RPI Commencement Colloquy 2018

RPI commencement colloquy 2018 speakers

Herbie Hancock, Mary Jo White, Eric Lander, Alicia Boler Davis

RPI's commencement events this year will again include a colloquy -- a conversation -- with the people getting honorary degrees. The public event is next Friday, May 18. The lineup:

Herbie Hancock, the legendary jazz pianist and composer, has brought forth innovations in jazz and combined a passion for engineering and science with music.
Mary Jo White, former chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and senior chair at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, oversaw major prosecutions of international terrorists and white-collar crime.
Dr. Eric Lander, president of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is a leading authority on genomic science, which has opened the door for groundbreaking innovations in disease diagnosis and treatment.
Rensselaer alumna Alicia Boler Davis '98, executive vice president of General Motors Global Manufacturing, is one of the most powerful women in automotive manufacturing.

They'll be talking on stage with RPI president Shirley Ann Jackson.

The discussion is Friday, May 18 at 3:30 pm in the concert hall at EMPAC. It's free and open to the public, but RPI does ask that people pre-register (see the link above). It will also be live streamed

Cecile Richards
This year's Sage commencement speaker is Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood. And she'll be at Market Block Books in Troy this Saturday, May 12, for a book signing from 3:30-5:15 pm.

The Sage commencement will be live streamed.

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