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This year's lecture was titled "Einstein's Waves: Cosmic Sounds from Black Holes and Neutron Stars" and was presented by Dr. Vicky Kalogera of Northwestern University. Dr. Kalogera is an expert in the astrophysics of compact objects, black holes and neutron stars (the death remnants of stars), studying their formation and evolution especially in systems of multiple stars. In 2018 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and in 2021 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2021 Lecture: "On the Origins of Gender: Brain Sex Differences, Neuroplasticity, and Women's Advancement in STEM" - Dr. Lise Eliot, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
2022 Lecture: "Einstein's Waves: Cosmic Sounds from Black Holes and Neutron Stars" - Dr. Vicky Kalogera of Northwestern University.
A recording of the 2021 lecture can be found here. The 2021 lecture program can be found here: 2021 Program - Dr. Eliot.pdf
A recording of the 2022 lecture will be posted on the College of Science and Health YouTube channel as soon as it is available.
The predecessor of this series was the Jeanne LaDuke Women in Mathematics, Science and Technology Annual Lecture Series, which ran from 2005 through 2016. (click here for past speakers and titles) The LaDuke Lecture Series honored Dr. Jeanne LaDuke, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, who taught at DePaul for 30+ years and conducted groundbreaking research on the contributions of women mathematicians in the early twentieth century in the United States.
2016 speaker Dr. Wendy L. Freedman
2014 speaker Emily Graslie
2013 lecture by Dr. Melissa Gilliam
2012 speaker Dr. Francesca Casadio
2011 lecture by Dr. Neena B Schwartz
2010 speaker Dr. Evalyn Gates
2009 speaker Dr. Anne Grauer
2008 speaker Dr. Sian L. Beilock
2007 speaker Dr. Kayri Havens
2006 speaker Dr. Lenore Blum
2005 speaker Dr. Jeanne LaDuke
Past speakers, left to right: E. Graslie, Dr. Schwartz, Dr. Cassadio and Dr. LeDuke