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The article mentions a (his) "distinguished" professorship. Can someone enlighten my mind what that implies, how he achieved this status and if this is a common title or award used in US academics? It might not be the right place to ask, but being rather unfamiliar with the US academic system, I hope to learn more.
Secondly, are biography articles not rated on the "Article importance" scale or is this simply missing here? --Philipp Grunwald (talk) 09:22, 9 April 2012 (UTC)