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Lawrence B. Dumas Domain Dinners


The Domain Dinner Program originated in 1998 as a result of the strategic planning process at the time. These events highlight Northwestern's unique interdisciplinarity and provide opportunities to faculty from both the Evanston and Chicago campuses to gather and share in robust discourse and conversation.  

The series is named for Lawrence B. Dumas whose influence and impact on Northwestern University are immeasurable. Dumas joined Northwestern faculty in 1970 and was a founding member of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecularly Biology, and Cell Biology. Throughout his time at the University he rose through the ranks of faculty and eventually led the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences as Dean from 1988 to 1996. Dumas then took on the role of Provost which he passionately fulfilled until 2007. After ardently supporting faculty and leading the University in its quest of achieving excellence, he stepped down from his position and passed away in November 2008. His legacy and leadership live on in myriad areas of Northwestern University including the Lawrence B. Dumas Domain Dinner. 

Attendance at Domain Dinners is by invitation only with formal invitations sent by email 2-3 weeks in advance of each dinner. While space is generally limited, special requests are considered on an individual basis. The Office of Administration and Planning makes every effort to accommodate such requests. If you did not receive an invitation to an upcoming Domain Dinner, but would like to attend, please contact the Office of Administration and Planning at 847-491-4335. 

Upcoming Dinner

Information regarding the next Lawrence B. Dumas Domain Dinner will be made available in the fall quarter. 

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