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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas plans to present honorary doctorates to a death penalty opponent and an internationally known ornithologist.

A doctorate of arts and humane letters will be presented toSister Helen Prejean and a doctorate of arts and sciences will be presented to Frances James during UA's fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.

Prejean is author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account to the Death Penalty in the United States, which was made into a movie. She also took part in a panel on peace and non-violence at the university in 2011 with the Dalai Lama.

James earned a doctorate in zoology from UA in 1970 and is considered one of the most highly regarded ornithologists and ecologists of the past 50 years.

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