Noah Mandell has been chosen to receive the University Medal, which is awarded each year to the graduating senior who best exemplifies academic distinction, outstanding character and extracurricular contributions to the university and public communities.  Mandell, who studied nuclear fusion with Bill Dorland, will receive a bachelor's degree in physics with a minor in math. In the fall, Mandell will start his graduate studies in astrophysical sciences at Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory.