Tandem…

Eric | July 22, 2010

envelopeTandem is not just a bike with two seats, it also means “at last” in Latin. At last I received my Ph.D. Diploma today! After only eight months of waiting time –yeah! (clap) Guess in what language it was written? Click the photo…

I hope I will be able to translate it at some point. For US immigration officers this appears to be too hard of a job. :-)

Update: Here is the text and English translation. Thanks to Nicholas Greco!

NOS GUBERNATORES RECTOR SOCII UNIVERSITATIS MCGILL AD MONTEM REGIUM IN CANADA SITAE OMNIBUS AD QUOS HAE LITTERAE PERVENERINT SALUTEM. NOS UNIVERSITATIS GUBERNATORES RECTRIX SOCII TESTAMUR NOS
ERIC BODDEN CUM CURRICULUM STUDIORUM PRAESCRIPTUM CUM INDUSTRIA CONFECERIT ET OMNES EXERCITATIONES QUAE EI SINT INIUNCTAE RITE PEREGERIT, CREAVISSE DOCTOREM PHILOSOPHIAE ATQUE EI OMNES HONORES IURA BENEFICIA QUAE AD ILLUM GRADUM PERTINEANT CONCESSISSE. QUOD AD CONFIRMANDUM HAS LITTERAS SIGILLO UNIVERSITATIS CONSIGNANDAS ET NOMINA EORUM QUI RES ACADEMICAS ADMINISTRANT SUBSCRIBENDA CURAVIMUS. DATAE DIE XXXI MENSIS MAII ANNI DOMINI MMX


WE, THE GOVERNORS AND THE RECTOR, MEMBERS OF MCGILL UNIVERSITY, LOCATED IN MOUNT ROYAL, CANADA, TO ALL WHOM THESE WORDS COME, GREETINGS. WE, THE GOVERNORS AND THE RECTOR TESTIFY THAT ERIC BODDEN, HAVING PASSED ALL EXAMS WHICH ARE AJOINED TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE CURRICULUM OF STUDIES PRESCRIBED, HAS BEEN MADE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY. AS WELL, ALL HONOURS AND BENEFITS WHICH LEGALLY BELONG TO THAT DEGREE ARE CONCEDED TO HIM. AS PROOF OF THIS, THESE SIGNATURES AND THE SEAL OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO ADMINISTER THE ACADEMIC MATTERS HAVE BEEN AFFIXED, DATED ON THIS DAY 31ST OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF THE LORD, 2010.

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