University of California, San Diego


June 29, 2007


SUBJECT:    RENEWED Call for Nominations--Faculty Research Lecturer

The Committee on the Faculty Research Letter received very few nominations (one in the Sciences, two in the Arts/humanities/Social Sciences) in response to its March memo requesting nominations. The Committee has decided to solicit nominations once more before deciding on award recipients to recommend to the Representative Assembly. We urge you to consider whether a colleague whose work you know well has done research that merits this recognition. The new deadline for receipt of your nominations is July 16, 2007. We appreciate that your schedules are busy, and thank you for considering this request.

The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award recognizes colleagues whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Each year the Senate selects two members of the faculty to receive this prestigious award, one from the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, and one from the Sciences. Each recipient is asked to present a lecture on a topic of his or her choice, is honored by the faculty in a reception following the lecture, and receives a $1,000 honorarium.

You are invited to nominate a colleague for this noteworthy prize. Nominations must be accompanied by a statement not to exceed two pages that makes the argument for the nomination, curriculum vitae, and bibliography. It is critical that the two-page statement fully documents the nominee’s

* important research contributions and where the contributions stand in relationship to his or her peers and discipline(s); where possible, please identify specific papers, books, or treatises that epitomize the nominee’s contribution

* ability to deliver a provocative lecture having broad audience appeal

* a brief statement about the probable focus of the nominee’s lecture

We ask you to forward your nominations to the Academic Senate Office either by campus mail to Missie Jacobs, 0002 or email gjacobs@ucsd.edu no later than July 16, 2007.

We thank those who have already submitted nominations in response to our initial March 2 call letter; you need not resubmit your nominations.

Richard Arneson, Chair
Committee on Faculty
Research Lecturer