UA commencement will feature fireworks, awards and plenty of water

Shivani Misra is on a mission to fight stigma against kids with developmental disabilities. Her weapon of choice: a University of Arizona degree. On Friday, the 21-year-old from Phoenix will cross the stage at Arizona Stadium to claim a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and cognitive science, her first step to becoming a doctor who works with such children. She’s one of about 6,000 graduates due to receive degrees during the UA’s 152nd commencement, an event expected to occur in 90-plus degree heat Friday evening. With the chance of record-breaking temperatures, school officials have made extensive plans to ensure a plentiful supply of drinking water for the 46,000 or so students and guests expected to attend. “We’re definitely prepared,” said Kasey Urquidez, the UA vice president in charge of the ceremony.…


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