Vol. 50 No. 22
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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Articles

Maria Toscano
January 26, 2017

Depaul USA, a unit of Depaul International and a part of the Vincentian Family in Chicago, wanted to develop a way to assist students who face homelessness. The Dax program collaborates with DePaul University to connect these students with hosts or host institutions that can offer them more than just shelter, but a place to call home.

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Rachel Marciano
January 26, 2017

For nearly 10 years, Scott Bucking has taken his passion across the Atlantic Ocean to lead archaeological expeditions in Egypt and southern Israel. Read on to learn how this inscriptions expert uses landscapes to understand ancient Mediterranean societies.

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Lisa Geiger
January 26, 2017

Opened on Feb. 8, 1968, the First Step was DePaul’s first stand-alone coffee house, serving as a proto-student union and meeting place for students, faculty and activist groups. Despite its short tenure, First Step Coffee House fulfilled its goal of sparking communication among student groups, and pushed the university to create new facilities for student activities.

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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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Multimedia

"The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul: Nineteenth-Century French Romanticism and the Sacred" opens Jan. 26 and runs through April 2.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#DePaul In The NEWS

January 19, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business

"Good health, as we have seen again and again, is a product of social justice," write sociologist Fernando De Maio and researchers with the Center for Community Health Equity. Their study compares low birth weight and segregation in Chicago and Toronto and finds "Chicago's deep-rooted racial and ethnic segregation harms the health of its residents." There is hope, however, and researchers explain in Crain's Chicago Business.

January 18, 2017
The DePaulia

To Americans, he's Vice President Mike Pence. However, to DePaul alumna Charlotte Pence, he's just dad. "I don't think it's really hit me yet. There's so much going on that I don't know if it will sink in because at the end of the day, he's still my dad first and that's what it will always be," she tells The DePaulia. Pence is expected to live with her family at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., while working full time at a film production company.

January 17, 2017
WLUW

In the new book titled "Neoliberal Chicago," co-editor and geographer Euan Hague looks at the city in the last 30 years under Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel. "You've got a city that's really two cities in one," he tells WLUW's "Live from the Heartland." "One of the things we've seen with these neoliberal policies is that Chicago's segregation and inequalities have been exacerbated over the last 25-30 years."

Events

Friday, January 27, 2017

This is DePaul University's 9th annual celebration of Chinese lunar new year (the Year of the Rooster鸡年). Come out to enjoy authentic lunar new year food and exciting cultural performances. It is also a great opportunity to network with new and old friends with interest in China and other Asian countries and regions. All DePaul students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as friends outside the DePaul community are welcome to attend. Free and open to the public. Dress code: business casual or festival clothing.

Friday, February 3, 2017

In this workshop, we will review the basics of designing an effective survey, including question and response option design, as well as visual design elements. We will explore how the design of your survey relates to survey outcomes, such as increasing response rate and decreasing the use of "response sets," which decrease the amount of information a survey can provide. We will also provide a brief introduction to Qualtrics, an online survey tool available free to DePaul faculty and staff.