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GCC moves 2020 graduation ceremonies online June 6

Genesee Community College has announced it will hold a virtual graduation June 6 for its 2020 graduates, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 1 p.m. ceremony will be streamed online on the college’s homepage ( and feature a keynote speech ...

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Peace Corps director will deliver RIT’s commencement speech (access required)

Peace Corps Director Josephine “Jody” Olsen will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s commencement weekend. Olsen will speak at the university’s academic convocation, 10 a.m. on May 8 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. After ...

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Nobel laureate returns to UR to give commencement address (access required)

Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, will be the university’s commencement speaker May 19. Strickland now teaches physics at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, but was recognized by the Nobel ...

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RIT commencement speaker an ‘inspiring thought leader’ (access required)

Scientist John Seely Brown, who has explored the intersection of disciplines and helps others do the same, will be RIT’s 2019 keynote commencement speaker May 10. Brown was chief scientist at Xerox Corp. and director of the Xerox Palo Alto ...

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Nazareth, Hobart bring back stellar alums for commencement speeches (access required)

Two local colleges have announced their commencement speakers for the spring—one a star and another who has helped NASA shoot for the stars. Actor Michael Park will speak at Nazareth in Pittsford, while geology scientist John Grotzinger will speak at ...

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