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Distinguished professor lecturers named

A new season of Distinguished University Professor lectures gets underway Feb. 4. This year four faculty members who have received one of the University's top honors will present topics that highlight their work at U-M.

In a tradition that began six years ago, newly appointed DUPs give an inaugural lecture, usually during the first full year of their appointments, although this year two presenters are honorees from 2005.

The lectures all will be held in Rackham Amphitheatre and begin at 4 p.m. A reception follows each presentation.

The University Record will present a preview of each lecture, beginning in this issue with the first presenter, Lennard Fisk, who will give his lecture Feb. 4. In 2006 Fisk was named as the Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, College of Engineering.

Other presenters include:

Feb. 11 — Abigail Stewart, named in 2005 as the Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies in the Department of Psychology and Women's Studies, LSA.

March 24 — Geoff Eley, named in 2006 as the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of History, LSA.

April 1 — Joyce Marcus, named in 2005 as the Robert L. Carneiro Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, and curator of Latin American Archaeology, Museum of Anthropology, LSA.

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 get an annual salary supplement of $5,000 and an annual research supplement of $5,000.

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