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Commencement Speakers in the 1990s

Year/School(s)
Speaker
Info
 
1990 Graduate School Franklin Chang-Diaz

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

 
1990 School of Law Christopher J. Dodd

U.S. Senator (D-Conn.)

 
1990 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Robert U. Massey

Former Dean, UConn School of Medicine and Professor of Community Medicine and Health Care

 
1991 Graduate School Árpád Göncz

President, The Republic of Hungary

 
1991 School of Law Jon O. Newman

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

 
1991 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Robert L. Volle

President, National Board of Medical Examiners

 
1992 Graduate School Ellen A. Peters

Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court

 
1992 School of Law Floyd Abrams

Communications Law attorney, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel

 
1992 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Bernadine P. Healy

Director of the National Institutes of Health

 
1993 Graduate School Torsten N. Wiesel

Nobel Laureate and President, The Rockefeller University

 
1993 School of Law Thomas J. Meskill

Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Governor of Conn. (1971-1975) UConn School of Law, Class of 1956

 
1993 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Geraldine T. Morrow

Immediate Past President, American Dental Association

 
1994 Graduate School Chang-Lin Tien

Chancellor, University of California at Berkeley

 
1994 School of Law Morton J. Horwitz

Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School

 
1994 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Anthony S. Fauci

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 
1995 Graduate School Thomas M. Sutherland

Former Dean of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University in Beirut, Lebanon

 
1995 School of Law A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.

Chief Judge Emeritus of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

 
1995 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Perri E. Klass

Pediatrician, Dorchester House Health Center

 
1996 Graduate School Carol A. Fowler

President and Director of Research, Haskins Laboratories

 
1996 School of Law Martha L. Minow

Professor, Harvard Law School

 
1996 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Margaret C. Heagarty

Director of Pediatrics, Columbia University-Harlem Hospital Center

 
1997 Graduate School David M. Lee

Nobel Laureate in Physics, UConn Class of 1955

 
1997 School of Law Joette Katz

Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court, UConn Law Class of '77

 
1997 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine Sherwin B. Nuland

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

 
1998 Graduate School Varro E. Tyler

Dean and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharamacognosy, Purdue University

 
1998 School of Law José Cabranes

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

 
1998 Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine David A. Kessler

Dean, Yale School of Medicine

 
1999 Graduate School Noam Chomsky

Professor of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 
1999 School of Law Harry T. Edwards

Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

 
1999
Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine
Abraham Verghese

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Texas University Health Science Center, El Paso

 
      
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