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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 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.

62nd Annual Research Lecturer

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Past Annual Research Lecturers

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

Professor Ivan Deutsch Physics & Astronomy Breaking Heisenberg: Controlling the Quantum World

2013

Professor Scott Burchiel Pharmacology & Toxicology ToxicoGenomics Bases for Human Susceptibility to Environmental Injury and Disease

2012

Professor Stephanie Forrest Computer Science Biological Models for Software Security

2011

Professor Philip A. May Sociology, Family & Community Medicine, & Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Addiction (CASAA) Adventures in Public Health Research: For Decades of Shoe-Leather Epidemiology and Prevention

2010

Professor Christopher Shultis Music The Dialects of Experimentalism

2009

Professor Ferenc Szasz History Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends

2008

Professor Larry Sklar Pathology & Pharmacy Team Science: Partnerships for Innovation, Discovery and Translation

2007

Professor Clifford Dahm Biology Reflections Upon the Science of Water in the New Mexico Year of Water

2006

Professor Jean-Claude Diels Physics & Astronomy, Electrical & Computer Engineering Laser Light: Sensing Nano Changes with the Lightest Touch and Creating Power Threads in the Light Tunnels - A Promethius' Journey

2005

Professor V.M. (Nitant) Kenkre Physics & Astronomy Movers and Shakers in Physics and Biology

2004

Professor Joan Bybee Linguistics Say it Again: How Usage Shapes Language

2003

Professor Jane E. Buiksta Anthropology Dialogue with the Dead: Mummies, Monuments, and Mallquis

2002

Professor Everet E. Rogers Communication & Journalism Applications of the Diffusion Model: Spread and Consequences of the Internet

2001

Professor Mohamed S. El-Genk Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Space Exploration: A Journey into the Future

2000

Professor Linda Biesele Hall History The Virgin Mary, Coatlicue, and Pachamama: Thoughts on the Sacred Feminine in Latin America

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