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NYU’s 177th Commencement to Be Held at Yankee Stadium; Secretary of State Clinton to Speak

May 11, 2009
N-452, 2008-09


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WHAT: NYU’s 177th Commencement, with an expected crowd of more than 6,000 graduates and 20,000 guests.

WHO: Addressing the 2009 graduates will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State and the former U.S. Senator from New York; she will receive a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, at the ceremony. Other honorary degree recipients will include:

  • Albert Fert - Nobel-winning physicist
  • Jessie Gruman - nationally recognized health research advocate
  • John Patrick Shanley - NYU alum and famed playwright
  • Helen Thomas - journalist & “dean” of the White House press corps
  • The NYU’s “Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City” will be presented to the Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein

WHERE: Yankee Stadium

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Ceremony begins at 11:00 am.

* Press should enter via the Yankee Stadium press gate (next to Gate 4), which will open at 8:30 am. Press should carry NYPD or comparable credentials *

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contacts:
John Beckman | (212) 998-6848
Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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