James Vary named Distinguished Professor


James Vary, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently named Distinguished Professor as part of the Iowa State University awards.

Vary and other award recipients will be honored at a community celebration this fall, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25 (3:30 p.m., Durham Great Hall, Memorial Union).

The title of Distinguished Professor, first awarded in 1956, is Iowa State’s highest academic honor. It recognizes a faculty member whose accomplishments in research or creative activities have had a significant impact on their discipline nationally or internationally and who has demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility. Nominees must hold the rank of professor and have served at least five years on the Iowa State faculty. The awardee retains the title for the remainder of their career at the university.