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Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation|College of Arts and Sciences

Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation 2016

Friday, September 16

4 p.m.

A&S Auditorium

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Carl L. Hart

author of

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society

and recipient of the

2014 Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

About Keith and Thyra Thomson and the Honors Convocation

Keith and Thyra Thomson were married in 1939 and became one of Wyoming's most notable couples. Recognized for exemplary service and dedication to the University of Wyoming, Keith and Thyra Thomson "paid it forward" before the term was coined. In 1960, Keith was elected United States senator, but, before he could assume office, he had a heart attack and died. In 1997, Thyra, along with her family and friends, established an endowment to ensure that academically successful College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates be recognized annually for their achievements. Thyra died in June 2013.

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Keynote Speaker 2016

Dr. Carl L. Hart, College of Arts and Sciences outstanding alumnus 2015, will deliver the keynote speech at the Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, September 16.

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