Luann Dummer Center for Women
Our Center (the LDCW) addresses the needs and aspirations of women. We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage with our programs and resources. These services foster the intellectual, personal, and spiritual development of women, in addition to promoting an open and diverse culture at the University of St. Thomas. The LDCW was established in 1993 by a special bequest from Dr. Luann Dummer’s estate.
2024 Women's History Month Speaker
Since 1994, the LDCW has hosted a Women's History month speaker in March, offering our community an opportunity to engage with a distinguished woman speaker.
This year, we will host Alison Bechdel in the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium on March 4 at 7:30 PM. She is an internationally beloved and critically acclaimed cartoonist. Bechdel's analysis has been popularized in common parlance, like the 'Bechdel Test,' a measurement of gender bias in film. Her graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was adapted into a Broadway musical and won five Tony Awards.
The lecture is open to the UST community as well as the public. Please open the following link for parking instructions.
Engage With Us
We offer students, faculty, staff and community members a wide variety of opportunities to further the mission of our Center while fulfilling their own intellectual curiosities.
Our Center hosts and creates events engaged in a variety of disciplines, from biology to journalism. Learn more about our upcoming regular programming, like our monthly Book Circles and Making Waves as well as our weekly Yarn Tamers sessions in Tommie Link.
The LDCW offers grant opportunities to faculty, staff, and students to engage in research that both furthers our mission and bolsters our campus community.
Many Voices Past Publications
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