Past Convocation Speakers

2010-2018

June 15, 2019

Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

June 9, 2018

Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
"Mind The Gaps"

June 10, 2017

Ka Yee C. Lee, Professor, Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College.
"A Lifetime of Learning"

December 9, 2016

Amanda Woodward, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology and Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Division of Social Sciences. "Learning to Speak"

August 26, 2016

Juan de Pablo, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Theory and Simulations in the Institute For Molecular Engineering and The College; Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute. "Fate, Preparation, and Opportunity”

June 11, 2016

David Nirenberg, Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Departments of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College; Dean of the Division of Social Sciences.
"A Time of Mind"

March 18, 2016

John Carlstrom, the Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor, Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College. "Our Expanding View Of The Universe"

December 11, 2015

Judith B. Farquhar, the Max Palevsky Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and the College.
"Slowing Down Reason"

August 28, 2015

Judith Zeitlin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the College.
"The World As Stage"

June 13, 2015

Shulamit Ran, Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Music; Artistic Director, Contempo.
"Why We Make Art"

March 20, 2015

Kenneth Pomeranz, University Professor, Department of History and the College; Chair, Department of History.
"Striving for Incompleteness"

December 12, 2014

David Archer, Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the College. "The Great Carbon Conspiracy"

August 29, 2014

David Meltzer, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Economics, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Chair, Committee on Clinical and Translational Science; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Director, Center for Health and the Social Sciences. "Mean and Variance"

June 14, 2014

Kerwin Charles, Deputy Dean, Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago Harris.
"Type and Context"

March 21, 2014

Adam Green, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Deputy Dean, Division of Social Sciences; Associate Dean in the College; Associate Professor, Department of History and the College, “Happiness Gained Through Struggle”

December 13, 2013

David E. Wellbery, Leroy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor, Departments of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature, John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, and the College; Chairman, Department of Germanic Studies; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, "Faust's Despair and the Life of Learning"

August 30, 2013

Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor, School of Social Service Administration, Law School, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab, Codirector, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab, "Thinking About Thinking"

June 15, 2013

Abbie J. Smith, Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Service Professor, University of chicago Booth School of Business, "Corporate Governance: Is it Personal?"

March 22, 2013

Richard Rosengarten, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Divinity School, "In Retrospect"

December 14, 2012

Sidney R. Nagel, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics, James Franck Institute, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, "The Power of Observation"

August 24, 2012

Marsha Rosner, Chair, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, Charles B. Huggins Professor, "Who Owns You?"

June 9, 2012

Stephen Raudenbush, Lewis Sebring Professor of Sociology, "The Life of the Mind and Social Action"

March 16, 2012

Charles M. Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor of Social Service Administration, "Democracy Remix" (Given by Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Provost)

December 9, 2011

Dwight N. Hopkins, Professor of Theology, Divinity School and the College, Director of MA Studies in the Divinity School, "Values for Living"

August 26, 2011

Martha Feldman, Chair, Department of Music and Mabel Greene Myers Professor, Department of Music and the College, "Strangeness as Substance"

June 11, 2011

David A. Strauss, The Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, "Coming of Age, in Law and in Life."

March 18, 2011

T. Conrad Gilliam, Marjorie I. and Bernard A. Mitchell Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Biological Sciences Division, "Genomics: Can De-Coding the Past Predict the Future?"

December 10, 2010

Ann L. McGill, Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing, and Behavorial Science, "Without Saying a Word: The Powers of Mimicry, Contagion, and Synchrony"

August 27, 2010

Rocky Kolb, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, "Be Careful What You Rub Out"

June 12, 2010

Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy,
“Historical Contingency and Ultimate Aims"

March 19, 2010

Neil Shubin, Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, "Learning to See"

2000-2009

December 11, 2009

Jean Comaroff, Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, "The Uses of 'Ex-Centricity': Cool Reflections from Hot Places"

October 9, 2009

Martin E. Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, "On Laying Siege to Problems"

August 28, 2009

Shadi Bartsch, Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics, "Being Yourself, and Other Strange Ideas"

June 14, 2009

Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Politics, Finance, and the Crisis"

June 13, 2009

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health, "Democratizing Education to Eradicate Poverty and Improve Global Health"

March 20, 2009

John Mark Hansen, Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor Department of Political Science and the College, Dean of the Social Sciences Division, "The Educated Citizen"

December 12, 2008

Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business,
"Crisis and Change"

August 29, 2008

Bruce D. Meyer, McCormick Tribune Professor, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, "Public Policy and the University"

June 15, 2008

Steven Neil Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Graduate School of Business, "A Pep Talk: What Can You Learn from Successful CEOS?"

June 14, 2008

Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor, Divinity School, "Thinking More Critically About Thinking Too Critically: Reading Past the Classics"

March 21, 2008

Yali Amit, Professor, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, the Committee in Computational Neuroscience, and the College,
"Keeping Our Moral Compass"

December 7, 2007

James L. Madara, M.D., Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Pathology; Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine; Chief Executive Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center; University Vice-President for Medical Affairs, "The Unpredictable and Unassailable"

August 24, 2007

José Quintáns, William Rainey Harper Professor, Department of Pathology, and the College; Associate Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, and of the College; Master, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, "Make it Easy, It Is Going to Be Hot"

June 10, 2007

James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, Graduate School of Business, "Searching for Strategy"

June 8, 2007

Danielle Allen, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, and Professor, Departments of Classics, and Political Science, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College, "What’s in a Name?"

March 16, 2007

Gil J. Stein, Professor, the Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College; Director, the Oriental Institute, "Searching for Truths or Finding Truth: Some Thoughts from Archaeology"

December 8, 2006

Thomas C. Holt, James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College,
"1965-2006: Your Commencement and Mine"

October 27, 2006

Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 25, 2006

Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "Why People Hate Economists (And Why We Don’t Care)"

June 11, 2006

Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "Seeing the World through the Economic Lens"

June 9, 2006

James K. Chandler, Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor, the Department of English Language and Literature, the Committees on the History of Culture and on Cinema and Media Studies, and the College; Director, Franke Institute for the Humanities, "Education in the Interrogative Mode"

March 17, 2006

Susan E. Mayer, Professor and Dean, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, "World Opportunities"

December 9, 2005

Susan Gal, Mae and Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics, and the College,
"Some Truths about Lies"

August 26, 2005

Dr. Jonathan Moss, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Professor, the College; and Chairman, the Institutional Review Board in the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, "Could Morton Do It Today?"

June 12, 2005

Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, Graduate School of Business,
"Being Silly, Seriously"

June 11, 2005

Cathy Cohen, Professor, Department of Political Science and the College; Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, "Race, Politics, and the Costs of Compromise"

March 18, 2005

Richard A. Shweder, William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Human Development, Department of Psychology, and the College; Faculty Associate (Professor), Department of Anthropology; Member, Committee on Southern Asian Studies,
"The Fun Index"

December 10, 2004

Christopher A. Faraone, Professor, Departments of Classical Languages and Literatures, and New Testament and Early Christian Literature, the Committees on the Ancient Mediterranean World and on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and the College,
"The Things You Carry With You"

August 27, 2004

Angela V. Olinto, Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics,
"Nature’s Puzzling Answers"

June 13, 2004

Gary S. Becker, University Professor, Departments of Economics and Sociology, and the Graduate School of Business,
"Business Schools Within Universities: The Right Mix"

June 12, 2004

John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College,
"The United States and the World in the 21st Century"

March 19, 2004

Thomas A. Witten, Professor, Department of Physics, the James Franck Institute, and the College, "There’s Treasure Everywhere"

December 12, 2003

Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, "Politics, Finance, and the Crisis"

August 29, 2003

Lars Peter Hansen, Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, and the College,
"Value in an Uncertain Economy"

June 15, 2003

Richard H. Thaler, Robert P. Gwinn Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Finding Your Cello"

June 15, 2003

Andrew Alpher, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Trustee, The University of Chicago, "Remarks"

June 14, 2003

Halina Brukner, Vice-Chairman and Professor, Department of Medicine,
"Wearing White: Reflections in a Changing Environment"

June 14, 2003

Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Medicine, Committees on Clinical Pharmacology and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, and Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics,
"Medical Progress and the Doctor Patient Relationship"

