Vol. 48 No. 20
Kristin Claes Mathews
April 29, 2015

DePaul faculty in the sciences, arts and business have recently visited the DePaul Art Museum to engage students in conversation and enrich their teaching. The museum's acclaimed exhibitions and growing collection of more than 3,000 works offer extensive options for class visits, and the museum staff are eager to help faculty of all colleges and departments connect with this body of work.

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Articles

Molly McInerney
April 29, 2015

With the changing times, Kelly Pope, associate professor of accounting, has learned that millennials are no longer interested in text-heavy PowerPoint or long lectures. An advocate of using social media and reality television in the classroom, Pope encourages her students to use tools like Twitter for business-related motives.

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Melissa Smith
April 29, 2015

In the past three years, the Alliance for Health Sciences has strengthened academic offerings and provided research opportunities that foster a one-of-a-kind experience for students interested in healthcare professions. DePaul's School for New Learning is the latest unit to join forces with the alliance by offering an on-site cohort for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science employees and other community members seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree.

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Nichole Pinkard
April 29, 2015

The popular image of the "digital native" is based on the assumption that all young people are equally equipped. Yet young people in low-income communities often lack access to those learning opportunities, tools and collaborators. "Digital Youth Network" describes an ambitious project to help economically disadvantaged middle-school students in Chicago develop skills across a learning ecology that spans school, community, home and online.

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Gabriela Najera
April 29, 2015

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Bob Stokes joined DePaul in August 2014 as the director of the School of Public Service and chair of the MPA program. In addition to more than 15 years of experience in higher education, Stokes brings to Chicago an expertise in urban planning and the perfect Philly cheesesteak recipe.

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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 29, 2015

One of the many offers provided to the university community under the Demon Discounts umbrella comes from PNC Bank. Through PNC WorkPlace Banking, DePaul faculty and staff have access to convenient tools and benefits not offered to general customers.

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Multimedia

Students offered up their best dance moves in the final moments of DePaul University's DemonTHON dance marathon on April 25. This year's DemonTHON raised $257,048.12 for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

#DePaul In The NEWS

April 26, 2015
The DePaulia

"No human being can ever be identified completely with the worst act of their life," says anti-death penalty crusader Sister Helen Prejean. Annual visits to DePaul have become a special part of Prejan's year, reports The DePaulia. "Because I have dedicated my life to working with poor people and with people who are outcast, I feel right at home coming to this center of the Vincentian values of service to the disadvantaged," says Prejean.

April 17, 2015
BBC

There is widespread looting and destruction of ancient artifacts happening in Islamic State group-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq, reports the BBC. More needs to be done to "stop the whole smuggling enterprise and dismantle an international network of criminals," says law professor Patty Gerstenblith. An expert in cultural heritage preservation, Gerstenblith says smugglers aren't easily deterred and that getting caught is just "the cost of doing business for them."

April 16, 2015
Playbill

A Latino theatre festival highlighting 12 plays by Latino playwrites from across the U.S. is coming to The Theatre School at DePaul July 23-25. According to Playbill, the plays to be featured at the 2015 Carnaval of New Latina/o Plays were selected by a panel of theatre professionals and academics, and will include eight shows presented as free staged readings with an additional four being distributed to attendees as scripts.

Events

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Join us at DePaul University on May 9 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Supernatural! Through smart discussion with guest speakers and scholars, screenings of key works, and fan creativity, experience the amazing Winchester brothers and their Impala in all its glory.

This celebration is free of charge, so carry on my wayward son...

Special guests to be announced!

Follow us on our MCS blog and the event's Facebook page. Be sure to let us know you're coming via the symposium's Eventbrite RSVP.