- In January of each year, a call for nominations will be sent to all Associate Deans for Research and to the Research Council (RC), asking them to forward the information on to the faculty in their department/college, and posted on Nebraska Today The nomination materials must include: 1) a nomination letter, 2) the nominee’s CV that includes significant scholarly accomplishments, with emphasis on the past five years, and 3) a brief 150-word description of the subject/topic the nominee would give a lecture about, if chosen.
- All nominations shall be sent electronically to the coordinator working with the Research Council (check the call for nominations, for the exact email information). Or, contact the Office of Research and Economic Development for those details.
- The nominations will be screened for completeness and merit (major recent accomplishment(s) and ability to communicate this work to a multidisciplinary audience).
- The nominations will be kept confidential and speakers will be selected soon after the nomination deadline. An overall ranking will be established by a vote of the Research Council. Nominations may be kept active for up to two years.
- The Council will make every effort to reflect the diversity and currency of research and creative activity and scholarship on campus. The Council will recommend the speakers for the Nebraska Lecture Series to the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, who will approve the recommendation and invite the chosen speakers. If the VCRED disapproves of the final choices, s/he will discuss this with the Chairperson of the RC and provide another recommendation which will be considered by the Council at a meeting or by an email ballot.
- The chosen speakers will be notified soon after the VCRED has reviewed/approved the recommendations.
- ORED will work with the chosen lecturer to find a date/time/venue to ensure that there are no major conflicting university functions.
Call for nominations, January 2022
The Research Council is soliciting nominations for the 2023 Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s
Distinguished Lecture Series. One Nebraska Lecture is scheduled for each semester. These are high
profile public events and represent the highest recognition the Research Council can bestow upon an
individual faculty member. In collaboration with the Office of Research and Economic Development, the
Research Council established this lecture series in 2003. The purpose is to feature the significant
achievements and contributions made by University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty, to foster communication among students and faculty in different academic disciplines, and to present topics of
public interest in a format that will attract a wide audience, including the local community and members
of the legislature. The Spring 2022 Nebraska Lecture will be held in April and features Dr. Raymond
Hames, School of Global Integrative Studies.
The Research Council and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development need your help
in identifying and nominating candidates for these prestigious lectures.
Please encourage nominations in your unit. Criteria for selection are 1) major recent accomplishment(s)
that support a distinguished record, and 2) ability to communicate to an interdisciplinary audience. The
nominee should be nationally or internationally prominent in his or her field.
To nominate a faculty member, please send electronically to Mari Greer (email@example.com, Office of
Research and Economic Development) 1) a nomination letter; 2) the nominee’s CV that includes
significant scholarly accomplishments with emphasis on the past five years; and 3) a brief 150 word
description about the subject/topic that the nominee would be giving a lecture about, if selected. To be
considered, nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022. Nominations
will be kept confidential. The Research Council and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic
Development will select the lecturers. Chosen lecturers will be notified immediately thereafter.
The location of the Lectures for 2023 will be determined at a later date. The suggested format for the
lecture is a 35-40 minute formal presentation delivered in a style that would be accessible to the general
public followed by a 15-20-minute question-and-answer session.
Dr. Jim Bovaird, Chair, UNL Research Council
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
36 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0345