March 21, 2003

Daphne Preuss, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, the Committee on Genetics, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the College,
"Intellectual Breadth and Responsible Leadership"

December 13, 2002

Bill Brown, George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, the Committee on the History of Culture, and the College, "Art as Education"

August 30, 2002

John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology, and the College,
"The Risks and Rewards of Irrational Thinking"

June 9, 2002

Ann L. McGill, Deputy Dean and Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing, and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Business, "Possibility and Responsibility"

June 8, 2002

George Chauncey, Professor, Department of History and the College,
"Sexuality, Intimacy, and History"

March 15, 2002

John A. Lucy, Interim Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division, Associate Dean of the College and Professor, Committee on Human Development, Department of Psychology, and the College, "Understanding Perspectives"

December 7, 2001

Jeanne C. Marsh, Professor, School of Social Service Administration,
"Altruism Examined"

August 24, 2001

Robert A. Fefferman, Louis Block Professor, Department of Mathematics,"A University of Chicago Education and the Pursuit of Truth and Beauty in Mathematics"

June 10, 2001

Harry Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, Graduate School of Business,
"The Professional and the Amateur"

June 9, 2001

Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor, Law School, Divinity School, Department of Philosophy, and the College,
"Political Animals: Luck, Need and Dignity"

March 16, 2001

Susan M. Kidwell, Professor, Department of Geophysical Sciences, the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, and the College,
"Finding Good Ground"

December 8, 2000

Homi K. Bhabha, Chester D. Tripp Distinguished Service Professor in the Division of the Humanities and the Department of English Language and Literature, Art History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, "Only Connect: Scholarship, Fellowship and Survival"

November 2, 2000

Don Michael Randel, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 25, 2000

Anne Walters Robinson, Claire Dux Swift Professor, Department of Music, and Professor in the College, "Yes, No, Perhaps: Teachings from the Dialectic of the Middle Ages"

June 13, 2000

Austan Goolsbee, Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, "What’s so New About the New Economy?"

June 10, 2000

Hanna Holborn Gray, Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College, President Emerita of the University, "Getting the Third Degree"

March 17, 2000

Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Music and the College
"The Humanities Inside and Outside the Academy"

1990-1999

December 10, 1999

W. Clark Gilpin, Dean and Professor, the Divinity School, Professor in the College, Acting Director of the Martin E. Marty Center, "Experiments in Solitude"

August 27, 1999

Susan L. Lindquist, Albert D. Lasker Professor of Medical Sciences in the Department of Molecular Genetics and cell Biology, the Committees on Developmental Biology and Genetics, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the College, "Unity and Diversity: Lessons From a New Biology"

June 13, 1999

James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Graduate School of Business, "Why is The University of Chicago Great?"

June 12, 1999

Elaine Fuchs, Amgen Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Committees on Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Cancer Biology, the Cancer Research Center, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
"Shapes of an Education at The University of Chicago"

March 19, 1999

Michael S. Turner, Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College; Chairman, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, "The Universe is Speeding Up"

December 18, 1998

Daniel Garber, Lawrence Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science, and the College, "Teaching What Cannot be Taught"

August 29, 1998

Robert B. Pippin, Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy and the College and Chair of the Committee on Social Thought, "Teaching What Cannot be Taught"

June 14, 1998

Marvin Zonis, Professor of Business Administration in the Graduate School of Business and the College, "Taking Risks: Students and States"

June 13, 1998

Jonathan Lear, John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, and Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the College, "Crossroads"

March 20, 1998

Kevin M. Murphy, George Pratt Shultz Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Education and Work"

December 12, 1997

Craig B. Thompson, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, the Committee on Immunology; Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director of the Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, "Better Living Through Biology?"

August 29, 1997

Ralph Lerner, The Benjamin Franklin Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, "An American Education?"

June 15, 1997

Merton H. Miller, the Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Finance in the Graduate School of Business,
"The Chicago Financial Economics Tradition: Some Practical Lessons"

June 14, 1997

Melvin Shochet, the Elaine M. and Samuel D. Kirsten, Jr., Professor in the Division of the Physical Sciences, the Enrico Fermi Institute and the College,
"Scientific Literacy and Liberal Education in a Technological Age"

March 21, 1997

Joel Snyder, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Professor in the Committees on Visual Arts and General Studies in the Humanities and in the College, "In Defense of Images"

December 13, 1996

Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor in the Divinity School and in the Committee on International Relations, "Our Dangerous World"

October 26, 1996

Gary S. Becker, A.M. '53, PH.D. '55, University Professor in the Departments of Economics and Sociology, "The Production of Human Capital at Universities"

August 23, 1996

Keith Moffat, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, "Only Connect: the Beast and the Monk"

June 9, 1996

Eric J. Gleacher, M.B.A. ‘67, Trustee, The University of Chicago, Chairman of Gleacher NatWest, "Taking the ‘Safe’ Route"

June 8, 1996

Cass R. Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School, the Department of Political Science and the College, "The Dean Has No Rights"

March 15, 1996

Marta Tienda, Chairman and Ralph Lewis Professor, Department of Sociology, "Diversity and the Meritocracy"

December 15, 1995

Philippe Desan, Professor, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Master, Humanities Collegiate Division, Associate Dean, Division of the Humanities, "‘A Well-Made Rather Than Well-Filled Head’: A Humanist’s View on Education"

August 25, 1995

James J. Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, and the College, "Human Ability and the Return to Skills"

June 10, 1995

Kenneth S. Polonksy, Professor, Department of Medicine, and Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, "The Use and Misuse of Personal Information in a Technological Age"

March 17, 1995

Wadad Afif Kadi, Professor and Chairman, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, "The Dialogue Between Civilizations"

December 16, 1994

Kenneth W. Warren, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, "Some Notes on Exclusiveness"

August 26, 1994

Robin M. Hogarth, Deputy Dean and Wallace W. Booth Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Varieties of Uncertainty"

June 11, 1994

Colin Lucas, Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, Professor, Department of History, and the College, "Knowing the Past, Inventing the Future"

March 18, 1994

Elizabeth Helsinger, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, and the College, "Outside, Over There"

December 16, 1993

Anthony P. Mahowald, Louis Block Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, "Knowledge and Change"

October 20, 1993

Hugo Freund Sonnenschein, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 27, 1993

Andrew Abbott, Professor, Department of Sociology and the College; Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, "Professions and Professors"

June 12, 1993

Ralph Wallace Nicholas, William Rainey Harper Professor of Anthropology and the Social Sciences, "Academic Work"

March 19, 1993

James Watson Cronin, Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, "Some Thoughts of a Physics Professor"

December 18, 1992

Sheila Fitzpatrick, Professor, Department of History and the College, "Changes of State"

August 28, 1992

Merton Howard Miller, Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, "How Much Research is Enough?"

June 13, 1992

David Martin Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Professor in the Humanities, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Committee on Comparative Studies in Literature, and the College, "Only in Chicago"

March 20, 1992

Tetsuo Najita, Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, "A University Where Twains Meet"

December 13, 1991

Arthur Harold Rubenstein, "Birthdays, Anniversaries, and a Centennial"

October 3, 1991

Barry Dean Karl, Norma and Edna Freehling Professor, Department of History and the College, "Let Knowledge Grow?"

August 30, 1991

Michael Mussa, William H. Abbott Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Practical Lessons of Economic Sciences"

June 15, 1991

Wayne Clayson Booth, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of English Language and Literature, Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods, and the College, "‘What’s Your Evidence?’ ‘Why Do You Ask?’"

