Honorary Degrees Awarded in the 2010s

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RecipientDateDoctorate TypeOccupation
Dowling, JoeMarch 11, 2010Humane LettersArtistic Director of the Guthrie Theater
Jobson, MarjorieMarch 11, 2010Humane LettersSouth African human rights activist
Shakhnazarov, KarenNovember 11, 2010Humane LettersRussian cinema; president and general director of Mosfilm; academy award winner.
Agre, PeterMarch 31, 2011ScienceMD; discovered the elusive channels that regulate and facilitate water molecule transport through cell membranes; Nobel Prize in Chemistry; President of the American Assoc. for Advancement of Science
Toomas, IlvesMay 23, 2014LettersPresident of Estonia
Brakstad, KnutNovember 7, 2014Humane LettersPrivate Secretary to King Harald V of Norway
Sukumar, Raman
May 1, 2015ScienceProfessor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science
Maslanka, DavidFebruary 12, 2017Fine ArtsComposer
Phillips, Percival Bertrand (Bert)May 5, 2017Humane LettersCivil Rights Activist; Educator; Humanitarian
Smith, Anna Deavere April 4, 2019Arts & Humane LettersPlaywright; Actor; Educator