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Past Lecture Titles

The Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Annual Lecture Series

To honor the contributions of Dr. Jeanne LaDuke (Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences) and to foster community and scholarship among faculty, staff and students at DePaul University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences established the Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Annual Lecture Series in 2005.

2005 Lecture
"Women Who Count: Pioneers in American Mathematics"
Dr. Jeanne LaDuke, DePaul University
delivered on May 11, 2005 at DePaul University

2006 Lecture
"A Life in Mathematics and Computer Science: Almost Everything You Wanted to Know"
Dr. Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
delivered on October 19, 2006 at DePaul University

2007 Lecture
"Saving Plants and the Planet: Women in Botany and Conservation Science"
Dr. Kayri Havens, Chicago Botanic Garden
delivered on October 9, 2007 at DePaul University

2008 Lecture
"Women in Math and Science: Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies"
Dr. Sian L. Beilock, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
delivered on October 23, 2008 at DePaul University

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

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

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

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

​2013 Lecture
"Solving Complex Problems in Health Through Diversity, Games, and STEM-Learning"
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
delivered on October 17, 2013

​2014 Lecture
"The Value of Communicating Scientific Research with the Public "
​​Emily Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent, The Field Museum
delivered on September 29th, 2014.