Monday, April 19, 2010

Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom to speak at IU Bloomington graduate commencement

Courtesy of Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University faculty member Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics, will address students receiving graduate degrees at the 2010 Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremony.

The graduate commencement ceremony, for all post-baccalaureate degree candidates, will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Assembly Hall. Separate ceremonies for students receiving undergraduate degrees will take place May 8.

"There could be no better person to address IU Bloomington students receiving graduate and professional degrees, as we honor their accomplishments and celebrate their promise for the future," said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "Lin Ostrom has been a prolific scholar and generous colleague through more than four decades at IU. She has also been a dedicated teacher and mentor, chairing or serving on dissertation and advisory committees for more than 130 Ph.D. students and taking a continued interest in their careers and scholarship."

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