- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Bill Nye the Science Guy and Howard Koh, assistant secretary of health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have been selected to address graduates at University of Massachusetts Lowell commencement ceremonies.

Nye, a scientist, comedian, author, and host of television shows that teach children about the fun side of science, will address undergraduates at morning ceremonies on May 17.

Koh, who’s been at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2009, and was previously commissioner of Public Health of Massachusetts from 1997 until 2003, will address master’s and doctoral graduates as well as undergraduates in the College of Health Sciences.

Nye and Koh are among eight guests who will receive honorary degrees.

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