Australian adventurer Steve Irwin will be posthumously awarded with an adjunct professorship at the University of Queensland. The 44-year-old Crocodile Hunter was due to be made a professor of the University's School of Integrative Biology in honour of his scientific research, but died before he could accept the honour. Irwin's wife Terri will accept the award on 14 November (07), when the university holds a free public lecture about crocodile research. The TV star was killed by a stingray while filming a nature documentary on the Great Barrier Reef Down Under in November 2006.