hess congratsThe College of Arts and Sciences  honored 18 faculty members who were recently appointed distinguished professors and distinguished term professors, during a special reception Nov. 13 at Hyde Hall.

Professor Jonathan M. Hess has been appointed the Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Distinguished Professor, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. A leading scholar of German Jewish studies and the history of German aesthetic thought, Professor Hess directs the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. His monograph,Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity, was selected by Choice magazine as an outstanding academic title for 2010.

For a list of other professors honored, visit the UNC College of Arts and Sciences Web site.