ACES+ DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIPS

ACES+ DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

The ACES+ Distinguished Lectureships provide support for senior women faculty or underrepresented minority to visit the CWRU campus for up to four days of collaboration and lectures. The Lectureship includes a $1,500 honorarium and funds for travel, lodging and a reception.

ACES+ Lectureships, previously awarded only to science and engineering departments hosting senior women scientists or engineers, are now open to faculty from all disciplines at the university.

The Lecturer will be invited for a minimum stay of 2 days and 2 full nights, and a maximum stay of 4 nights and give 2 to 4 lectures, which may include specialized seminars or course lectures, and a public lecture followed by a reception.
Applications should include:

  • a one page description of the mutual research interests with faculty in the host department
  • a brief (up to 4 pages) current CV of the distinguished scholar to be invited
  • a list of proposed lectures
  • a description of scheduled interactions with Case faculty
  • an anticipated budget including travel, lodging, meals, reception expenses etc.
  • how this visit might be relevant to the broader NSF-ADVANCE mission of increasing participation of women and minorities in academia

Please submit complete application materials electronically (in as few documents as possible) to: Deputy Provost at DeputyProvost@case.edu. Applications are reviewed monthly. Successful applicants will be notified by email within one month of their submission date.

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The ADVANCE Distinguished Lectureships were created under ACES to support campus visits by up to 10 senior women faculty or underrepresented minority faculty a year. In the first 3 years of the grant the Distinguished Lectureships were awarded to S&E departments hosting only senior women scientists or engineers. In the final years of the grant, as part of ACES ongoing efforts to extend climate change initiatives university wide, faculty from all disciplines at the university were invited to nominate senior women and under represented minority faculty for an ADVANCE Distinguished Lectureship.

Previous Recipients

Information on distinguished lectureships has been sorted with the most recent event first. You can click on a year to find out more about that year's guests.

2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2008

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Linda Burton of Duke University visited April 30 - May 2, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Sociology. She conducted a lecture titled, "'Journeys to the Alter': Intimate Relationships, Childbearing, and Marriage in Low Income Urban and Rural Families." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Lorna Gibson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited April 29 - 30, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the department of Material Science & Engineering. She conducted a lecture titled, "Mechanical Behavior of Cells on Tissue Engineering Scaffolds." For more information, please see this flyer. Additionally, she held a meet and greet for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and more information about this event can be found on this PDF flyer.

Linda Waite of the University of Chicago visited April 4 - 6, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Sociology. She conducted a lecture titled "Sexual Activity, Sexual Function and Health at Older Ages." For more information, please download the PDF flyer. She conducted another lecture titled "National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project: An Introduction," and more on that event can be found on this PDF flyer.

Rebecca Lange of the University of Michigan visited April 10, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Geological Sciences. She conducted a colloquium titled, "Why Everything You Were Taught About Crystal Fractionation in Magma Chambers is Wrong: Heresy or Truth?"

Lucy Candib of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Family Health Center for Worcester visited March 25 - 27, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Family Medicine. She held a lecture titled "Obesity and Related Chronic Illnesses in Vulnerable Populations – Considering Causation." For more information, please see the PDF flyer. She also held a lecture titled "Unsafe in the Medical Home: Examining Our Own Spaces," and for more information about this event, please see the PDF flyer.

Eve Sweetser of the University of California, Berkeley, visited March 24 - 28, 2008, and was hosted by the department of Cognitive Science. She conducted a lecture titled, "Viewpoint and perspective in language and gesture." To view the lecture on Case TV, please click this link.

Zena Werb of the University of California, San Francisco, visited February 11 - 14, 2008, hosted by the department of Physiology and Biophysics. She conducted a lecture titled "Tube or Not Tube: Molecular Regulation Mammary Epithelial Morphogenesis In Vivo and in Organotypic Culture." For more information, please see the Powerpoint flyer. She was also part of a minisymposium on phenotyping genetically modified mice, which you can find out more about by seeing the Powerpoint flyer.

2007

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Marjolein van der Meulen of Cornell University visited November 29 - 30, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She held a Meet and Greet with students on Thursday, November 29, 2007. For more information, please see the PDF flyer. She also conducted two lectures. Click on the title for PDF flyer: "The CU-ADVANCE Program: Advancing Cornell's Commitment to Excellence and Leadership" and "Skeletal Adaptation to Mechanical Loading."

Kathryn Johnston of Columbia University visited October 31 - November 2, 2007. She held a seminar about women in astronomy. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Theda Skocpol of Harvard University visited October 24 - 26, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Political Science. She held a Meet and Greet with students on Thursday, October 25, 2007. For more information, please see the PDF flyer. Additionally, she conducted a lecture titled "What a Mighty Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Equal Rights," and more on that event can be found on this PDF flyer.

Anna Marie Pyle of Yale University visited October 24 - 26, 2007. She presented seminars to the Center for RNA Molecular Biology and to the department of Biochemistry. For more information, see the PDF flyer.

