#DePaul in the NEWS

June 01, 2017
Huffington Post

Hate crimes, like the recent event on a Portland, Oregon, train, should be called domestic terrorism, argues international security analyst Tom Mockaitis. Doing so "could empower the government to devote more resources to combating the threat," he writes in Huffington Post.

May 31, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Citing well-known alums Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly, The Hollywood Reporter once again included The Theatre School at DePaul among its list of top academic programs for actors. "We train everybody in theater — lighting designers, directors, technicians, you name it. We have always trained the full spectrum of theater students, not just actors," Dexter Bullard, head of graduate acting, tells DNAInfo.

 

May 24, 2017
NBC News

Procrastination is not a time management issue, says psychologist Joseph Ferrari. That's just one of the procrastination myths he helps debunk in an NBCNews.com report about why 20 percent of Americans put things off. "(People) think that procrastinators are just lazy," he says. "And that's not what's going on. It's an avoidance strategy. It's a way of never demonstrating to yourself or to others your abilities or your capabilities."

May 24, 2017
Vocalo

Some of Chicago's health disparities can be attributed to the environment, says public health expert Julia Lippert. "There's older housing with different lead exposures, not necessarily in your water, but in your environment," that can create issues, she tells "The Morning AMp" on Vocalo radio. Lippert and public health student Briana Lemon spoke about environmental contaminants and how DePaul is cohosting a June 9 health fair in the Austin neighborhood to help residents test their water and soil for lead.

May 23, 2017
WGN TV

Terror struck Manchester, U.K., Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert, as a suicide bomber killed at least 22 and injured many more. "From the beginning I thought it was very likely that it was a cell or a network kind of attack. It was too sophisticated, too well-planned," terrorism expert Tom Mockaitis tells WGN-TV. "I think we are going to see that this was a plot and so far the evidence supports that," he says.

May 23, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

DePaul is celebrating its outgoing president, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M, in several ways, reports DNAinfo. "In recognition of Father Holtschneider's appreciation for all things musical, the new music building will be named in his honor," says Bill Bennett, immediate past chair of DePaul's board of trustees. "We will always be grateful to Father Holtschneider for his broad and effective commitment to music and all the arts," says Ronald Caltabiano, dean of the School of Music.

May 18, 2017
The San Diego Union-Tribune

A new American Cancer Society study estimates that 20 percent of new cancer cases are preventable, yet fear can prevent people from getting tested, says psychologist Leonard Jason. "It's scary to get screened for cancer. There is a certain amount of psychological denial where many people will say 'well, I've already got too many other problems going on in my life right now,'" he tells The San Diego Union-Tribune.

May 17, 2017
The Hechinger Report

Animators, computer scientists and sign language experts in the College of Computing and Digital Media have teamed up to create Paula, an avatar who translates written and spoken words for the deaf by signing. "You would think it would be easier, with all the amazing animation in movies," says Rosalee Wolfe, professor of human-computer interaction. "But once a movie is made, it's frozen in time. The avatar must respond to the immediate situation. You can't just make an animated phrase book," Wolfe tells The Hechinger Report.

May 10, 2017
Chicago Reader

How have President Donald Trump's actions on immigration affected the U.S. in his first 100 days? It's all about data, says journalist Maria Hinojosa of DePaul's Latin American and Latino Studies Department. "You have to look at what happens when you have a shrinkage of the immigrant population and of their engagement with the daily economy," she tells the Chicago Reader