Professor Lynn Nyhart Receives WARF Named Professorship

Lynn NyhartCongratulations to Professor Lynn Nyhart, who has been appointed a WARF named professorship! “These awards, which come with $100,000, honor faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities.” Nyhart was one of eleven faculty selected to receive an award this year. Award recipients are able to choose the name associated with their professorships. Professor Nyhart has chosen the title of Robert E. Kohler Professor of History of Science. Her research focuses on the history of German biology in the 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly the relationships between the development of institutional structures through which science operates and the emergence of important intellectual trends in biology. Professor Nyhart’s current project examines the politics of life sciences before and after the political revolutions of 1848. To read more about this year’s awards, see University of Wisconsin News.