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Spring 2015 Commencement Attracts International Online Audience

While thousands of guests joined UHD students, faculty and staff for the spring 2015 commencement exercises at Minute Maid Park, hundreds more attended virtually via live streaming video. Nearly 500 visitors from Nebraska to Nepal logged on to celebrate their loved ones from afar.

"This was the largest recorded viewing audience for a live UHD event," said Associate Vice President for Information Technology Hossein Shahrokhi. "We've seen tremendous growith since we started live streaming during the spring 2009 commencement with less than 25 viewers tuning in to watch it online."

The interactive map below displays the number of unique visits per country, with the top number of international viewers coming from Mexico, Venezuela and Spain.