Harvard University Professor

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At Harvard University, the title of University Professor is an honor bestowed upon a very small number of its tenured faculty members whose scholarship and other professional work have attained particular distinction and influence.[1] The University Professorship is Harvard's most distinguished professorial post.[2]

This honor was created in 1935 by Harvard's President and Fellows for "individuals of distinction ... working on the frontiers of knowledge, and in such a way as to cross the conventional boundaries of the specialties."[1] The number of University Professors has increased with new endowed gifts to the university. In 2006, there were 21 University Professors at Harvard.[3] As of 2014, there are 24 Harvard University Professors.[1]

Present Harvard University Professors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Harvard University Professors". Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs. 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-21.  Note, this does not include all Professors at the campus.
  2. ^ a b "Three Named University Professors". Harvard University Gazette. 1998-05-28. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Gates named Fletcher University Professor". Harvard University Gazette. 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Maskin named University Professor". Harvard Gazette. September 6, 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Abbate named University Professor". Harvard Gazette. November 20, 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Greenblatt named University Professor of the Humanities". Harvard University Gazette. September 21, 2000. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Summers named Charles W. Eliot University Professor". Harvard Gazette. June 30, 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Kavoussi, Bonnie J. (August 3, 2009). "King, Kirschner Named University Professors". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Vittor, Evan M. (June 8, 2004). "New Title To Honor Tribe, Whitesides". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Kamath, Vasant M. (November 3, 1998). "Mazur Named University Professor". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Paul Farmer appointed University Professor". Harvard Gazette. December 16, 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Gavel, Doug (December 7, 2000). "Michael Porter named University Professor". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Faculty Two named University Professors". Harvard Gazette. September 27, 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Gewertz, Ken (February 2, 2006). "Two University Professors appointed Laurel Ulrich and Peter Galison recognized as 'individuals of distinction'". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Robert Darnton named Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the University Library". Harvard Gazette. May 24, 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Donadio, Rachel (December 10, 2006). "The Closest Reader". New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Shapiro Named First Timken University Professor". Harvard University Gazette. October 16, 1997. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Sunstein a University Professor". Harvard Gazette. February 19, 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2015.