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Nexus: Where Science Meets Society
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Nexus: Where Science Meets Society
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By Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
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In an age of discovery and innovation, how can benefits be passed along?
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Science and scientists play a vital role in society. The degree of influence wielded by scientific opinion, the reputation of scientific bodies for impartially rendered insight, the priority accorded to scientific research and education all have contributed to the success of nations.
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As published in the IAEA Bulletin, the flagship publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Honorary Degrees

2013

  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA (Doctor of Humane Letters) (May 19, 2013)

2012

2011

  • Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Honorary Doctor of Science) (May 20, 2011: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Hooding and Recognition Ceremony Speaker)
  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey (Doctor of Humane Letters) (May 14, 2011: Commencement Speaker)
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Doctor of Science) (April 30, 2011: Commencement Speaker, Morning Ceremony)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea (Honorary Doctor of Science and Technology) (February 11, 2011: Commencement Speaker)

2010

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (Honoris Causa) (October 9, 2010)

2008

  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Doctor of Humane Letters) (June 14, 2008: Commencement Speaker, School for New Learning)

2007

  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (Doctor of Science) (May 20, 2007: Commencement Speaker)
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA (Doctor of Humane Letters) (May 21, 2007: Commencement Speaker)
  • Teachers College, Columbia University (Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service [equivalent of Honorary Degree]) (May 15, 2007: Master’s Convocation Speaker)
  • University of Miami (Doctor of Sciences) (May 11, 2007: Undergraduate Degree Ceremony Speaker, School of Business Administration and College of Engineering)

2006

  • Colorado School of Mines (December 15, 2006)
  • Georgetown University (November 1, 2006)
  • Harvard, Cambridge, MA (June 8, 2006)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (May 15, 2006)
  • Howard University, Washington, DC (May 13, 2006)
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (March 19, 2006: Commencement Speaker)
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (February 11, 2006)

2005

  • Boston University, Boston, MA (May 22, 2005: Baccalaureate Service Speaker)

2004

  • University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (July 9, 2004)
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (June 18, 2004)
  • Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (May 28, 2004: Commencement Speaker)
  • So. Connecticut University (May 27, 2004: Commencement Speaker)
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME (May 23, 2004)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (May 16, 2004)
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY (May 9, 2004: Commencement Speaker)
  • Bennett College, Greensboro, NC (May 8, 2004)
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN (May 1, 2004: Commencement Speaker)
  • Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA (January 2004: Commencement Speaker)

2003

  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (December 2003)
  • University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC (May 2003: Commencement Speaker)
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (May 25, 2003)
  • The City College of the City University of NY (May 2003: Commencement Speaker)
  • Smith College, Northampton, MA (May 19, 2002)

2001

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (December 15, 2001)
  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA (June 16, 2001)
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (May 19, 2001)

2000

  • Medgar Evers College, NY (December 6, 2000: Commencement Speaker) 
  • SUNY-Farmingdale, NY (September 28, 2000)
  • Dartmouth College, NH (June 11, 2000: Commencement Speaker)
  • Spelman College, GA (May 21, 2000: Commencement Speaker)

1999

  • Williams College, MA
  • Rutgers University, NJ
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ 
  • University of Massachusetts, MA
  • Hood College, MD

1997

  • St. Peters College, NJ
  • Villanova University, PA

1996

  • Cheyney University, PA

1993

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

1991

  • Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ
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