Vol. 48 No. 18
Rachel Marciano
April 01, 2015

At a press conference on Monday, Dave Leitao expressed his gratitude and excitement to return to DePaul. Leitao held the same position at the university from 2002-05, where he led the Blue Demons to three postseason appearances, including its last NCAA appearance in 2004.

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Articles

Wendy Smit
April 01, 2015

This spring marks the 117th commencement for DePaul with an estimated 6,700 students graduating this academic year. Leaders in fields, spanning law, music, education, business and chemistry, will address graduates at the seven commencement ceremonies May 17 and June 13-14.

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Rachel Marciano
April 01, 2015

The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, in collaboration with other university departments and student groups, is sponsoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Activities available to the DePaul community will be hosted throughout the month across campuses.

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Robert Ryan
April 01, 2015

Staff Council met March 18 for its annual Budget Forum. Staff received good news that the university is headed in the right direction with regard to enrollment and revenues as compared with budget expectations. Here are the meeting highlights as well as the agenda for its next meeting on April 8.

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Linda Blakley
April 01, 2015

This year, all full-time and part-time staff will complete their annual performance appraisals using ePerformance, a new online tool. Although the submission method is changing from paper-based to online, the benefits of performance management will continue to include a shared commitment to employee success and growth.

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Rachel Marciano
April 01, 2015

Karl Liechty, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, earned the Gábor Szegő Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his outstanding research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.

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Rachel Marciano
April 01, 2015

Margaret Storey, an associate professor and director of undergraduate advising for the History Department, recently received a 2015 Hero Award for Inspirational Commitment for her advocacy work to successfully amend an Illinois law, making epilepsy one of the conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed.

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Multimedia

DePaul's SGA created an affinity campaign this year to encourage students, faculty and staff to wear blue on Thursdays and show off their school pride. In this first video vignette, DIBS plays fashionista, giving his approval of the best look to wear on Thursdays. "On Thursdays We Wear Blue!"
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#DePaul In The NEWS

March 26, 2015
Crain's

"DePaul is Chicago's university ... I want to help facilitate even more connections with the city of Chicago," says Jennifer Rosato Perea, incoming dean for the College of Law. Rosato Perea is "a dynamic and innovative law school administrator" with " a deep understanding of the current challenges faced by law schools and the legal profession," says David Miller, interim provost.

March 18, 2015
The Tonight Show

In an opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon discusses the near impossibility of picking a perfect March Madness bracket. "The Tonight Show" host cites DePaul mathematics expert Jeff Bergen's calculations to help explain the odds.

March 18, 2015
CBS Chicago

Email tracking software is going mainstream, says computer scientist Jacob Furst. For years, companies have embedded code to monitor email open rates and clicks, and now "a broad spectrum of people" are using these services, explains Furst. "Be diligent. Be vigilant. Make sure you at least know what's going on."

Events

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vampires! Drawing! Film! This Mess Hall session has it all!

Join Angus O'Hara (SOC) at the SSRC as he discusses the use of performative drawing to study vampires and their signification. His presentation will explore other subjects that might effectively use this methodology and feature a short documentary film demonstrating one way this type of data can be analyzed. After the presentation of the film there will be an opportunity for discussion on methodology and subject matter, vampire or otherwise.