Commencement Speaker Laura Lindenfeld’s Words of Wisdom

UC Davis Graduate Studies alumna Laura Lindenfeld, Ph.D. ’03 has dedicated her career to helping the public through science communication.

Lindenfeld is Dean of the School of Communication and Journalism at Stony Brook University, and Executive Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science—a center that is dedicated to helping scientists improve their communication skills using techniques from improvisational theater. She also was the commencement speaker for the Graduate Studies graduation ceremony on June 9, 2022.

Laura Lindenfeld to Deliver 2022 Graduate Studies Commencement Address

Alumna and communication researcher Laura Lindenfeld Ph.D. ’03 will return to UC Davis as the keynote speaker for the 2022 Graduate Studies Commencement on Thursday, June 9, at the University Credit Union Center.

Lindenfeld is the Dean of the School of Communication and Journalism and a professor of journalism at Stony Brook University, where she oversees a team of dedicated faculty and staff, including Pulitzer Prize winners, to educate and train the next generation of multimedia journalists and communication professionals.

Announcement: Cancellation of Fall 2020 Commencement

On October 16, Chancellor May announced the cancellation of the in-person Fall 2020 Commencement ceremonies. “Under public health guidelines, it is just too large an event to be held safely,” said May. “We had been looking forward to this commencement, not only for our fall graduates, but for others who wished to return after missing their in-person commencements last spring.”

Graduate Studies Releases Virtual Commencement Celebration Details

On May 1, Graduate Studies announced that it will be hosting its Virtual Celebration on June 11.  All eligible graduate students were sent a personalized email with directions describing how to register for the virtual celebration.  Graduates will have the opportunity to create a personalized slide and their names will also be pre-recorded by a professional name reader. The Virtual Celebrations will be available on the Graduate Studies Commencement webpage on June 11 at 10:00 a.m.

'Concussion' Doctor Bennet Omalu To Speak At Graduate Studies Commencement

Bennet Omalu, clinical professor and associate physician of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis Health as well as the president and medical director of Bennet Omalu Pathology, will be the the keynote speaker for the 2019 Graduate Studies Commencement at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Pavilion.