Honorary Degree Recipients also include archivist Abdel Kader Haidara, Librarian of Congress Carla Diane Hayden, acting director of the National Cancer Institute Douglas R. Lowy, and playwright Terrence McNally
Honorary degree recipients also include John Richard Casani, Suzanne Rosik Dodd, Jean Liu, Martine Rothblatt, Bryan Stevenson, and Edward Carroll Stone
Thousands will attend NYU’s annual pre-Commencement “Grad Alley” event near its Washington Square campus -- featuring food, musical acts, and performances -- in celebration of the graduates of 2016 and their loved ones.
NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Trustees Chair William Berkley will preside over the University’s 184th Commencement ceremony, with approximately 30,000 graduates and guests expected to attend.
Brandon Stanton, Acclaimed Photographer and Founder of Humans of New York, to Deliver Undergraduate Convocation Address on May 15; Juju Chang, Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, to Address Graduate Degree Candidates on May 20.
Honorary Degree Recipients also Include Scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier, Actor/Director and NYU Alum Billy Crystal, Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, and Judge Margaret Marshall
NYU President John Sexton and Board of Trustees Chairman Martin Lipton today announced the names of those to be honored at the University’s 183rd Commencement Exercises, which will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Yankee Stadium.
NYU Bestows Honorary Degrees on Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Yankees Pitching Great Mariano Rivera, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Singer Aretha Franklin and Distinguished Attorney Martin Edelman
Janet Yellen—the first woman to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System—will address the graduates and guests at NYU's 182nd Commencement Exercises, to be held May 21 at Yankee Stadium.
NYU Bestows Honorary Degrees on Attorney David Boies, Scientist Claire Marie Fraser, Afghan Museum Director Omara Khan Masoudi, and Director Oliver Stone