CHAPEL HILL — 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.