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Academic Ceremonies - Convocation

2013 Convocation Ceremony
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Patrick Gymnasium

The Convocation Ceremony, a celebration to usher in the new academic year, is free and open to the public. Tickets are not necessary.

Program: 2013 Convocation Ceremony (Download PDF)

Photo Gallery: Convocation and Twilight Induction Ceremony

Opening Welcome:

Connor Daley, Class of 2014, President of the Student Government Association

President's Address:

E. Thomas Sullivan, Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Vermont

Closing Remarks:

David V. Rosowsky, Professor of Engineering and Provost and Senior Vice President

Summer reading program:

The Ghost MapThe Summer Reading Program is a new student's first introduction to the academic life of the university. "The Ghost Map" by Steve Johnson is the 2013 first-year summer reading book selection. The book offers unique insights on issues of social justice throughout the lenses of public health, scientific error, and urban planning. "The Ghost Map" is a medical detective story based on the London cholera epidemic of 1854. It examines the interconnected systems from social to microbial that shape our greatest cities and govern our fates.

All UVM first-year students are required to read "The Ghost Map" by Steve Johnson over the summer.

Copies of the book are available online and at the UVM Bookstore located in the Dudley Davis Center. The book is on SALE 20% OFF

For more information contact Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events at (802) 656-3272 or by email to:

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