Warren Motte, CU-Boulder professor of French and comparative literature, is being named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms) by the government of France. In an event that is free and open to the public, his investiture will take place Sept. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 350 of the Eaton Humanities building with Jeffrey Richards, honorary French consul in Denver, presiding.
The honorific distinction was given to Motte for his extensive efforts to promote French language and culture in the United States. The honor came as a surprise, “out of the blue,” Motte says. Read more in Colorado Arts & Sciences magazine.