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

NBC4 (CNS), June 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

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.