Vol. 49 No. 21
Marten denBoer
Ph.D.
March 31, 2016

I am happy to announce Dr. Ronald Caltabiano will serve as the next dean for the School of Music. He will begin his new role on July 1, and we look forward to welcoming him to our university community. Our School of Music is gaining both an internationally recognized composer and a dedicated instructor with more than 25 years in higher education, including 14 as an administrator. Read on to learn more about our new dean.

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Articles

Wendy Smit
March 30, 2016

Out of a pool of 80 applicants - and after ample deliberation - the TEDxDePaulUniversity selection committee chose 12 worthy speakers who strike at the heart of TED's mission: They have ideas worth spreading.

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Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2016

On March 1, Hannah Retzkin joined DePaul as the new sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist. Retzkin brings more than seven years of experience with survivor advocacy to the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. Her arrival is timely as the office prepares to host the university's annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April.

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Elizabeth Clements
March 30, 2016

Ken Butigan's students don't just learn about crises of war, poverty, racism, sexism and environmental destruction. They explore creative nonviolent solutions. Read on to learn how he makes DePaul students world ready.

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Kasia Kujawski
March 30, 2016

Imagine coming to class four days a week and using knives, swords, quarterstaffs and a variety of other weapons. For Nick Sandys Pullin, an adjunct at DePaul's Theatre School who teaches stage combat, this is a reality. Read on to learn more about how Pullin brings staged fights to life.

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Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2016

Interested to learn the role spirituality plays in human development? Maybe you want to read a reconstruction of the lost work of a Colombian-American playwright? Perhaps you want to delve into the ethical controversies faced in today's digital culture. Browse this month's Signed by the Author columns to discover the topics our faculty and staff are exploring.

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Rachel Marciano
March 30, 2016

Cindy Lawson, vice president for the Office of Public Relations and Communications, retires from the university on April 1. Linda Blakley, formerly assistant vice president of communication strategies, will assume leadership as the next vice president for the office.

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Visual Services
March 30, 2016

Get ready to smile, because Visual Services in the Office of Public Relations and Communications will offer walk-in portraits for faculty and staff on the first Tuesday of the month, for the remainder of the academic year.

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Multimedia

In this video edition of DePaul Newsline Focus on Faculty, Nick Sandys Pullin, an adjunct at DePaul's Theatre School, brings staged fights to life.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

#DePaul In The NEWS

March 26, 2016
Chicago Tribune

"The housing market is a good reflection of the uneven recovery of the economy, overall," says Geoff Smith of DePaul's Institute for Housing Studies. Prices in many Chicago suburbs have yet to rebound, and some areas may never fully recover from the housing crisis, reports the Chicago Tribune.

March 25, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times

Oreo cookie production is moving from Chicago to Mexico, and it's just the latest in a long line of confections to leave town, writes economist William Sander in the Chicago Sun-Times. "The Chicago confectionery industry experience suggests that protectionist trade policies can have a negative effect on the economy and jobs," he explains.

March 23, 2016
Chicago Tribune

In the wake of the Brussels bombings, Professor Tom Mockaitis calls "highly visible security measures," like armed guards, a "wasteful placebo." "No matter what measures the authorities employ, Americans must face a difficult fact: Complete security is impossible," he writes in the Chicago Tribune.

Events

Monday, April 11, 2016

An evening of eclectic performances and lectures rethinking what Moby-Dick means for us today begins with a screening of the film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and includes a lecture by philosopher Alphonso Lingis on the human drive to exterminate the sublime; a performance by Blair Thomas that imagines a time after the rescue of Ishmael in which sailors have formed a "monastic order" in order to come to grips with the tale of Ahab-all told through live music and puppetry; and an innovative vocal and movement interpretation of three chapters of the novel by artists Erin Gee and Colin Ge