The University of Illinois Archives is hosting a monthly Women in Science Lecture Series that will feature speakers from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s diverse and
multidisciplinary scientific enterprise. The lecture series seeks to highlight the important innovations and contributions of women in the sciences at the University of Illinois, and center the importance of documenting women scientists and engineers to create a diverse and inclusive archival record.
This lecture series will take place over zoom on the second Tuesday of every month from noon to one pm CT. Please view our schedule and registration links below.
September 14, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Margarita Terán-Garcia
Assistant Dean for Integrated Health Disparities Programs and Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Terán will share her research on obesity including genetic and environmental influences on obesity and diseases related to obesity.
October 12, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Gregg
Associate Professor of Geology, Dr. Gregg will discuss her research on volcanic systems and volcano evolution on land, on the seafloor and on other worlds.
Registration Link: https://go.illinois.edu/OctWomenInScience
November 9, 2021
Speaker: Professor Colleen Bushell
Associate Director of Healthcare Innovation, Professor Colleen Bushell will present on her interdisciplinary approach to research in computing and healthcare, especially on analyzing genetic data.
Registration link: Coming Soon
December 14, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Zahra Mohaghegh
Associate Professor of Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering, Dr. Mohaghegh will share her research on reactor physics and risk in the nuclear industry, including establishing the Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) in her department.
Registration Link: Coming Soon
You can find each speaker’s lecture under their description or you can access all past lectures at this link: https://digital.library.illinois.edu/collections/4fe01460-e960-0138-74c9-02d0d7bfd6e4-0
September 8, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn B. H. Clancy
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Anthropology and the Beckman Institute, will join us to talk about her research as a biological anthropologist and intersectional feminist biologist.
October 13, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Carla Desi-Ann Hunter
Associate Professor of Psychology. Dr. Hunter will discuss her research on ethnic minority psychology, specifically related to identity and well-being in the United States.
November 10, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Susan Martinis
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
December 8, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan
Associate Professor of Nutrition
February 9, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Brenda Molano-Flores
Senior Plant Ecologist at the Illinois Natural History survey part of the Prairie Research Institute will speak about her research on plant reproductive ecology, conservation biology and plant-insect interactions.
March 9, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Catherine J. Murphy
Larry R. Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Head of the Department of Chemistry, will discuss her research on inorganic nanomaterials applications and the chemical interactions these nanomaterials have on their surroundings.
Link to Lecture: Coming Soon
April 6, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith
Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Professor of Biomedical and Translational Science in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Smith will discuss her work in epidemiology.
May 11, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Ruby Mendenhall
Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work, Dr. Mendenhall will speak about her interdisciplinary work that focuses on issues of social inequality and economic mobility.
Link to Lecture: Coming Soon
We would like to recognize and acknowledge that the University of Illinois (where the Archives is located and where our speakers work) is on the lands of the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Piankashaw, Wea, Miami, Mascoutin, Odawa, Sauk, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Chickasaw Nations. These lands were the traditional territory of these Native Nations prior to their forced removal; these lands continue to carry the stories of these Nations and their struggles for survival and identity.
As a land-grant institution, the University of Illinois has a particular responsibility to acknowledge the peoples of these lands, as well as the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution for the past 150 years. We are also obligated to reflect on and actively address these histories and the role that this university has played in shaping them. This acknowledgement and the centering of Native peoples is a start as we move forward for the next 150 years.
- News-Gazette, Pioneering prof’s ‘movable schools’ helped make science ‘language of the home’,
- I-STEM Education Initiative, Lecture Series Highlights Women in Science at Illinois; Makes University Archives More Diverse, 10/1/2020
- Daily Illini, University Archives document women in science, 12/2/2020
Partners and Sponsors:
Funding for the initial lecture series provided by the University of Illinois Library Innovation Fund
Continued funding provided by The Humanities Research Institute Supplemental Event Fund and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.
For questions or comments please contact:
Bethany Anderson, Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist, email@example.com | (217) 244-5041
Kristen Allen Wilson, Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org | (217) 300-7488