January 20, 2014
Five faculty members who have received one of the university's top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures beginning Jan. 30, presenting topics that highlight their work at U-M.
In a tradition that began 12 years ago, recently appointed DUPs give an inaugural lecture, typically during the first or second full year of their appointments.
The University Record will present a preview of each lecture.
The presenters and dates of their lectures are:
• Elizabeth Anderson (Jan. 30), named in 2013 as the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies. She also is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of philosophy and women's studies, LSA. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center Founders Room, followed by a reception.
• Panos Y. Papalambros (Feb. 12), named in 2013 as the James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. He also is the Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering; professor of architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; and professor of art and design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre, followed by a reception in Rackham Assembly Hall.
• Ronald G. Larson (March 10), named in 2013 as the A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering. He also is the George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, College of Engineering. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre, followed by a reception in Rackham Assembly Hall.
• Dr. Mark B. Orringer, (April 1), named in 2013 as the Cameron Haight Distinguished University Professor of Thoracic Surgery. He also is the Cameron Haight Collegiate Professor of Thoracic Surgery and professor of surgery, Medical School. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center Founders Room, followed by a reception.
• Carol A. Fierke (April 10), named in 2013 as the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry Professor of Chemistry, LSA. She also is professor of biological chemistry, Medical School. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center Founders Room, followed by a reception.
Distinguished University Professorships, established in 1947, recognize full or associate professors for exceptional scholarly and/or creative achievement, national and international reputation, and superior teaching skills. Each professorship bears a name determined by the appointive professor in consultation with her or his dean.
Recipients receive an annual salary supplement of $5,000 and an annual research supplement of $5,000.