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UofL commencement ceremony set for May 8

by UofL Today last modified May 17, 2010 10:47 AM

More than 2,000 students are expected to participate in the University of Louisville’s main commencement ceremony May 8 at 1 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. UofL will award about 2,800 degrees this semester.

University President James Ramsey will deliver the main commencement address, and Trustees Award winner Mary Hums, associate professor with the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, will also speak to the graduates. This year’s student speaker is Caleb Bastian, a graduate of UofL’s School of Dentistry who also earned master's degrees in business administration, oral biology and anatomical science and neurobiology.

During the ceremony, Ramsey will confer an honorary degree upon Robert Doherty, a photographer, artist and preservationist who founded the University of Louisville Photographic Archives. For nearly 50 years, Doherty has been influential in bringing important images into the archive and boosting its reputation as a center for historic preservation.

Before the ceremony, students may attend the president’s reception in the North Wing atrium at the exposition center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The university has several commencement-related ceremonies, including a doctoral hooding ceremony at 10 a.m. May 8 for graduates of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. To view a full commencement schedule, including information about convocations at each of UofL’s schools and colleges, visit

The event will be streamed live at mms:// beginning at 1 p.m.

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