On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on the Augusta Campus Green UMA will hold its annual Convocation, the university’s major academic event of the year.

immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacksConvocation marks the formal launch of UMA’s 2013/2014 Academic Theme, chosen by UMA's Colloquium Committee. The theme for this year is Bioethics. The book will be Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

This year's keynote speaker will be Michael Grodin, Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at Boston University. More on Professor Grodin can be found at http://sph.bu.edu/grodin.

Also speaking at Convocation will be Mary Louis Davitt, Professor of Justice Studies, and Ken Elliott, Professor of Psychology.

Another highlight to Convocation will be the recognition of this year's UMA student Rising Scholars.  Rising Scholars are nominated by faculty and staff for demonstrating academic achievement or promise.  During Convocation new Rising Scholars will not only be recognized by President Handley, but they will also earn the unique and distinct honor of participating with faculty in the formal Processional.

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2013 Convocation Program

 

RISING SCHOLAR RECOGNITION

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DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD

Jodi Williams

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD
Lisa Botshon

FRAMING THE THEME
Greg Fahy
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Carey Clark
Assistant Professor of Nursing

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Michael Grodin
Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University

PERSPECTIVES ON THE THEME

Mary Louis Davitt
Professor of Justice Studies, College of Professional Studies

Ken Elliott
Professor of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Al French,
Biology Major, Honors Program President, UMA Public Policy Scholar