The 515th Convocation, University Ceremony - The University of Chicago





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Published on Jul 3, 2013

The University Ceremony of the 515th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on June 15, 2013, on the Main Quadrangle. The University of Chicago Pipe Band led distinguished faculty and graduating students in a procession, followed by opening remarks from President Robert J. Zimmer. Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum introduced Professor Abbie J. Smith, who delivered the Convocation Address, "Corporate Governance: Is It Personal?" The William Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service was presented to Susanne Ghez, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Renaissance Society; and the Rosenberger Medal was awarded to Jeanne Gang, Principal and Founder of Studio Gang Architects. In the second half of the ceremony, President Zimmer bestowed honorary degrees upon distinguished scholars and conferred degrees upon candidates in the College, graduate divisions, and professional schools. The program also included performances by the University of Chicago Motet Choir and the Millar Brass Ensemble.

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