OSU awards the Distinguished Professor designation to members of the faculty who have made extraordinary and pioneering contributions in their areas of expertise. Lectures by our two newest Distinguished Professors: David Williams and Yuji Hiratsuka took place on October 6 and 7, 2020.

Distinguished Professor David Williams
Public lecture
Eat-Live Eat-Die: Carcinogens and Anti-carcinogens in Food
October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Zoom Webinar


Watch the video here.

Professor Williams is the Linus Pauling Institute Helen P. Rumbel Professor for Cancer Prevention in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of toxicology and is known for outstanding research that has advanced our understanding of enzymes that prompt the detoxification of most foreign chemicals. More information regarding Professor Williams can be found here.

Distinguished Professor Yuji Hiratsuka
Public Lecture
Art of Printmaking: Process and Content
October 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Zoom Webinar


Watch the video here.

Professor Hiratsuka teaches art in the College of Liberal Arts, and is a nationally and internationally known artist and printmaker with 53 solo and 150 multi-artist exhibitions – many held internationally. Over the past 28 years, he has received many awards and honors for his unique artistic style and technique. More information regarding Professor Hiratsuka can be found here.

Please contact Andrea McDaniel in the Office of the Provost for information regarding the Distinguished Professor lectures.