Campus Notice
University of California, San Diego

UCSD Students and Other Members of the UCSD Community: SUBJECT: Commencement Speaker 1998 - Newt Gingrich
We are pleased to announce that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, has accepted UCSD's invitation to deliver the 1998 Commencement Address on Sunday, June 14.
Speaker Gingrich's 10:00 a.m. address, Goals for a Generation and Research for the Future, will be delivered at the campus' RIMAC Field, for UCSD's graduates and their families.
Our graduates were honored last year to have the President of the United States as their commencement speaker. It is stunning, and we believe a tribute to UCSD, that we have the Speaker of the House as our distinguished guest this year.
Speaker Gingrich has demonstrated a long-standing interest in many of the issues that face America's research universities. Among other initiatives, he has promoted scientific research as growth spurs for regional and national technology clusters. In many ways his interest in the role of research universities in developing a region's economic structure reflects UCSD's development of San Diego's leading technology industries. The Speaker also has sought a closer tie between science exploration and public policy. He conferred with El Nino experts at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography when considering public policies regarding disaster assistance funding in Africa, and crop yields for California agriculture.
Speaker's Gingrich received a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a master's degree and doctorate in modern European history from Tulane University. He taught history and environmental studies at West Georgia College, is the author of "1945," "To Renew 
America," and most recently, "Lessons Learned the Hard Way," as well as the co-author of "Window of Opportunity," and "Contract With 
America." Robert C. Dynes David R. Miller
Chancellor Chair Commencement Committee