The Chancellor’s Faculty Lecture Series honors one of our CU Denver faculty who has demonstrated outstanding research or creative work. These lecturers are chosen on the basis of their accomplishments and ability to speak and interact with a well-informed public audience.  The yearly honoree is chosen by a committee of peers.

These lectures are sponsored by the CU Denver Chancellor’s Office. They are generally given each Spring.

Please direct all questions to University Events​.​​



Check back in early 2021 for the announcement of the spring 2021 lecturer.

Past Chancellor Distinguished Faculty Lectures have been recorded and are available to watch on YouTube.


Stephanie Santorico, PhD

Cheek to Cheek: Genetic Discoveries and You

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Manuel Espinoza, PhD

Masterpieces Made Visible: Educational Dignity, Social Dreaming, and the Colorado Constitution

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