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Chester Fritz Professors announced

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Spring classes are officially done for 2010, and we are heading into finals week and graduation. So, I wanted to share a nice announcement from the University Letter this week and to congratulate the three professors who received the esteemed title of Chester Fritz Professor and highlight some other announcements.

UND will award its highest honor for faculty—the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship—to Holly Brown-Borg, associate professor, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics; Birgit Hans, professor and chair, Indian Studies; and Mary Ann Sens, professor and chair, Pathology, during the general commencement on Saturday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Alerus Center.

UND will also UND will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters on UND alum and Gwinner, N.D., native Howard Dahl, an internationally known businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Dahl will join the ranks of more than 200 recipients, including President John F. Kennedy, famed heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, philosopher Mortimer Adler, and basketball legend and UND alum Phil Jackson.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will give the main address. About 1,600 students, including law and medical candidates in separate events, are eligible to cross the stage when UND President Robert O. Kelley presides over his second spring commencement ceremonies. UND annually graduates a total of about 2,700 students in ceremonies in May, August, and December.

Today, we will also recognize the best dissertation, thesis and creative exhibition from the last academic year.

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Written by School of Graduate Studies

May 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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