UCF to Honor Founding Father of Laser During Commencement Weekend

From: The University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida will honor Nobel Prize winner Charles Hard Townes, a pioneer of the laser, with the dedication of the new Townes Laser Institute on Friday, May 4, and at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5. During the final ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, College of Education graduates will hear from Sharon P. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Following the May ceremonies, UCF will have awarded about 169,000 degrees since starting classes in 1968. Guests must have tickets to attend the commencement ceremonies. For guests without tickets, live telecasts of all of the ceremonies will be shown at the Fairwinds Alumni Center across from the UCF Arena. The ceremonies also can be viewed online at http://webcast.oir.ucf.edu/.

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