The University Ceremony of the 523rd Convocation of the University of Chicago was held on June 13, 2015, on the Main Quadrangle. 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 Shulamit Ran, who delivered the Convocation Address, "Why We Make Are." The Rosenberger Medal was awarded to Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director for The Joffrey Ballet. In the second half of the ceremony, President Zimmer bestowed honorary degrees upon distinguished scholars and 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.