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Tilghman to receive honorary degree from Oxford

The University of Oxford has announced that Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will receive an honorary degree at Oxford's annual honorary degree ceremony, known as Encaenia, on June 19. Tilghman will receive the degree of doctor of science, honoris causa .

Tilghman "has helped to push forward the frontiers of understanding of the mammalian genome," Oxford said in its announcement . "She has spoken forcefully on the continuity between science and society and is renowned for her support for scientists at the start of their careers and for her leadership on behalf of women in science."

Tilghman is one of seven men and women selected to receive honorary degrees from Oxford this year.

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