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commencement honorands 2016

News posted on Apr 27 2016

Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy Award-Winning Composer Tom Kitt Headlines UArts' 138th Commencement Ceremony

Musical director, conductor, arranger and musician to give keynote address, receive honorary doctorate.

Commencement 2015

News posted on May 14 2015

Renowned Cartoonist/Author Lynda Barry Delivers Keynote at 137th Commencement

Award-winning writer and artist tells the UArts Class of 2015, 'Boredom and uncertainty - that's where creativity is born.'

Lynda Barry cartoon selfie

News posted on Apr 28 2015

Renowned Cartoonist and Author Headlines UArts' 137th Commencement Ceremony

Lynda Barry to give keynote address, receive honorary doctorate; Silver Star Alumni Awards to go to Brittanie Richardson '09 and Piper Shepard '85.

Post Commencement News2

News posted on May 15 2014

Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle Delivers Keynote Address at 136th Commencement

'It's not about finding yourself, it's about BEING yourself'

Commencement Honorees 2014

News posted on May 01 2014

Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Headlines University of the Arts' 136th Commencement Ceremony

Robert L. Battle to give keynote address; bassist/producer/musical director Adam W. Blackstone '04 (Justin Timberlake) and Emmy-winning sound editor Jeffrey Stern '75 ("Boardwalk Empire") to receive Silver Star Alumni Awards.

Neil Gaiman book signing

News posted on May 15 2013

Author Neil Gaiman's 'Make Good Art' Speech Still an Inspiration

The graphic novelist releases book based on 2012 Commencement address, hosts Q&A and book signing for UArts community.