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    More than 3,600 undergraduates and 376 graduates will receive their degrees from UCSD during the commencement ceremonies on June 8, June 14 and June 15.

    Graduation ceremonies for the UCSD School of Medicine will be held June 8 at 11 a.m. on the school’s east lawn, while commencement rites for UCSD’s five undergraduate colleges, the International Relations and Pacific Studies Graduate School, and the Graduate Studies and Research Division are scheduled on June 14 and June 15 at various campus locations.

    Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner, a professor at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will speak at the School of Medicine’s graduation. Dean Edward Holmes will conduct the rites, followed by a reception on the lawn west of the Medical Teaching Facility.

    Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante will be the guest speaker at the Thurgood Marshall College ceremonies, which will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 14 at RIMAC field. About 700 graduates and their guests are expected to hear Bustamante speak. For more information e-mail [email protected].

    Earl Warren College will hold its graduation at 3 p.m. on June 14 at RIMAC field, with senior Hazel Giusto selected as student speaker. Some 900 students are due to receive their diplomas. For details e-mail [email protected].

    John Muir College graduation ceremonies are scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on June 15 on RIMAC field, with seniors Nick Lieberkenecht and Corrie Kent representing the class as student speakers. Some 750 Muir students are graduating. E-mail [email protected] for details.

    Eleanor Roosevelt College will hold its ceremony for some 500 graduates at 10 a.m. on June 15 in the RIMAC Arena, with two student speakers to be selected. E-mail [email protected] for details.

    Revelle College will complete the five undergraduate commencements with a ceremony at 3 p.m. on June 15 on RIMAC field. Edwin Hutchins, chair of the department of cognitive science, will address the 750 graduates as guest speaker. E-mail [email protected] for details.

    Ceremonies for graduates receiving their advanced degrees include 85 IR/PS students at 10 a.m. on June 14 in the Robinson Building Complex, as well as 150 Graduate Studies and Research Division graduates at 3 p.m. on June 15 in the RIMAC Arena.

    UCSD student wins Rotaract Club award

    The Korle-Bu Children’s Hospital Project, which was coordinated by Eleanor Roosevelt College junior Ben Thomas, was selected as the African Region and International Winner of this year’s Outstanding Rotaract Club Project Award.

    Thomas will travel to Brisbane, Australia, to accept the award at the Rotary International Convention at the end of May.

    With major financial assistance from Thomas’ home Rotary club in Foster City, Rotary District 5150, Rotary District 9100 in West Africa, the Rotary Foundation, other Rotarians, private donations and special funding projects, $75,000 was raised to benefit the Korle-Bu Children’s Hospital Project.

    These funds provide new equipment for the children’s block of the Korle-Bu Hospital, which serves children from one day to 12-years-old. The equipment included hospital beds, cribs, a centrifuge, thermometers, bed sheets, pulse oximeters, silicon reanimation bags, laryngoscopes, patient trolleys and a new floor.

    In addition to new hospital equipment and flooring, Thomas and a crew of more than 100 volunteers spent a weekend cleaning windows, bathrooms and sinks, repairing broken doors, replacing rotted wood and painting furniture.

    The Korle-Bu Children’s Hospital Project was chosen from projects of more than 7,000 Rotaract Clubs in the world. The Outstanding Rotaract Club Project Award is the highest honor possible for a Rotaract project.

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