The UCLA Academic Senate has selected the recipients of the 2017-18 Faculty Research Lectureships: Michael Green, a professor in residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, and Ellen DuBois, professor of history.
"Each year since 1986, two of our most distinguished faculty members have been honored, one from the natural sciences and the other from the humanities, social disciplines, or creative arts. Next year’s lecturers will join this very select group of UCLA’s most accomplished scholars, said Academic Senate chair Susan Cochran and Faculty Research Lectureship chair Katherine Stone in a letter to colleagues announcing the recipients.
Each of the winners will present a public lecture on a topic of their choice, traditionally one in fall quarter and the other in spring quarter. The campus community is invited to the lecture and to a reception given in their honor immediately following their presentations.
Green's laboratory has explored the relationship between cognitive deficits in schizophrenia and activities of daily living. Ongoing studies are evaluating cognitive retraining and novel pharmacological interventions to improve cognitive impairment in schizophrenia.
He has written two books: "Schizophrenia from a Neurocognitive Perspective: Probing the Impenetrable Darkness," published in 1998, and "Schizophrenia Revealed: From Neurons to Social Interactions," published in 2001.
DuBois' research centers on the history of U.S. women with a focus on political history, including the history of the woman suffrage movement and feminism in the United States, among other subjects.