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The University of Delaware congratulates the Class of 2013

More than 21,000 students, faculty, family members and friends celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2013 at UD's 164th Commencement, held Saturday, May 25, in Delaware Stadium. The ceremony included an address by global humanitarian Paul Farmer, the awarding of honorary degrees to three distinguished individuals and the conferring of associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on more than 5,000 proud Blue Hens.

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164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

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164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

162nd Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

164th Commencement

164th Commencement Ceremony

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Featured Speaker

The Commencement address was delivered by Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist and physician who has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. Farmer discussed the problem he has diagnosed as "EDD" or "Empathy Deficit Disorder" and how to combat it.

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Three awarded
honorary degrees

Three honorary degrees were bestowed by Gil Sparks, chairman of the UD Board of Trustees.

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14 students honored for academic achievement

Fourteen members of the Class of 2013 were honored for achieving the highest grade point index earned in full-time study toward a University degree.

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Hooding Convocation honors doctoral students

Recipients of doctoral degrees were honored for their academic achievements at a special Doctoral Hooding Convocation held May 24 on The Green.

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