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Chartered in 1799 …to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people…” The Connecticut Academy of the Arts and Sciences is the third-oldest learned society in the United States. Its purpose is the dissemination of scholarly information. For the past 200 years, the Academy has fulfilled this mission through lectures and extensive publications.

The Academy sponsors eight monthly presentations during the academic year (September-May). These provide an opportunity for both the lay person and scholar to hear distinguished speakers discuss current work in the sciences, arts, and humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public and are announced in university calendars, local newspapers, and by direct mail to Academy members. 

Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science & Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies...
On October 11, 2017, Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD,  Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and...
On November 8, “Biomedical Research: Increasing Value, Reducing Waste” will be presented by Dr. Michael Bracken is the Susan...
“A Special Event 200 Years Ago” will be presented by Ernest I. Kohorn, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and...
On January 10, 2018, Chelsea C. Harry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University...
Presenting “Slavery in Guilford CT,” Dennis Culliton and Douglas Nygren will discuss their project to install memory stones...
Joanne B. Freeman presented “The Lost History of Congressional Violence in Antebellum America.” Freeman specializes in the...
Professor Erik Grimmer-Solem presented a talk to the CAAS meeting on April 12, 2017 at the Whitney Center. The title of the...