Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
George E. Palade Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Edwards Witten Sc.D. 05/15/1996
Byron Stookey Sc.D. 05/16/1959
Irving Weissman Sc.D. 05/17/2006
Isaac Asimov Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Samuel Chao Chung Ting Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Sc.D. 05/17/1978
Koji Nakanishi Sc.D. 05/18/2010
A. J. McConnell Sc.D. 06/01/1960
Gertrude Neumark Sc.D. 05/21/2008
P. Roy Vagelos Sc.D. 05/16/1990
Lynn Sykes Sc.D. 05/16/2018
Roald Hoffmann Sc.D. 05/19/1982
Herbert Spencer Gasser Sc.D. 06/05/1945
Solly Zuckerman (Baron Zuckerman of Burnham Thorpe) Sc.D. 11/04/1977
Alan H. Cottrell Sc.D. 05/06/1965
Paul Hindemith Mus.D. 06/01/1948
E. K. Ellington (Duke) Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Ornette Coleman Mus.D. 05/18/2011
George Mead, Jr. Mus.D. 06/05/1945
Gregor Piatigorsky Mus.D. 05/12/1976
Max Roach Mus.D. 05/16/2001
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
Leontyne Price Mus.D. 05/16/1979
João Gilberto Mus.D. 05/17/2017
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Arthur Rubinstein Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Howard Hanson Mus.D. 06/04/1946
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
Laurie Anderson Mus.D. 05/19/2004
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
Richard Rodgers Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
Dorothy DeLay Mus.D. 05/19/1994
Emanuel Ax Mus.D. 05/21/2008
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
Virgil Thompson Mus.D. 05/17/1978
Benny Goodman Mus.D. 05/14/1986
William Schuman Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
Isaac Stern Mus.D. 05/18/1977
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
Muhal Richard Abrams Mus.D. 09/07/2012
David de Sola Pool S.T.D. 06/01/1955
Shelton Hale Bishop S.T.D. 06/01/1954
John Coleman Bennett S.T.D. 06/02/1964
Henry Knox Sherrill S.T.D. 06/01/1948
Ralph Washington Sockman S.T.D. 06/01/1954
Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. S.T.D. 01/11/1954
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
John Courtney Murray, S.J. S.T.D. 06/01/1966
Arthur Michael Ramsey S.T.D. 10/16/1962
Paul Austin Wolfe S.T.D. 06/05/1945
Charles Kendall Gilbert S.T.D. 06/08/1950
M. Moran Weston S.T.D. 06/03/1969
Henry Pitney Van Dusen S.T.D. 06/05/1956
Reinhold Niebuhr S.T.D. 01/11/1954
Horace Donegan S.T.D. 06/01/1960
Samuel DeWitt Proctor S.T.D. 05/16/1990
Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. S.T.D. 06/05/1952
Nicholai Velimirovich S.T.D. 06/04/1946
John William Charles Wand S.T.D. 06/03/1947
Eivind Josef Berggrav S.T.D. 10/31/1954
Robert James McCracken S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
Shazi Visram University Medal for Excellence 05/16/2018
Max Frankel University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1967
Mark E. Josephson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
Alisa Weilerstein University Medal for Excellence 05/21/2014
Robert Jastrow University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1962
Alicia Abella University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2013
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
Kiran Desai University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2009
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
Daniel S. Greenberg University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1970
Eugene T. Rossides University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1972
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
J. Emerson Moore University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1983
Vilma S. Martinez University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1978
Lydia Polgreen University Medal for Excellence 01/02/2011
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Molly Ola Pinney University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2019
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
Helene Gayle University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1996
Franklin A. Thomas University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Arthur M. Okun University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1968
Jamie Kern Lima and Paolo Lima University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2019
Neil Degrasse Tyson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2001
Peter B. Kenen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1977
Daniel G. Hoffman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1964
George Stephanopoulos University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1993
Julia Bacha University Medal for Excellence 05/17/2017
Rolando Tomas Acosta University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2000
Evan A. Davis University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1987
Ron Gonen University Medal for Excellence 05/08/2010
Edgar Haber University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Jacob Neusner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1974
Anne Marie Quindlen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1989
Dana Schutz University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2010

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