#DePaul in the NEWS

September 17, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

A stunned and humbled Ann Dowd was one of two The Theatre School alumni to receive a 2017 Emmy. "I've been acting for a long time and that this should happen now, I don't know the words," the Chicago Sun-Times quotes her saying in her acceptance speech on CBS. Alumnus Eugene Lee won an Emmy for outstanding production design for his work on "Saturday Night Live," according to the Providence Journal.

September 15, 2017

"One thing I've noticed over the years of bringing my students to Ireland -- my homeland -- is that they pay rapt attention to the little things," writes environmental scientist Liam Heneghan. His DePaul students learn about the ecology of Ireland's national parks while absorbing Irish culture. "A tourist can stir within us a recognition of both the delicious strangeness of mundane things and our own unseemly peccadilloes," writes Heneghan in Aeon, where he also coins a new word for that "feeling when travel makes everything feel new."

September 13, 2017

Lying on a resume can lead to dead ends on a job hunt, reports CNBC. "Sometimes a small lie is the path candidates take, but it's ill-advised given the ability to verify the areas people choose to lie in," says Jaclyn Jensen, faculty director of the human resources program in DePaul's Driehaus College of Business. Jensen notes that hiring managers "scour" social media and references to check for discrepancies.

September 12, 2017

As the economy continues to rebound, a steady hand by the government and the Federal Reserve is key, says economist Michael Miller on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." "What underlies planned spending is this desire to spend and this strength to spend and this confidence," says Miller. He adds: "The number one thing the Federal Reserve can give by having a steady monetary policy is confidence. And when you have confidence, you spend."

September 10, 2017
Vero Cinema

Award-winning filmmaker Alireza Khatami explains to Vero Cinema why making movies is not a revolutionary act. "I know that I will not change (people's) lives forever, but if during those 92 minutes I can make them move or smile and then two weeks after seeing my movie, while they wash the dishes they even remember one scene ... then resume their lives, that's when I feel I have done my job," says Khatami, who teaches film directing at DePaul.

September 07, 2017

With the final piece of the Chicago-skyline-themed basketball court installed, Wintrust Arena is close to being ready for the Blue Demons, writes DNAinfo. DePaul men's and women's basketball teams are set to play exhibition games Nov. 5 at Wintrust Arena. The men's squad kicks off the regular season Nov. 11 against the University of Notre Dame. The women will play their first regular season game Nov. 17 at the new arena against Delaware State University.

September 07, 2017

Renovating the Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park to make it available year-round is just one way the Chicago Park District is helping the arts become more accessible. "The Chicago Park District, they will continue to take works -- through their Night Out in the Parks programming, and other cultural events and programming -- all over the city to make sure that theater and art is accessible to all communities, not just some communities," says Isaac Gomez, the theater's artistic curator who teaches theatre studies at DePaul.

September 05, 2017

Brian Zahm, an experimental filmmaker who teaches at DePaul, advises students to think big, and small, when it comes to making movies. "You've got to plan for your films ... to hopefully be projected large, but then a lot of people are going to consume your content on a cell phone," Zahm tells HollywoodChicago.com. "If you notice in films, a lot of stuff is in close-up and medium shots ... wide shots are few and far in between."

September 01, 2017

A family of beached whales serve as a mystical metaphor in "Oblivion Verses," a "magic realism" movie competing at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. "The whales, which tie the entire story together, have found their way into folklore, myths, poems and even Holy Scriptures," director Alireza Khatami tells Cineuropa about his debut feature film. "We all have wandering whales in our past; we just have to find a way to bring them back to the sea," says Khatami, who teaches cinema production and directing at DePaul.