March 22, 1991

Susan Lindquist, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Committees on Developmental Biology and on Genetics, and the College, "The Biological Revolution"

December 14, 1990

Norman Marshall Bradburn, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Business, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, and the College, and Director of the National Opinion Research Center, "Remembering"

August 24, 1990

Robin M. Hogarth, Wallace W. Booth Professor, Graduate School of Business, "Metaphors for Decisions"

June 9, 1990

Dennis J. Hutchinson, Associate Professor in the College and Lecturer in the Law School, "Two Cheers for Robert Maynard Hutchins"

March 16, 1990

James Paul Hunter, Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and in the College, "Minding Our Business, Minding America"

1980-1989

December 15, 1989

Stuart Malcolm Tave, William Rainey Harper Professor in the College and Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, "Getting Real"

August 31, 1989

Dr. Albert Dorfman, Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Committees on Genetics and Developmental Biology, and the College, "Rational Discourse"

August 25, 1989

Kenneth Ronald French, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"

June 10, 1989

Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Professor of Law, "On Going Our Separate Ways"

June 9, 1989

Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Professor of Law, "On Going Our Separate Ways"

March 17, 1989

Elizabeth Helsinger, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Committee on General Studies in the Humanities, and the College, "Now and Then: Occasions for Speech"

December 9, 1988

Robert Emerson Lucas, Jr., John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics and the College, "What Economists Do"

August 26, 1988

Paul M. Hirsch, Professor, Graduate School of Business and Research Associate (Professor), Department of Sociology, "Fundamentals and Flexibility: Chicago’s Approach to Creativity"

June 11, 1988

James Michael Redfield, Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, "Maintenance"

June 10, 1988

Jonathan Lear, James Michael Redfield, Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, "The Price of Everything"

June 10, 1988

James Michael Redfield, Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, "Mentoring"

March 18, 1988

Dolores G. Norton, Professor, School of Social Service Administration, "Of Time and Achievement"

December 11, 1987

Anthony C. Yu, Professor, Divinity School, Departments of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations and English Language and Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, and Chairman, Committee on Comparative Studies in Literature, "Babel Redux"

August 28, 1987

Charles Lipson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, and Director, Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security, "Historical Memory and America’s Role in the World"

June 13, 1987

Ellen T. Harris, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Music, "Creativity in Academia"

March 20, 1987

Stephen Mack Stigler, Professor and Chairman, Department of Statistics, and Professor in the College, "The Science of Uncertainty"

December 12, 1986

Janet Davison Rowley, Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Medicine and of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, the College, Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute, and the Committee on Genetics, "Can You- And Should You - Know Your Genes?"

August 28, 1986

Robert Seiji Hamada, Professor and Deputy Dean, Graduate School of Business, "Anyone Who Still Uses a Typewriter is Hopelessly Obsolete"

June 14, 1986

Leon Richard Kass, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Liberal Arts of Human Biology in the College and Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, "We Never Win Many Ballgames . . . ."

March 21, 1986

Janel Mueller, Professor and Chairman, Department of English Language and Literature, and Professor in the College and in the Committees on General Studies in the Humanities and Art and Design, "On Beginnings and Endings"

December 13, 1985

Sherwin Rosen, Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Professor, Department of Economics and in the College, Associate Chairman, Department of Economics, and Research Associate, Economics Research Center, National Opinion Research Center, "Making a Living"

August 30, 1985

Robert T. Michael, Professor, Department of Education and in the College, and Director, National Opinion Research Center, "Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty"

June 15, 1985

J. David Greenstone, William M. Benton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science and the College, Member, Committee on Public Policy Studies, and Research Associate, Cultural Pluralism Research Center, National Opinion Research Center, "The Education of Abraham Lincoln"

March 22, 1985

David Malcolm Raup, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman, Department of Geophysical Sciences, and Professor, the College and the Committees on Evolutionary Biology and the Conceptual Foundations of Science, "Extinction and Global Habitability"

December 14, 1984

David Gale Johnson, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics and in the College, "The World’s Poor: Any Good News Lately?"

August 24, 1984

Harry Lendall Davis, Professor and Deputy Dean, Graduate School of Business, "The Living University"

June 9, 1984

Geoffrey Richard Stone, Professor, Law School, "Celebrating ‘Brown’"

March 16, 1984

Robert Haselkorn, Fanny L. Pritzker Professor, Departments of Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry and in the College, and Chairman, Department of Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, "They Pay You For That"

December 9, 1983

Akira Iriye, Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of History and Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, and Chairman, Department of History, "On the Eve of 1984"

August 26, 1983

Merton Howard Miller, Leon Carroll Marshall Distinguished Service Professor, Graduate School of Business, "American Management and Management Education: Too Nearsighted or Too Farsighted?"

June 11, 1983

David Tracy, Professor, Divinity School, "On Thinking with the Classics"

March 18, 1983

Janellen Huttenlocher, William S. Gray Professor, Departments of Education and Behavioral Sciences and in the College, "The Study of Mind"

December 17, 1982

Paul Wheatley, Irving B. Harris Professor, Committee on Social Thought, Department of Geography, and the College, and Chairman, Committee on Social Thought, "Asking About Asking: Reflections on the University Experience"

August 27, 1982

Sam Peltzman, Professor, Graduate School of Business and Editor, Journal of Political Economy, "The Higher Education as a Declining Industry"

June 12, 1982

Donald Nathan Levine, Professor, Department of Sociology and the College, Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Associate Dean of the College, and Associate Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, "Ironies of a Convocation"

June 11, 1982

Donald Nathan Levine, Professor, Department of Sociology and the College, Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Associate Dean of the College, and Associate Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, "Ironies of a Convocation"

March 19, 1982

Peter Florian Dembowski, Professor and Chairman, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Professor, the College, "The Important and the Essential"

December 16, 1981

Edward Shils, Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought and Department of Sociology, "Remembering a University"

August 28, 1981

Barry Dean Karl, Norman and Edna Freehling Professor, Department of History and the College and Member, Committee on Public Policy Studies, "Disposable History: It’s the Little Things That Count"

June 13, 1981

David Martin Bevington, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, "What was William Shakespeare’s Convocation Like in 1586?"

March 20, 1981

David Norman Schramm, Professor and Chairman, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute and the College, "Synthesis and Diversity"

December 12, 1980

George Joseph Stigler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics and Graduate School of Business, and Director, Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, "Inside and Out"

August 29, 1980

Robert Z. Aliber, Professor, Graduate School of Business, and Chairman, Committee on Public Policy Studies, "Passages on Politics"

June 14, 1980

John Hope Franklin, John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History and the College, "Clio’s Vision"

March 21, 1980

Robert Rathburn Wilson, Peter B. Rizma Professor in the College and Professor, Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, "Scientific Literacy"

1970-1979

December 18, 1979

James Samuel Coleman, University Professor, Department of Sociology and Member, Committee on Public Policy Studies, "Policy, Research and Political Theory"

June 16, 1979

William Julius Wilson, Professor and Chairman, Department of Sociology, "Dilemmas of Social Progress"

March 23, 1979

Alan Gewirth, Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Philosophy, "Universality and the University"

December 15, 1978

Norman Harry Nachtreib, Professor, Department of Chemistry, the James Franck Institute, and the College, "The Purposes of a University"

October 6, 1978

Hanna Dorothea Holborn Gray, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

September 1, 1978

Keith Michael Baker, Professor, Department of History, Morris Fishbein Center for the Study of Science and Medicine, Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science, and the College; Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; and Associate Dean of the College and of the Division of the Social Sciences, "Memory, Judgment, Choice"

June 10, 1978

Philip B. Kurland, William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor, the College, and Professor, Law School, "Lament for Camelot"

March 17, 1978

Rory W. Childers, Professor, Department of Medicine, "The Affirming Flame"

December 9, 1977

Neil Harris, Professor, Department of History, "Boundaries"

November 14, 1977

Charles Brenton Huggins, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research, "The Cultivation of Excellence"

August 26, 1977

Helen Lorna Puttkammer Straus, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and the College; Dean of Students in the College, Dean of College Admissions, Associate Dean of the College, "Explanations"

June 11, 1977

Jonathan Zittell Smith, William Benton Professor of Religion and Human Sciences in the College, Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division, and Associate Dean of the College; Professor, Divinity School; and Professor, Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Associate Dean of the Division of the Humanities, "Birds, Beasts, and Stubborn Little Stones"

March 18, 1977

Philip Wesley Jackson, David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Chairman, Department of Education; and Member, Committee on Public Policy Studies, "Ceremonious Words"

December 10, 1976

Edgar Gustavus Epps, Marshall Field IV Professor, Department of Education, "Research and Social Policy"

August 27, 1976

Edward Weil Rosenheim, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, "Town and Gown"

June 12, 1976

Charles Ernest Oxnard, Professor, Departments of Anatomy and Anthropology, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, and the College, and Dean of the College, "The Curmudgeon Correspondence: Letters from an Old Don to a Young Professor"

March 19, 1976

James Moody Gustafson, University Professor, Divinity School, "Obligations to Future Generations"

December 12, 1975

Albert Victor Crewe, Professor, Departments of Physics and Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, and Dean, Division of the Physical Sciences, "Did You Get What You Came For?"

