Vol. 49 No. 27
Rachel Marciano
June 15, 2016

DePaul University held its 118th commencement ceremonies at the Allstate Arena and the Rosemont Theatre, where more than 6,500 students graduated. Take a peek at highlights from the weekend's celebrations.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
June 15, 2016

On June 13, DePaul University announced the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., will step down as president at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. In the message Fr. Holtschneider shared with faculty and staff, he explained his intent to step aside so that a new leader can create and implement the university's next strategic plan. Read on to learn more about Fr. Holtschneider's decision and his ambitions for the year ahead.

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Kate Hohenstatt
June 15, 2016

What do a refrigerator, a car and a newly paved street have in common? Salvaged materials from DePaul buildings may be a part of them. In the past decade, DePaul has built or renovated more than 17 buildings. Where did the old materials, such as metal and concrete, go? Let's take a closer look at the demolition of McGaw Hall to find out.

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Kate Hohenstatt
June 15, 2016

China's increase in international business has led students and faculty to learn more about the second largest economy in the world. What would be the first step to run a successful business in China? This fall, students can now add a commercial Chinese studies minor to better answer this question.

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Madison Higgs
June 15, 2016

The animations of Selina Trepp, an adjunct faculty member in DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media, are currently on display in the window of the DePaul Art Museum. Here, CTA riders standing on the northbound platform can watch Trepp's creation while waiting for their train. So where did Trepp find inspiration for her colorful, abstract animation? Read on to find out.

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Rachel Marciano
June 15, 2016

This June, the Italian American Psychological Society named DePaul's Joe Ferrari as the sole recipient of its 2016 Distinguished Italian American Psychologist Award. The American Psychological Association also named Ferrari a fellow of its Division 8, a special interest group focused on social-personality psychology.

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Elizabeth Clements
June 15, 2016

The #DePaulWorldReady column has featured several members of the DePaul community so far, and we've only just begun. The column will return in September, and we will pick up right where we left off. We also welcome new nominations.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Office of Public Relations and Communications
June 13, 2016

DePaul University announced today that the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., will step down from his position as president at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. After 13 years of leadership, Fr. Holtschneider will assume his tenured faculty position at DePaul, following a one-year sabbatical.

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Elizabeth Clements
June 10, 2016

In the wake of the incidents that followed the Milo Yiannopoulos lecture on May 24, students, faculty and staff continue to process the anger, shock and fear shared among members of the DePaul community, as well as show their determination to make the university a place where all students can thrive and all feel safe. Learn more about university actions and response, which will continue this summer.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

June 14, 2016
Billboard

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lila Downs sang a cappella at the DePaul School for New Learning commencement ceremony after receiving a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, reports Billboard. "Through her music, she shares the difficulties of the Mexicans in the United States ... Her voice transcends frontiers. Her songs sing of love, pain and migration, and they remind us that we are citizens of the world and we should be proud of our roots," says Marisa Alicea, dean of the school.

June 14, 2016
PopMatters

In an excerpt from his essay "New Worlds, Terrifying Monsters, Impossible Things: Exploring the Contents and Contexts of Doctor Who," pop culture expert Paul Booth delves into the divisive "Doctor Who" TV movie in PopMatters. Booth discusses how the TV movie was going to be used as a pilot for an American/British co-production of the series and how it might have dealt with the popular TV series issues and story arcs of the 1990s and early 2000s.

June 13, 2016
The Irish Times

Irish author LT Meade's 1892 book, "Four on an Island" gives readers insight into how the island adventure genre was crafted, according to environmental and Irish studies expert Liam Heneghan. "Island stories are intriguing, as children away from parents' gaze not only get up to high jinks but are often at the mercy of the wilder forces of nature -- their own and environmental," Heneghan writes in The Irish Times.

Events

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Open to all Faculty and Staff, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity introduces the BUILD Diversity Certificate.

As a part of the BUILD Diversity Certificate, Safe Zone is an ongoing program open to any DePaul students, staff, and faculty who are interested in being allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. The three hour training session incorporates lecture and interactive activities to educate participants on basic terminology, LGBTQ history, coming out, and ally development.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Learning Showcase, Job Fair & Networking Event with ATDChi

Join us for this evening of connecting, resource-sharing and learning with our partners at ATDChi (the Chicagoland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. The evening will include networking, a showcase of the recent MAEA (Master of Arts in Educating Adults) innovative final projects, a job fair with area learning and development organizations and a lively panel discussion.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration welcomes Professor Steven Hahn, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, to the fifth annual Summer Institute Evening Speaker Event. A renowned scholar, teacher, and lecturer, Professor Hahn helps audiences understand the importance of Reconstruction to American history and to the world we live in today.

Following the speaking event, Prof. Hahn will be available to sign copies of his book, A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration.