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People in Education: Jack Horner to receive honorary doctorate

January 31, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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Jack Horner, Regents' Professor of Paleontology and Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, will speak and receive an honorary doctoral degree of science at Pennsylvania State University in August during the university's summer commencement ceremony. Penn State's Board of Trustees approved Horner's selection at its Jan. 20 meeting. Horner was chosen for his outstanding work in paleontology and his reputation as one of the "world's most visionary, creative and distinguished individuals whose efforts have transformed society." Horner will be one of four people receiving honorary doctorates from Penn State this year. The others, who will speak at different commencement ceremonies, include a Nobel laureate, the president emeritus of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and a former editor of the Los Angeles Times.

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