2008 Commencement Keynote Address Case Western Reserve University 2008 Commencement Keynote Address Speaker: Craig Newmark Location: Veale Center Date: 18 May 2008 A self-described "nerd" while a student at Case Western Reserve University 30-plus years ago, Craig Newmark said he and others like him tended to migrate to the earliest versions of the Internet because it offered the promise of acceptance. "I realized, somehow, this thing included everyone . . . and that is the vision behind craigslist," the double alumnus told the audience, estimated at 7000—including more than 1500 graduates and families—gathered in the Veale Center for, and watching a live webcast of, the university's 2008 commencement convocation. Craigslist‚ which Newmark began as an e-mail list to inform friends about events, has since developed into an Internet classified service that today serves more than 30 million visitors from 450 cities and 50 countries. Newmark said his Internet empire of ads, which is flourishing in the hands of its users, has taught him some of the most aluable lessons he could impart to the class of 2008: what may be considered the most "boring, commonplace, everyday stuff" are the very things that matter most to people and getting out of the way so others can do what they do best is one of the biggest secrets to success. "Give people a break. Treat them like you want to be treated," Newmark said. "Sometimes the best thing we can do at the end of the day is live and let live, and it works pretty well ...
JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 - June 5 2008 JK Rowling is keynote speaker for Harvard University Commencement June 5, 2008.
JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 2 - June 5 2008 JK Rowling is keynote speaker for Harvard University Commencement June 5, 2008 Part 2.
2009 Yale Commencement On May 25, 2009 Yale University celebrated its three hundred eighth Commencement ceremony to honor the Class of 2009.
John Grisham Commencement Address Author John Grisham, master of best-selling legal thrillers, was the UNC-Chapel Hill 2010 commencement speaker. On May 10, 2010, he told the University's newest graduates that writing is like life and that its important for each person to find his or her voice in order to be heard. Grisham spoke at the traditional Kenan Stadium Commencement ceremony where Chancellor Holden Thorp presided and the University awarded four honorary degrees. An estimated 5630 undergraduate, graduate and professional students received degrees during Commencement weekend. For more on the 2010 Commencement weekend, including a photo slideshow, please visit: uncnews.unc.edu
Evan Gregory - Commencement Speech Evan gives his fellow Swarthmore graduates sage words of wisdom. And sage melodies of wisdom. We dare you to auto-tune his speech.
Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter's Commencement Remarks As part of Thursday's commencement ceremonies, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court David H. Souter '61 discussed his judicial philosophy.
John F. Kennedy - American University Commencement You can view the full speech here: At American University in Washington, DC, Kennedy announces upcoming talks with the Soviets in Moscow, as well as his decision not to test nuclear weapons in the atmosphere as long as other nations also refrain from nuclear tests as a show of goodwill. June 10th, 1963
Harvard University's 359th Commencement, 2010 (Afternoon Program) Harvard's 359th Commencement was streamed live on Thursday, May 27, 2010. The afternoon program features welcoming remarks and acknowledgements by departing Harvard Alumni Association president Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland AB '76, MBA '79; an announcement of Overseer and Director elections results; the presentation of the Harvard Medals; remarks by President Drew Gilpin Faust; and an address by University Commencement Speaker The Honorable David H. Souter, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court (retired).
President Obama at Michigan Commencement President Obama speaks at the 2010 University of Michigan commencement ceremony in Ann Arbor, MI.
Desmond Tutu Commencement Speech Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, gave UNC-Chapel Hill's 2009 Commencement Address in Kenan Stadium May 10, 2009.
