Vol. 48 No. 23
Molly McInerney
June 03, 2015

DePaul geography courses are soaring - literally. If you're ever in the quad on Lincoln Park Campus, don't be surprised to see a small, quad helicopter hover above you. Students are combining their knowledge of aerial imaging and mapping with the latest UAV - unmanned aerial vehicles - technology, otherwise known as drones.

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Articles

Rachel Marciano
June 03, 2015

What do entrepreneurship, a 3D printer and the Architecture School at Pontifical University of Puerto Rico have in common? The answer is Assistant Professor Javier Monllor, of the Driehaus College of Business, and the students in his product design and prototyping course. The entrepreneurship-based class has given students the opportunity to co-create with architectural design students from Puerto Rico and bring their ideas to life using the 3D printer in DePaul's Innovation Lab.

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Rachel Marciano
June 03, 2015

Now in its eighth year, the Irish Studies program is steadily growing into a popular minor at DePaul. An independent, stand-alone minor, the program offers opportunities to students interested in studying Ireland and its history, literature, geography, political economy, international relations, travel and communication. From courses in travel writing to business internships in Ireland to hands-on work at the Irish-American Heritage Center of Chicago, Irish Studies students are gaining valuable, cross-cultural experiences during their time in the program.

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Clark Elliott
June 03, 2015

"The Ghost in My Brain" is a powerful record of what life is like as a concussive - the endless and exhausting need for creativity as one navigates through days filled with bizarre changes in perception, strange social dilemmas and a sometimes overwhelming sense of alienation. It's also an unforgettable chronicle of recovery, one that provides a window into the tremendous power of the human brain and offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas.

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Molly McInerney
June 03, 2015

Every year, the Fulbright U.S. Student program selects a handful of applicants to receive a scholarship and the chance to study abroad for one academic year. This year, DePaul had a record number of six winners.

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Rachel Marciano
June 03, 2015

An article last Thursday about the DePaul Light Project misstated which artist was represented in the cover photo. Students Vada Briceno, Brian Suchocki, Eric Phillips and Mattias Lange-McPherson completed a project titled "Work in Process," that honored the work of DePaul's Mary Ann Papanek-Miller.

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Multimedia

Go behind the scenes with artists Tristan Duke and Richard Nielsen from the Optics Division of Metabolic Studio as they discuss the fascinating process for making their large-scale prints for their exhibition "Liminal Infrastructure," on display at DePaul Art Museum through August 9, 2015.
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#DePaul In The NEWS

June 01, 2015
WGN TV

Some 5,000 people a day experience concussions, notes artificial intelligence expert Clark Elliott, who himself was diagnosed with a concussion four days after a fender bender in 1999 on his way to teach a class at DePaul. Elliott describes on WGN TV his 13-year journey to recovery, the science of brain plasticity, and his new book, "The Ghost in My Brain." A discussion and book signing is set for 6 p.m. June 2 at Barnes & Noble on DePaul's Loop Campus.

May 29, 2015
Chicago Magazine

"If you do what you love to do, the money might follow, but if it doesn't, you're doing what you love to do," advises author George Saunders. Chicago magazine interviews the beloved "beacon of the arts" ahead of "24 Hour Saunders," a marathon reading of Saunders' work presented by the DePaul Humanities Center. The event includes a guest reading by musician Jeff Tweedy and a lecture by Saunders on the liberal arts in higher education.

May 29, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter names The Theatre School at DePaul one of the top 25 drama schools that are the best places to earn a Masters of Fine Arts degree. "The 6-to-1 student-teacher ratio makes this small program one of the more intimate acting-school experiences," notes The Hollywood Reporter. This is the third consecutive year for the DePaul ranking.

May 29, 2015
Washington Post

"Most Republican elites are standing on the sidelines, waiting to see who catches fire before endorsing a candidate," writes political scientist Wayne Steger in the Washington Post. In his book "A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations," Steger examines how "the invisible primary" -- the year or so before the caucuses and primaries -- shapes the official party nomination.

May 29, 2015
WBEZ

Tin walls and a slab might count as a home in India, yet people who stay on a friend's couch in the U.S. could be considered homeless, explains Kat Johnson, director of the Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul. "There isn't a single definition of homelessness around the world," says Johnson on WBEZ. The institute is gathering experts to find "common language" around homelessness so that "we have a way to collaborate across regions that's meaningful, instead of talking past one another," she says.

Events

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Join us for an evening sharing stories, songs and sandwiches as we say goodbye to SNL's beloved Oak Forest campus.

Celebrate student successes with students, faculty, alumni, and staff as we commemorate the rich history of this special branch of DePaul history.

Thursday, June 4

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

DePaul University School for New Learning

16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Suite 5350

Oak Forest Campus

Complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Friday, June 5, 2015

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, this course seeks to deepen participants' individual and collective understanding of a system of inequity and develop their capacities to analyze racial injustice. Using the World Trust film and accompanying learning modules, participants will increase confidence to address the system of racial inequity by creating strong alliances and relationships to motivate change.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The School of Music is pleased to welcome David Trasoff for a concert of North Indian classical music on the sarode, a lute like stringed instrument.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Chicago Film Screening of "Sewing Hope" with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Lower Level Theater DePaul Loop Campus, Daley Building, 14 E. Jackson Blvd.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1FN2703

"Joseph Kony's rebel army tore their lives apart, can she help stitch it together?"

DePaul University School for New Learning invites you to join us at the Chicago Film Screening of "Sewing Hope" with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative announces its spring program - WBEZ91.5 Curious City Comes to Lincoln Park. WBEZ's Curious City team answers a listener's question about how and why the story of Lincoln Park's city cemetery was forgotten, and what other Chicago neighborhoods have similar histories below the surface.

The program will be moderated and reported by WBEZ's Logan Jaffe, the presentation will be the "prequel" to the radio/online story released the week after.

Panelists:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Join Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe For Breakfast and Discussion

2015 Commencement Speaker

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 A.M. Program

10:15 A.M. Book Signing

DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus

Student Center

2250 N. Sheffield, 120AB, Chicago, IL 60614

Join Sister Nyirumbe for a breakfast discussion free and open to the public.