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The Transdisciplinary Studies Program at
Claremont Graduate University
invites you to join us

CGU Commencement Forum

Re–Imagining the University Through the Arts

Explore an arts experience that features a panel discussion, honors recognition, and a casual cocktail hour for Claremont Graduate University graduates and their families and friends, as well as the wider community. Each year, the Commencement Forum celebrates the accomplishments of student honorees and honorary degree recipients in the spirit of transcending boundaries, both disciplinary and tangible. This year's forum deals with artistic practice, design, and innovation, specifically asking us to re-imagine the impact of the university through these lenses.

A panel of this year's honorary degree recipients—Zubaida Bai, Kim Stringfellow, and Daniel E. Walker—will anchor the experience. Bai is a thought leader and innovator of health and livelihood solutions. Stringfellow is an artist, educator, writer, and independent curator based in Joshua Tree, California. Walker, a scholar, artist, and social entrepreneur, founded the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival.

The panel will be moderated by Andrew Vosko, PhD, Associate Provost of Transdisciplinary Studies at CGU. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, provocative conversation, and great art will be provided.

Friday, May 11, 2018
3:30 pm − 6:00 pm

  • 3:30 pm | Chamber music
  • 4:00 pm | Award ceremony in lobby
    • Transdisciplinary Dissertation Fellows awards
    • Claremont Graduate University Dissertation Fellowships
  • 4:30 pm | Honorary Degree panel in the Atrium
  • 5:15 pm | Music, reception, galleries, VIP tours

East and Peggy Phelps Galleries
Claremont Graduate University
251 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Re–Imagining the University Through the Arts Series

Claremont Graduate University's Transdisciplinary Studies Program celebrates scholars and creative thinkers who are transforming the landscape of higher education through artistic practice, design and innovation.

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