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Chemistry establishes Jeannette Brown Lectureship

Jeannette Brown in the lab
Photo credit: Olivia Holmes

The Department of Chemistry has established the Jeannette Brown Lectureship, honoring the career of Alumna Jeannette Brown and her pioneering work as a talented chemist, author, historian, and tireless leader and advocate for the inclusion and advancement of African American women in chemistry-related professional pursuits and careers. This lectureship will bring experts in all fields of chemistry from around the world, with emphasis on highlighting the work and careers of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the chemical sciences.  An endowment has been established to support this signature lectureship with a goal of raising $100,000. Thanks to $25,000 in matching pledge support from Department Head David Blank and his wife and Colene and another $25,000 in matching pledge support from an anonymous donor, every dollar donated will be matched with equal dollars until the $100,000 goal is reached. 

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