The University Ceremony of the 521st Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on December 12, 2014, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. The University of Chicago Pipe Band led distinguished faculty and graduating students in a procession, followed by opening remarks from President Robert J. Zimmer. Provost Eric D. Isaacs introduced Professor David Archer, who delivered the Convocation Address, "The Great Carbon Conspiracy." President Zimmer conferred degrees upon candidates in the College, graduate divisions, and professional schools. The program also included performances by the University of Chicago Motet Choir and the Millar Brass Ensemble.