Commencement • University of Utah
Published: May 3, 2012 09:27PM
Updated: May 11, 2012 11:31AM

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:

Foreign countries:

States other than Utah:

From Utah:

Not specified:

Ethnicity of graduates:

American Indian: 34

Asian/Pacific Islander: 318

African-American: 75

Caucasian: 5,803

Latino/Hispanic: 378

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.

Commencement speaker:

Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar Animation Studios

Student speaker: Stephanie Roberson, information systems

Other awards:

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