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MIT Women's League

Catherine N. Stratton Lecture Series

Catherine M. Stratton, a former MIT First Lady and longtime, dedicated League member (fondly known as "Kay"), is the inspiration behind two academic explorations sponsored by the League.

In 1988, Mrs. Stratton initiated an annual seminar called "Aging Successfully" to explore health topics of concern especially, but not exclusively, to an aging population. From its inception, this seminar has been co-sponsored by the Women's League and MIT Medical.

In 1994, when Kay celebrated her 80th birthday, the League established in her honor an annual Lecture on Critical Issues, a panel discussion with experts in their fields that focuses on topics of global concern in the world today.

These programs are usually in October and April. See the Events Calendar for up-to-date information.