August 29, 1975

Karl Frederick Morrison, Professor and Chairman, Department of History and Professor, Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, "Where are the Prophets?"

June 14, 1975

Martin Emil Marty, Professor and Associate Dean, Divinity School, "Tradition, verb (rare)"

March 21, 1975

Charles William Wegener, Howard L. Willett Professor, Master of the New Collegiate Division, and Associate Dean of the College, "The Mercy of God and About Twelve Minutes"

November 8, 1974

Karl Joachim Weintraub, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor, Department of History and the College; Chairman, Committee on the History of Culture, and Dean, Division of the Humanities, "A Present of Past Things"

August 30, 1974

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, Professor, Department of Political Science, and Associate Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, and Professor, Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division, and Associate Dean of the College, "Principles and Games: Conduct in the Conduct of Foreign Policy"

June 15, 1974

Wayne Clayson Booth, George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, and Chairman, Committee of the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods, "Sieves and Sewers: The Open Mind and the University"

March 22, 1974

Nathan Alexander Scott, Jr., Shailer Mathews Professor, Divinity School, and Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, "The Cloud of Unknowing"

December 14, 1973

William Hardy McNeill, Robert A. Milliken Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History, "Rites of Passage"

October 26, 1973

Wayne Clayson Booth, George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, and Chairman, Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods, "Knowing in Ceremony"

August 31, 1973

Arnold Warren Ravin, Professor, Departments of Biology and Microbiology, Committees on Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, and the Conceptual Foundations of Science, and the College, "The College and the University in a Pre-Figurative Age"

June 9, 1973

Roger Henry Hildebrand, Dean of the College and Professor, Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute of Nuclear Studies, "1893"

March 16, 1973

Jacob Warren Getzels, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Education and Psychology, "Problem Finding"

December 15, 1972

Soia Mentschikoff, Professor, Law School, "Awareness"

June 10, 1972

Arthur Friedman, Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and the College, "Publish or Perish"

March 17, 1972

Richard Peter McKeon, Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on General Studies in the Humanities, Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and the Study of Methods, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, Department of Philosophy, and the College, "Where We Are and Where We Are Going"

December 17, 1971

Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa, Professor and Dean, Divinity School, "The World Has Many Centers"

September 3, 1971

George Robert Hughes, Professor and Director, Oriental Institute, and Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, "In Search of Wisdom"

June 12, 1971

Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies, and Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science, "The Place for Scholarship"

March 19, 1971

Abraham Adrian Albert, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Mathematics and the College and Dean, Division of the Physical Sciences, "Federal Support of the Physical Sciences in Universities"

December 22, 1970

Sidney Davidson, Arthur Young Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Business, "Where is the Evidence?"

September 4, 1970

Harold A Richman, Dean and Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration

June 13, 1970

The Honorable Ramsey Clark, Former Attorney General

June 12, 1970

Allison Davis, John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Education, "The Age of Anger - and Fear"

March 20, 1970

Jerald Carl Brauer, Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean, Divinity School, "The Passing of Freedom?"

1960-1969

December 12, 1969

Robert Benjamin Uretz, Professor, Department of Biophysics, and Associate Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, "To Keep a University Great"

August 29, 1969

Don Richard Swanson, Professor and Dean, Graduate Library School, "Communication among Scholars"

June 14, 1969

Edward Hirsch Levi, President of the University

March 21, 1969

Phil Caldwell Neal, Professor and Dean, Law School

December 13, 1968

David Gale Johnson, Professor, Department of Economics and Dean, Division of the Social Sciences, "The Conquest of Hunger"

November 14, 1968

Edward Hirsch Levi, President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 30, 1968

Robert McCormick Adams, Professor of Anthropology, Oriental Institute, "The Academic Community"

June 7, 1968

George Wells Beadle, President of the University

March 15, 1968

Stuart Malcolm Tave, Professor of English, Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division and Associate Dean of the Humanities, "The Relevant University"

December 15, 1967

Lee Alvin DuBridge, President, California Institute of Technology, "Fountainhead of Knowledge"

September 1, 1967

Harry G. Johnson, Professor, Department of Education, "The United States and the Developing World"

June 10, 1967

Robert Eugene Streeter, Professor of English and Dean of the Division of the Humanities, "The Temper of a University"

May 5, 1967

George Wells Beadle, President of the University

March 17, 1967

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President, Fund for the Republic and Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

December 16, 1966

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-1960; Vice-President, Standard Oil Company (Indiana)

September 2, 1966

Alton Aquilla Linford, Professor and Dean, School of Social Service Administration, "Toward Responsible Entry"

June 11, 1966

George Wells Beadle, President of the University

March 18, 1966

George Pratt Schultz, Professor of Industrial Relations and Dean, Graduate School of Business, "The University in Times of Change"

December 17, 1965

O. Meredith Wilson, President, University of Minnesota, "Two Voices but the Same Song"

September 3, 1965

Roald F. Campbell, William Claude Reavis Professor of Educational Administration, Chairman of the Department of Education, and Dean of the Graduate School of Education, "Public Decisions for Urban Education"

June 12, 1965

Edward Hirsch Levi, Provost of the University

March 19, 1965

Wayne Clayson Booth, Dean of the College and George M. Pullman Professor of English, "Mister Gradgrind 1965"

December 18, 1964

Francis S. Chase, Professor, Department of Education, "In Defence of Caprice"

September 4, 1964

Joseph Sittler, Professor of Theology, The Divinity School, "A Special Kind of Courage"

June 13, 1964

George Wells Beadle, President of the University, "What’s in the Mind"

March 20, 1964

Theodore Otto Yntema, Vice-President - Chairman, Finance Committee, Ford Motor Company, and Trustee of the University, "Education - Some Neglected Opportunities"

December 13, 1963

Alan Simpson, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of History and Dean of the College, "The Genius of the College"

August 30, 1963

Abraham Adrian Albert, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Mathematics, and Dean, Division of the Physical Sciences, "The Goal of Excellence in a University"

June 8, 1963

George Wells Beadle, President of the University, "On the Importance of Diversity"

March 15, 1963

Henry Stanley Bennett, Professor, Department of Anatomy and Committee on Biophysics, and Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences, "Knowledge and Values"

December 14, 1962

Sterling Moss McMurrin, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, "Education and American Culture"

August 31, 1962

Wilson Allen Wallis, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Business, and Professor, Departments of Economics and of Statistics, "The Importance of Error"

June 9, 1962

George Wells Beadle, President of the University

April 27, 1962

Karl Barth, Professor Emeritus of Dogmatics, University of Basel, Switzerland, "The Spirit"

March 16, 1962

Chauncey Dennison Harris, Professor of Geography, "The New World of Learning After Graduation"

December 15, 1961

The Very Reverend Theodore Martin Hesburgh, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, "Change and the Changeless"

September 1, 1961

D. Jerome Fisher, Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, "Science and Human Beings"

June 10, 1961

George Wells Beadle, Chancellor of the University, "The Open Mind"

May 4, 1961

George Wells Beadle, Chancellor of the University, The Inaugural Address"

March 17, 1961

William T. Hutchinson, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of American History and Editor, "James Madison Papers," "To the Unknown"

December 16, 1960

Jerome G. Kerwin, Professor, Department of Political Science, "Centers of Mischief in Politics"

September 2, 1960

Arthur Frank Burns, Professor of Economics, Columbia University

June 11, 1960

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

May 1, 1960

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Governor of New York, "Human Equality and the Law"

March 18, 1960

Ronald Crane, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of English Language and Literature, "The Chicago Tradition"

1950-1959

December 18, 1959

George Joseph Metcalf, Professor and Chairman of the Germanic Languages and Literatures, "Looking into the Past and Looking into the Future"

November 26, 1959

Sir Julian Huxley, Alexander H. White Visiting Professor of Anthropology, "The Evolutionary Vision"

August 28, 1959

Gertrude E. Smith, Edward Olson Professor of Greek and Chairman of the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, "Ancient Patterns of Education"

June 13, 1959

Glen Alfred Lloyd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

March 20, 1959

Thorfin R. Hogness, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Chicago Midway Laboratory, "Science and Its Goals"

December 19, 1958

Joshua C. Taylor, Associate Professor of Art, "Knowledge in Search of a Mind"

August 29, 1958

Charles Carlyle Colby, Professor Emeritus of Geography, "Perspective in Contemporary America"

June 14, 1958

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

March 21, 1958

Dr. J. Roscoe Miller, President, Northwestern University, "Who Will Push the Button?"

