Nominees sought for Nebraska Lectures series

Nominees sought for Nebraska Lectures series

The UNL Research Council is collecting nominations for the 2014-2015 Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Nebraska Lectures are high-profile, public events and represent the highest recognition the Research Council bestows on an individual faculty member. The Research Council worked with the Office of Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Chancellor to establish the lecture series in 2003.

The series celebrates faculty accomplishments and is designed to foster communication between students and faculty in various academic disciplines. Topics are of public interest or scientific and artistic discoveries and presented in a non-technical format that appeals to a wide audience.

Speaker selections are made based on major recent accomplishments that support a distinguished record and an ability to communicate with a multidisciplinary audience. Nominees should be nationally or internationally prominent in their fields.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. March 3. To nominate a faculty member, email a nomination letter and a short curriculum vitae that includes significant scholarly publications from the last five years and major university/national awards to Mary Greer, mgreer1@unl.edu.

Nominations are kept confidential. The Research Council and Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, select lecturers to participate in the series. Faculty selected will be notified.

For more information, go to the Nebraska Lectures website.