Research Council seeks 2017-2018 Nebraska Lecture nominations

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Posted February 2, 2017 by jbrehm2

The Research Council seeks nominations of faculty to present Nebraska Lectures in fall 2017 and spring 2018. Nominations are due at 5 p.m. March 6.

The Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series features high-profile presentations by distinguished university faculty members. The lectures, designed to be accessible to general audiences, spotlight some of the university’s leading research, scholarship and creative activities. Selection as a lecturer is the highest recognition the Research Council bestows on an individual faculty member.

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate candidates for 2017-2018. Selection is based on major recent accomplishments that support a distinguished record and the ability to communicate to an interdisciplinary audience. Nominees should be nationally or internationally prominent in their fields.

Recent lecturers and their topics were Kwame Dawes, Chancellor’s Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, “When ‘They’ Becomes ‘Me’: Responsibility and Action in Literary Activism: The Case of the African Poetry Book Fund,” and Andrew Benson, W.W. Marshall Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology, “Guts, Germs and Stainless Steel: Creating Winners and Losers in Food.”

To nominate a faculty member, email a nomination letter and the nominee’s CV, including significant scholarly accomplishments with emphasis on the last five years, to Mari Greer, administrative coordinator in the Office of Research and Economic Development. More information is available on the Research Council website.

All nominations are confidential. The Research Council and the interim vice chancellor for research and economic development will select the lecturers, who will be notified immediately afterward.

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