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Ben Affleck to get honorary doctorate from Brown

Ivy League school in Rhode Island says Oscar winner will receive a doctor of fine arts during commencement exercises May 26

  • AP
  • Published: 10:45 April 25, 2013
  • Tabloid

  • Image Credit: John Shearer/Invision/AP
  • FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Ben Affleck poses with his award for best picture for "Argo" during at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. Affleck discusses his awkward Oscar speech and remembers film critic Roger Ebert on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Los Angeles premiere of "To the Wonder." (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island: Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck is among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to receive honorary degrees from Brown University at next month’s graduation ceremonies.

The Ivy League school in Rhode Island says Affleck will receive a doctor of fine arts during commencement exercises May 26. The Massachusetts native directed, produced and starred in “Argo,” which won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture.

Others getting honorary doctorates are author and MIT Professor Junot Diaz; retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow; Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan; medical doctor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey; and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.

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