06/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Liam Neeson Speaks: Art Helps Heal The Heart

In his first public speaking appearance since his wife Natasha Richardson's tragic death, Liam Neeson quoted poet Paul Muldoon to describe how art helps heal the heart.

Neeson -- who left the college before graduating -- received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Queens University Belfast, at the British Consulate in NYC on Wednesday.

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