Honorary Degrees 1980-1989

June 9, 1989 Alberto Varvaro, Pro-Rectore and Professor of Romance Philology, University of Naples, Italy, Doctor of Humane Letters
  F. Sherwood Rowland, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Doctor of Science
  Norman F. Ramsey, Higgins Professor of Physics, Harvard University, Doctor of Science
  Dan P. McKenzie, Professor of Earth Science, University of Cambridge, England, Doctor of Science
December 9, 1988 B. Kenneth West, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The University of Chicago, 1985-1988, Doctor of Laws
June 10, 1988 Amos Tversky, Davis-Brack Professor of Behavioral Science, Stanford University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  John Maynard Smith, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Sussex, Brighton, England, Doctor of Science
  Guido Calabresi, Sterling Professor of Law and Dean, Yale Law School, Doctor of Laws
  Yves Bonnefoy, Professor of Comparative Studies of the Poetic Function, Collège de France, Paris, France, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Richard B. Bernstein, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Science
March 18, 1988 Igor Mikhailovich Diakonoff, Professor, Oriental Institute of The Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, U.S.S.R., Doctor of Humane Letters
June 12, 1987 Harry B. Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
  Hans Dehmelt, Professor of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Doctor of Science
  Carl Dahlhaus, Professor of Music, Technical University of Berlin, and Vice-President of the Gesellschaft fur Müsikforschung, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Stanley Cavell, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, Harvard University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  George A. Bartholomew, Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Science
June 13, 1986 Jean Starobinski, Professor Emeritus of French Literature, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Doctor of Humane Letters
  P. J. E. Peebles, Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
  Johannes Geiss, Professor of Physics and Director of Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland, Doctor of Science
December 13, 1985 Edwin A. Bergman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1981-1985, Doctor of Laws
June 14, 1985 Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., Professor of Physics, Princeton University, Doctor of Science
  Friedrich Ohly, Emeritus Professor of German Philology and Emeritus Director of the Institute for Studies of the Early Middle Ages at the Westphalian Wilhelm's University of Münster, the Federal Republic of Germany, Doctor of Humane Letters
  S. F. C. Milsom, Fellow of St. John's College and Professor of Law, University of Cambridge, England, Doctor of Laws
  Jean H. Hagstrum, John C. Shaffer Professor Emeritus of English and the Humanities, Northwestern University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Domenico De Robertis, Professor of Italian Literature, University of Florence, Italy, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Stanley Cohen, American Cancer Society Research Professor of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Doctor of Science
  F. Sherwood Rowland, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Doctor of Science
June 8, 1984 Harald Zur Hausen, Scientific Director, German Cancer Institute, Heidelberg, West Germany, Doctor of Science
  Stella Kramrisch, Curator of Indian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Professor of Fine Arts, New York University Institute of Fine Arts, Doctor of Humane Letters
June 10, 1983 Anthony F. C. Wallace, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Henry Taube, Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
  Schubert M. Ogden, University Distinguished Professor of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Perkins School of Theology, and Director, Graduate Program in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Rudolph A. Marcus, Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Doctor of Science
  Leon M. Lederman, Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Doctor of Science
  Riccardo Giacconi, Director, Space Telescope Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, Doctor of Science
  Giuseppe Billanovich, Professor of Medieval and Humanistic Philology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Doctor of Humane Letters
  Michael F. Atiyah, Royal Society Research Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford, England, Doctor of Science
  Joseph L. Goldstein, Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Genetics, and Paul J. Thomas Professor of Medicine and Genetics, University of Texas, Dallas, Doctor of Science
June 11, 1982 Michael S. Brown, Paul J. Thomas Professor of Genetics and Director of the Center for Genetic Disease, University of Texas, Dallas, Doctor of Science
  M. H. Abrams, Class of 1916 Professor of English, Cornell University, Doctor of Humane Letters
December 16, 1981 Gerard 'T Hooft, Professor of Physics, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Doctor of Science
October 23, 1981 Stephen W. Hawking, Lucasian Professor, University of Cambridge, England, Doctor of Science
June 12, 1981 Robert W. Reneker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The University of Chicago, 1976-1981, Doctor of Laws
  Sir Rudolf E. Peierls, Wykeham Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Oxford, England, Doctor of Science
  Victor Henri Brombert, Henry Putnam University Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Princeton University, Doctor of Humane Letters
March 20, 1991 Mary Douglas Leakey, Director of Research, Olduvai Gorge, and Senior Research Fellow, Louis Leakey Memorial Institute for Prehistory and Palæontology, Nairobi, Kenya, Doctor of Science
June 13, 1980 Richard Wain Young, Professor of Anatomy, University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Science
  Charles Yanofsky, Herzstein Professor of Biology, Stanford University, Doctor of Science
  Raymond Aron,Professor of the Sociology of Modern Civilization, Collège de France, and Member of the Institut, Doctor of Humane Letters