December 20, 1957

Dr. William Bloom, Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Anatomy, "Education in the Satellite Era"

August 30, 1957

Robert Manning Strozier, Dean of Students and Professor of French (President-elect, Florida State University), "The Independent Spirit"

June 8, 1957

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

March 15, 1957

Dr. Paul Chesley Hodges, Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology"Your University and Mine"

December 14, 1956

Napier Wilt, Dean of the Division of the Humanities and Professor of English "Higher Degrees and Lower Standards"

August 31, 1956

Walter Bartky, Vice-President of the University in charge of Special Scientific Programs "Feedback"

June 8, 1956

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

March 16, 1956

Quincy Wright, Professor of International Law, "The Human Spirit in the Atomic Age"

December 16, 1955

David Dowd Henry, President of the University of Illinois, "Old Issues - New Meanings"

November 11, 1955

Mr. Walter Lippmann, Author, Writer for the New York Herald Tribune, "The Changing Times"

September 2, 1955

Francis S. Chase, Professor and Chairman, Department of Education, The University of Chicago, "The Universities and the Reconstruction of American Education"

June 10, 1955

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University, "The Educated Man"

March 18, 1955

Earle Ludgin, Trustee of the University, "Grace under Pressure"

December 17, 1954

Willard Frank Libby, Commissioner, United States Atomic Energy Commission, "Scientific Education"

August 27, 1954

The Reverend H. Richard Niebuhr, Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale University, Divinity School, "Theology - not Queen but Servant"

June 11, 1954

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

March 19, 1954

David Rockefeller, Trustee of the University, "A Time for Positive Decision"

December 18, 1953

Newton Edwards, Professor of Education, "Education for Decision-Making in a Democracy"

August 28, 1953

Maurice F. Seay, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Education, "From the Campus to the Community"

June 12, 1953

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

May 8, 1953

Wesley A. Sturges, Dean of the Law School, Yale University, "Fifty Years of Legal Education"

March 20, 1953

Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen, Professor of Ancient History, "Scholarship for Pleasure"

December 19, 1952

Laurence M. Gould, President of Carleton College, "Some Divided Point in Time"

October 3, 1952

Franklin David Murphy, Chancellor, The University of Kansas, "Medicine’s Expanding Horizons"

August 29, 1952

William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology, "Some Changes and Problems in the Next Forty-five Years"

June 13, 1952

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University

March 14, 1952

The Reverend John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., President, The University of Notre Dame, "Graduating to the Good Life"

December 21, 1951

Carl H. Kraeling, Professor of Hellenistic Oriental Archeology and Director of the Oriental Institute, "The Assurance of Things Not Seen"

October 18, 1951

J. E. Wallace Sterling, President, Stanford University, "The Disciplines of Freedom"

October 18, 1951

James Bryant Conant, President, Harvard University, "The Independence of our Universities"

October 18, 1951

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Chancellor of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 31, 1951

Henry Townley Heald, President, Illinois Institute of Technology, "Doubts and Decisions"

June 20, 1951

Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University, "Is Adventure Still Possible?"

June 15, 1951

R. Wendell Harrison, Vice-President and Dean of the Faculties, "Retooling for the Jobs Ahead"

March 16, 1951

Detlev Wulf Bronk, President, The Johns Hopkins University, "The Scholar in an Age of Action"

December 22, 1950

Harvie Branscomb, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, "The Measure of Our Strength"

September 1, 1950

Alonzo G. Grace, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Education, "From Potsdam to Bonn"

June 21, 1950

Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University

March 17, 1950

Andrew Conway Ivy, Vice-President of the University of Illinois in charge of Professional Colleges in Chicago, "Literacy for What"

1940-1949

December 16, 1949

Robert Manning Strozier, Dean of Students in the University of Chicago, "Where are the Humanities?"

September 2, 1949

The Reverend John Beaumont Thompson, Dean of the University Chapel and Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, "Values and Scientific Temper"

July 11, 1949

Albert Schweitzer, Medicial missionary and musician; Nobel Laureate; Doctor of Laws

June 22, 1949

Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University

March 18, 1949

Doctor Friedrich Wasserman, Professor of Anatomy, "Medical Education in the Old World and in the New"

December 17, 1948

Frederick Champion Ward, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College, "On Independent Thought"

September 2, 1948

Paul Gray Hoffman, Trustee of the University and Administrator of the Economic Co-operation Administration, United States Government, "Business Is More than Business"

June 23, 1948

Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University

March 19, 1948

Cyril Orvin Houle, Associate Professor of Education and Dean of University College, "Adult Education in the University"

December 19, 1947

William Hay Taliaferro, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Parasitology and Chairman of the Department of Bacteriology and Parasitology, "Science in the Universities"

August 29, 1947

Garfield V. Cox, Robert Law Professor of Finance and Dean of the School of Business, "Free Enterprise versus Authoritarian Planning"

June 13, 1947

Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University

March 21, 1947

Fay-Cooper Cole, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, "Surveying Our Prejudices"

December 20, 1946

Stanley Pargellis, Librarian, The Newberry Library, Chicago "The Need for the Amateur"

August 30, 1946

Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Vice-President of the University and Dean of the Faculties "Science and the Humanities"

June 14, 1946

Robert Maynard Hutchins, Chancellor of the University

March 22, 1946

Reuben Gilbert Gustavson, Vice-President of the University and Dean of the Faculties, "Three Possible Worlds"

December 21, 1945

Ernest Cadman Colwell, President of the University, "The Free University"

September 14, 1945

Joseph A Brandt, Director of the University of Chicago Press, "The Disciplined Scholar in an Undisciplined World"

June 15, 1945

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 23, 1945

Laird Bell, Esq., Trustee of the University

December 15, 1944

The Reverend Reinhold Niebuhr, Alexander H. White Visiting Professor, "The Microscopic and the Telescopic Views"

September 8, 1944

Aaron John Brumbaugh, Professor of Education and Dean of Students, "Education for Tomorrow"

June 16, 1944

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 24, 1944

Chester Whitney Wright, Professor of Economics, "The Growing Responsibilities of the Citizen"

December 17, 1943

Albert Eustace Haydon, Professor of Comparative Religion, "Toward a New Synthesis of Culture"

September 10, 1943

John Albert Wilson, Professor of Egyptology and Director of the Oriental Institute, "New Frontiers for the University"

June 18, 1943

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 26, 1943

Simeon Elbridge Leland, Professor of Government Finance and Chairman of the Department of Economics, "The Struggle to Control Inflation"

December 18, 1942

Paul Roberts Cannon, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, "Will Food Win the War and Make the Peace?"

September 11, 1942

Avery Odelle Craven, Professor of American History, "American Traditions and the Present Crisis"

June 19, 1942

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 20, 1942

Edith Abbott, Professor of Social Service Administration and Dean of the School of Social Service Administration, "New Frontiers in Public Welfare"

December 19, 1941

James Fred Rippy, Professor of American History, "The Future May Be Brighter Than You Think"

September 29, 1941

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University, "The Next Fifty Years"

August 28, 1941

Robert Redfield, Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, "How Shall the City Attempt Philosophy?"

