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Academic Honors Convocation

The annual event lauds the best and brightest USC faculty and students.

April 29, 2014

USC President C. L. Max Nikias congratulates Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemisty, on Warshel's Presidential Medallion during the April 8 awards ceremony. Photo by Steve Cohn.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias congratulates Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemisty, on Warshel's Presidential Medallion during the April 8 awards ceremony. Photo by Steve Cohn.

The 33rd annual Academic Honors Convocation celebrated stellar USC students, faculty and administrators at Town & Gown.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias presented the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, to Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at USC Dornsife.

Below are USC Dornsife award recipients. The ceremony took place April 8.

Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award

Grace Chediak, law and anthropology

Anjlie Anil Gupta, biological sciences

Julia Lazzari-Dean, chemistry

Kaitlyn Yim, philosophy

University Trustees Award

Patrick Atchison, economics

Benjamin Diaz, economics business taxation

Reid Eric Lidow, international relations and political science

Aaron Lieberman, psychology

Brandon Martinez Jr., law, English and political science

Adeel Mohammadi, religion and biological sciences

USC Provost’s Award

Eliza Asherian, biological sciences and pharmacy

Mary Hargis, cognitive science

Jung-hwa Kang, art history

Julia McBeth, psychology

Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award

Oriah Amit, English and gender studies

Ruth Madievsky, biological sciences

Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Award

Reid Eric Lidow, international relations and political science

Adeel Mohammadi, religion and biological sciences

University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Simon Radford, political science

Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Day, Professor Emeritus of Economics

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

Nina Eliasoph, associate professor of sociology

David St. John, professor of creative writing

Provost’s Mentoring Award

Tom Lyon, professor of law, USC Gould School of Law and USC Dornsife

Presidential Medallion

Arieh Warshel, Nobel laureate and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry