UCLA FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURES ARCHIVES


Since 1925 UCLA has honored its most distinguished scholars by selecting them to deliver this special annual lecture. The Office of Instructional Development has been videotaping the Faculty Research Lectures since 1998, and you will find almost all of them here in this archive. Recent lectures are offered in mp4 and wmv format. Older lectures are available only in RealVideo, and require a realmedia player. The current free version is available here.


  Efrain Kristal "Jorge Luis Borges on War." 
The 118th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on May 13, 2015.
  Uptal Banerjee "Oncogenes, Metabolism, Development, Cancer, and the Little Fruit Fly That Could."
The 117th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on October 6, 2014.
  Katherine V.W.Stone "Rupture and Invention: The Changing Nature of Employment, the Vanishing Middle Class, and the Implications for Social Policy" 
The 116th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on April 16, 2014.
  Richard Kaner "A Quest for New Materials: Superhard Metals, Conducting Polymers and Graphene" 
The 115th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on February 15, 2014.
  Françoise Lionnet "Perilous Crossings: Shipwrecks, Migrations and the Global Pursuit of Hope."
The 114th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on April 15, 2013.
  Roger Detels "Hang-In and Have Smart Friends - The Road to HIV Resistance."
The 113th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on November 15, 2012.
  Teofilo F. Ruiz "Kings and Knights at Play: Festive Martial Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain"
The 112th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on April 26, 2012.
  James A. Lake "Using Genomes to Track the Evolution of Life on Earth and Beyond."
The 111th Faculty Research Lecture, recorded on November 3, 2011.
  Anthony Seeger "Who Owns Music and Why Should You Care?" 
The 110th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on April 5, 2011.
  Seth J. Putterman "Fiat Lux: Light from Gas Bubbles, X-Rays from Peeling Tape, and Fusion from Crystals."
The 109th Faculty Research Lecture recorded on November 30, 2010.
  Robert S. Winter "A Fugue and a Waltz: Performance, Technology and [Post-] Postmodern Engagement." 
The 108th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on April 13, 2010.
  Steven G. Clarke "Aging & Rejuvination: Chemistry and Biochemistry at Work."
The 107th Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on November 3rd, 2009.
  Gregory Schopen "The Buddha as a Businessman: Economics and Law in an Old Indian Religion." 
The 106th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on March 10, 2009.
  Ned Wright "Observing the Origin of the Universe: A Century of Progress in Cosmology." 
The 105th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on October 28, 2008.
  Thom Mayne "Heritage Transformed." 
The 104th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on April 22, 2008.
  Owen N. Witte, M.D. "A Delicate Balance: Stem Cells, Cancer and the Immune Response." 
The 103rd UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on November 8, 2007.
  Stephen C. Yeazell "What's Not Wrong With The Civil Legal System - And What Is." 
The 102nd Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on April 12, 2007.
  Ernest Wright "Symporters: Marvelous Molecular Machines." 
The 101st Faculty Research Lecture, delivered on November 2, 2006.
  Karen Orren "A Single French Fry: The Supreme Court and the Depletion of Constitutional Law."
The 100th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on May 11, 2006.
  Eli Yablonovitch "The End of the Semiconductor Roadmap: The Collision of Physics, Economics and Sociology."
The 99th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on October 25, 2005.
  Carroll B. Johnson "Is There An Author In This Text? Sidi Hamid Benengeli, Don Quijote and the Metafictional Conventions of Chivalric Romance."
The 98th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on April 26, 2005.
  H. Ronald Kaback "The Passion of the Permease: From Membrane to Molecule to a Mechanism of Active Transport." 
The 97th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on October 14, 2004.
  Margaret C. Jacob "Science and the Origins of Western Cosmopolitanism." 
The 96th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on April 15, 2004.
  Andrea M. Ghez "Unveiling a Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way." 
The 95th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on October 30, 2003.
  Christopher B. Donnan "Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru." 
The 94th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded April 3, 2003.
  S. Lawrence Zipursky  "Building The Brain: How Nerve Connections Are Formed During Development." 
The 93rd UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on January 29, 2003.
  Michael E. Phelps "Imaging the Living Biology of Our Bodies in Health and Disease." 
The 91st UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on October 9, 2001.
  Carole Pateman "The Equivalent of the Right to Land, Life and Liberty? Democracy and the Idea of a Basic Income." 
The 90th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on April 18, 2001.
  Harvey R. Herschman "Finding New Genes, Determining Their Functions, and Watching Their Expression in Living Individuals." 
The 89th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on November 29, 2000.
  Robert B. Goldberg "Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: Super Plants for the 21st Century." 
The 87th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on December 2, 1999.
  Giorgio Buccellati  "The Discovery of Ancient Urkesh and the Question of Meaning in Archaeology." 
The 86th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded from a live webcast on April 27, 1999.
  Kendall N. Houk "Seeing Molecules React: Computational Explorations from Cosmochemistry to Chemical Biology."
The 85th UCLA Faculty Research Lecture recorded on November 3, 1998.