An "annual lecture on liberal education" was named in 1966 in honor of Elbert Harrington, professor of speech and long-time dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (1945-1970).
Each year a faculty committee in Arts & Sciences recommends to the dean the name of a faculty member to deliver the Harrington Lecture. The faculty member must be a teacher and scholar in the best liberal arts tradition "whose achievement warrants recognition by the entire College." The annual lecture must be non-technical, blending insight into liberal education with the faculty member's work as a scholar.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7 p.m., Farber Hall, Old Main
Jack Niemonen, Professor of Anthropology & Sociology