- 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.
January 30, 2019
The Research Council is soliciting nominations for the 2021 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 2020 Nebraska Lecture will feature Dr. William Thomas, Department of History.
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 6, 2020. 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 venue for the Lectures is usually the Nebraska Union Auditorium. 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. A reception will follow the lecture to allow interested students, faculty and visitors to meet the distinguished lecturer.
Dr. Jamie Reimer, Chair, UNL Research Council
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