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
2007 Clifford Dahm Biology “Reflections Upon the Science of Water in the New Mexico Year of Water”
2006 Jean-Claude Diels Physics & Astronomy & Electrical & Computer Engineering “Laser Light: Sensing Nano Changes with the Lightest Touch and Creating Power Threads in Light Tunnels—A Prometheus’ Journey”
2005 V.M. (Nitant) Kenkre Physics & Astronomy “Movers and Shakers in Physics and Biology”
2004 Joan Bybee Linguistics “Say it Again: How Usage Shapes Language”
2003 Jane E. Buiksta Anthropology “Dialogues with the Dead: Mummies, Monuments, and Mallquis"
2002 Everet M. Rogers Communication & Journalism “Applications of the Diffusion Model: Spread and Consequences of the Internet"
2001 Mohamed S. El-Genk Chemical & Nuclear Engineering “Space Exploration: A Journey into the Future”
2000 Linda Biesele Hall History “The Virgin Mary, Coatlicue, and Pachamama: Thoughts on the Sacred Feminine in Latin America”
1999 James Brown Biology “The Scale of Life: Of All Creatures Great and Small”
1998 Vera John-Steiner Language, Literacy & Socio-cultural Studies “Creativity and Collaboration: A Socio-cultural Approach”