Fall convocation opens each academic year with a formal celebration of scholarship and innovation. A bookend to commencement, convocation is an annual event open to university faculty, staff, students and friends. This annual event features an academic procession and a keynote speaker.
Fall convocation 2012 begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Severance Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Free tickets will be available later this summer by contacting the Severance Hall box office.
Self-taught inventor William Kamkwamba fought against economic hardship and stood up to skeptical neighbors to bring electricity to his home in Malawi with a homemade wind turbine. He chronicles his story in this year’s common reading selection—The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library will be sponsoring book discussions in advance of William Kamkwamba’s appearance. Dates and times are still being determined—please check this site for updates.
Tuesday, August 23rd / 7:00 p.m.
25501 Shaker Boulevard / 216.831.6868
Thursday, August 25th / 7:00 p.m.
Bay Village Branch
502 Cahoon Road / 440.871.6392
These discussions are free and open to the public. Books available for check out from the branch. Please visit cuyahogalibrary.org or call the host branch to register.
Self-taught inventor William Kamkwamba, author of this year’s common reading selection The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, will deliver the keynote address at fall convocation. Learn more about the featured speaker.