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Eastman Medal

The Eastman Medal was awarded for the first time in 2000, during the University's sesquicentennial celebration.

YearRecipientAchievementOccasion
2013Steven Chu1997 Nobel laureate in Physics, former U.S. secretary of energy, and former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryAS&E Commencement
Harold and Joan FeinbloomCivic leaders and philanthropistsAS&E Commencement
Wendell Castleinternationally recognized sculptor and furniture makerDedication of the Centennial Sculpture Park at the Memorial Art Gallery
Albert Paleyinternationally recognized sculptorDedication of the Centennial Sculpture Park at the Memorial Art Gallery
2012Arthur MossProfessor of Medicine at the School of Medicine and DentistrySMD Commencement
2011 John H. Bruning UR Trustee; Retired President and CEO of Corning Tropel CorporationAS&E Commencement
Ursula Burns UR Life Trustee; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox CorporationAS&E Commencement
Eric Kandel Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University; Director, Center for Neurobiology & Behavior, New York University Medical School; 2000 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or MedicineDistinguished Neuroscience Speaker Series Lecture, School of Medicine and Dentistry
2010William Scott GreenSr. Vice Provost, Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Religious Studies, University of MiamiCollege Commencement
Daniel WegmanUR Trustee; Chief Executive Officer, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.College Commencement
2009Stanley Prusiner 1997 Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, UCSF Distinguished Neuroscience Speaker Series Lecture, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Louise Slaughter Congresswoman (DNY-28) ; Chair, House Rules CommitteeCollege Commencement
Carola B. Eisenberg Co-founder, Physicians for Human Rights; 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient for campaign to ban land minesSMD Commencement
William Bonnez Development of vaccine to prevent cervical cancer SMD Commencement
Richard Reichmann SMD Commencement
Robert Rose SMD Commencement
2008Arvid CarlssonProfessor Emeritus of Pharmacology, Göteborg University in Sweden; 2000 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or MedicineDistinguished Neuroscience Speaker Series Lecture, School of Medicine and Dentistry
2006Robert H. HurlbutPresident, Hurlbut Trust, and UR TrusteeDr. Bradford Berk's Investiture
2005Carl SchrammPresident and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationCollege Commencement
2004Joseph C. Wilson '31 Founder, Xerox CorporationMeliora Weekend
2003Garth FaganFounder and Artistic Director, Garth Fagan Dance, Inc. Meliora Weekend
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.President and CEO, Duke University Health SystemsSMD Commencement
2002Ted TurnerFounder, Cable News Network (CNN)Meliora Weekend
2001Glenda T. LappanProfessor, Mathematics - Michigan State UniversityDean Raffaella Borasi's Investiture
2000Mark L. SchneiderDirector, Peace CorpsRiver Campus Commencement