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University Professor

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Highest Honors
To honor exceptional faculty, Case Western Reserve University awards the title of "Distinguished University Professor"—a permanent, honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.

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Attracting, retaining and engaging the best and brightest researchers, teachers and mentors.

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Qualities of a Recipient

What does it take to be a Distinguished University Professor?

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Our Current Recipients

They make consistent, outstanding contributions to their academic discipline and have earned a high level of personal and collegial respect.

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