Sociologist and social psychologist Anthony Giddens, fellow of Kings College, the University of Cambridge, England, gave the Savel and Gertrude Folks Zimand Lecture on "Recent Trends in European Sociology." One of the founders of the Social and Political Sciences Committee in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge, Giddens’s scholarly focus was on the structure and development of the social sciences

Gertrude Folks Zimand ’16 was a lifelong crusader against the abuses of child labor.  General secretary and trustee of the National Child Labor Committee and founder of its National Committee on the Employment of Youth, she was married to Savel Zimand, a Rumanian-born international journalist and author.