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
1987 Marlan O. Scully Physics & the Center for Advanced Studies “From Laser Physics to the Life Sciences: The Ramblings of a Quantum Cowboy”
1986 Randy Thornhill Biology “Sexual Selection: The Nature of the Traits it Favors and What Controls its Operation”
1985 Howard C. Bryant Physics & Astronomy “A Physicist’s Journal: From the Glory to the Two-Electron Ion”
1984 Lewis R. Binford Anthropology Acting Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, “Changing Views of the Human Past”
1983 Beaumont Newhall Art History and Photography “The Unreality of Photography”
1982 Hamlin Hill English and American Studies “Huckleberry Finn’s Humor Today”
1981 Klaus Keil Geology and the Institute of Meteoritics “Meteorites: The Asteroid Connection”
1980 Raymond R. McCurdy Modern and Classical Languages “Don Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Seventeenth Century Spanish Dramatist and Feminist”
1979 Martin R. Philip Eaton, M.D Medicine "Problems in Human Biology: The Necessity for Collaborative Research"
1978 Henry C. Ellis Psychology "Strategies and Flexibility in Human Memory"