The University of Illinois at Chicago chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics will bring together leading women mathematicians in academia for a panel discussion this Friday. Learn about the history of women in mathematics from Chicago-area mathematicians. Loyola’s Dr Anne Leggett McDonald will join other distinguished Chicago-land academics to discuss the history and present state of women in mathematics. [Event Announcement]

**Title:** *Women in mathematics: reflections and history from female mathematicians*

**Panel:** Alexandra Bellow (Northwestern), Jeanne LaDuke (DePaul), Anne Leggett (Loyola), Bhama Srinivasan (UIC), and Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago)

**Date:** Friday, November 15, 3:00 p.m., SEO 636

**Description:**

Ever wonder what the AWM is, and why we need it? Come join the UIC AWM chapter for an oral history discussion about mathematics and women. This event is open to all, in particular, visitors from other universities and departments are encouraged to attend. The panel will be moderated by Steve Hurder (UIC).

**About the Panel:**

Alexandra Bellow is a distinguished mathematician who was a Professor at Northwestern University from 1967 until 1996. Jeanne LaDuke is a historian of mathematics and the author (with Judy Green) of “Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: pre-1940 Ph.D’s”. Anne Leggett is the long-time editor of the AWM Newsletter and the editor (with Bettye Anne Case) of “Complexities: Women In Mathematics”. Bhama Srinivasan, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, has been at UIC since 1980, and was once the president of the AWM. Amie Wilkinson is a professor at University of Chicago and recently received the Ruth Lyttle Satter prize.

*The discussion will be followed by tea at 4:15 in 300 SEO.*