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Kamenev named McKnight Land-Grant Professor


Professor Alex Kamenev of the School of Physics and Astronomy will receive the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for the years 2005-2007.

He will be officially presented with this professorship by the Board of Regents in a ceremony in March, 2005.

In 1987, the University of Minnesota Graduate School established the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, a program of career development awards for junior faculty. The McKnight Land-Grant Professorship was named for a significant endowment gift from the McKnight Foundation that was then combined with a share of the Permanent University Fund (PUF). This Fund, released to the University by the legislature in 1985, came from the original Land Grant to the University. The name of the Professorship emphasizes this public-private partnership.