The LSA is pleased to announce that the Richard T. Oehrle Fund, first established in 2018, has now achieved its goal of raising $60,000 in contributions to endow a memorial lecture in Oehrle's honor. The endowment will fund ‘The Richard T. Oehrle Memorial Lecture’ annually at the European Summer School in Language, Logic and Information (ESSLLI). ESSLLI, now in its 32nd year, is the flagship event of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI). ESSLLI is a particularly appropriate venue to honor Oehrle’s memory since its intellectual mix was his natural milieu. Oehrle was a regular participant in ESSLLI from its very early days (Leuven, 1990), serving as lecturer and workshop organizer and contributor.  

The proceeds from the endowment’s principle will underwrite the travel and lodging costs of the chosen speaker.  The individual will be a member of the linguistic community writ large (i.e. affiliated with academia or industry or working independently) working at the intersection of language and logic.  In addition, the individual must be characterized by intellectual generosity and breadth.

The LSA wishes to thank Susan Steele and the rest of Dr. Oehrle's family and friends for spearheading the fundraising campaign, and all the generous donors who made contributions to the Fund over the past few years.