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​​The Department Colloquium typically hosts general-interest physics lectures by invited outside speakers every month. Depending on the topic and speaker, talks in this series may also be of interest to the wider DePaul University community. Feel free to share your suggestions for future guest speakers to Dr. Eric Landahl at

MBK Colloquium

Physics Department Alumni Panel-

Careers in Data and Law  

Thursday April 21, @ 2:40 - 4:10 pm,

Zoom or In-person, Byrne 202

Mourning the Loss of Fr. John Milton

​DePaul University Physics Instructor Emeritus

From 1986 to 2010, Fr. Milton taught algebra-based introductory physics, computerized the physics department labs, counseled and mentored new department teachers and countless students. He was publicly honored at a graduation ceremony by the administration, faculty, and students with the "Via Sapientiae Award", the university's highest faculty honor. At the time, he was the only adjunct faculty member to ever receive it. "Your example and efforts as a physics teacher and mentor have prepared many students for advanced learning and productive professional lives", announced at the award presentation. The award capped his career of 24 years at DePaul University. Even after retirement, he continued to attend department social events and actively participate in science associations sharing his passion for teaching physics. Well in his 80s, he would still take the L- train and walk to Byrne Hall. Hence his comment when asked about his passion for teaching physics, he simply said, "Being around young people keeps me young".

Fr. John Milton, CSV, would have celebrated 70 years as a Viatorian in September and 65 years as a priest. He passed away on January 24 at the age of 92.

Fr. John Milton


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