The University permits each college to bestow upon a very small fraction of its faculty professorial titles for distinction. These recognitions are reserved for faculty who are judged by their peers to be among the top scholars in the world in their disciplines. A committee of distinguished faculty in the College of Sciences has just completed a process of collecting information and evaluating candidates for such recognition. They recently made their recommendation that Dr. Soumendra Lahiri be awarded such a title of distinction. The recommendation has now been approved by the Provost and Chancellor.