2013 Honorary Degree Recipients

Paul B. Armstrong

Paul Armstrong is former Dean of the College, Brown University, where he is currently Professor of English. Books include Play and the Politics of Reading: The Social Uses of Modernist Form (Cornell UP, 2005) and How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art (Johns Hopkins 2013). 

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Eric R. Kandel

Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in physiology in 2003. He is a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His most recent book is The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain. 

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Mildred Glimcher

Mildred Glimcher has long been associated with Pace Galleries, New York. An art historian, her most recent publication is Happenings: New York, 1958-1963.

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Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu is one of the world’s preeminent contemporary artists. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2005.

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Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart is Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and  director of the Society of Fellows, Princeton University. A leading American poet and philosopher, her recent books include The Poet’s Freedom and The Open Studio.

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John Rajchman

John Rajchman is Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, and author of The Deleuze Connections. He is co-author of French Philosophy Since 1945.

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David C. Driskell

David Driskell was elected to the National Academy in 2000 and honored at the University of Maryland by the establishment of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora in 2001. David Driskell received the IDSVA Prize in  2009.

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