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Hilldale Lecture Series

The Hilldale Lecture Series, inaugurated in 1973-74, is sponsored by the faculty's four divisional committees - Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Studies - - and funded by the university's Hilldale Fund. The series gives each division the unique opportunity to present to the university community distinguished thinkers whose contributions to contemporary culture and science have received international recognition and acclaim. All lectures are free and open to the public.

A lecturer's presence on campus provides a special opportunity for faculty, staff and students to engage around topics of mutual interest. Each lecturer is invited to deliver a public talk, which is followed by a hosted reception to give attendees access to the speaker. Smaller and more focused interactions are also scheduled for selected faculty and students.