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Women in Science Lecture Series (Born Digital Records)

Records from the Women in Science Lecture Series (2020- ), includes recorded talks by women scientists and engineers at the university as part of the project "History in the Making: A Women in the Sciences Lecture Series and Preservation Project," funded by the University of Illinois Library Innovation Fund (2020-2021), Humanities Research Institute (2021-2022), Cancer Center at Illinois, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, Grainger College of Engineering, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (2021-2023). This monthly lecture series is hosted by the University of Illinois Archives from September 2020 to May 2021, September 2021 to May 2022, September 2022 to May 2023, and September 2023 to May 2024. The lectures are stored in MP4 format and include text files of transcripts.

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