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Al Gore named University of Maryland graduation speaker

Al Gore named University of Maryland graduation speaker

Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver the University of Maryland, College Park’s spring commencement address, college officials announced Monday.

He will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service from the university during the May 20 ceremony at the XFINITY Center.

Gore, who served during both terms of the Clinton administration, is the author of the New York Times best-seller, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The book about the dangers of global warming was later adapted as a documentary, which won two Oscars in 2006.

The next year, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for “informing the world of the...

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