Commencement http://wunc.org en Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' http://wunc.org/post/commencement-weekend-grads-urged-live-lives-consequence <p>Many colleges and universities across North Carolina have added thousands of alumni.&nbsp; Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University were among those to turn their tassels Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Harvard surgeon and best-selling author Atul Gawande spoke at UNC's commencement. The theme of Gawande's speech was how to find the right place to live and work after graduation.<br /><br />"One thing I came to realize after college was that the search for purpose is really a search for a place, not an idea," says Gawande.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:37:11 +0000 Will Michaels 35324 at http://wunc.org Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' WUNC's Guide To Graduation Weekend In The Triangle http://wunc.org/post/wuncs-guide-graduation-weekend-triangle <p></p><p><em>Several universities are holding their commencement exercises this weekend. Here's a look at what's in store.</em></p><p><strong>The Speakers</strong></p><p><u>UNC Chapel Hill</u>: <em>Dr. Atul Gawande.</em></p><p>Dr. Gawande has become a household name for fans of science and medical journalism. He's a leader in the field of how to make health care more efficient and more effective on an institutional level. He also gave a TED talk, which makes him pretty hip.</p><p>http://youtu.be/L3QkaS249Bc</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:04:36 +0000 Eric Mennel 35230 at http://wunc.org WUNC's Guide To Graduation Weekend In The Triangle 2014 Commencement: Two Speakers, And Three Ideas http://wunc.org/post/2014-commencement-two-speakers-and-three-ideas <p></p><p>There are a lot of interesting people coming to the Triangle this weekend and in the coming weeks to wish our graduates well.</p><p>Giving a graduation speech is an art. Will any of the speakers match the power of Steve Jobs' 2005 address to the Stanford graduates?</p><p>"Your time is limited," he told them. "So don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."</p><p>http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:41:48 +0000 Carol Jackson 34837 at http://wunc.org 2014 Commencement: Two Speakers, And Three Ideas VIDEO: Gwen Ifill Delivers Address To Wake Forest Graduates http://wunc.org/post/video-gwen-ifill-delivers-address-wake-forest-graduates <p>About 1,000 undergraduates and 600 graduate students received degrees at Wake Forest University's commencement exercises today.&nbsp; The school's Class of 2013 includes <a href="http://news.wfu.edu/2013/05/14/eleven-chosen-as-fulbright-scholars/">11 recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship</a>.&nbsp; Those students will be taking on post-graduate work ranging from researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching Vietnamese children.&nbsp;</p><p>PBS journalist Gwen Ifill&nbsp; delivered the commencement address and urged the graduates to keep several promises.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:31:59 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15685 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Gwen Ifill Delivers Address To Wake Forest Graduates Tens Of Thousands Descend On Area For Graduations http://wunc.org/post/tens-thousands-descend-area-graduations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live anywhere near a college campus and don’t have a compelling reason to attend the half-dozen or so graduations going on in the Triangle and Triad, this might be a good weekend to get out of town. Tens of thousands of family and friends are set to descend on Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro for commencement events throughout the weekend.</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 08:19:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 15071 at http://wunc.org Tens Of Thousands Descend On Area For Graduations Graduations On Tap For Weekend http://wunc.org/post/graduations-tap-weekend <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Another wave of students is set to graduate from area colleges and universities this weekend. Commencement ceremonies will be held at North Carolina Central, Duke, and NC State.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8824 at http://wunc.org Thousands Will Graduate This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/thousands-will-graduate-weekend <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Commencement season begins in earnest this weekend, as several area colleges and universities hold graduation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8848 at http://wunc.org