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2001 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

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Installation ceremonies
Photo gallery
of Inauguration 2001
Gazette news coverage of ceremonies


SPEECHES


Please join us in welcoming Lawrence H. Summers as Harvard University's 27th president. These two days of inaugural events will provide the occasion to welcome back to Harvard an eminent scholar, devoted teacher, and admired public servant, and to hear from him as he assumes his vital new role at the University.
EVENTS SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 11
7:00pm - Segue!... A celebration of students and the arts. (Sanders Theatre)*

8:30pm - Dessert Reception. (Annenberg Hall)*

Friday, October 12
8:00-9:30am - Registration and continental breakfast. (Science Center)*

9:45-11:30am - Faculty Symposia*

Science on the Edge
Dudley R. Herschbach, Moderator

The Company of Educated Men and Women
Richard J. Light, Moderator

The Professional Ethic Meets the Market Economy
Dennis F. Thompson, Moderator

Balancing the Scales
Michael Kremer, Moderator

Brain Science and the Science of Learning
Jerome Kagan, Moderator

Great Art, Mass Culture
Elaine Scarry, Moderator

Noon-1:30pm - Luncheon (Memorial Hall and tents)*

1:30pm - Academic Procession forms (Boylston Hall)***

2:00pm - Academic Procession (Tercentenary Theatre)

2:30pm - Installation of President Summers (Tercentenary Theatre)
All members of the Harvard community are welcome. A live video webcast of the ceremonies will be available on this web site.

4:00pm - Reception*


* Indicates an invitation-only event. A limited number of symposia tickets will be available on Friday morning. See the Harvard Gazette for more details.

** All Harvard faculty are invited to march in the procession


VISITOR INFO
Invitation to the Installation ceremony
The Board of Overseers invites members of the Harvard community to attend the ceremonies in the Tercentenary Theatre on Friday afternoon.

Directions to Harvard University
Parking, shuttle schedules, public transportation, driving instructions

BACKGROUND INFO
" A Worldly Professor" Feature article on the life and career of Lawrence H. Summers (Harvard Magazine)

" Summers is named new president of Harvard" Coverage of the March 2001 announcement of Summers as next president. (Harvard Gazette)

"Final Inauguration preparations set " News coverage of preparations for the inaugural ceremonies (Harvard Gazette)

Past Harvard presidents Historical overview of Harvard's presidency

  • Ancient insignia unveiled at Installation
  • The President's Chair
  • Notes from inaugurations past
    Harvard's inaugural ceremonies are rich with traditional rites - and artifacts.


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