Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.


Presentation of an Honorary Degree to Urey, H.C., May 12, 1960 (Photograph Collection, A-1727)
Name: Harold Clayton Urey, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Convocation date: May 12, 1960
Discipline / contribution: research
Citation / biographical information:
The Committee is pleased to report that Dr. Harold C. Urey, distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner, presently at the University of California (La Jolla), has agreed to accept the honorary degree of D.Sc. at the Spring Convocation.
[minutes of the Senate, 11 May 1960]
Degree received: Doctor of Science

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