Chu to Speak at Commencement
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will be the principal speaker at Commencement on June 4.
The University announced today that U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will be the principal speaker at Commencement, on the afternoon of June 4. The official news announcement is available here. Chu shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics; his work is described on the Nobel website here and here.
Thus, a year that began with Al Gore '69, LL.D. '94, focusing campus attention on global warming and energy conservation will close on a similar note. As energy secretary, Chu will be the Obama administration's point person for alternative and renewable energy policy, as part of a broader agenda on climate change.