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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. 

Presented by Thornton Lockwood, Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University
“How Wayne LaPierre Ran the NRA as ‘Wayne’s World,’” CNN Opinion by Jennifer Tucker,  published Thursday, January 25, 2024...
Presented by Rachel Jeffrey, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology Southern Connecticut State University
Presented by David Pettigrew, Ph.D. Connecticut State University Professor Department of Philosophy Southern Connecticut...
Presented by the co-authors of Physics and Dance (Yale University Press) Emily Coates Director of Dance, Associate Professor...
Presented by Paul Turner Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Gerald Gaynes
Demystifying the effects of systemic injustice: Gerald Jaynes on using mixed methods to study race-based economic inequality...
A History of CAAS Presented by Sandra Rux, CAAS Publications Manager and Historian Speakers in honor of Gregory Tignor and...