University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

The goal of the Burack Distinguished Lecture series is to bring to our campus distinguished guest speakers who enhance our academic experience, showcase our faculty and programs, and draw groups of faculty and students together on a regular basis. Since 2003 the Burack Distinguished Lecturer Series has brought over 125 lecturers to the University of Vermont.

UVM alumnus, Dan Burack '55, and his wife Carole designated their generous gift to the Campaign for the University of Vermont to endow the lecture series and support undergraduate scholarships. The University named the President's Distinguished Lecture Series in the Buracks’ honor to recognize their philanthropy.

The Faculty Senate Research, Scholarship and Graduate Education Committee, a diverse and multidisciplinary committee made up of UVM professors and graduate students drawn from all sectors of campus, is responsible for making decisions about Burack Lectureships.

To submit a nomination please review the Arrangement Guidelines and submit a completed Nomination Form to the President's Office, 347 Waterman Building, Attn: Gary Derr or email to:

The deadlines to submit nominations are;

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 for Spring and Fall 2019
  • Monday, March 25, 2019 for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Please note that the form must be signed by the faculty nominator, who will serve as the primary host, and by the Department Chair, indicating departmental support for the nomination.  Nominations should both establish the importance of the proposed speaker’s work and highlight their intellectual appeal to the broader campus community.

Arrangement Guidelines | Nomination Form

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