Complete List of Recipients (1945-Present)

Name Degree or honorsort descending Date conferred
Edwin Joseph Cohn Sc.D. 06/05/1945
Erwin Chargaff Sc.D. 05/12/1976
Edward Calvin Kendall Sc.D. 06/07/1951
Robert Burns Woodward Sc.D. 06/03/1969
Baruch Samuel Blumberg Sc.D. 09/26/1990
Charles Hard Townes Sc.D. 06/04/1963
Isaac Asimov Sc.D. 05/17/1983
Samuel Chao Chung Ting Sc.D. 09/26/1990
T. Keith Glennan Sc.D. 06/06/1961
Michael Heidelberger Sc.D. 05/15/1973
Aaron Klug Sc.D. 10/05/1978
Brenda Milner Sc.D. 05/22/2002
George E. Palade Sc.D. 05/14/1986
Paul Marks Sc.D. 05/17/2000
Henry Krumb Sc.D. 06/07/1951
Eric Lander Sc.D. 05/21/2008
Toru Takemitsu Mus.D. 04/18/1996
Beverly Sills Mus.D. 05/13/1981
Muhal Richard Abrams Mus.D. 09/07/2012
Arthur Rubinstein Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Paul Hindemith Mus.D. 06/01/1948
George Mead, Jr. Mus.D. 06/05/1945
Ornette Coleman Mus.D. 05/18/2011
Virgil Thompson Mus.D. 05/17/1978
Leontyne Price Mus.D. 05/16/1979
Max Roach Mus.D. 05/16/2001
Tito Puente Mus.D. 05/19/1999
Richard Rodgers Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Itzhak Perlman Mus.D. 05/17/1989
Howard Hanson Mus.D. 06/04/1946
John B. Gillespie (Dizzy) Mus.D. 05/15/1991
Cecil Taylor Mus.D. 05/21/2003
Isaac Stern Mus.D. 05/18/1977
Laurie Anderson Mus.D. 05/19/2004
Jack Beeson Mus.D. 05/22/2002
João Gilberto Mus.D. 05/17/2017
William Schuman Mus.D. 01/11/1954
Dorothy DeLay Mus.D. 05/19/1994
Benny Goodman Mus.D. 05/14/1986
Emanuel Ax Mus.D. 05/21/2008
Wynton Marsalis Mus.D. 05/15/1996
E. K. Ellington (Duke) Mus.D. 05/16/1973
Gregor Piatigorsky Mus.D. 05/12/1976
Robert James McCracken S.T.D. 06/08/1950
John William Charles Wand S.T.D. 06/03/1947
David de Sola Pool S.T.D. 06/01/1955
Shelton Hale Bishop S.T.D. 06/01/1954
M. Moran Weston S.T.D. 06/03/1969
Ralph Washington Sockman S.T.D. 06/01/1954
Henry Knox Sherrill S.T.D. 06/01/1948
Bishop Desmond M. Tutu S.T.D. 08/03/1982
John Coleman Bennett S.T.D. 06/02/1964
Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. S.T.D. 01/11/1954
Henry Pitney Van Dusen S.T.D. 06/05/1956
Reinhold Niebuhr S.T.D. 01/11/1954
John Courtney Murray, S.J. S.T.D. 06/01/1966
Paul Austin Wolfe S.T.D. 06/05/1945
Charles Kendall Gilbert S.T.D. 06/08/1950
Arthur Michael Ramsey S.T.D. 10/16/1962
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
Eivind Josef Berggrav S.T.D. 10/31/1954
Augusta Souza Kappner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1988
Vilma S. Martinez University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1978
Emanuel Ax University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1984
Mark E. Josephson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1982
George Yancopoulos University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2002
Twyla Tharp University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1986
Franklin A. Thomas University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Edward Anders University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1966
Craig Steven Wilder University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2004
Harold Brown University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1963
Alicia Abella University Medal for Excellence 05/22/2013
Max Frankel University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1967
Noam D. Elkies University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1995
Peter B. Kenen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1977
Robert Jastrow University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1962
Joseph Greenaway University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1997
J. Emerson Moore University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1983
Jacob Neusner University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1974
Jhumpa Lahiri University Medal for Excellence 05/18/2005
Edgar Haber University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1976
Kiran Desai University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2009
Shazi Visram University Medal for Excellence 05/16/2018
Marina von Neumann Whitman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1973
Alisa Weilerstein University Medal for Excellence 05/21/2014
Suzanne Malveaux University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2007
Julius L. Chambers University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1971
Lydia Polgreen University Medal for Excellence 01/02/2011
Philip A. Lacovara University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1975
Claire Shipman University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2003
Paul Sereno University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1999
Helene Gayle University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1996
Evan A. Davis University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1987
Neil Degrasse Tyson University Medal for Excellence 01/01/2001
Arthur M. Okun University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1968
Anne Marie Quindlen University Medal for Excellence 01/01/1989
Ron Gonen University Medal for Excellence 05/08/2010

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