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Literally a "calling together," the University's convocation assembles all elements of the University community: degree candidates and their families, and friends, the faculty, the deans, the officers of the University, the Trustees of the University, the provost, and the president.

The first convocation was celebrated in January 1893 under founding president William Rainey Harper. Since then the University has held at least four convocations every year. Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, and Autumn Quarter convocations are held to mark the end of an academic quarter, while others are held to inaugurate University presidents or to commemorate significant institutional milestones.

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Literally a "calling together," the University's convocation assembles all elements of the University community: degree candidates and their families, and friends, the faculty, the deans, the officers of the University, the Trustees of the University, the provost, and the president.

The first convocation was celebrated in January 1893 under founding president William Rainey Harper. Since then the University has held at least four convocations every year. Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, and Autumn Quarter convocations are held to mark the end of an academic quarter, while others are held to inaugurate University presidents or to commemorate significant institutional milestones.

    The 525th Convocation, University Ceremony - The University of Chicago (audio)

    The 525th Convocation, University Ceremony - The University of Chicago (audio)

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    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago took place on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. All graduating candidates for the Autumn Quarter were invited to participate in this ceremony, during which President Robert J. Zimmer conferred degrees and presented each graduate with his or her diploma. The Convocation Address, “Slowing Down Reason,” was given by Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and the College. The 125th Anniversary Address was given by Hanna Holborn Gray, President Emerita of the University and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Department of History and the College.

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    The 525th Convocation, University Ceremony - The University of Chicago (video)

    The 525th Convocation, University Ceremony - The University of Chicago (video)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago took place on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. All graduating candidates for the Autumn Quarter were invited to participate in this ceremony, during which President Robert J. Zimmer conferred degrees and presented each graduate with his or her diploma. The Convocation Address, “Slowing Down Reason,” was given by Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and the College. The 125th Anniversary Address was given by Hanna Holborn Gray, President Emerita of the University and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Department of History and the College.

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    525th Convocation - 125th Anniversary Address and Composition (audio)

    525th Convocation - 125th Anniversary Address and Composition (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 11, 2015, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The 125th Anniversary Address was given by Hanna Holborn Gray, President Emerita of the University and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Department of History and the College.

    In honor of its 125th anniversary, the University commissioned a musical piece by composer Anthony Cheung, Assistant Professor, Department of Music and the College. A woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and percussion from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago performed the piece under the direction of Michael Lewanski, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Ensembles at the DePaul University School of Music.

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    525th Convocation - 125th Anniversary Address and Composition (video)

    525th Convocation - 125th Anniversary Address and Composition (video)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 11, 2015, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The 125th Anniversary Address was given by Hanna Holborn Gray, President Emerita of the University and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Department of History and the College.

    In honor of its 125th anniversary, the University commissioned a musical piece by composer Anthony Cheung, Assistant Professor, Department of Music and the College. A woodwind quintet, brass quintet, and percussion from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago performed the piece under the direction of Michael Lewanski, Assistant Professor of Instrumental Ensembles at the DePaul University School of Music.

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    525th Convocation Address - “Slowing Down Reason” (video)

    525th Convocation Address - “Slowing Down Reason” (video)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 11, 2015, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Eric D. Isaacs, Provost of the University, introduced Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and the College, who delivered the Convocation Address, “Slowing Down Reason.”

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    525th Convocation Address - “Slowing Down Reason” (audio)

    525th Convocation Address - “Slowing Down Reason” (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The University Ceremony of the 525th Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 11, 2015, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Eric D. Isaacs, Provost of the University, introduced Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and the College, who delivered the Convocation Address, “Slowing Down Reason.”

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