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April 23, 2012

The College Will Bestow Two Honorary Degrees at its 2012 Commencement

On Sunday, June 3rd, the SUNY College of Optometry will award, on behalf of the University and the SUNY Board of Trustees, two honorary degrees.  Dr. William T. Newsome, III and Dr. J. Anthony Movshon, prominent researchers who collaborated on research of how the brain functions and  converts signals from the eye into images, will receive the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.


Dr. Newsome is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of visual neuroscience.  He is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the BioX Neuro Ventures at Stanford.  In addition, he is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 


Dr. Movshon is the Silver Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University and an Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Newsome and Dr. Movshon are the co-recipients of the 2010 Champalimaud Vision Award, the most prestigious award in the field of vision science.

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