# Speaker Series Committee

### Mission Statement

The Speaker Series Committee invites experts in the mathematical sciences to give talks targeted to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in mathematics and its applications in other disciplines. One aim of the series is to enrich the mathematical community of the University of Oregon by providing a forum for the discussion of mathematics and its practice from a feminist perspective. Another aim is to spark interest in mathematics, particularly among members of groups who are under-represented in higher levels of mathematics. The diversity of the speakers, in biography, pedagogy, and research, will foster a more inclusive idea of mathematical community

### Committee Chair

Max Kutler

Graduate Teaching Fellow

kutler@uoregon.edu

2013-2014 Committee Chair: Safia Chettih

# Distinguished Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is able to provide support for one speaker per term to give two talks. Collectively, the talks will cover, as much as possible, material which is accessible to graduate students, material accessible to advanced undergraduates, and issues of importance to females in the mathematical sciences.

### Winter 2015 Distinguished Speaker

**Ursula Whitcher**

**Tops & Reflexive Polytopes**

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

4:00 pm

Deady 208

**Where are the Women in Mathematics?**

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

2:00 pm

Lawrence 115

# Previous Speakers

The committee has had the pleasure of hosting the following distinguished speakers:

**Rachel Pries**, Fall 2013 (Abstracts)

**Talithia Williams**, Winter 2014 (Abstracts)

**Julie Bergner**, Spring 2014
(Abstracts)

**Christine Escher**, Fall 2014
(Abstract 1 and Abstract 2)