#DePaul in the NEWS

July 02, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Librarians have to be more collaborative, creative, and fluid in how they think about their contributions," says Scott Walter, university librarian at DePaul. With increased availability of information on the internet, DePaul's libraries turn to in-person services and innovative resources to offer better service for students. "(W)e're here to help ... We're very, very flexible in the way we provide that help," librarian Christopher Parker tells The Chronicle of Higher Education.

July 01, 2017
The Hill

Political website The Hill reports that "(President Donald) Trump and Chicago have a complicated relationship." "Many conservatives in the U.S. have the view that cities are not particularly well-run places, and many of the cities have Democratic Party leadership. I think, in that sense, what Trump is articulating is in part his own view of things, but also reflective of this broader mindset," says Larry Bennett, professor emeritus of political science.

June 29, 2017
Chicago Tribune

With a budget of just $8,000 and a crew of four, the drama "Empty Space," directed by indie filmmaker and DePaul instructor James Choi, had its Chicago premiere at the Windy City Film Festival. "I think it's purely the intimacy of it all," Choi explains to The Chicago Tribune about the small size of the crew. "It just keeps us nimble and mobile and flexible in regards to where we want to shoot and what we want to shoot." 

June 27, 2017
CityLab

Gentrification doesn't have to be negative if people have honest discussions about neighborhood redevelopment, says sociologist John Joe Schlichtman. "The problem right now is that people don't know all the cards that are being played, so it's all become just a set of caricatures," he tells CityLab. "And part of getting past this caricature is learning all of the cards being played, so we can have a proper conversation."

June 27, 2017
NBC5

DePaul's collaboration with the Chicago Housing Authority produced more than a documentary film for the teenage girls who participated. "These girls in six weeks were able to learn and accomplish and grow so much not only as women, but as filmmakers and the stories they were able to tell. It's phenomenal," says John Psathas, who teaches cinema production in the School of Cinematic Arts. NBC5 and DNAinfo have the story.

June 26, 2017
WGN Radio

The arbitrary definition of family members who will be allowed into the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban is "brutal for families," political scientist Ben Epstein tells WGN Radio. "The idea that a half-brother or sister would be included, but a fiancée wouldn't or a grandson wouldn't, it truly seems arbitrary."

June 24, 2017
Chicago Tribune

A new tax on sugary beverages starts in Cook County July 1, and proceeds from the tax will support county services, including health care and job training, says Karen Larimer, an associate professor in nursing and a cardiovascular health expert. "I'm a big believer in the greater social determinants. When you support employment, you're supporting public health," Larimer tells the Chicago Tribune

June 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

"This is what feminist art looks like today," writes art critic Lori Waxman in the Chicago Tribune about two exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum -- "Vessels of Genealogies" and "To Name It Is To See It." Waxman notes: "It's called 'intersectional' and it attends to the ways in which not just gender but also race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, class and sexuality overlap to inform a woman's identity and her experience in the world." Both exhibitions are on display through Aug. 6. 

June 21, 2017
Chicago Inno

A subscription box startup from a DePaul alumna and her sister delivers therapy for children with autism directly to caregivers. MBA grad Elizabeth Ames and her sister Melissa created EarlyVention, which generates "both social and economic value in just one innovative business model," says entrepreneurship professor Patrick Murphy in ChicagoInno. "We see first-hand every day how this is personally fulfilling," Elizabeth says. 

June 20, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Each piece of art in DePaul Art Museum's "Stranger Things" exhibition "embraces its weirdness," says Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator. "These are 'stranger things,' just sort of weird little things," she tells DNAinfo. The exhibition opens June 21.