Endowed Lecture Funds
The Provost's Office administers several endowed lecture funds supporting programs in various disciplines.
Klopsteg Lecture Fund
The Klopsteg Lecture Series Fund was established by Dr. Paul E. Klopsteg to support an "annual series of lectures in the field where the life sciences and physical sciences overlap." Dr. Klopsteg was the President of Central Scientific Company, Associate Director of the National Science Foundation, and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joined the Northwestern Physics faculty in 1944, and served as Director of the Northwestern Technical Institute. Most recently, the Klopsteg Lecture Series Fund supported the Science in Human Culture seminar series.
Hollister Lecture Fund
The John H. Hollister Lecture Fund, established by his daughter Isabelle Hollister Martin, supports lecture programs broadly related to the improvement of public health. John H. Hollister was a founder of the Northwestern Medical School and served as President of the Illinois Medical Society, President of the Chicago Medical Society and an early member of the Board of Directors of the American medical Association. This fund has recently supported a program in Preventative Medicine.
Harris Lecture Fund
The N. W. Harris Lecture Fund was established as a gift from Norman W. Harris in 1906 to provide "for the establishment and maintenance of a course of lectures." Mr. Harris designed the fund to bring "scholarly investigation covering the whole field of human knowledge" to the "students and friends of Northwestern" and by extension to the world. Most recently, the Harris Fund sponsored the Alice Kaplan Institute for Humanities annual three-part Humanities Lecture Series.
Lindgren Lecture Series
Established by John R. Lindgren, the Lindgren Lecture Series recently has supported Northwestern's university-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration.