Vol. 50 No. 32
Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2017

Later this spring, DePaul University will complete the final stages of the accreditation process, a comprehensive, routine evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. Here, Newsline breaks down the process and discusses with experts what it means for the university.

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Articles

Richard Roesner
March 30, 2017

The internationally recognized Asset-Based Community Development Institute has relocated to DePaul's Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning and Community Service Studies. The institute works with community residents and local entities to analyze and build upon already existing neighborhood assets, empowering communities to create a more sustainable future.

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Katherine Wilburn
March 30, 2017

Approximately 80 percent of all undergraduate students at DePaul receive some kind of financial aid. There are the obvious things a student may need financial help with - like tuition and housing. Then there are the less obvious yet equally indispensable needs, like a tampon. With this in mind, DePaul students organize drives to provide free tampons and sanitary pads.

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Lisa Geiger
March 30, 2017

The Rev. William Ward, C.M., and the Rev. Ferdinand "Joe" Ward, C.M., witnessed and shaped seven decades of DePaul's growth through the 20th century. The two brothers from Lincoln Park saw the university initiate coeducation, experience two World Wars, host social movements and engage in massive expansion in their roles as students, administrators and Vincentian priests.

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Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2017

In February, Project Bluelight's "Speed Dating" was picked up by Omeleto, a website dedicated to sharing interesting and inspiring content. Since then, the film has garnered more than 1.6 million views on the website alone.

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Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2017

Earlier this month, the Princeton Review named the College of Computing and Digital Media to its lists of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017” and “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017.”

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#DePaul In The NEWS

March 27, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Amy Parker was one of some 59 DePaul students who participated in service immersion trips over spring break. Parker volunteered at a men's shelter in Washington, D.C., and advocated with political leaders. "It was great to understand my voice could do something about (homelessness)," she tells the Chicago Tribune. These trips give students a chance to "experience a reality that's different from their own," says trip coordinator Emily LaHood-Olsen.

March 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Devices that replicate human characteristics -- like Siri or Alexa -- can affect one's need for human interaction, finds consumer behavior expert James Mourey. Humanlike devices are "becoming better and better, which is kind of the scary part," he tells the Chicago Tribune.

March 20, 2017
Associated Press

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and DePaul alumnus Ben Welsh of the Los Angeles Times will receive awards from DePaul's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence this spring, reports the Associated Press. Faculty member Carol Marin says that Holt "brings insight, dignity and authority to NBC News and to our profession."

Events

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:30pm: Reception

6:00-8:00pm: Roundtable Discussion

"Love, joy, and sex" don't often end up in the same sentence as the word "pope," but they all play a part in Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation Pope Francis released last year.

One year later, Catholics around the world remain fiercely divided about what it means in daily life. This roundtable explores some of its many different interpretations-and hopes and challenges-for both lay and clergy Catholics, especially those in the global South-Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Our panelists are

Friday, April 7, 2017

The DePaul Law Review's 27th Annual Symposium will be held in memory of the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy. Judge Cudahy served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1979 until 2015, and was a part of the DePaul University College of Law community as a guest professor and as chairman of the International Human Rights Law Institute advisory board. Through the Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund, Judge Cudahy provided financial support to the Chiapas Human Rights practicum and the Center for Public Interest Law summer scholarships.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 DePaul Student Center, room 120 2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago

6:15 - 6:30 p.m. Screening of the restored, hand-colored film, A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès,1902)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Performances and lectures

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Viewing of the full moon with telescopes

Free delicious Moon treats plus Tang-the drink of astronauts!-for the first 100 audience members in attendance.

The Bach & Beethoven Ensemble's Catherine Spitzer (soprano) and Charles Metz (historical keyboardist)