June 10, 1941

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 14, 1941

James Rowland Angell, Litt.D., LL.D., Ph.D., President Emeritus of Yale University, "The University and the Currents of Life"

December 17, 1940

Robert Andrews Millikan, Ph.D., Sc.D., Director of the Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and Chairman of the Executive Council, California Institute of Technology, "Let Knowledge Grow, Let Life Be Enriched"

August 23, 1940

John Merriman Gaus, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin; Visiting Professor of Political Science on the Charles R. Walgreen Foundation, "The Region and the University"

June 11, 1940

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 15, 1940

William Fielding Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology, "Four Problems Facing the Class of 1940"

1930-1939

December 19, 1939

Richard Peter McKeon, Ph.D., Professor of Greek, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, "The Way We Talk"

August 25, 1939

John Edward Anderson, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Institute of Child Welfare, University of Minnesota; Visiting Professor of Education, "The Quest for Maturity"

June 13, 1939

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 14, 1939

Percy Holmes Boynton, Professor of English, "The Man of Science and the Man of Letters"

December 20, 1938

Bernadotte Everly Schmitt, M.A. (Oxon.), Ph.D., Professor of Modern History, "The United States Faces the World"

August 26, 1938

William Homer Spencer, J.D., Professor of Business Law; Dean of the School of Business, "Reflection on Regimentation"

June 10, 1938

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 15, 1938

Shirley Jackson Case, Ph.D., D.D., D.C.L., Professor of the History of Early Christianity; Dean of the Divinity School, "Law and Gospel"

December 21, 1937

James Weber Linn, Professor of English, "Oh, See, Can You Say?"

August 27, 1937

William Clyde DeVane, Jr., Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of English, Cornell University; Frederic Ives Carpenter Visiting Professor of English, "The Humbler Part"

June 11, 1937

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 16, 1937

John Albert Wilson, Ph.D., Professor of Egyptology; Chairman of the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures; Director of the Oriental Institute, "Exploring Civilization"

December 15, 1936

Arthur Holly Compton, Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D., Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, "Can Science Point the Way?"

August 28, 1936

Charles Hubbard Judd, Ph.D., LL.D., Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor and Head of the Department of Education, "This Era of Uncertainty in Education"

June 16, 1936

George Edgar Vincent, Ph.D., LL.D., Sociologist; Trustee of the China Medical Board, "The Pain of Thinking"

March 17, 1936

Albert Wentworth Palmer, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Practical Theology; President of the Chicago Theological Seminary "Our Tragic Trust in Violence"

December 17, 1935

William Duncan MacMillan, Ph.D., Sc.D., Professor of Astronomy "Science and Belief"

August 30, 1935

Gordon Jennings Laing, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., Professor of Latin and Dean of the Division of the Humanities, "The General and the Special in Education"

June 11, 1935

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 12, 1939

Shirley Jackson Case, Ph.D., D.D., D.C.L., Professor of the History of Early Christianity; Dean of the Divinity School, "The Profits of Education"

December 18, 1934

Edward Scribner Ames, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of Philosophy; Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, "A Philosophy of Life"

August 24, 1934

Gordon Jennings Laing, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., Professor of Latin; Dean of the Division of the Humanities, "The Academic Prospect in 1934"

June 12, 1934

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 20, 1934

Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, Ph.D., D.D., Ernest D. Burton Distinguished Service Professor of Biblical and Patristic Greek; Chairman of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, "The Great Tradition"

December 19, 1933

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

August 25, 1933

Edwin Oakes Jordan, Ph.D., Sc.D., Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor of Bacteriology; Chairman of the Department of Hygiene and Bacteriology, "A Great Opportunity"

June 13, 1933

Robert Maynard Hutchins, President of the University

March 21, 1933

Shailer Mathews, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Historical Theology; Dean of the Divinity School, "The University and the Reconstruction of Democracy"

December 20, 1932

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President of the University

August 26, 1932

George Alan Works, Ed.D., Dean of Students and University Examiner, "Some Factors Influencing the Development of Higher Education in the United States"

June 14, 1932

Chauncey Samuel Boucher, Ph.D., Dean of the College; Professor of American History, "Current Trends in College Education"

June 14, 1932

Ernst Freund, Ph.D., J.U.D., LL.D., John P. Wilson Professor of Law, "Law School and University"

March 15, 1932

Charles Hubbard Judd, Ph.D., LL.D., Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Education; Dean of the School of Education; Head of the Department of Education, "Scientific Studies of Education"

December 22, 1931

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, LL.B., A.M., LL.D., Professor Emeritus of History, "History"

August 28, 1931

Paul Shorey, Ph.D., LL.D., Litt.D., Professor of Greek Language and Literature, "Rhetoric and Education"

June 16, 1931

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President of the University

March 17, 1931

James Hampton Kirkland, Ph.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Chancellor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, "The Permanence of Scholastic Ideals"

December 23, 1930

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President of the University

August 29, 1930

Edith Abbott, Ph.D., Litt.D., Dean of the Graduate School of Social Service Administration, "The University and Social Welfare"

June 10, 1930

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President of the University

March 18, 1930

Henry Suzzallo, Ph.D., Director of the National Advisory Committee on Education, "The Cultural Function of the Fine Arts"

1920-1929

December 17, 1929

Edwin Bidwell Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the Social Sciences Research Council, "What is Science?"

November 19, 1929

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., Fifth President of the University, "The Inaugural Address"

August 30, 1929

John A. Scott, Ph.D., LL.D., Head of the Department of Classics, Northwestern University, "School and Leisure"

June 11, 1929

Robert Maynard Hutchins, LL.D., President Elect of the University

March 19, 1929

Frank Joseph Loesch, LL.D., President of the Chicago Crime Commission, "Shall the Law Triumph?"

August 31, 1928

Dewitt Henry Parker, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "The Significance of Art in the New America"

June 12, 1928

Max Mason, President of the University

March 20, 1928

Charles Edward Merriam, Ph.D., LL.D., Chairman of the Department of Political Science, "Metropolitan Regions"

December 20, 1927

John Matthews Manly, Ph.D., F.R.S.L., Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, "Education That Educates"

October 31, 1927

James Rowland Angell, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D., President of Yale University, "Medicine and the University"

September 2, 1927

Daniel Evans, D.D., Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, "The Meaning and Value of a Liberal Education"

June 14, 1927

Frank Billings, M.D., Sc.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, "Medicine and Human Progress"

March 15, 1927

Dr. Herman Niels Bundsen, Commissioner of Health, City of Chicago, "Your Next Step"

December 21, 1926

The Honorable Katherine Hancock Goode, Member of the Illinois General Assembly, "Woman’s Stake in Government"

September 3, 1926

Augustus Raymond Hatton, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of Political Science, Western Reserve University, "Representative Government in the Light of Modern Knowledge and Modern Life"

June 25, 1926

Harry Pratt Judson, LL.D., President Emeritus of the University, Presented His Royal Highness, Gustav Adolph, The Crown Prince of Sweden, for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

June 15, 1926

Max Mason, President of the University

March 16, 1926

Walter Ansel Strong, Publisher, The Chicago Daily News "Newspapers and the New Age"

December 22, 1925

The Reverend Charles Whitney Gilkey, D.D., Hyde Park Baptist Church, Chicago "The University of Chicago as an International Institution"

September 4, 1925

Frederic Austin Ogg, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, "New Tests of Representative Government"

June 16, 1925

Charles Henry Markham, President of the Illinois Central Railroad, "The Challenge of a Retrospect"

December 23, 1924

Julius Stieglitz, Ph.D., Sc.D., Chem.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, "Chemistry in the Service of Man"

August 29, 1924

John Merle Coulter, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Botany, "The International Mission of Universities"

June 10, 1924

The Honorable William E. Dever, Mayor of Chicago, "The University and National Leadership"

March 18, 1924

William Edward Dodd, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of American History, "The Great Tradition"

December 18, 1923

Albion Woodbury Small, Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, "Address to the Graduates"

August 31, 1923

Miss Mary E. McDowell, Head Resident of the University Settlement, and Commissioner of Public Welfare of the City of Chicago, "Social Service in Chicago"

June 12, 1923

Ernest DeWitt Burton, Acting President of the University

March 20, 1923

Henry Clinton Morrison, LL.D., Professor of Education, and Superintendent of the Laboratory Schools, "The Readjustment of Our Fundamental Schools"

December 19, 1922

Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University, "The President's Charge to the Graduates"

September 1, 1922

Ernest DeWitt Burton, D.D., Director of the University Libraries, Professor and Head of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, "Education in a Democratic World"

June 13, 1922

Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus D.D., President, Armour Institute of Technology. "The Heroism of Scholarship"

March 21, 1922

Walter Dill Scott, Ph.D., LL.D., President of Northwestern University, "Progress in Human Engineering"

December 20, 1921

Gordon Jennings Laing, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of the Department of Latin, "The Humanities and the Trend of Education"

September 2, 1921

William Darnall MacClintock, Professor of English Literature, "Personal Culture and the Present Time"

June 14, 1921

The Honorable Frank Orren Lowden, Former Governor of Illinois, "The Problem of Taxation in a Democracy"

March 15, 1921

James Parker Hall, Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School, "Free Speech in War-Time"

December 21, 1920

Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University

September 3, 1920

James Henry Breasted, Ph.D., Professor of Egyptology and Oriental History and Director of the Oriental Institute, "The New Past"

June 15, 1920

David Prescott Barrows, Ph.D., President, University of California, "Is America Responsible?"

