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University of Arizona

ABC's Woodruff to speak at UA commencement

Bob Woodruff, the ABC reporter who was injured in a 2006 roadside bombing in Iraq, will speak at the University of Arizona undergraduate commencement May 15.

While embedded with the U.S. 4th Infantry, Woodruff suffered a head injury in Jan. 2006 when a bomb struck his vehicle. Woodruff was named co-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" in 2005. He joined the broadcaster in 1996.

Since his recovery, the journalist has resumed reporting on stories around the world.

Woodruff started a foundation, the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, to aid those injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and draw attention to brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dean Emeritus Toni Massaro, a UA Regent's Professor, will speak at the graduate commencement May 14.

Massaro was the first woman dean of the Rogers College of Law, which she headed for 10 years. She returned to the faculty after stepping down as dean.

Both ceremonies will be held at McKale Center.

The graduate commencement will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 14. The undergraduate commencement will be at 8 a.m. on May 15.

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