2006 OKC Classen Commencement Speech Part 1 of 2 Wayne was asked to give the commencement speech at his old high school... keep in mind it's a Magnet School (think Fame) filled with artists. Don't forget to watch Part 2:
Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech Ellen DeGeneres addresses Tulane University's graduating 'Katrina Class' - 16-May-2009
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005. Transcript of Steve Jobs' address: news-service.stanford.edu Stanford University channel on YouTube:
Obama at ASU: Commencement Speech with intro by Michael Crow President Obama's commencement speech (with introduction by Dr. Michael Crow) at the Arizona State University Commencement 2009
Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2010 Emory Commencement Address California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered an inspiring and hilarious keynote address at Emory University's 165th commencement ceremony on Monday, May 10, 2010. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree, his "first law degree." Schwarzenegger pumped students up with the story of his rise to world-famous athlete, actor and politician, by never being afraid of failure. For more on Emory University's 2010 Commencement, visit: www.emory.edu
2009 Commencement Convocation Chris Gardner, the self-made entrepreneur and philanthropist whose homelessness-to-riches story inspired the 2006 autobiography and feature film, "The Pursuit of Happyness," delivers the keynote address at this spring's Commencement Convocation, an annual event honoring all graduating seniors.
President Obama: Notre Dame Commencement The President gives remarks at the University of Notre Dame Commencement. He speaks of finding common ground and respect on the divisive issues of our time, including abortion. May 17, 2009. (Public Domain)
Jeremy Sicile-Kira's High School Commencement Speech Jeremy graduated from Torrey Pines High School with a 3.70 GPA on June 18, 2010. Jeremy is autistic with little verbal speech and gave this commencement address using voice output technology. His sister, Rebecca, graduated form Canyon Crest Academy on the same day. Congratulations to them both. Jim Sicile shot and edited this short movie.
Oprah Winfrey's 2008 Stanford Commencement Address Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, spoke to the Class of 2008 at Stanford's 117th Commencement on June 15, 2008. Winfrey drew on experiences from a career that began in 1976 when she co-anchored a television newscast, and she shared three lessons about feelings, failure and finding happiness. Transcript of Oprah Winfrey's commencement address: news-service.stanford.edu Stanford University channel on YouTube:
Will Ferrell Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 of 5 Probably one of the best, if not the best commencement speeches in history. It is the most hillarious public speech that I've ever seen and I can't get enough of it. Excuse the watermark and the fact that I had to break this up into 5 pieces. More reasons for the imperfections below. I hope you enjoy! It took forever to convert this .rm (real player) file to one (.avi) that can be uploaded here to . Not only was it a pain in the butt, but you also have this stupid watermark on the video because the software developer for the conversion from real stream to .avi decided to prevent us poor people from having a clean version. The 4th segment is my favorite in these 5 parts. The George Bush Impersonation is incredible.
2006 Northwestern Commencement - Sen. Barack Obama Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) was on campus on June 16, 2006 to speak to Northwestern University's Class of 2006 as part of the University's Commencement.
Blue Scholars - Commencement Day The Long March EP
Eric Schmidt's University of Pennsylvania commencement address Eric Schmidt delivers the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania on May 18, 2009.
Meryl Streep, Barnard Commencement Speaker 2010, Columbia University Meryl Streep speaks at Barnard College, Columbia University Commencement 2010. Running transcript of speech included. An American actress who has worked in theater, television, and film, Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations and 15 Golden Globe nominations. She won two Oscars and seven Golden Globes. She made her first appearance in a play called The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and since then, she has been known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia (2007), Doubt (2008) and more recently Julie & Julia and Its Complicated in 2009.
Princeton University Commencement 2010 Princeton hosted a series of events and ceremonies highlighting the achievements of the Class of 2010, concluding with the University's 263rd Commencement. Read more: www.princeton.edu
2010 Commencement Convocation Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, University of California Berkeley Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Shlain Filmmaker, Founder/The Webby Awards & Co-founder, The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. http
Eugene Mirman 2009 LHS Commencement Speech Eugene Mirman's commencement speech for the 2009 Lexington High School graduating class at the Tsongas Arena.
Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2006 Commencement Top-rated television show host and New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres made an unannounced appearance at the conclusion of the Tulane University 2006 Commencement. Introduced by Tulane president Scott Cowen.
Lisa Kudrow Commencement Address 2010 Lisa Kudrow '85 delivers an address to the graduating class of 2010 at Vassar's 146th commencement on May 23rd.
