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. 

UNM's Annual Research Lecture Series

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UNM Past Annual Research Lectures

Lecture Year Research Lecturer Department Research Lecture Topic
1963 Ralph D. Norman Psychology "Intelligence Tests and the Personal World"
1962 Thomas M. Pearce English "The Lure of Names"
1961 Stuart A. Northrop Geology "New Mexico's Fossil Record"
1960 Victor H. Regener Physics "Science in Space"
1959 William J. Parish Business Administration "The German Jew and the Commercial Revolution in Territorial New Mexico"
1958 Lincoln LaPaz Astronomy "Some Aspects of Meteoritics"
1957 France V. Scholes History "The Spanish Conqueror as a Business Man: A Chapter in the Life of Hernando Cortez"
1956 Edward F. Castetter Biology "The Vegetation of New Mexico"
1955 Henry Welhofen Law "Crime, Law and Psychiatry"
1954 Leslie Spier Anthropology "Some Aspects of the Nature of Culture"

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