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Women in Science - February Lecture: Dr. May Berenbaum

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University of Illinois Archives, co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives; Program Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Cancer Center at Illinois; Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Center for Social and Behavioral Science; Grainger College of Engineering; Humanities Research Institute; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Prairie Research Institute; School of Integrative Biology; Siebel Center for Design; Women in Engineering; Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian.
Main Library Room 146 and hybrid
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Feb 8, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Dr. May Berenbaum, Professor and Head of the Department of Entomology
Bethany Anderson or Kristen Wilson
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Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Join us as Dr. May Berenbaum discusses her research on the biochemical, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying interactions between insects and plants and how she applies her knowledge to help develop sustainable management practices for natural and agricultural communities. She will also discuss the extensive public outreach programs she has developed. You can register at

The University of Illinois Archives’ monthly Women in Science Lecture Series features 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 both in person at the University Archives and over Zoom once a month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Central.  

Please share with anyone who might be interested! For more information about the lecture series and to view past lectures, visit the lecture series website.

Partners and Sponsors: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Cancer Center at Illinois; Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Center for Social and Behavioral Science; Grainger College of Engineering; Humanities Research Institute; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Prairie Research Institute; School of Integrative Biology; Siebel Center for Design; Women and Gender in Global PerspectivesWomen in Engineering; Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian. 

Funding for the initial lecture series provided by the University of Illinois Library Innovation Fund. Continued funding provided by Cancer Center at Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, Grainger College of Engineering, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives, and National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Land Acknowledgement

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.

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