Friday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. in Laurence Frost Amphitheater.

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On the day of the ceremony, the gates to Frost Amphitheater will open at 8:45 a.m., and the ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Classes have been canceled that day until 1 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Inner Quadrangle featuring a receiving line, student entertainment and refreshments.

Inauguration Program

Prelude Music
Performed by Stanford Jazz Workshop Ensemble, Stanford Mendicants and Counterpoint

Inauguration Processional
Conducted by Jim Nadel, '72, Lecturer in Music
Performed by the Stanford Jazz Workshop Ensemble

Musical Interlude
Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland
Conducted by Stephen M. Sano, AM '91, DMA '94, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies

The Reverend Scotty McLennan, Dean for Religious Life

Gerhard Casper, President Emeritus, Peter & Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education, Professor of Law

Greetings from the Staff
Susan Schofield, '66, Academic Secretary

Greetings from the Students
Seth Newton, '01, President of the Associated Students of Stanford University

A Reading
A poem by Denise Levertov
Read by Eavan Boland, Professor of English

Introduction of the Chair of the Board of Trustees
Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus, Bing Professor of Environmental Science

The Investiture
Isaac Stein, MBA '70, JD '72, Chair, Board of Trustees

President's Robe presented by
Paul Hartke, MS '99, PhD '04, Chair of the Graduate Student Council and Malia Villegas, '01, Vice President of the Associated Students of Stanford University

John L. Hennessy, President of the University, Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Musical Interlude
The Call of the West
Composed and conducted in honor of John L. Hennessy for this occasion by Giancarlo Aquilanti, DMA '96, Lecturer, Music Theory and Conducting
Performed by the Stanford Jazz Workshop Ensemble and
the Stanford Chamber Chorale

Closing Remarks
Richard W. Lyman, President Emeritus, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities Emeritus

The Stanford Hymn
Performed by the Stanford Chamber Chorale, Mendicants and Counterpoint

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Associate Dean for Religious Life

Recessional Music
Performed by the Stanford Jazz Workshop Ensemble


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