A Provost and his protégés

  • August 4, 2008

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Dr Gordon Johnson with Gates Scholar Dr Deborah Pino Pasternak, outside the Senate House, Cambridge after the degree ceremony on 19 July 2008

Our Provost Gordon Johnson frequently officiates at degree ceremonies in Senate House, in his capacity as President of Wolfson College. But it is a particular pleasure when the graduands include Gates Scholars who have successfully completed their research degrees. At the most recent ceremony, held on Saturday 19 July, he witnessed the formal award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to Mihai Brezeanu (Engineering, Churchill), Rongjun Chen (Chemical Engineering, Clare Hall), Vanessa Grotti (Social Anthropology, Trinity), Maximilian Gwiazda (History & Philosophy of Architecture, Pembroke), Zeynep Inanoglu (Engineering, St Edmund’s), Eric Jensen (Social & Political Sciences, Homerton), Angeliki Kehagia (Experimental Psychology, Downing), Senthil Natesan (Plant Sciences, Trinity Hall), Deborah Pino Pasternak (Education, Darwin), John Prendergast (Engineering, Wolfson), Julian Sonner (Theoretical Physics, Trinity), Mamta Thangaraj (Physics, Wolfson), Viktor Vafeiadis (Computer Science, Selwyn), and Yalan Wang (Engineering, Christ’s).

Also receiving degrees that day were David Deitz (MPhil History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine, Girton), Lu Gram (MPhil Computer Speech, Text & Internet Technology, Clare Hall), Muhammad Irfan (MPhil Development Studies, St John’s), Kelly Karns (MPhil Bioscience Enterprise, Pembroke), Grace Lee (MPhil Management, Trinity), King Mills (MPhil Development Studies, Hughes Hall), Astrid Noren-Nillson (MPhil Development Studies, King’s), Christopher Rumball (MPhil Bioscience Enterprise, Wolfson), Flavius Schackert (MPhil Physics, Wolfson), Jeremiah Schwarz (MPhil Development Studies, Wolfson), and Michael Swanwick (MPhil Materials Science, St Edmund’s).

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