Vol. 49 No. 23
Rachel Marciano
April 28, 2016

As we take time this April to celebrate Earth Day, we also have an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of DePaul's environmental science and studies program. This June, the department will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the university.

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Articles

Rachel Marciano
April 28, 2016

On April 13, Carol Geary Schneider, former DePaul faculty member and president of the Association of American College and Universities, visited the School for New Learning. Read on to learn about her views on the state of liberal education and adult learning in the United States.

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Kasia Kujawski and Elizabeth Clements
April 28, 2016

James Choi, an instructor in the School of Cinematic Arts at the College of Computing and Digital Media, worked in the film business in Los Angeles for 17 years before returning to his hometown of Chicago. Read on to learn more about his recent experience at a workshop in Cuba with the world-renowned Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami.

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Rachel Marciano
April 28, 2016

An associate professor and faculty mentor in DePaul's School for New Learning, Gabriele Strohschen puts her background with nonprofit and advocacy to work through Community Connexxions, a group that connects students to community-based organizations and grass roots initiatives across Chicago to strengthen civic and political engagement to address issues of social injustice.

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Elizabeth Clements
April 28, 2016

As the director of DePaul's TRIO Student Support Services grant program, Anita Rosso helps first-generation, low-income undergraduate students reach their academic and professional goals. Learn more about how Rosso helps TRIO students stay on track to graduate and be world ready.

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Carol Hughes
April 28, 2016

The 2016 NFL draft is back in Chicago this week, April 27 - 30, at the Auditorium Theatre on Congress Parkway just south of our Loop Campus. While it does not directly affect adjacent Loop Campus streets and sidewalks, what will be closed will alter traffic into and out of the south Loop.

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Multimedia

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Maria Toscano
April 27, 2016

The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, and the producers of "Latino USA" and "Humanizing America" will host panels and discussions on Latinos and the elections on Thursday, May 5. The program will focus on topics such as "Deconstructing the Myth of Numbers," "Humanizing America," "Black/Brown Coalitions," and "Highlights of Hispandering."

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Kate Hohenstatt
April 27, 2016

Recently, Animation Career Review ranked DePaul's animation program 16th nationally, third in the Midwest and 14th nationally among private colleges. Location, faculty, and academic reputation are some of the criteria Animation Career Review considers when ranking animation schools.

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Jon Cecero
April 27, 2016

The DePaul Security Daemons, a team of undergraduate and graduate students interested in computer information and network security, placed third in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. This is the first time a cyber defense team from Illinois has ever been nationally recognized in the top three.

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Brendan O'Brien
April 19, 2016

Beginning this April, several DePaul students will work with their national counterparts and former incarcerated individuals from 20 cities to launch "States of Incarceration," the first national traveling multi-media exhibition and public dialogue that will explore the history of incarceration in the United States.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

April 26, 2016
WBEZ

Ending a person's homelessness is possible, and pilots have proven successful in Canada, New York and New Orleans, homelessness expert Kat Johnson tells WBEZ's "Worldview." Canadian advocate Amanda Di Falco is one of 14 leaders at DePaul this week for the Institute of Global Homelessness Leadership Program. She describes how Hamilton, Ontario, surveyed its homeless population and focused on permanent housing as a first priority.

April 22, 2016
Jewish Journal

Parents who wish to pass down their Jewish heritage to their children "need to consider their obligation to the Jewish tradition," writes Jewish law and culture expert Roberta Rosenthal Kwall in Jewish Journal. She applauds "The Real Housewives of New York" reality star Julianne Wainstein for openly celebrating Shabbat in an episode: "For once, it is nice to see a Jewish reality television star actually embrace her tradition in a meaningful way and make efforts to pass this tradition down to her children."

April 22, 2016
Oxford University Press blog

"Community Psychology is probably one of the more complex fields in the social sciences because it embraces multiple levels of influence rather than simple individual differences," write community psychologists Leonard Jason and Gina Cardzone in the Oxford University Press blog. Jason, who has studied how living in a dynamic social environment can treat addiction, argues that community psychology is the best way to address societal issues.

Events

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Terrible Beauty is a 2013 docudrama that takes its title from W.B. Yeats' poem Easter 1916. The film looks at the Rising of 1916 in Ireland from a variety of perspectives, focusing on voices not always heard in previous descriptions of the rebellion. A panel discussion with History's Tom Mockaitis and Mary McCain, joined by guest Dr. Marnie Hay of Dublic City University, will follow the screening.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In Learning Labs at DePaul and Harvard participants are wondering what the role of body is in how we construct knowledge. We propose a Learning Lab focusing on this question, What can the body know and why does it matter? This workshop invites participants to explore paralinguistics, emotions, and gestures as pathways to understanding. We will reflect together on our experiences and consider implications for learning from our respective contexts.