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​​The Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Annual Lecture Series (2005 - 2016)

​The Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Annual Lecture Series was established by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2005. The purpose of the LaDuke Lecture Series was to honor the contributions of Dr. Jeanne LaDuke (Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences), who taught for over 30 years at DePaul and who conducted groundbreaking research on the contributions of early twentieth century women mathematicians in the United States.  From 2005 to 2016, this series invited prominent scientists to share their expertise with the DePaul community.

Past Lecture Speakers and Titles

Dr. Wendy L. Freedman (Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago) "Our Universe: Continuing to Reveal Surprises" - October 18th, 2016

Emily Graslie (Chief Curiosity Correspondent, The Field Museum) "The Value of Communicating Scientific Research with the Public " - September 29th, 2014.

Dr. Melissa Gilliam (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion in the Biological Division at the University of Chicago) "Solving Complex Problems in Health Through Diversity, Games, and STEM-Learning" - October 17, 2013

Dr. Francesca Casadio (AW Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist, The Art Institute of Chicago) "Artful Science: Recent Discoveries from the Scientific Examination of Works of Art" - October 15, 2012

Dr. Neena B Schwartz (William Deering Professor of Biological Sciences, Northwestern University) "What's a Little Girl Like You Doing with that Great Big Slide Rule?: Constructing a Lab of My Own" - October 26, 2011

Dr. Evalyn Gates (Executive Director and CEO, Cleveland Museum of Natural History) "The Hunt for the Missing Components of the Universe -- Dark Matter, Dark Energy....and Women in Physics" - October 14, 2010

Dr. Anne Grauer (Professor, Department of Anthropology, Loyola University of Chicago) "Stuck in the Prehistoric Kitchen: How modern constructs of sex and gender impact our understanding of the past" - October 15, 2009

Dr. Sian L. Beilock (Department of Psychology, University of Chicago) "Women in Math and Science: Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies" - October 23, 2008

Dr. Kayri Havens (Chicago Botanic Garden) "Saving Plants and the Planet: Women in Botany and Conservation Science" - October 9, 2007

Dr. Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University) "A Life in Mathematics and Computer Science: Almost Everything You Wanted to Know" - October 19, 2006

Dr. Jeanne LaDuke (DePaul University) "Women Who Count: Pioneers in American Mathematics" - May 11, 2005​