March 16, 1920

Conyers Read, Ph.D., Professor of History, "The Political Progress of the English Workingman"

1910-1019

December 23, 1919

Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University, "The President's Charge to Graduates"

August 29, 1919

William Ezra Lingelbach, Ph.D., Professor of Modern European History, University of Pennsylvania, "The Peace Conference in the Light of History"

June 10, 1919

Richard Green Moulton, Ph.D., Professor of Literary Theory and Interpretation and Head of the Department of General Literature, "The Turning-Point in the History of Culture"

March 18, 1919

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of History, "The Implications of Democracy"

December 17, 1918

Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University

August 30, 1918

The Honorable Francis Warner Parker, A.M., LL.D., Trustee, "The Franco-American Alliance"

June 11, 1918

The Very Reverend Sir George Adam Smith, LL.D., Litt. D., F.B.A., Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Aberdeen University, "The Universities and the War"

March 19, 1918

The Right Honorable and Most Reverend Cosmo Gordon Lang, D.D., D.C.L., LL.D., Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan, "The Universities and the War"

December 18, 1917

Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University

August 31, 1917

Jesse Siddall Reeves, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, "Democracy and the Law of Nations"

June 12, 1917

Charles Andrews Huston, A.B., J.D., S.J.D., Dean of the Law School, Leland Stanford Junior University, "Our Nearest Neighbor: Some Thoughts on Our Relations with Canada"

March 20, 1917

Richard Green Moulton, Ph.D., Professor of Literary Theory and Interpretation and Head of the Department of General Literature, "The Study of Literature and the Integration of Knowledge"

December 19, 1916

His Excellency Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the Chinese Republic to the United States of America, "China and the United States"

September 1, 1916

Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., President of Delaware College, Newark, Delaware, "Constructive Citizenship"

June 6, 1916

James Oliver Murdock, On Behalf of Students in Residence; William Scott Bond, On Behalf of Alumni of the College; Edwin Herbert Lewis, On Behalf of Alumni of the Graduate and Professional Schools; Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, On Behalf of the Faculties of the University; Martin A. Ryerson, President On Behalf of the Board of Trustees; Mr. Harry A. Wheeler, On Behalf of the City of Chicago; and Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., On Behalf of the Founder of the University

March 21, 1916

J. Laurence Laughlin, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Political Economy, "Economic Liberty"

December 21, 1915

The Honorable Walter L. Fisher, LL.D., Formerly Secretary of the Interior, "Preparations for Peace"

September 3, 1915

Nathaniel Butler, A.M., LL.D., Professor of Education, "Liberal Education and the Time-Spirit"

June 15, 1915

Theodore Marburg, A.M., LL.D., Former Ambassador to Belgium, "Informed versus Emotional Will of the People"

March 16, 1915

Myra Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor of English Literature, "The Education of Women in England in the Eighteenth Century"

December 22, 1914

Charles Richard Van Hise, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the University of Wisconsin, "The Federal Anti-Trust Legislation"

August 28, 1914

Roscoe Pound, Ph.D., LL.D., Carter Professor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University, "Legalism"

June 9, 1914

Kuno Francke, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor of the History of German Culture and Curator of the Germanic Museum, Harvard University, "The Unpopularity of German Literature"

March 17, 1914

Dean James Rowland Angell, A.M., Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, "The University Today"

December 20, 1913

Abram Winegardner Harris, Sc.D., LL.D., President of Northwestern University, "College Days"

August 29, 1913

John Holladay Latané, Professor of History and International Law, Washington and Lee University; Professor-elect of American History and Head of the Department of History, Johns Hopkins University, "Our Relations with Japan"

June 10, 1913

His Excellency Jonkheer John Loudon, Netherlands Minister to the United States, "How Holland Manages Her Colonies"

March 18, 1913

James Hayden Tufts, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, "The University and the Advance of Justice"

December 17, 1912

Edwin Erle Sparks, Ph.D., LL.D., President of Pennsylvania State College, "Learning to Live"

August 30, 1912

Henry Churchill King, D.D., LL.D., S.T.D., President of Oberlin College, "The Contribution of Modern Science to Ideal Interests"

June 11, 1912

The Honorable Franklin McVeagh, A.B., LL.B., Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, "Education and the Voter"

March 19, 1912

George Edgar Vincent, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the University of Minnesota, "An Old Guide for New Times"

December 19, 1911

Inazo Nitobe, LL.D., Professor, Imperial University, Tokyo, "American Influence in the Far East"

September 1, 1911

Henry Eldridge Bourne, D.B., L.H.D., Professor of History, College for Women, Western Reserve University, "The Liberation of Good Will"

June 13, 1911

Count Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff, Imperial German Ambassador to the United States, "The Foundations of the German Empire"

March 21, 1911

Charles Hubbard Judd, Ph.D., LL.D., Director of the School of Education, "Individualism in the Choice of Studies"

December 20, 1910

Albert Ross Hill, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the University of Missouri, "Some Successes and Failures of the American College"

September 1, 1910

Roscoe Pound, Ph.D., Professor of Law, "The Law and the People"

June 14, 1910

The Reverend Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, D.D., LL.D., President of the Armour Institute of Technology, "A Great Library"

March 15, 1910

John Merle Coulter, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Botany, "Practical Science"

1900-1909

December 20, 1909

The Honorable Andrew Jackson Montague, LL.D., "The South and the Nation"

September 3, 1909

Judge Emlin McClain, LL.D., Supreme Court of the State of Iowa, "Our Common Humanity and the Common Law"

June 15, 1909

George Adam Smith, A.M., D.D., LL.D., Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology, United Free Church College, Glasgow, "American and Other Interests in the Relations of Christianity and Islam"

March 16, 1909

Paul Shorey, Ph.D., LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Greek Language and Literature, "The Spirit of the University of Chicago"

December 18, 1908

The Honorable John Watson Foster, LL.D., Former Secretary of State, "The Development of International Law"

August 28, 1908

His Excellency Joaquim Nabuco, LL.D., Litt, D., Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, "The Political Approach of the Two Americas"

June 9, 1908

George Herbert Palmer, A.M., LL.D., Litt.D., Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Politics, Harvard University, "Specialization"

March 17, 1908

Andrew Sloan Draper, LL.D., Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, "The Rational Limits of Academic Freedom"

December 17, 1907

William Henry Welch, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Pathology in Johns Hopkins University and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Medicine and the University"

August 30, 1907

Walter Hines Page, Editor of World’s Work, "The Writer and the University"

June 11, 1907

The Right Honorable James Bryce, LL.D., His Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States, "What University Instruction May Do to Provide Intellectual Pleasures for Later Life"

March 19, 1907

George Edwin MacLean, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the State University of Iowa, "American Expansion and Educational Efficiency"

December 18, 1906

Hamilton Wright Mabie, L.H.D., LL.D., Writer and critic, "Works and Days"

August 31, 1906

William Watts Folwell, LL.D., Professor of Political Science in the University of Minnesota, "Culture, What and How"

June 12, 1906

William Gardner Hale, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Latin, "The Continuing City"

March 20, 1906

Floyd Russell Mechem, A.M., Professor of Law, with introduction by James Parker Hall, LL.B., Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School, "The Responsibilities of the People for our Laws and Legal Institutions"

December 19, 1905

His Excellency Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand, LL.D., Ambassador from France to the United States, with introduction by Jacob McGavock Dickinson, of the Chicago Bar "Some Maxims of Life"

