Vol. 48 No. 16
Jane Connelly
March 18, 2015

In 1928, the women of DePaul set their sights on the school newspaper. Written, edited and printed by women, they created The Coed Issue. So popular it became a yearly tradition for the next four decades, The Coed Issue provided a forum for women to broadcast their own interests in an era when reporting, editing, and publishing were largely male affairs. Whether riffing on stereotypes or writing earnestly about women's accomplishments, the creators of the Coed Issues spoke their minds – and had fun doing it.

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Articles

Fernando Figueroa
March 18, 2015

DePaul’s College of Education is now home to the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education - the first of its kind in the United States. Dedicated to a Japanese educational model called Soka, which means value creating, the institute complements DePaul’s Vincentian values in a number of ways, most notably focusing on the intrinsic worth of students as individuals.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
March 18, 2015

In her 16 years at the DePaul Art Museum Laura Fatemi has taken meticulous care while cataloging, conserving and promoting the university's art collection. Now serving as the museum's interim director, Fatemi reflects on her roles as artist and curator and looks forward to the museum's next chapter.

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Gabriela Najera
March 18, 2015

From Convocation to Blue Demon basketball games, Sandra Bowen is the voice of DePaul. In addition to being a senior grants and contracts specialist in the Office of Research Services, Bowen is a professional singer, who has sung at Convocation for the past four years and started singing at athletics events as well.

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Carol Hughes
March 18, 2015

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law at DePaul, the founding director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, and a founding co-director of the Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies. Learn more about this internationally recognized scholar and the conclusions she reaches about Jewish law and culture in her recently released book.

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Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
March 18, 2015

A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without appreciating the legal aspects of the Jewish tradition. In reality, much of Jewish culture has a basis in Jewish law and Jewish law produces Jewish culture. Roberta Kwall's book argues that Jewish culture is shallow unless it is grounded in Jewish law and explains why both law and culture must matter to those interested in forging meaningful Jewish identity and transmitting the tradition.

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Christine Gallagher Kearney
March 18, 2015

With the enhanced Healthy Vin-cent$ Campaign, you are able to more easily manage your wellness plan using a web portal via Interactive Health, a DePaul vendor, that allows you to customize your wellness regime to fit your personal health goals and schedule.

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Sean Jones
March 18, 2015

DePaul's Nan Zabriskie is a long-time member of the Chicago theatre community who seeks to promote environmentally friendly practices in an industry where being green is rarely a priority. She intends to change that with the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance.

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Elizabeth Clements
March 16, 2015

The American Council on Education presented the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University, with the 2015 Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award at its 97th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 15.

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Elizabeth Clements
March 18, 2015

If you ever have attended a DePaul women’s basketball home game, you know Maureen Dillon. From providing pep talks to keeping players well hydrated, she has been a team manager for more than 20 years now.

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Elizabeth Clements
March 18, 2015

Newsline readers now have an additional way to access university news – Campus Connect. The university news box in Campus Connect provides the latest headlines with links to full articles on the Newsline website.

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Multimedia

#DePaul In The NEWS

March 12, 2015
The Columbus Dispatch

The late movie critic Roger Ebert warned against 3-D becoming a way of life for Hollywood, but filmmakers these days are being mindful about using the effect, says cinematographer Scott Erlinder in the Columbus Dispatch: "It's something that [filmmakers] think the story demands, as opposed to doing it just to be doing it." Meanwhile, veteran actors across the pond appear to be aging more gracefully in their careers than American stars, pop culture scholar Paul Booth says.

March 12, 2015
Smithsonian

A growing number of scholars devoted to popular romance are fighting to legitimize the literary genre, reports Smithsonian magazine. DePaul English professor Eric Murphy Selinger remarks "Be still my heart" at the possibility of colleges one day having degree programs in romance studies. Selinger is cofounder of an association for the field and a peer-reviewed journal that explores romance and its subgenres.

March 12, 2015
Harvard Business Review

People often overrate their self-awareness at work, finds new research from Erich Dierdorff and Robert Rubin of the Driehaus College of Business. "We're notoriously poor judges of our own capabilities," write the authors, who suggest external assessment, not self-evaluation, can close this gap.

March 11, 2015
Broadway World Chicago

"Our new building allows us to connect with the profession in new and meaningful ways," says John Culbert, dean of The Theatre School, which is hosting the One Theatre World conference May 7-9. Working with Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, DePaul will have the opportunity to "share the best of our great theatre city with young people, and to bring international voices and stories to life in highly imaginative productions," he says.

March 10, 2015
American Theatre

"I think you can either be crushed by failure and do something else, or allow it to make you more resilient," playwright Carlos Murillo tells American Theatre. Murillo says his students at The Theatre School often bring in 10 pages of writing with just one "little seedling" that resonates, and he encourages them to help it grow. "I've seen many plays emerge from moments like that."

Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rubrics are a powerful and flexible tool for assessing students' learning in our classrooms and programs. This interactive workshop will be presented by a regional expert in the design and use of rubrics, Dr. Ranfen Li from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Designing Rubrics workshop will count as credit toward both the Assessment Certificate Program (ACP) and the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program (TLCP).

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Please plan to attend an informational session if you are interested in applying to enroll in the International Human Rights Law Practicum for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. The informational session will provide students with information on the substantive law of the class, information on the projects run through the Practicum and information about how to apply in the spring of 2015.