Lectures

The Women’s Society of Washington University sponsors at least five lectures by distinguished Washington University in St. Louis faculty members on topics of current interest to members. These lectures are preceded by an informal reception and are free to WSWU members.

In addition, each spring WSWU invites a nationally-recognized woman to the university to speak at the Adele Chomeau Starbird lecture.

2017

The Future of Cancer Care: Star Wars and Moonshots

Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m.  (5:30 p.m. reception)  –  Umrath Lounge in Umrath Hall
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; Chairman, Department of Surgery;
Director, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center

The Art and Science of Frankenstein

Wednesday, October 18, at 6 p.m.  (5:30 p.m. reception)  –  Umrath Lounge in Umrath Hall
Rebecca Messbarger

Professor of Italian

The Immigration Debate in the United States

Wednesday, November 8, at 10 a.m.     (9:30 a.m. coffee)  –  Umrath Lounge in Umrath Hall
Stephen H. Legomsky,
John S. Lehmann Professor Emeritus in the School of Law
Ariela S. Schachter, Assistant Professor of Sociology

2018

Chancellor’s Light Lunch and Lecture – The Obesity Epidemic – Could it be an Egg Issue?

Monday, January 8, at 11:30 a.m.    (lunch follows)
Kelle H. Moley, MD

James Crane Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

When Health Matters Less: Re-thinking Health Improvement for Low-Income Populations

Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m.  (9:30 a.m. coffee)
Matthew W. Kreuter

Eugene S. and Constance Kahn Family Professor

Hamilton and Broadway’s Hypermasculine Song-and-Dance Man

Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m.  (9:30 a.m. coffee) 
Todd R. Decker

Professor of Music

April, 2018

Annual Membership Meeting at 10 a.m.
Adèle Starbird Lecture at 11:30 a.m.  (lunch follows)
Date and Speaker to be announced