About the Annual Research Lecture

The Annual Research Lecture has been presented at UNM since 1954 and is one of the highest honors the University bestows on its faculty member in recognition of research/creative activity. The nominate faculty member must be an active, full-time Professor or exceptional Associate Professor at the time the nomination is submitted with a record similar to that of applicants for Distinguished Professor (see the List of Honor below for past winners).  The research or creative works of the nominee must be of the highest quality with an outstanding cumulative record of achievement nationally and internationally (unless another domain is more relevant).  The nominee will also be evaluated on the body of work that has been completed while at UNM, including mentoring. This often requires ten or more years at UNM to be competitive. 

2017: 62nd Annual Research Lecturer

UNM Past Annual Research Lectures

Lecture Year Research Lecturer Department Research Lecture Topic
2017 Professor Vince Calhoun Electrical and Computer Engineering Discovering Patterns of Promise for Unravelling The Mystery of te Human Brain In Health and Disease
2016 Professor Lawrence Guy Straus, Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor of Anthropology. Anthropology Life and Death during the last Ice Age: Paleolithic Human Adaptations in El Miron Cantalan in Spain and Beyond.
2015 Professor Karl Karlstrom Earth and Planetary Sciences Its About Time: Forty Years of Geologic Work in the Grand-Canyon Rocky Mountain Region.
2014 Ivan Deutsch Physics & Astronomy "Breaking Heisenberg: Controlling the Quantum World"
2013 Scott Burchiel Pharmacology and Toxicology “ToxicoGenomic Bases for Human Susceptibility to Environmental Injury and Disease
2012 Stephanie Forrest Computer Science “Biological Models for Software Security”
2011 Philip A. May Sociology, Family & Community Medicine, & Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Addiction "Adventures in Public Health Research: Four Decades of Shoe-Leather Epidemiology and Prevention"
2010 Christopher Shultis Music “The Dialectics of Experimentalism”
2009 Ferenc Szasz History “Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends”
2008 Larry Sklar Pathology & Pharmacy “Team Science: Partnerships for Innovation, Discovery and Translation”