Nobel Prize-winning physicist to serve as Fall 2010 Commencement speaker

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Diane Chang, (808) 956-0391
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Dec 17, 2010

Samuel C.C. Ting, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, will address graduates at UH Mānoa’s Fall 2010 Commencement ceremony. The program will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Stan Sheriff Center. The student procession will begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Graduates, families, friends, and UH faculty and staff who plan to attend this year’s Commencement should be aware of possible traffic congestion, to approach the campus with caution, and to arrive early to avoid delays.  
More than 1,100 students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates to conclude the Fall academic term. Just over 800 students will receive bachelor degrees, and more than 300 will receive master’s and doctorate degrees, and post-baccalaureate certificates in secondary education.  
Undergraduate Honors Program candidates for this term areDaniel Japhet Bogert, Kyle Bryan, JungYun Chang, Marissa Mariko Ji-Ae Chung, Yi Lu He, Laura Elizabeth Hui, Nika Nashiro, and Ashley Alexandra Wampole.
Presidential Scholars graduates are Jamie Lee and Thanh N. Vu. The Board of Regents established the Regents’ and Presidential Scholarships in 1987 as the University’s first full scholarships based solely on academic excellence, and reserved for Hawai’i‘s best high school and community college students.        
Logistics: Doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will open at 7:45 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are issued, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Balloons and strollers are not allowed inside the Stan Sheriff Center.           
Free parking will be available in the lower campus parking structure, which will open at 6 a.m. Parking shuttle service will also be provided. The shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and run a continuous route from the Biomedical Science Building to Krauss Circle. The lower campus areas are accessible by crossing Dole Street and proceeding to the elevators on the top floor of the parking structure. All stops along this route will be marked with the RAINBOW SHUTTLE STOP signs. For the return trip, passengers may board the shuttles at Krauss Circle.
Friends and family members may greet graduates following the ceremony on the football grass practice field (surnames A-L) and the soccer practice field (M-Z).
There will be a live Webcast of the ceremony. For more information on the Webcast, and other details about the commencement ceremony, visit