Request Information
Apply Now
 
 
 

Finkelstein Memorial Lecture

A series of lectures by those committed to the public school system.

The Robert and Augusta P. Finkelstein Memorial Lecture Series was established by Adelphi University in 1981 in honor of the late Robert Finkelstein, a noted industrialist and staunch believer in state and federal support of elementary and secondary education. The endowed lecture is provided through the generosity of Mrs. Augusta P. Finkelstein, a 1928 Adelphi graduate, in memory of her husband. Her goal was “to provide a series of lectures by well-known persons recognized for their commitment to the elementary and secondary public school system.” Following Mrs. Finkelstein’s death, the lecture was renamed in honor of them both.

Mr. Finkelstein was a dedicated crusader for public education, who believed that local advances would strengthen the entire public education system. He was an advocate of state and federal aid to education, the separation of church and state, and he urged open communication between school boards and citizens. His commitment to education is demonstrated by affiliation with various groups whose purpose was to improve the public school system. As a leading industrialist in Woonsocket, RI, Mr. Finkelstein had wanted nothing except “the satisfaction of seeing young people have the opportunity for the best education possible.”

» View 2013-14 lecture details


Past Speakers

2013-14
2010-11
2009-10
2008–09
2007–08
2005–06
2003–04
2002–03
2001–02
2000–01
1999–00
1998–99
1997–98

Dr. Sean Feeney
Michael Apple
Alan R. Sadovnik
Patrick Finn
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Richard Mills
Gerry House
Dr. Betty Reardon
Harold Levy
Tom Sobol
Rudy Crew
Jean Anyon
Henry Levin

1995–96
1994–95
1993–94
1992–93
1989–90
1988–89
1987–88
1986–87
1985–86
1984–85
1983–84
1981–82

Elliot Eisner
David Elkind
Nell Noddings
Marc Bernstein
Maxine Greene
Howard Gardner
Basil Bernstein
Linda Darling-Hammond
Ira Singer
Richard Doremus
John Goodlad & Sol Chaiken
Raymond Moore
Study in Jamaica
Students will actively examine youth and community development through sport and physical activity.
Get program details
A Special Educator
Anne Mungai Ph.D., runs an orphanage and school in her native country of Kenya.
Read more
Online M.S. in Sport Management
The Sport Management Master of Science can be taken 100% online.
Click here to find out more