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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. 

On November 8, “Biomedical Research: Increasing Value, Reducing Waste” will be presented by Dr. Michael Bracken is the Susan...
On October 11, 2017, Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD,  Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and...
Jacob S. Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science & Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies...
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...
Presented by David Blight, Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University.  ...
The Kepler satellite has revolutionized our understanding of the formation and evolution of exoplanets, that is, planets...
CAAS does not offer a formal meeting during December.  Instead, we offer a special tour designed especially for the...