Honorary Degrees 2000-2009

October 9, 2009 David L. Donoho, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, and Professor of Statistics, Doctor of Science
Deborah Jin, Fellow of NIST, Fellow of JILA, and Adjoint Professor of Physics, Doctor of Science
Ali Mehmet Celâl Şengör, Professor of Geology, Doctor of Science
David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 13, 2009 Anthony M. Snodgrass, Laurence Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Doctor of Humane Letters
March 20, 2009 Don Michael Randel, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; President Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, The University of Chicago, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 13, 2008 Gernot Wilhelm, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Lehrstuhl für Altorientalistik, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, Doctor of Humane Letters
Kip S. Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
John McDowell, University Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Humane Letters
Marc Davis, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
John Barrell, Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, England, United Kingdom, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 8, 2007 Pieter Timeotheus De Zeeuw, Professor and Scientific Director, Leiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands, Doctor of Science
Grace Wahba, I. J. Schoenberg Professor of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Science
Scott Shenker, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
John J. Hopfield, Howard A. Prior Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
Roger David Blandford, Luke Blossom Professor and Pehong and Adele Chen Director, KIPAC, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
October 27, 2006 Karen B. Strier, Hilldale Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Doctor of Science
  Allan C. Spralding, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Doctor of Science
  Harm Pinkster, Professor of Latin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Hazel Rose Markus, Davis Brack Professor in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
  Alex Lubotzky, Professor of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Doctor of Science
  Michael Fried, James R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Sandra M. Faber, University Professor and Chair, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, Doctor of Science
June 9, 2006 Marcus E. Raichle, Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, Doctor of Science
  Richard Middleton, Emeritus Professor of Music, International Centre for Music Studies, School of Arts and Cultures, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Arthur B. McDonald, Professor, Department of Physics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Project Director, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Doctor of Science
June 10, 2005 Lila R. Gleitman, Professor, Departments of Psychology and Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Science
  Roy Goodwin D’Andrade, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Carlos J. Bustamante, Howard Hughes Investigator, Luis Alvarez Professor of Physics, and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science
June 12, 2004 Edgar J. Jannotta, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The University of Chicago, 1999-2003, Doctor of Laws
June 11, 2004 Craig M. Wright,Professor of Music History, Department of Music, Yale University, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 13, 2003 Patrick Thaddeus, Robert Wheeler Wilson Professor of Applied Astronomy and Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Ryoji Noyori, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, and Director of the Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, Japan, Doctor of Science
  Persi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor and Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
June 11, 2004 Trevor C. Weekes, Senior Astrophysicist, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Doctor of Science
  Gilbert Vassart, Professor of Medical Genetics, Director of the Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie Humaine et Moleculaire, and Head of the Department of Medical Genetics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Doctor of Science
  Hilary Putnam, Cogan University Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Mogens Trolle Larsen, Professor in Assyriology, Carsten Neibuhr Institute of Near Eastern Studies, Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, Doctor of Science
June 7, 2002 Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Salvatore Silvano Nigro, Professor of Italian Literature, Universita degli Studi di Catania, Italy, Doctor of Humane Letters
  François Dolbeau, Directeur d'Etudes, Section des sciences historiques et philologiques, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France, Doctor of Humane Letters
March 15, 2002 Hugo F. Sonnenschein, President Emeritus and Honorary Trustee of the University; Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, and the College, Doctor of Humane Letters
December 7, 2001 Howard G. Krane, Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1992-1999, Doctor of Laws
June 8, 2001 Fredric Jameson, William A. Little, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of Romance Studies (French) and Chair of the Literature Program, Duke University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Walter Burkert, Professor Emeritus, Classics Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Doctor of Humane Letters
  John Edward Bercaw, Centennial Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
November 2, 2000 Alan Walker, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Science
  Claude Steele, Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
  Qiu Xigui, Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Marc W. Kirschner, Chairman and the Carl W. Walter Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Martin F. Gellert, Chief, Section of Molecular Genetics, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Doctor of Science
  Charles J. Fillmore, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Raymond Davis, Jr., Research Professor, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Science
  Veena Das, The Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  John N. Bahcall, The Richard Black Professor, School of Natural Sciences, The Institute for Advanced Study and Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
  David J. Aldous, Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Science