Vol. 50 No. 24
Rachel Marciano
February 09, 2017

With less than two weeks until the fourth annual Blue Demon Week, it’s just about time to break out the blue swag. From Feb. 19 – 26, students, faculty, staff and alumni will come together for a week full of festivities that celebrate what it means to be a Blue Demon.

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Articles

Russell Dorn
February 09, 2017

With his 208th birthday just around the corner, three College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences faculty members offer insight into how Abraham Lincoln was depicted in photography and art, his enjoyment of Chicago and his relevance in modern times.

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Patrick Pfohl
February 09, 2017

Kevin Sofen has been working to provide access to fresh drinking water and local food production for members of the Navajo Nation since 2015. What started as an assignment for a class project has now morphed into one of his deepest passions.

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Euan Hague
February 09, 2017

This edited collection of 11 chapters provides an analyses of Chicago in the past 25-30 years. The contributors examine topics such as housing and urban development, racial segregation, environmental changes, changing policing strategies and other topics.

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Chae Wohn
February 09, 2017

As a Roman Catholic interfaith scholar in the Office of Religious Diversity, Justine Carlson develops programs, meets with students to explore what it means to be a practicing Catholic and shares theological knowledge regarding Catholicism. Read on to learn how she strives to combine her faith with education and service work.

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Linda Blakley
February 09, 2017

This spring, DePaul University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The public is invited to submit comments regarding DePaul in advance of the May 15-16 visit with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission.

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DePaul Athletics
February 09, 2017

The Athletics Department will host two “Lunch and Learn” sessions on campus where faculty and staff can learn more about Wintrust Arena. They also can discuss benefits and the season ticket seat selection process with staff from the Office of Advancement and Ticket Office.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

University Library
February 08, 2017

As part of the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech, the University Libraries will welcome American Library Associations’s James LaRue on Feb. 22 for a conversation about censorship and free speech. RSVPs are required.

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Rachel Laden
February 07, 2017

Sponsored by The Department of Catholic Studies, the Well-Read Mom movement will make its way to DePaul on Saturday, Feb. 11. All are welcome to attend a series of sessions with Well-Read Mom to gain knowledge of women in literature.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

February 02, 2017
WGN TV

DePaul graduate student Mariela Shaker -- a violinist who found asylum in the U.S. and a refuge in music -- describes for WGN TV her journey from Aleppo and current worries with the recent travel ban. In another video, The DePaul Concert Orchestra plays "Sinfonia Concertante" by Miklós Rózsa under the direction of Michael Lewanski as Shaker's story is told by the UK's Channel 4.

February 02, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor

Archaeologist Morag Kersel's students at DePaul can hunt for new archaeological sites and evidence of looting of historical ruins in Peru -- all from their computers. The GlobalXplorer Project allows anyone with an internet connection to see high-resolution satellite images of a 125,000-square mile area in the South American country. "For me, the teaching capability is one of the most exciting things about this initiative -- to get people aware," Kersel tells The Christian Science Monitor.

February 02, 2017
WTTW

After 30 years, gate leases at O'Hare International Airport are set to expire at global hubs for United and American Airlines and "now it's time to think of the next era," says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman. "The city may play big here" to expand and update terminals, he tells WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

Events

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kane Mathis began making trips to The Gambia, Africa in 1996 to live with a family of hereditary musicians studying primarily with Malamini Jobarteh. In 2011 Kane became the first non-African to be endorsed by the Gambian National Center For Arts and Culture. Kane has also studied at Istanbul's I.T.U. conservatory before a five year apprenticeship with Oud virtuoso Münir Beken. Kane is a 2010 Earshot Jazz album of the year winner and a recipient of the 2012 Chamber Music America grant.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Annual Vincent de Paul Lecture / Visiting Artist Series

In this Visiting Artist Series the School of Cinematic Arts partners with the Office of Mission and Values to explore the pressing challenges of forced migration. After watching segments from Frontline's EXODUS that explores the first person accounts of the treacherous journeys that refugees from Syria endure, Kim Lamberty from Catholic Relief Services and Rev. Craig Mousin from DePaul University will share their experience and expertise working directly with people who have largely been forgotten.