Dr. Fauci surprises UC Irvine biological science grads with virtual commencement speech 

The virtual commencement ceremony for UC Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences featured a surprise speaker Saturday morning: National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. … COVID-19 … caused the university to host the first digital ceremony in its 55-year history, handing out 9,907 undergraduate degrees, 886 master’s degrees and 299 doctoral degrees virtually. About 47% of undergraduates in the 2020 class are first-generation college students, the university said. … UC Irvine’s various graduation ceremonies, including commencement for the School of Biological Sciences, can be viewed at commencement.uci.edu.