The goal of the Dan and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series is to bring to campus distinguished guest speakers who enhance the academic experience, showcase our faculty and programs, and draw groups of faculty and students together on a regular basis. Since 2003 the Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series has brought over 200 lecturers to the University of Vermont.
The Faculty Senate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts Committee is responsible for making Burack Lectureship recommendations to the president. The call for nominations happens twice yearly, in the first weeks of the new semester. Generally, there are five lectureships awarded in each round.
To submit a nomination please review the Arrangement Guidelines (PDF) and submit a completed Nomination Form (PDF) to the Office of the Provost, in care of Kerry Castano, or send email to Kerry.Castano@uvm.edu.
Please note that the Spring 2020 nomination process has been postponed (PDF). The call for Fall 2020 nominations will go out early next semester. The deadline to submit Fall 2020 nominations is Monday, October 19. Awards given in this round will be for lecturer visits in Spring and Fall 2021.
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.