Distinguished University Professors

  1. June 21, 2018

    Five faculty members appointed Distinguished University Professors

    Five faculty members from LSA, the College of Engineering and the Medical School have received one of the university’s top honors as Distinguished University Professors.

  2. February 19, 2018

    Thomas to address Detroit’s experience planning the ‘good city’

    June Manning Thomas will speak on “Critical Needs in Planning the ‘Good City’: Lessons from Detroit,” in her Distinguished University Professor lecture.

  3. February 5, 2018

    Hero will illustrate common thread of complex networks

    Just as we can better understand a complex, historical event through multiple points of view, the relationships between signals at nodes of a network can be used to create a clearer picture of a complicated network.

  4. January 31, 2018

    2018 lectures set for seven Distinguished University Professors

    Seven faculty members who have received one of the university’s top honors will offer Distinguished University Professor lectures this year about their work, starting Thursday.

  5. January 22, 2018

    LSA professor to explain why the brain wants what it wants

    In his upcoming Distinguished University Professor lecture, LSA professor Kent Berridge will take listeners on a journey through the brain’s reward system.

  6. November 13, 2017

    Robert Griess to discuss mathematics, sporadic simple groups

    Robert Griess, professor of mathematics, will deliver his Distinguished University Professorship lecture, “The sporadic simple groups: 26 characters in search of an oracle.”

  7. November 6, 2017

    Sarah Thomason will speak on world’s vanishing languages

    Sarah Thomason will discuss endangered languages around the world, and the potential impact of their loss, during her Distinguished University Professorship lecture Tuesday.

  8. October 30, 2017

    Newman will detail history, developments in network theory

    Mark Newman will explore the “Small Number Effect” when he delivers his lecture as the Anatol Rapoport Distinguished University Professor of Physics.

  9. May 18, 2017

    Seven faculty members named Distinguished University Professors

    Gordon Amidon Charles Brooks John Carethers ​ Mark Hunter Martin Katz Sidonie Smith Ralph Yang Seven faculty members have received one of the University of Michigan’s top honors as Distinguished University Professors. The Board of Regents approved the appointments on Thursday. They are effective Sept. 1. Recently appointed DUPs are invited to give an inaugural…
  10. April 10, 2017

    Joel Blum will consider the two faces of mercury in lecture

    LSA Professor Joel D. Blum will explore various aspects of the toxic metal mercury in his inaugural Distinguished University Professor lecture, “Mesmerized by Mercury: From History to Health.”