Ben Affleck received an honorary doctorate degree from Brown University today (May 26) during graduation ceremonies in Providence, R.I.
The Academy Award-winning actor was among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to be given degrees. The Ivy League school honored Affleck with a Doctor of Fine Arts for his work as a director, actor, writer, and producer. His film "Argo" won this year's Oscar for Best Picture.
Others who received honorary doctorates were author and MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, medical doctor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.