Vol. 49 No. 28
Elizabeth Clements
June 23, 2016

Faculty and staff may notice some extra visitors on campus over the next few weeks. From June 27 to July 15, DePaul will host 130 Vincentian delegates from provinces around the world for the 42nd General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission.

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Articles

Rachel Marciano
June 23, 2016

This June, Faculty Council gained new leadership. After five years as president, Michaela Winchatz is stepping down to go on leave to conduct research, and vice president Bamshad Mobasher will take over the position beginning this fall.

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Charles Snelling
June 23, 2016

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Staff Council had four main priorities: increase visibility to constituents; tighten council practices; access constituent values, interests and concerns; and increase collaboration with HR, Faculty Council, SGA and university partners. Read on to learn more about Staff Council's accomplishments this academic year.

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Carol Hughes
June 23, 2016

The Rev. Charles F. Shelby, C.M., who began his affiliation with DePaul in 1968 as a newly ordained Vincentian priest and graduate student in physics, and then returned in 2005 as a vice chancellor in the Office of Advancement, is retiring from DePaul this month.

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Rachel Marciano
June 23, 2016

At the end of June, Betsy Soete, assistant vice president for development of the arts, will retire after more than 10 years at DePaul University. Soete was directly involved in raising funds for new facilities for The Theatre School and the School of Music.

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Maria Toscano
June 23, 2016

Returning to his homeland where he was born and raised prior to coming to the United States at the age of 13, law professor Alberto Coll and 32 third-year law school students visited Cuba to study its legal system during a momentous spring break week in March. Read on to learn more about how Coll is preparing lawyers for future foreign trade, investment and business.

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Donald Opitz
June 23, 2016

The history of the modern sciences has long overlooked the significance of domesticity as a physical, social and symbolic force in the shaping of knowledge production. This book provides a welcome reorientation to our understanding by emphasizing the centrality of domesticity in diverse scientific enterprises.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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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#DePaul In The NEWS

June 17, 2016
Journal Star

Illinois borrowed $550 million at a 3.74 percent interest rate for state construction projects, but with the state being in poor financial shape, the interest rate could have been even lower, bond expert Martin Luby tells the Journal Star. "Interest rates for everybody have declined, including Illinois, but Illinois' interest rates have not declined as much as everybody else's because their credit has deteriorated," Luby explains.

June 17, 2016
DNAinfo Chicago

Tormented by bullies in high school, DePaul alumna Myisha Lavonne created the "Save Our Students" app to help students report bullying anonymously. "As a student (Lavonne) was strong-willed and passionate about getting the right credentials to do this type of work," says Kenya Grooms, who taught Lavonne in DePaul's School for New Learning. Faculty member Deborah W. Holton adds that Lavonne "is on a mission to make a positive difference in the world." DNAinfo Chicago has more.

June 14, 2016
Daily Herald

The idea that immigrants can seek refuge in churches "goes back to pre-biblical times," says the Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an attorney and DePaul's ombudsperson. Questions about "deceptive tactics" used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are on the rise after a man was lured from his church by an "emergency" phone call from police. Using a lie to lure someone from a place of worship "raises some very serious issues," Mousin tells Daily Herald.

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.

Events

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.