Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Willis Eugene Lamb Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Hyman George Rickover Sc.D. 06/01/1960
Marion E. Kenworthy Sc.D. 05/16/1973
Hildegard E. Peplau Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Nicole M. La Douarin Sc.D. 05/17/1989
David Bernard Steinman Sc.D. 06/02/1953
Zena Stein Sc.D. 05/22/2013
Walter Herman Bucher Sc.D. 06/03/1958
Murrary Gell-Mann Sc.D. 05/18/1977
Chein-Shiung Wu Sc.D. 05/19/1982
Timothy Edward Shea Sc.D. 06/04/1946
Lee Alvin DuBridge Sc.D. 06/04/1957
F. Albert Cotton Sc.D. 05/14/1980
Arthur Warren Hixson Sc.D. 10/31/1954
Charles A. Ragan, Jr. Sc.D. 10/06/1976
Arthur Fay Taggart Sc.D. 10/31/1954
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
Arthur Rubinstein Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
William Schuman Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Benny Goodman Mus.D. 05/14/1986
Virgil Thompson Mus.D. 05/17/1978
Muhal Richard Abrams Mus.D. 09/07/2012
Ornette Coleman Mus.D. 05/18/2011
Paul Hindemith Mus.D. 06/01/1948
George Mead, Jr. Mus.D. 06/05/1945
Isaac Stern Mus.D. 05/18/1977
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
Max Roach Mus.D. 05/16/2001
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Laurie Anderson Mus.D. 05/19/2004
E. K. Ellington (Duke) Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Howard Hanson Mus.D. 06/04/1946
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
Emanuel Ax Mus.D. 05/21/2008
Dorothy DeLay Mus.D. 05/19/1994
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
Richard Rodgers Mus.D. 01/11/1954
João Gilberto Mus.D. 05/17/2017
Gregor Piatigorsky Mus.D. 05/12/1976
Leontyne Price Mus.D. 05/16/1979
John Coleman Bennett S.T.D. 06/02/1964
Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. S.T.D. 06/05/1952
Nicholai Velimirovich S.T.D. 06/04/1946
M. Moran Weston S.T.D. 06/03/1969
John Courtney Murray, S.J. S.T.D. 06/01/1966
Samuel DeWitt Proctor S.T.D. 05/16/1990
John William Charles Wand S.T.D. 06/03/1947
Robert James McCracken S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Arthur Michael Ramsey S.T.D. 10/16/1962
Horace Donegan S.T.D. 06/01/1960
Eivind Josef Berggrav S.T.D. 10/31/1954
Shelton Hale Bishop S.T.D. 06/01/1954
David de Sola Pool S.T.D. 06/01/1955
Henry Knox Sherrill S.T.D. 06/01/1948
Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. S.T.D. 01/11/1954
Ralph Washington Sockman S.T.D. 06/01/1954
Paul Austin Wolfe S.T.D. 06/05/1945
Charles Kendall Gilbert S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
Reinhold Niebuhr S.T.D. 01/11/1954
Henry Pitney Van Dusen S.T.D. 06/05/1956
Julia Bacha University Medal for Excellence 05/17/2017
Evan A. Davis University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1987
Franklin A. Thomas University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Anne Marie Quindlen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1989
Peter B. Kenen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1977
George Yancopoulos University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2002
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
Tom Kitt University Medal for Excellence 09/07/2012
Jacob Neusner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1974
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
Edgar Haber University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Arthur M. Okun University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1968
Nathan Leventhal University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1985
Marina von Neumann Whitman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1973
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
Julius L. Chambers University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1971
Daniel G. Hoffman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1964
Kiran Desai University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2009
Stephen J. Gould University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
Ntozake Shange University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1981
Alicia Abella University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2013
Philip A. Lacovara University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1975
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
Augusta Souza Kappner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1988
Lydia Polgreen University Medal for Excellence 01/02/2011
Shazi Visram University Medal for Excellence 05/16/2018
Emanuel Ax University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1984
Mark E. Josephson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
Alisa Weilerstein University Medal for Excellence 05/21/2014
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
Helene Gayle University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1996
Louis A. M. Simpson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1965
Norton D. Zinder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1969

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