Professors of Distinction Lectures and Celebration

In recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research, three members of the CU Boulder faculty have been named 2018 Professors of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.

The new professors of distinction are Mitchell C. Begelman of astrophysical and planetary sciences, Christopher Braider of French and Italian, and Janet Jacobs of women and gender studies.

This revered title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international acclaim whose college peers also recognize as exceptionally talented teachers and colleagues. Honorees hold this title for the remainder of their careers in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder.

The trio will be honored on Monday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m., in the Old Main Chapel on campus. At the free and public event, each will give a 20-minute public presentation based on his or her research or scholarly work. A reception in the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main will follow.

  • Begelman's talk is titled “Black Holes are Fussy Eaters.”
  • Braider’s lecture is titled “Keeping Count: Ruben’s ‘Four Philosophers,’ or the Arts and Humanities at Work.”
  • Jacobs' lecture is titled “Sites of Terror and the Memory of Genocidal Trauma.”

For longer biographical sketches of this year’s winners and for a full listing of previously named professors of distinction, see the Professors of Distinction webpage

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Old Main, Chapel
1600 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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