The first annual Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Lecture, “How to Bake Pi: Mathematics Made Tasty” was given by Dr. Eugenia Cheng on April 21, 2023.  A video of the lecture is posted here and a video of the introduction by Professor Emerita Sandy Russ is posted here.
The second lecture will be given by Persi Diaconis, the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, in spring 2024.  Details will be posted here when available.

About the lecture
Elizabeth Meckes was a professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University from 2007 until her death in 2020.  She earned her B.S. and M.S. at Case in 2001 and 2002 and her Ph.D. from Stanford in 2006.  Prof. Meckes was a strong proponent of mathematical outreach, and had hoped to one day establish an annual public lecture in mathematics at Case.  In her memory, an endowment was established to make her vision a reality.

How to support the department
Please see more information about donations here: (To support the Elizabeth S. Meckes Memorial Endowed Fund, please add the “Honor or Memorial Gift” information after choosing “Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics” in the “Designation” box.)