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University of Connecticut Commencement & Convocation

Graduate Commencement Speakers in the 1990s

1990

Graduate School - Franklin Chang-Diaz

Chang-Diaz was an astronaut and UConn alumnus, '73 (CLAS).

School of Law - Christopher J. Dodd

Dodd was a U.S. Senator (D-Conn.)

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Robert U. Massey

Massey was former dean of the UConn School of Medicine and professor of community medicine and health care.

1991

Graduate School - Árpád Göncz

Göncz was president of The Republic of Hungary.

School of Law - Jon O. Newman

Newman was a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Robert L. Volle

Volle was president of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

1992

Graduate School - Ellen A. Peters

Peters was chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

School of Law - Floyd Abrams

Abrams was a communications ;aw attorney with Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Bernadine P. Healy

Healy was director of the National Institutes of Health.

1993

Graduate School - Torsten N. Wiesel

Wiesel was a Nobel laureate and president of The Rockefeller University.

School of Law - Thomas J. Meskill

Meskill was chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. former governor of Connecticut (1971-1975), and a member of the UConn School of Law Class of 1956.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Geraldine T. Morrow

Morrow immediate past president of the American Dental Association.

1994

Graduate School - Chang-Lin Tien

Tien was chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley.

School of Law - Morton J. Horwitz

Horowitiz was the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Anthony S. Fauci

Fauci was director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

1995

Graduate School - Thomas M. Sutherland

Sutherland was former dean of agriculture and food sciences at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon.

School of Law - A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Higginbotham was chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Perri E. Klass

Klass was a pediatrician at Dorchester House Health Center.

1996

Graduate School - Carol A. Fowler

Fowler was president and director of Research at Haskins Laboratories.

School of Law - Martha L. Minow

Minow was a professor of law at Harvard Law School.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Margaret C. Heagarty

Heagarty was director of pediatrics at Columbia University-Harlem Hospital Center

1997

Graduate School - David M. Lee

Lee was a Nobel Laureate in physics and a member of the UConn Class of 1955.

School of Law - Joette Katz

Katz was an associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and a member fo the UConn Law Class of 1977.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Sherwin B. Nuland

Nuland was clinical professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

1998

Graduate School - Varro E. Tyler

Tyler was dean and distinguished professor emeritus of pharamacognosy at Purdue University.

School of Law - José Cabranes

Cabranes was a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - David A. Kessler

Kessler was dean of the Yale School of Medicine.

1999

Graduate School - Noam Chomsky

Chomsky was professor of linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

School of Law - Harry T. Edwards

Edwards was chief judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia.

Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine - Abraham Verghese

Verghese was professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Texas University Health Science Center, El Paso

 

Information on the History of Commencement pages was researched and compiled by Mark J. Roy