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Monday, April 14, 2014
Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce that it will award honorary degrees to mathematician Andrea Bertozzi and former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17.
Bertozzi and Lansing will be honored for leadership in their respective fields as well as their lifelong commitments to education, innovation, and public service.
Bertozzi, recently named the inaugural holder of UCLA's Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, is a world-class applied mathematician with years of distinguished performance as a teacher, scholar, and leader in her field. Current chair of the science board of the National Science Foundation's Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University, Bertozzi also serves on the science boards of the Banff International Research Station in Canada and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley.
Lansing is an American former actress and former CEO of Paramount Pictures. She was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio when she was the president of production at 20th Century Fox. Six of the 10 highest grossing Paramount films were released during her tenure. She was also a partner in Jaffe/Lansing Productions.
She currently serves on the University of California Board of Regents and is the CEO and founder of The Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is committed to making the world a better place by funding and raising awareness for cancer research, and by supporting education, art, and culture.
CGU's 87th commencement will be held at Mudd Quadrangle, located north of Honnold-Mudd Library at the southeast corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Avenue.
The ceremony begins at 9 am and will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, and greetings by university officials. Tickets are not required.
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