Larry Page's University of Michigan commencement address Larry Page delivers the commencement address at the University of Michigan on May 2, 2009. Read the full transcript of the video here: Note: A previous version of this was missing some audio. Thanks for your patience while we fixed the error.
1. Stephen Colbert 2006 Knox Commencement Address Comedian Stephen Colbert delivered the Commencement address at Knox College on Saturday, June 3, 2006. As is tradition, Colbert was awarded an honorary degree. Colbert hosts his own show on Comedy Central network, The Colbert Report, which spoofs pretentious, personality-driven political commentary programs. For more information, go to www.knox.edu
Susan Rice's 2010 Commencement Address (June 13, 2010) In her remarks at Stanford University's 119th Commencement on Sunday, Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, challenges the graduates to innovate and serve; to shape change and "be that change, not for an election, but for a lifetime." More than 25000 family members and friends gathered for Stanford's 119th Commencement Weekend. Among the highlights on Saturday were a Baccalaureate address by Eboo Patel, executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core and the Class Day Lecture by Philosophy Professor Debra Satz. On Sunday, family members and friends will be in Stanford Memorial Stadium to cheer on the class of 2010 as the university awards 1722 bachelor's degrees; 2100 master's degrees; and 980 doctoral degrees. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford Commencement: commencement.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
Butler Commencement Part I May 9, 2009- Governor Daniels delivers a commencement address to the graduating class of Butler University.
118th Stanford University Commencement Stanford University held its 118th Commencement exercises on June 14, 2009. Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Stanford alumnus, gave the keynote address. In his address, Justice Kennedy urged graduates to spread freedom and law throughout the world. The 2009 Commencement featured the conferring of 1735 bachelor's degrees, 2039 master's degrees and 925 doctoral degrees. Stanford University www.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube
Auburn University Spring 2010 Commencement Speaker Tim Cook Auburn alumnus and Apple, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook speaks at the Commencement ceremony, May 14, 2010.
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks-- including death itself-- at Stanford University's 114th Commencement on Sunday in Stanford Stadium. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford University channel on YouTube:
119th Stanford University Commencement (June 13, 2010) Stanford University's 119th Commencement took place on June 13, 2010. In her remarks, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, '86, challenged the graduates to innovate and serve; to shape change and "be that change, not for an election, but for a lifetime." More than 25000 family members and friends gathered in Stanford Memorial Stadium to cheer on the class of 2010 as the university awarded 1722 bachelor's degrees; 2100 master's degrees; and 980 doctoral degrees. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford Commencement: commencement.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
Commencement -- Columbia School of Journalism In 1979, Gilda Radner threw a summer-long party at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre. Share the fun as Gilda's Saturday Night Live alter-egos take on new comedy material not even the Not Ready for Prime Time Players were quite ready for. Among the many highlights: Emily Litella substituting for a Bedford-Stuyvesant teacher who's been the unfortunate victim of a "stubbing". Lisa Hoopner whining through "The Way We Were". Roseanne Roseannadanna grossing out grads at the Columbia School of Journalism. And joining in for even more hip happiness are several of Gilda's SNL cohorts. Paul Schaffer (Late Night with David Letterman) plays straight man and plays up a musical storm. Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello), rock critic and gossip columnist for the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano, reveals the astonishing "Kennedy/Lincoln Coincidenza" and poses a new model for higher education: the five-minute university.
Randy Pausch Inspires Graduates Professor Randy Pausch made a surprise return to Carnegie Mellon University to deliver an inspirational speech to the Class of 2008 at the Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2008. Pausch was included in TIME Magazine's 2008 list of the world's 100 most influential people. His book, "The Last Lecture," co-written by Jeff Zaslow of the Wall Street Journal and based on Pausch's now-famous talk "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," is a New York Times #1 bestseller. For more on Randy, visit: www.cmu.edu Learn how to support the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge, visit: www.cmu.edu