Vol. 50 No. 23
Brian Barasch
February 02, 2017

The overall scope of work is 35 percent complete on the new building for the School of Music, and construction workers are pushing forward with mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements. DePaul's Lincoln Park neighbors are following construction progress closely, eagerly awaiting their first concert in the new state-of-the-art facilities.

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Articles

Rachel Marciano
February 02, 2017

Since discovering his first fossil shark tooth in Japan at the age of 13, DePaul's Kenshu Shimada has named about dozen new species of fossil fish, including the recently described ‘Megalolamna paradoxodon.’ This extinct shark lived 20 million years ago and belongs to a shark group called Lamniformes, which includes one of today’s most commonly known breeds, the great white.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
February 02, 2017

Draw a map of Chicago, overlay data about nearly any health problem, and a stark pattern emerges. Poor health outcomes disproportionately affect the most segregated and underserved areas of the city, mostly on the south and west sides. Scholars from the Center for Community Health Equity are examining the root causes of health inequities-differences that are avoidable, unnecessary and unjust.

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Rachel Marciano
February 02, 2017

If you've stopped in the Richardson Library lately, you may have noticed a 5-foot-tall origami sculpture sitting near the entranceway. Made completely out of about 35,000 business cards - no glue, tape or fasteners - DePaul’s Mathematics Club completed the Menger Sponge-inspired structure in December 2016 after eight months of hard work.

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Rachel Marciano
February 02, 2017

As a professor of political science and director of DePaul's Global Asian Studies program, Kathryn Ibata-Arens has spent her career fostering relationships between American and Asian cultures. Read on to learn how she works to bring international and cross-cultural experiences to her students to make them world ready.

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Multimedia

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Elizabeth Clements
January 26, 2017

At Convocation in September, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul, unveiled a Speech and Race Action Plan to pursue throughout the 2016-17 academic year. The DePaul community made progress on multiple aspects of the action plan in the fall quarter, and work continues this winter.

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Rachel Marciano
January 26, 2017

As part of its growing focus on content marketing as a strategy to promote an interest in Vincentian heritage, the Office of Mission and Values will sponsor a university-wide student competition through May 1. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share information about this contest with students.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

January 26, 2017
Next Avenue

Committing to end-of-life plans can be difficult for many people, psychology professor Joseph Ferrari tells Next Avenue. "We delay the consequences when we put something off," he says. "If the decision is upsetting, we avoid having to feel that." Ferrari suggests thinking about removing a future burden from family members as motivation. "What a gift you're giving them," he says.

January 24, 2017
The Hill

The peaceful removal of Gambia's regime leader of 22 years "serves notice to other African dictators that the power of the ballot cannot be drowned by the noise of bullets and bombs," writes African Christianity expert Stan Chu Ilo in The Hill. This move toward democracy was thanks to young people in the country who "led the quiet revolution" that ended in Yahya Jammeh's defeat in the polls, he explains.

January 23, 2017
Playbill

"Ike Holter's superpower is language," says actor Gabriel Ruiz about the playwright and his former classmates from The Theatre School. In Playbill, they discuss the mystery and poetics of Holter's play "The Wolf at the End of the Block." Chicago is Hotler's "favorite city" and often the setting of his plays. "There are good and bad and highs and lows to every single city. But I think our highs are a lot higher than other places," says Holter.

Events

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Why do we use the assessment methods we're using? Is it because they are just the ways in which we were assessed in college, or because they are the easiest ways to assess students? In this workshop we'll discuss the different purposes assessments serve. We'll then introduce three alternative assessment models that may help instructors better achieve their desired goals for classroom assessment.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: