Professor Joel Blum was among nine faculty members who received one of the University of Michigan's top honors as Distinguished University Professors.

The appointments were approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday. They are effective Sept. 1, 2015.

Recently appointed Distinguished University Professors are invited to give an inaugural lecture that highlights their work at the university. The lecture is typically delivered during the first or second full year of their appointments.

One of those selected is Joel D. Blum, Jerry Keeler Distinguished University Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He also is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, John D. MacArthur Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, professor of earth and environmental sciences, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, LSA.

Distinguished University Professorships, established in 1947, recognize full professors for exceptional scholarly 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.

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