President’s Commencement Colloquy

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Three leaders who have made transformative contributions to public health and other critical fields—Dr. John P. Holdren, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, and James J. Barba—will address graduates at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 18, 2019. In addition to serving as Commencement speakers, the three honorands will take part in a lively and thought-provoking public discussion moderated by President Jackson at the President’s Commencement Colloquy on Friday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. 

“Each of our Commencement honorands has successfully led communities through the process of addressing pressing public health challenges in collaborative and innovative ways,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “They embody the spirit of leadership and achievement that Rensselaer fosters in its students, including the Class of 2019, as The New Polytechnic.” 

The panel discussion will takes place in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. A reception will follow.



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