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University of Iowa News Release

July 26, 2004

UI To Confer Degrees In Summer Commencement Exercises

The University of Iowa will confer degrees on 1,000 graduates during commencement ceremonies Friday, July 30.

Doctoral and master's degrees will be conferred in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Hancher Auditorium. Bachelor's degrees will be awarded in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony, also at Hancher. Seating for the undergraduate ceremony is reserved. The 2 p.m. graduate commencement is open to the public; no tickets are required.

UI President David Skorton will present degrees to 625 undergraduate students. Provost Michael Hogan and John Keller, dean of the Graduate College, will present degrees to 375 graduate students.

Both graduate and undergraduate commencements will be broadcast live on UITV and the web. The commencements will be saved for future viewing on the web as video-on-demand. Links to view both ceremonies on the web can be found at

UITV will rebroadcast both commencement exercises during the week of Aug. 2. For specific broadcast times, check the UITV web site at UITV is channel 17 for the Iowa City - Coralville cable franchise. UITV is channel 4 on the University cable system. Viewers in surrounding communities should check their cable lineup for the appropriate UITV channel number.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to take part in this event, call 319-335-0296.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Larry Mendenhall, 319-384-0019,