September 1, 1905

Hamlin Garland, Writer and poet, with introduction by Robert Morss Lovett, Associate Professor of English, "Vanishing Trails"

June 13, 1905

William Peterson, LL.D., C.M.G., Principal of McGill University, Montreal, with introduction by William Gardner Hale, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Latin, "The Earliest Universities and the Latest"

March 21, 1905

Herbert Putnam, Litt.D., Librarian of Congress, with introduction by Clement Walker Andrews, A.M., Librarian of the John Crerar Library, "The State and Research"

December 20, 1904

Jane Addams, Head of Hull House, with introduction by Marion Talbot, Associate Professor of Household Administration and Dean of Women, "Recent Immigration, a Field Neglected by the Scholar"

September 2, 1904

Hugo de Vries, Professor of Botany and Director of Botanical Gardens and Laboratories of Plant Physiology in the University of Amsterdam, with introduction by John Merle Coulter, Professor of Botany in the University of Chicago, "The Evidences of Evolution"

June 14, 1904

Joseph Henry Beale, Jr., Professor of Law in Harvard University, and Dean of the Law School in the University of Chicago, with introduction by Ernst Freund, Professor of Law in the University of Chicago, "The Place of Professional Education in the University"

March 22, 1904

John Merle Coulter, Representative of the University; Eduard Meyer, Representative of the German Guests of Honor; Address by His Excellency, the Imperial German Ambassador to the United States of America, with greeting from the German Emperor; Greeting from the President of the United States of America. Presented by the Dean of the Faculties of the University

December 22, 1903

The Honorable George W. Ross, Premier of Ontario, with Introduction by James B. Forgan, Esq., President of the First National Bank of Chicago, "The Political Cleavage of North America"

September 3, 1903

John Temple Graves, Esq., Newspaper editor and orator, Atlanta, Georgia, "The Problem of the Races"

June 16, 1903

Daniel Coit Gilman, LL.D., President of the Carnegie Institution, with Introduction by Henry Herbert Donaldson, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology, the University of Chicago, "Prospects of Science in the United States at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century"

April 2, 1903

Harry Pratt Judson, Professor, "An Address on Behalf of the University"

March 17, 1903

Reverend Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, D.D., President of the Armour Institute of Technology, "The Heroism of Scholarship"

December 16, 1902

William Henry Maxwell, A.M., Superintendent of Schools, New York City, with Introduction by John Dewey, Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the School of Education, "The American Teacher"

August 29, 1902

Elisha Benjamin Andrews, D.D., LL.D., Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, with Introduction by Francis W. Shepardson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American History, "The Crisis of Democracy"

June 17, 1902

Henry Smith Pritchett, Ph.D., LL.D., President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with Introduction by Rollin D. Salisbury, Dean of the Ogden Graduate School of Science, "The Service of Science to the University, and the Response of the University to that Service"

March 18, 1902

Albert Shaw, Ph.D., Editor of the American Monthly Review of Reviews, with an introduction by Harry Pratt Judson, LL.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, "The Outlook for the Young Man in the New Social and Economic Order"

December 17, 1901

John Franklin Jameson, Professor and Head of the Department of History, with Introduction by Frederick Jackson Turner, Director of the School of History, and Professor of American History, University of Wisconsin, "The Influence of Universities upon Historical Writing"

August 29, 1901

The Reverend Professor Caspar René Gregory, D.D., LL.D., Dr.Ph., Professor, University of Leipsic, "Education and Labor"

June 18, 1901

Martin A. Ryerson, President On behalf of the Board of Trustees; Frank Frost Abbott, Professor, On behalf of the Faculties of the University; Arthur Eugene Bestor, President of the Class of 1901; George E. Adams, Esq., On behalf of the City of Chicago; John D. Rockefeller, Founder of the University; "The Decennial Addresses"

March 19, 1901

His Excellency Mr. Wu Ting-Fang, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China to the United States, "Chinese Civilization"

December 18, 1900

Francis Landey Patton, D.D., LL.D., President of Princeton University, "The Idea of God in Intellectual Inquiry"

September 18, 1900

The Reverend George C. Lorimer, D.D., Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, "Race Problems in the Light of Education"

August 10, 1900

General Joseph Wheeler, Representative for Alabama, "The Influence of the University of Chicago and Our Pacific Possessions"

June 19, 1900

James G. K. McClure, D.D., President of Lake Forest University, "The True Scholar’s Attitude Toward the Past"

April 2, 1900

The Honorable David Jayne Hill, LL.D., Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, "The Place of America in World Politics"

January 2, 1900

Arthur Twining Hadley, LL.D., President of Yale University, "Our Standards of Political Morality"

1893-1899

October 2, 1899

The Right Reverend John Lancaster Spalding, Bishop of Peoria, "The University and the Teacher"

July 1, 1899

The Honorable James Burrill Angell, LL.D., Ann Arbor, President of the University of Michigan, "The Old College and the New University"

April 1, 1899

The Reverend Henry van Dyke, Professor of English Literature, Princeton University, "Democracy and Culture"

January 4, 1899

The Honorable Carl Schurz, German revolutionary, former U.S. Senator and Union Major General in the Civil War, "American Imperialism"

October 17, 1898

The Reverend Alonzo Ketcham Parker, D.D., Attached to the University of Chicago, "The Firm Foundation of National Peace"

October 1, 1898

The Reverend Charles Cuthbert Hall, D.D., President of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, "Some Essential Elements of the True Academic Spirit"

August 2, 1898

Professor Gaston Bonet-Maury, D.D., Professor, the University of Paris, "The University of Paris"

July 1, 1898

The Honorable William L. Wilson, Lexington, Virginia, President of Washington and Lee University

April 1, 1898

William Knight, Professor, St. Andrews University, Scotland, "Poetry and Science: Their Affinities and Contrasts"

January 3, 1898

The Honorable James H. Eckels, Chicago, Ex-Comptroller of the Currency, "Public Leadership"

October 1, 1897

The Reverend Amory H. Bradford, D.D., Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Montclair, New Jersey, "The Unity of the World"

July 1, 1897

The Right Reverend John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Chancellor of the Chautauqua System, "The Church and the University"

April 1, 1897

Her Excellency, The Countess of Aberdeen, Ottawa, Canada, "The University and its Effect Upon the Home"

January 1, 1897

Henry D. Estabrook, Regent of the University of Nebraska, "Lafayette"

October 1, 1896

Augustus H. Strong, D.D., LL.D., President, Rochester Theological Seminary, "Modern Tendencies in Theological Thought"

July 1, 1896

The Reverend George Adam Smith, D.D., Professor, Free Church College, Glasgow, "The Service of the Old Testament in the Education of the Race"

April 2, 1896

Prince Serge Wolkonsky, Prince of the Russian Empire, "Memory and Responsiveness as Instruments of Culture"

January 2, 1896

The Honorable William Eustis Russell, Former Governor of Massechusetts, "Individualism in Government - A Plea for Liberty"

October 1, 1895

Alexander Balmain Bruce, D.D., Minister, Free Church of Scotland, "The Future of Christianity"

July 1, 1895

Emil G. Hirsch, Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinical Literature and Philosophy, "The American University"

April 1, 1895

Chauncey M. Depew, LL.D., Regent of the University of the State of New York, "The Present: Its Opportunities and Perils"

January 2, 1895

Seth Low, LL.D., President of Columbia College, "The University and Its Relation to Questions of the Times"

October 1, 1894

The Reverend John Henry Barrows, D.D., Pastor, Chicago Presbyterian Church, "The Greatness of Religion"

July 2, 1894

Albert A. Michelson, Head Professor, "Light Waves and Their Uses"

April 3, 1894

John M. Coulter, President, Lake Forest University, "Some College Fallacies"

January 2, 1894

Ira Remsen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, "The Chemical Laboratory"

October 2, 1893

Henry Drummond, D.D., Professor, Glasgow, Scotland, "Some Aspects of Evolution"

June 26, 1893

William Gardner Hale, A.B., Head Professor, "The Place of the University in American Life"

April 1, 1893

Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Ph.D., LL.D., Head Professor, "The Mission of the Scientific Spirit"

January 2, 1893

Hermann Edouard von Holst, Ph.D., Head Professor, "The Need of Universities in the United States"

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