Former President of the Federal Republic of Brazil and world-renowned sociologist and scholar, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, will receive an honorary doctorate from the City University of New York's Graduate Center at a ceremony to be held Friday, October 29. Cardoso will also deliver a lecture at the presentation ceremony and reception, which begins at 6 p.m. The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). A bio of Mr. Cardoso follows. Read more
Time and Place: Thursday, June 3, 2 pm, at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street.
Graduates: 298 Doctorates and 44 Master’s degrees to be awarded
Speaker: Pioneering CBS News producer Don Hewitt. Hewitt has been a major force in shaping television journalism over the past 50 years. Joining CBS News in 1948, he is the creator of A60 Minutes,@ and with it the television news magazine format itself. Among numerous other landmark programs and specials, he has served as, first, producer-director of ADouglas Edwards with the News@ then executive producer of the ACBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.@
Time and Place: Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 am in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue.
Keynote speaker: Richard Wald, long‑time NBC and ABC news executive and currently Fred Friendly Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Read more
Kenneth T. Jackson: President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia University, and editor of the Encyclopedia of New York. Read more