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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. 

Joseph LaPalombara is the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Management Emeritus, and a Senior Research...
Professor Gregory P. Garvey will speak on his interactive computer-based artwork focusing on “The Split Brain Human Computer...
Elliott Horch, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Southern Connecticut State University
The Kepler satellite has revolutionized our understanding of the formation and evolution of exoplanets, that is, planets...
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Jason Stanley, a star among the philosophers at work today, presented “Propoganda and Politics in...
Brian Q. Torff, Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University
On Tuesday, March 8, Brian Q. Torff, Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University, presented “...
Professor Willie Ruff presented an historic documentary that the Yale film archive has recently acquired. It was a forty-...
Photo of Steven Judd
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the The Whitney Center, Hamden, CT.  “ISIS—Medieval, Apocalyptic, or Opportunistic?” was...