Vice President, Environmental Leader to Address Carnegie Mellon Grads
Former U.S. Vice President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will address Carnegie Mellon's 2008 graduates at the university's 111th commencement ceremony this May.
"We are very pleased that Al Gore, the nation's leading advocate for the environment, will speak to our graduates at commencement," said Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon. "He is an inspiring and committed leader, whose beliefs fit well with our university, an institution committed to sustainable, green practices. His impassioned campaigns have led him to some of the world's greatest honors. And we are greatly honored to have him at Carnegie Mellon."
Gore is the author of the bestsellers "Earth in the Balance" and "An Inconvenient Truth," which was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary that detailed the devastating effects of global warming.
He is the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change." As a member of that panel, Carnegie Mellon Engineering and Public Policy Professor Ed Rubin also shared the Nobel Prize.
This year's commencement will take place May 18 in Gesling Stadium on the Pittsburgh campus. More information about the ceremony can be found at www.cmu.edu/commencement.