August 2012: Convocation
May 2012: Commencement
April 2012: Arbor Day
August 2011: Convocation
May 2011: Commencement
September 2010: Convocation
May 2010: Commencement
October 2009: President's Forum
September 2009: Convocation
May 2009: Commencement
April 2009: Elizabeth Blackwell Award and Benjamin Hale Dinner
September 2008: Convocation
May 2008: Commencement
April 2008: Charter Day and Elizabeth Blackwell Award Ceremony
August 2007: Convocation
May 2007: Commencement
April 27, 2007: Moving Up Day and Elizabeth Blackwell Award Ceremony
April 13, 2007: Benjamin Hale Dinner
August 30, 2006: Convocation
May 14, 2006: Commencement
April 22, 2006: Charter Day
August 31, 2005: Convocation
May 15, 2005: Commencement
April 27, 2005: President's Forum speech by Eric Liu, Author and founder of the Guiding Lights Project, titled "What Diversity Can-and Can't-Teach Us?"
April 19, 2005: President's Forum speech by Ray Burghardt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, titled "Vietnam and the U.S.: 30 Years After the War, 10 Years After Normalization."
April 18, 2005: President's Forum speech by Eleanor Clift, Newsweek contributing editor, titled "Women and Politics-From Suffrage to Hillary."
Feb. 3, 2005: Medal of Excellence Award ceremony, acceptance speech by Reynold Levy '66, president of Lincoln Center
Jan. 19, 2005: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, "Redeem the Dream" speech given by Rochester Mayor William Johnson
Sept. 24, 2004: Faculty Lunch with Dan Singal, professor of history, who presented "Understanding the 2004 Election: What History Can Tell Us"
Sept. 12, 2004: Chaplain Lesley M. Adams gave a sermon at Sage Chapel, Cornell University
Sept. 7, 2004: Convocation and Elizabeth Blackwell Award Presentation
May 16, 2004: Commencement
May 15, 2004: Chaplain Lesley Adams' Baccalaureate address, "Two Yellow Lines and a Dead Possum"
May 12, 2004: Assistant Professor Economics Jo Beth Mertens gave Mertens' Rules for College at the senior dinner.
April 24, 2004: Salisbury Center at Trinity Hall Dedication
Sept. 9, 2003: Opening Ceremonies
May 12, 2003: Provost Stranahan's Commencement II Remarks.
May 11, 2003: Commencement
May 10, 2003: Retiring Professor of Mathematics Ann Oaks' Baccalaureate 2003 Speech
May 6, 2003: Ann Oaks, professor of mathematics, spoke at a brunch for William Smith seniors.
April 11, 2003: Elizabeth Perry '69, the Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University, spoke on "Revolution Betrayed? The Fate of Revolutionary Militias in China (and Other Post-Revolutionary Societies)" for a symposium celebrating Asia. That evening, the Colleges officially dedicated the Elizabeth J. Perry '69 Asia Library.
March 24, 2003: Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg's "The Future of International Relations" talk, given for the President's Forum lecture series and the "A New World Order? Iraq, Terrorism, and International Relations" symposium.
Feb. 27, 2003: Mark Gearan's keynote address at Tabor Academy, for the Academy's "Awareness Day," an event themed around service.
Feb. 2, 2003: Assembly Majority Leader Paul A. Tokasz's keynote address at the Napier Leadership Seminar dinner.
Nov. 20, 2002: Open Letter to President Bush and Congress, requesting immediate reform to solve the problems with the current presidential appointments process, signed by President Mark Gearan.
Oct. 28, 2002: Ambassador Charles Stith's "Peace, Security and Justice: a Post-9/11 Prescription" President's Forum lecture.
Sept. 3, 2002: Convocation
Sept. 1, 2002: Dean of Hobart College Clarence Butler's address at the Matriculation Ceremony, Orientation.
May 13, 2002: Commencement II Provost Patricia Stranahan's Remarks
May 12, 2002: Commencement
May 11, 2002: Baccalaureate
Nov. 29, 2001: Ambassador Alan Keyes' "A Conservative's View: Restoring America After September 11" President's Forum lecture.
Feb. 12, 2001: Political analyst George Stephanopoulos' "An Inside View of Politics, the Presidency, and the Press" President's Forum lecture.
Sept. 4, 2001: Convocation
Sept. 1, 2001: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former President Bill Clinton's visit.
May 13, 2001: Commencement
June 11, 2000: Commencement
Jan. 11, 2000: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's panel discussion for the President's Forum lecture series.
Oct. 22, 1999: Mark Gearan's Presidential Inauguration
Oct. 15, 1999: "When Anthony Met Stanton" dedication remarks by sculptor A.E. Ted Aub.
June 14, 1998: Author and feminist Gloria Steinem, Commencement.
Feb. 9, 1996: Author and feminist Gloria Steinem, "Education from the Inside Out," Blackwell Award presentation ceremony for Wilma Mankiller.
May 26, 1974: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. gave the Commencement address.
1929: Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the Phi Beta Kappa address.
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