Vol. 48 No. 19
Cheryl Hover
April 15, 2015

While severe weather can occur any time of the year, the spring season is a good time to review what to do in the event of a tornado or thunderstorm. At DePaul, speakers and electronic message boards around campus would be activated and a DPU Alert issued as appropriate in a severe weather warning. Be prepared and read these severe weather tips.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
April 15, 2015

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has made legislation against sexual violence a priority issue in the state of Illinois. In addition to efforts to strengthen reporting and prosecution rates of sexual assault cases, the attorney general is engaging universities and colleges across Illinois in a dialogue. In recognition of the measures DePaul has taken to prevent and respond to sexual violence, the attorney general's office invited the university to have a prominent role in the discussion.

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Genesis Villarreal
April 15, 2015

The 2015 Teaching and Learning Conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will take place at the DePaul Center on May 1. The conference gives faculty and instructional staff across all disciplines the opportunity to share and discover new ideas to implement in their teaching and explore resources at DePaul. This year’s theme is “How Students Learn: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching.”

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Jon Cecero
April 15, 2015

Activist, author and anti-death penalty crusader Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., will give a series of public talks throughout Chicago during her annual visit to DePaul in late April. In addition to donating her personal archives to DePaul, Prejean travels to the university each spring to interact with young people and students.

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Rachel Marciano
April 30, 2015

The 2015 NFL draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre on Congress Parkway from today, April 30, to May 2. City officials have announced street closures, as well as some lane reductions and temporary sidewalk closures, in connection with the event, which are scheduled to last through May 8. Travelers should allow extra time, expect delays, consider alternate routes and use public transportation during the event.

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Rachel Marciano
April 15, 2015

DePaul faculty, staff and students are invited to test their innovation and app-building skills at the 2015 INTXHACK Challenge, a 24-hour hackathon that challenges developers to create apps from scratch using the latest tools, data and content for a chance to win up to $10,000.

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Genesis Villarreal
April 15, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul will present John Webster’s "The Duchess of Malfi" in the Fullerton Stage Theatre, located at Racine and Fullerton. The reimagined production, directed by Chicago’s own, Lavina Jadhwani, premieres April 17 and runs through April 26.

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Multimedia

#DePaul In The NEWS

April 10, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Natalie Jaresko tells the Chicago Tribune that she realized she had a "direct, Chicago way of talking and debating after graduating from DePaul," which she calls "a welcoming place for immigrants and blue-collar students." Jaresko, who is Ukraine's finance minister with an accounting degree from DePaul and a master's degree from Harvard, went on to say, "some (Harvard) professors said I shouldn't be so forceful in my discussions ... I said, that's how everyone talks in Chicago ... It's a culture I grew up in, among immigrants, Greek-Americans, Italian-Americans. People spoke openly."

April 08, 2015
Chicago Tribune

"One person steals this amount of money for this period of time and no one knows about it?" asks Kelly Richmond Pope, a forensic accounting expert. That question is the basis for her feature-length documentary, "All the Queen's Horses," which focuses on former comptroller Rita Crundwell who stole over $25 million of city funds from Dixon, Illinois, to pay for her extravagant horse-breeding lifestyle. Pope, who turns financial fraud cases into academic and corporate-education videos, says that most fraud is uncovered by tipsters, not necessarily by auditors or by accident.

April 08, 2015
Politico

Geographer Euan Hague writes in Politico that "displaying the Confederate flag in 2015 is an indicator of a complex and reactionary politics that is very much alive in America today." Hague, who is co-editor of "Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction," argues that "today's understanding of the Confederacy by its supporters is thus neither nostalgia, nor mere heritage; rather Confederate sympathy in 2015 is a well-funded and active political movement."

April 03, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich has a "wacky fantasy" that mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia could work together after the election to make Chicago a better city. Political scientist Larry Bennett thinks such collaboration is unlikely but says in the past, political rivals have worked together in a crisis. "Local elites seem to converge on the reconstruction project and to some degree mobilize the public in turn."

Events

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ-educator, activist, and best-selling author of Dead Man Walking-is internationally known as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Her work in this area has inspired conversation, conversion, and change, drawing attention to the immorality of capital punishment and the way in which individuals, the state, and the culture at large relate to those we have imprisoned and sentenced to death.

Friday, April 17, 2015

It is the annual symposium for college-level world language instructors and researchers to share teaching practices and research findings. It is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, DePaul University and co-sponsored by DePaul University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

The event is on April 17-18:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Keynote Address and Reception

Lincoln Park Student Center 120B

DePaul University

2400 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Monday, April 20, 2015

Psychological and Philosophical Roots: Educational Foundations through Vygotsky and Freire

Presented by author and Professor of Education at UC Berkeley, Dr. Zeus Leonardo

Monday, April 20, 2015 | 5:30-7:00pm | SAC 154

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Zeus Leonardo, as he discusses the contributions of Vygotsky and Freire to the realm of educational analysis, the influence of Marxist thought on their ideas, and the potential for a synthesis between the two thinkers that brings educators closer to an education that Marx might have imagined.

Monday, April 20, 2015

In 2014 the United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change issued its Fifth Assessment Report, building from nearly thirty years of research and reporting. The report focuses largely on strategies of adaptation and mitigation, given a number of ominous trends that are becoming clearer. In 2015 Pope Francis is expected to release the first papal encyclical on ecology, which will likely focus on the effects of climate change especially on the poor.