The University of Utah 2012 commencement is Friday at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the Salt Lake City campus.
Annual resident tuition/fees:
Geographic origin of graduates:
States other than Utah:
Ethnicity of graduates:
American Indian: 34
Asian/Pacific Islander: 318
Not Specified/unknown: 1,051
Most popular degrees:
Psychology; economics; exercise & sports science; mass communication; human development and family studies; nursing; accounting; biology; sociology; finance; mechanical engineering.
Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar Animation Studios
Student speaker: Stephanie Roberson, information systems
Honorary degrees — A. Lorris Betz; H. David Burton; Jerilyn S. McIntyre; Mataru “Wat” Misaka; Beverly Taylor Sorenson.
Distinguished teaching — Bonnie Baty, pediatrics; Evert C. Lawton, civil and environmental engineering
Mark Matheson, English; Gerald E. Root, French.
Calvin S. and Jeneal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching — E. Daniel Edwards, professor of social work.
Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award — Kenneth M. Golden, mathematics; Gary E. Keck, chemistry; H. Y. Sohn, metallurgical engineering.
Distinguished service award — Ronald M. Smelser, history
Distinguished professors — David Grainger, pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry; Robert Marc, opthalmology; Kathryn Stockton, English.
Public service professor — Trinh Mai, College of Social Work; Yda Jean Smith, College of Health
University professor — Robert Hitchcock, College of Engineering
Honors professor — Michael Gills, writing program.
Distinquished Innovation and Impact Awards — Ellen R. Bromberg, modern dance; Stephen C. Jacobsen, mechanical engineering; Florian Solzbacher, electrical and computer engineering.
Source: University of Utah