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Liliane Weissberg: Christopher Browne Professor in Arts & Sciences

L. Weissberg

Dr. Liliane Weissberg, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, has been appointed the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Dean Samuel H. Preston announced.

Dr. Weissberg is an extensively published scholar and frequent lecturer both in the U.S. and abroad. After completing her M.A. at the Freie Universität Berlin, she earned her A.M. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard. She came to Penn from Johns Hopkins in 1989 and was named the Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities (Almanac October 21, 2003). She has had visiting appointments at universities throughout Germany.

Before her current term as graduate chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Dr. Weissberg served for seven years as chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. She teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and is a member of the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, the graduate group in art history, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Women's Studies Program. Her commitment to teaching was recognized in 2003 with a Lindback Award (Almanac April 22, 2003).

This chair is one of five Browne Distinguished Professorships created by a $10 million gift from Christopher Browne, C '69, to recognize faculty members who have achieved an extraordinary reputation for scholarly contributions and who have demonstrated great distinction in teaching and intellectual integrity. Mr. Browne has been a member of the SAS Board of Overseers since 1982 and became chairman in 1999. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University since 1991 and is on several Trustee committees including the academic policy committee.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 7, October 12, 2004

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