Bettie Sue Masters of the University of Texas Health Care Center visited September 26 - 29, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Biochemistry. She conducted a lecture titled, "Early Trails and New Horizons for Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase and Nitric Oxide Synthases" on September 28. For more information, please see the PDF flyer. That day she also gave a lecture titled, "A Scientist and Public Policy - What Can I Do to Make a Difference?" and more information about that talk can be found on the PDF flyer for that event.

Vivian Pinn of the Office of Research on Women's Health of the National Institutes of Health visited May 21 - 22, 2007, and was hosted by Peggy Stager and the ACES Program.

Joanne S. Ingwall of Harvard Medical School visited May 6 - 8, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Biomedical Engineering.

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein of Cornell University visited April 25 - 27, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Political Science.

Zakaya Kafafi of the Optical Sciences Division of the US Naval Research Laboratory visited April 23 - 26, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Physics.

Laura Haas of the IBM Almaden Research Center visited April 5 - 6, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Anita Hopper of Ohio State University visited March 20 - 23, 2007, and was hosted by the Center for RNA Molecular Biology.

Diane K. O'Dowd of the School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, visited February 28 - March 2, 2007, and was hosted by the department of Biology.

2006

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Susan Taylor of the University of California at San Diego visited April 23 - 26, 2006, and was hosted by the department of Biochemistry.

Margaret Weir of the University of California, Berkeley, visited April 10 - 16, 2006.

Lily Y. Jan of the University of California, San Francisco, visited March 29 - 31, 2006, and was hosted by the departments of Physiology/Biophysics & Medicine.

2005

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Banu Onaral of Drexel University visited December 7 to 9, 2005, and was hosted by the department of Biomedical Engineering. Her lectureship was in conjunction with "Changing the Faces of Medicine: an exhibit celebrating America's women physicians." She conducted a seminar and open discussion on December 8 and a research seminar on December 9. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Kristina Ropella of Marquette University visited October 26 to 27, 2005, and was hosted by the department of Biomedical Engineering. She conducted a public lecture called "Open Discussion on Women in Science and Technology" on October 27, 2005. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Kristin Fichthorn of Pennsylvania State University visited April 19 to 22, 2005, and was hosted by the department of Chemical Engineering. She delivered the public lecture "Climbing the Academic Ladder" on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, in the 1914 Lounge of Thwing Center. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Viola Birss of the University of Calgary visited April 10 to 13, 2005. Her public lecture "Women in Science and Engineering: Are We Making Progress?" was delivered April 12, 2005. For more information, please see the PDF flyer

Jennifer Lewis visited March 28 to 29, 2005. She delivered the public lecture "Direct-write Assembly of 3-D Periodic Structures from Colloidal and Organic Ink" on Monday, March 28, 2005, in White 411. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Ford Lecturer Martha Gray, director of the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology, visited March 14 to 16, 2005. On March 15, Dr. Gray hosted an invitation only open dialogue in Nord Hall Room 310. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Maria Minniti of Babson College was hosted by the department of Marketing and Policy Studies. She conducted a public lecture titled "Gender and Entrepreneurial Behavior: A Cross Country Comparison" on February 23, 2005, in Peter B. Lewis Room 103. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Julie Morris of Washington University in St. Lewis was hosted by Steven Hauck of the Department of Geological Sciences from January 24 through 28, 2005. Pictures of this event can be found at this link.

2004

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Mary Beckerle of the University of Utah was hosted by Cathy Carlin of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics on December 13 and 14, 2004, and delivered the public lecture "Communication between the Cytoskeleton and the Nucleus: The Roles of LIM Proteins in Muscle Development and Disease." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Ana Achuccaro of the University of Leiden was hosted by Tanmay Vachaspati of the Department of Physics from October 31 to November 11, 2004, and delivered the public lecture "The Virtues of Defects: Bridging the Gap between the Cosmos and the Laboratory." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Cristina Amon of Carnegie Mellon University was hosted by Alexis Abramson of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and delivered the public lecture "Hierarchical Modeling of Nano-scale Thermal Transport: Applications to Microelectronics." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Nancy Reid of Toronto University was hosted by Jiayang Sun of the Department of Statistics from September 30 to October 1, 2004, and delivered the public lecture "Statistics: Good for Your Health." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Naomi Lamoreaux of UCLA was hosted by Susan Helper of the Department of Economics from September 20 to 24, 2004, and delivered the public lecture "Cleveland's Inventor Networks: A 19th Century Precursor to Silicon Valley?" For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Nancy Adler of McGill University was hosted by Diana Bilimoria of the Department of Organizational Behavior from April 11 to 16, 2004, and delivered the public lecture "Global Leaders: a Dialogue with Future History." For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Debra Rolison of the Naval Research Laboratory was hosted by Daniel Scherson of the Department of Chemistry from February 16 to 18, 2004. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

Dawn Bonnell of the University of Pennsylvania was hosted by Arthur Heuer of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering From January 27 to 29, 2004. For more information, please see the PDF flyer.

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