Portuguese translation: Rudy é o sobrenome do professor (veja abaixo)
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Pessoal, muito tempo depois das postagens de vocês encontrei uma definição que explica esse termo, aparentemente um título específico da Indiana University:
"Rudy Professorships are awarded to attract and retain outstanding IU faculty members who are viewed by peers as superior in their fields of study. It was established by the estate of James Rudy, an IU alumnus and an Owensboro, Ky., farmer who died in 1956." (http://newsinfo.iu.edu/tips/page/normal/1488.html)
Posto aqui para servir de referência para quem mais venha a pesquisar o termo.
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Marcia Gascon Brazil Local time: 11:15 Works in field Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 4
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Explanation: Consegui descobrir que não é realmente um nome, mas uma espécie de título. Sugiro honorário mas com uma nota, explicando. Veja:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Maureen Pirog, one of the nation's leading scholars on public assistance for families in need and child poverty, has been appointed as the Rudy Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, effective July 1.
**Rudy Professorships** are awarded to attract and retain outstanding IU faculty members who are viewed by peers as superior in their fields of study. It was established by the estate of James Rudy, an IU alumnus and an Owensboro, Ky., farmer who died in 1956.