Ben Affleck is among 6 distinguished artists, writers, scientists and educators who will receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University at its 245th Commencement on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
The list of honorees, released by the university today, is the following:
Benjamin Affleck, actor and director, will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.);
Junot Díaz, author and editor, will receive a Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.);
Stanley Falkow, bacteriologist, will receive a Doctor of Science (Sc.D.);
Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.);
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, physician and foundation president, will receive a Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.S.); and
Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.).
None of the six will be the Commencement speaker. Brown has always reserved that honor for members of the graduating class.