Nominations open for 2024 Nebraska Lecture Series

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Nominations open for 2024 Nebraska Lecture Series

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The Research Council is seeking nominations for faculty to present the 2024 Nebraska Lectures.

The Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series features high-profile presentations by distinguished university faculty. The purpose of the series is to showcase significant achievements and contributions by faculty, foster communication among faculty and students across disciplines and address topics of public interest in an engaging, accessible format. The Nebraska Lectures typically attract a wide audience, including the local community. 

One Nebraska Lecture is scheduled for both the fall and spring semester. Selection as a lecturer represents the highest recognition the Research Council can bestow on a faculty member. In collaboration with the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Research Council established this lecture series in 2003. The spring 2023 Nebraska Lecture will be held in March or April and feature Philip Schwadel, Carl A. Happold professor of sociology.

The Research Council and the vice chancellor for research and economic development encourage faculty and staff to nominate candidates for the series. Selection is based on major recent accomplishments that support a distinguished record and ability to communicate to an interdisciplinary audience. The nominee should be nationally or internationally prominent in his or her field. 

The location and format of the 2024 lectures will be determined at a later time. Presentations should be 35-40 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session. To nominate a faculty member, email Mari Greer, administrative coordinator in the Office of Research and Economic Development, at Information needed for nominations is: 

  • A nomination letter;
  • The nominee’s CV, which includes significant scholarly accomplishments with emphasis on the past five years; and
  • A 150-word description about the subject/topic that the nominee would lecture about, if selected.

To be considered, nominations must be received by 5 p.m. March 3. 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.

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