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UNC will bestow honorary degrees

From Staff ReportsMay 2, 2008 

— A Nobel Prize-winning chemist, a highly accredited genome scientist, one of Canada's most powerful women, one of the United States' most celebrated performing artists, and a North Carolina state senator will receive honorary degrees May 11 at UNC-Chapel Hill's spring commencement.

The recipients are:

< Peter Courtland Agre, 2003 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, vice chancellor for science and technology and professor of cell biology and medicine at Duke University, who will receive a doctor of science degree.

< Philip Palmer Green, III, a Chapel Hill native and professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington, who will receive a doctor of science degree.

< Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice chancellor of McGill University in Montreal and UNC-CH alumna, who will receive a doctor of science degree.

< Jessye Norman, opera singer, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for classical music and honorary ambassador to the United Nations, who will receive a doctor of music degree.

< Anthony Eden Rand, a UNC-CH alumnus and state senator for the 19th district, who will receive a doctor of laws degree.

Chancellor James Moeser will preside at the ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Kenan Memorial Stadium.

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