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Commencement Speakers in the 1980s

Year/School(s)
Speaker
Info
 
1980 Graduate School Jaraoslav Pelikan

Sterling Professor of History, Yale University

 
1980 School of Law Ellen Bree Burns

Justice, Federal District Court

 
1980 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Jean Mayer

President, Tufts University

 
1981 Graduate School Robert W. Blanchette

Director, Federal Railroad Administration, University Scholar - 1953

 
1981 School of Law Derrick Bell

Dean, Oregon School of Law

 
1981 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Homer D. Babbidge, Jr.

President, Hartford Graduate Center, former president, UConn, 1962-1972

 
1982 Graduate School Edward J. Bloustein

President, Rutgers

 
1982 School of Law Grant Gilmore

Professor emeritus, Yale Law School

 
1982 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Ann R. Somers

Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 
1983 Graduate School Lattie F. Coor

President, University of Vermont

 
1983 School of Law Jack B. Weinstein

Chief Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

 
1983 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Arnold S. Relman

Editor, New England Journal of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 
1984 Graduate School Robert W. Rosenzweig

President, Association of American Universities

 
1984 School of Law Jon O. Newman

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

 
1984 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Howard H. Hiatt

Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

 
1985 Graduate School Ernest L. Boyer

President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

 
1985 School of Law Thomas I. Emerson

Lines Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale University

 
1985 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine John J. Paris, S.J.

Professor of Social Ethics, College of the Holy Cross

 
1986 Graduate School Mary Hatwood Futrell

President, National Education Association

 
1986 School of Law Ellen Ash Peters

Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court

 
1986 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Joseph Califano

Former Secretary, Health, Education and Welfare

 
1987 Graduate School Donald M. Stewart

President, The College Board

 
1987 School of Law José Cabranes

Judge, U.S. District Court

 
1987 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

U.S. Senator, (R-Conn.), and later, Governor of Conn.

 
1988 Graduate School Dorothy C. Goodwin

Connecticut State Board of Education, former State Representative (D-54, Mansfield), former UConn Assistant Provost and Director of Institutional Research

 
1988 School of Law Jacob Zeldes

Attorney at Law, Zeldes, Needle and Cooper

 
1988 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Joseph M. Healey, Jr.

Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Health Care, UConn School of Medicine.

 
1989 Graduate School John Archibald Wheeler

Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University, Ashbel Smith and Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor, Emeritus, University of Texas, Austin

 
1989 School of Law Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.

President, Research! America, former U.S. Senator and later, Governor of Conn.

 
1989
Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine
James F. Childress

Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia

 
      
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