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Call for the 67thth ARL Nominations

Now accepting 2022 Nominations

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 nominated 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.

For Questions about this Award please contact:
Tito Busani
Interim Chair, Research Policy Committee

Gena Garcia
Administrative Coordinator
Ofc of the University Secretary

66th Annual Research Lecture


Past Annual Research Lecturers


Professor Kerry Howe Civil Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering,Director: Center of Water and Environment Providing Safe, Clean Drinking Water in America: Prospects for Recycling Wastewater


Professor Scott Collins Distinguished Professor: Biology Grasslands As Model Ecosystems


Professor Barbara McCrady Distinguished Professor: Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction (CASAA) 'Til Death Do Us Part: A Lifetime of Research To Better Understand And Treat Alcohol Use Disorders In The Family.


Professor Vince Calhoun Chief Technology Officer: The Mind Research Network Distinguished Professor: Electrical Computer Engineering Professor: Computer Science Discovering Patterns of Promise For Unravelling The Mystery of The Human Brain In Health And Disease


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


Professor Karl Karlstrom Earth and Planetary Sciences Its About Time: Forty Years of Geologic Work in the Grand-Canyon Rocky Mountain Region.


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


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


Professor Stephanie Forrest Computer Science Biological Models for Software Security


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


Professor Christopher Shultis Music The Dialects of Experimentalism


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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