Endowed Lectures

Barbieri Lectures—A gift from the Cesare Barbieri Endowment provides for two public lectures a year by outstanding persons on some aspect of Italian studies.

Joseph C. Clarke M’38 Public Oration Contest—A bequest from Cynthia Clarke of Chester, Connecticut, in loving memory of her father, Joseph Clarke M’38, established the Joseph C. Clarke M’38 Dean of Students Discretionary Fund. Among other things, the fund supports an annual student oration contest, the winner of which gives a public lecture each fall.

Martin W. Clement Lecture—An endowment established in 1967 by graduates and undergraduates of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Psi Fraternity in memory of Martin W. Clement 1901 provides an annual public lecture with no restriction as to topic.

Shelby Cullom Davis—Under the auspices of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment, several lectures are given on topics related to business, large organizations, or entrepreneurial activities.

Delta Phi/IKA Fraternity Lecture Program—a gift of the proceeds of the Delta Phi/IKA treasury sponsors a guest lecturer, preferably a Trinity alumnus/a.

Department of Language and Culture Studies—An endowment established in honor of Professor Dori Katz by an anonymous donor in 1996 provides for an annual lecture by a prominent speaker.

Harold L. Dorwart Lectureship in Mathematics—A gift of friends and family in memory of Harold and Carolyn Dorwart supports annual lecture(s) on mathematical topics of general interest. Dr. Harold Dorwart was Seabury Professor of Mathematics from 1949 to 1967 and dean of the College, 1967-1968.

Michael P. Getlin Lecture—A fund established through the generosity of classmates and friends in honor of Michael P. Getlin ’62, captain, U.S.M.C., who was killed in action in Vietnam, provides an annual lecture in religion.

Hallden Lecture—Through the Hallden Engineering Fund, established by Karl W. Hallden 1909, Hon. ’55, provides lectures by scientists and engineers of international reputation and interest.

John D. and Susan G. Limpitlaw Lecture Series—A gift from Susan G. and the Reverend John D. Limpitlaw ’56 endows a four-year cycle of lectures by distinguished scholars on religion and art, history, science or medicine, and business or the economic order.

McGill III ’63 International Studies Lectures— Gifts of Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63, of New York City, which helped to secure a matching grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The fund supports the biennial appointment and public lecture of visiting humanities scholars (mainly international scholars) in all the concentrations composing international studies: African studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, post-colonial studies, and Russian and Eurasian studies. During the years that a visiting scholar is not appointed, the fund supports the “McGill Distinguished Lecture in International Studies,” conducted by selected scholars who have distinguished themselves in the area of humanities.

Mead Lectures—Through the bequest of George J. Mead, Hon. ’37, annual lectures are presented by distinguished authorities. Conferences and other special events are held on various topics in economics, government, and history.

Blanchard William Means Memorial Lecture—A gift of Mrs. Blanchard W. Means of Hartford supports a lecture in philosophy each year in memory of her husband, Brownell Professor of Philosophy at the College from 1932 to 1972.

Moore Greek Lecture—Through the bequest of Dr. Charles E. Moore 1876, to encourage the study of Greek, an all-college lecture is presented annually on classical studies.

Shirley G. Wassong Memorial—A gift in memory of Mrs. Wassong, wife of Joseph F. Wassong ’59, of Thomaston, Connecticut, funds an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar on a theme in European and American art, culture, and history.