#DePaul in the NEWS

March 02, 2017

On the 60th anniversary of Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat," elementary reading associate professor Roxanne Owens tells WBEZ's "Morning Shift" how the author inspired a whole generation of children to read. "The biggest thing with his books are the joy in them," Owens says. "They are fun, engaging, whimsical and full of imagination. Dr. Seuss always talked about it. He wanted people to see the whimsy and imagination in his books."

March 01, 2017
U.S. Catholic Magazine

"People now focus more on having and holding onto things than thinking of the needs of others and giving," says psychology professor Joseph Ferrari in U.S. Catholic magazine. In "Spring cleaning for the soul," Ferrari notes that having stuff isn't a bad thing. But "we need to collect relationships, not relics," he says.

March 01, 2017
Asian Journal

Reflecting on his leadership at Seton Hall University, A. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul University's next president, tells the Asian Journal, "To me, what is fascinating is the number of individuals I've met, like alumni of Seton Hall for example, who start off by saying 'If not for Seton Hall, I wouldn't have been able to go to college.' That shows you the power of education -- how higher ed can transform the lives of individuals," he says.

February 27, 2017
CBS Chicago

The film "Moonlight" won big at the Oscars, and faculty at The Theatre School praise DePaul grad Tarell Alvin McCraney for his Best Adapted Screenplay. "Tarell is constantly using his gift to bring forward stories that are rarely seen," says Lisa Portes, head of directing, on CBS Chicago.

February 25, 2017

The exhibition "One day this kid will get larger" at the DePaul Art Museum is called out as a Critics' Pick at Artforum. Writer Daniel Quiles lauds curator Danny Orendorff's "welcome insistence on the experiences of people of color." The group exhibition of emerging contemporary artists addresses the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic and runs through April 2.

February 24, 2017
The Hill

"More than 4.9 million South Sudanese -- 40 percent of the country's population -- are in urgent need of food and will face starvation if nothing is done urgently," writes African Studies expert Stan Chu Ilo. Pushed to the brink by war and a collapsing economy, many South Sudanese hope that "President Trump will mobilize the international community as Barack Obama did in the face of the Ebola crisis," Ilo explains in The Hill.

February 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

"It's more a place to follow your own intuition. It's just a space to give back," says software engineer Jayson Margalus in the Chicago Tribune about SpaceLab, a former Mokena telephone exchange station that's now a location for members to work with items such as 3D printers, carpentry tools and laser cutters. SpaceLab, founded by Margalus in 2013, could help train workers in new manufacturing skills in the future.

February 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune

In a video interview with the Chicago Tribune, A. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul's next president, says, "The neat thing about DePaul is that there's this very strong public mission." Born in the Philippines, Esteban notes the transformative nature of higher education and the impact of immigrants in the U.S. "on just about everything you can think of."

February 15, 2017

With Selection Sunday just five days away, basketball fans are anxious to fill out their brackets for the NCAA Tournament. However, the odds of predicting the outcome of every game are long. "It's still a lot harder than winning the lottery," math professor Jeff Bergen tells NCAA.com. Bergen has determined the odds of claiming a perfect bracket are one in 9.2 quintillion.

February 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune

A new dating app for individuals with disabilities -- Glimmer -- is taking off in Chicago thanks to creator Geoff Anderson, a 2015 DePaul MBA graduate. Anderson got the idea for the app after watching his brother Steve have little luck with other dating apps. "If there are dating apps that make it easier for two people of the same faith to meet each other, I started wondering why there wasn't something out there to help people with disabilities do the same thing," Anderson tells the Chicago Tribune.