor
to present them as candidates for the degree
of master of arts or doctor of philosophy. MADHAV V. RAJAN: The
candidates for the degrees of international master of
business administration, master of business
administration, or doctor of philosophy will
please stand and be recognized. [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] JOHN W. BOYER: May
I ask the candidates for the degree of bachelor of
arts or bachelor of science in programs in the College to
stand up and be recognized. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] Mr. President,
these students have completed the prescribed program
of undergraduate studies. On behalf of the
faculty of the college, I now have the honor
to present them as candidates for the degree
of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. ROBERT ZIMMER: University of
Chicago college class of 2018. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] By virtue of the
authority delegated to me, I confer upon you the degree
of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science and welcome
you to the fellowship of educated individuals. Congratulations. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]