Five faculty members who have received one of the university’s top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures beginning Feb. 4, presenting topics that highlight their work at U-M.
In a tradition that began 13 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:
• Jessy Grizzle (Feb. 4), named in 2014 as the Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. He also is the Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and professor of mechanical engineering, College of Engineering.
• Roderick Little (Feb. 10), named in 2013 as the Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics. He also is professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health; professor of statistics, LSA; and research professor, Institute for Social Research.
• Tamas Gombosi (Feb. 23), named in 2014 as the Konstantin I. Gringauz Distinguished University Professor of Space Science. He also is the Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, professor of aerospace engineering, and director of the Center for Space Environment Modeling, College of Engineering.
• Victor Lieberman (April 1), named in 2013 as the Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History. He also is professor of history, LSA.
• Christin Carter-Su (April 6), named in 2013 as the Anita H. Payne Distinguished University Professor of Physiology. She also is the Henry Sewall Collegiate Professor of Physiology, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, professor of internal medicine, and associate director of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center, Medical School.
All lectures begin at 4 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre, followed by a reception in the Assembly Hall.
Distinguished University Professorships, established in 1947, recognize full or associate professors for exceptional scholarly 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.