We were thrilled to receive news this spring from the College that Helmut Puff, jointly appointed in the Departments of German and History, has been awarded a Collegiate Professorship. This is one of the highest honors the College has available for active faculty members who deserve the distinctive recognition that a named Professorship carries. Professor Puff is recognized for his outstanding scholarship, his teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and for his significant leadership in the unit, the College, and the University. Collegiate Professorships traditionally bear the name of former University faculty members who have made substantial scholarly and other contributions while at the University of Michigan. We look forward to welcoming back Helmut Puff this Fall as the Elizabeth Eisenstein Collegiate Professor of German and History!