Convocation Schedule

Wednesday, May 14

  • College of Science, 2 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Christine Fox, BS Mathematics ’76; MS Applied Mathematics ’80, acting deputy secretary of defense
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Part 1—Humanities: doctoral, master, undergraduate), 7 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Angela Goff, BA Communication ’01, broadcast journalist, author

 Thursday, May 15

  • College of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: George Mason University Provost Peter Stearns
  • New Century College (College of Health and Human Services), 10:30 a.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Speaker: Danah Telfaire, BA Integrative Studies ’03, chief academic officer for Imagine Schools
  • Volgenau School of Engineering, 2 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Elizabeth A. Hight, retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and former vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Student speaker: Sathya Mathavan, graduating senior, civil, environmental and infrastructure engineering
  • School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 6:30 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Speaker: Mari Fitzduff, founder of the Conflict and Coexistence Programme at Brandeis University
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Part 2—Social Sciences: doctoral, master, undergraduate), 7 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Michael Whitlock, BA Government and Politics ’96, partner at Bingham McCutcheon, LLP

Friday, May 16

  • School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (College of Education and Human Development), noon, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Prince William Campus. Speaker: Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC.
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Performances by graduating students
  • School of Management, 4 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Kaylene Green, BS Accounting ’87, Dean’s Advisory Council chair and president and CEO of Flagship Government Relations
  • School of Public Policy, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Speaker: Rep. Jim Moran, Virginia 8th District

Saturday, May 17

  • Commencement 2014, 10 a.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group
  • Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, 12:30 p.m., Krasnow Institute
  • Graduate School of Education (College of Education and Human Development), 2 p.m., Patriot Center. Speaker: Melissa Porfirio, MEd Curriculum and Instruction ’05, 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year and finalist for 2014 National Teacher of the Year
  • School of Law, 2 p.m., Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Speaker: Hon. Rossi Alston Jr., Virginia Court of Appeals justice

 

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