Vol. 48 No. 21
Rachel Marciano
May 13, 2015

In March, DePaul welcomed 23 Japanese scholars from Ritsumeikan University as part of the first KAKEHASHI TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars program. Designed to build bridges between cultures, the exchange allowed students to be ambassadors of friendship and understanding.

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Articles

Kristin Claes Mathews
May 13, 2015

It is expected that by 2016, students at a university in the Mediterranean will take classes developed at DePaul, thanks to a collaboration with the new American University of Malta. Over the last several months, DePaul faculty designed curricula for the new university, which, operating independent of DePaul, will offer its own degrees.

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Molly McInerney
May 13, 2015

DePaul's Joe Ferrari, who happens to be a permanent Catholic deacon, recently collaborated with a team of graduates to perform a psychological study on both the characteristic and religious traits of deacons. The students worked alongside Ferrari to measure deacon relationship status, servant leadership, education levels and diaconate religious commitment, personality dimensions and deacon employment status - information that hasn't been collected in nearly 50 years.

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Rachel Marciano
May 13, 2015

The LGBTQA Student Services department, in collaboration with other university offices and student groups, is sponsoring LGBTQA awareness month in May. Activities available to the DePaul community will be hosted throughout the month across campuses.

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Denise Mattson
May 13, 2015

Today’s most valuable currency is data. Evidence is critical to strategic planning and understanding the effectiveness of efforts, yet good data can be hard to come by. That’s the challenge Howard Rosing and Mark Laboe have faced for years as they attempted to quantify DePaul’s community engagement initiatives. They are now in the process of making a database that will be available as a university-wide resource by the end of 2015.

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Dan McCambridge and Elizabeth Clements
May 13, 2015

A trained lawyer with a passion for the arts, Alan Salzenstein brings novel expertise to two schools at DePaul. Specializing in performing arts management, he is one of the few faculty members with a joint appointment in both The Theatre School and the School of Music. Read on to learn more about Salzenstein's advice for performing arts students and why being business savvy is a key ingredient to succeeding in the music and theater industries.

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Thomas Foster
May 13, 2015

"Women in Early America" tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic. This volume goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women - both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, Indigenous and immigrant - who lived and worked in not only British mainland America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands and the West Indies.

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Isabel Diaz
May 13, 2015

The annual performance appraisal process for DePaul staff employees will open again on May 13 and will close on Oct. 1. While you document your work results once a year during this process, you are more likely to achieve better results if you discuss your performance with your supervisor on a regular basis. The following five tips will help guide those conversations.

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Staff Council
May 13, 2015

The Staff Council will host its annual town hall forum with the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul, on Monday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center, Room 102, on the Lincoln Park Campus. All staff should feel welcome to attend and bring questions about the university for Father Holtschneider to address.

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Rachel Marciano
May 13, 2015

On May 28, DePaul University and the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host a symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of forest preserves in the Chicagoland and Cook County areas. Additionally, there will be a picnic and tour of Sagawau Canyon in Lemont, Ill., on May 29.

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Genesis Villarreal
May 13, 2015

The Society of Midland Authors has named Kathleen Rooney, visiting assistant professor in the Department of English at DePaul, a finalist for her debut novel in prose, "O, DEMOCRACY!," in the "Adult Fiction" category. Rooney's personal experience working for Senator Dick Durbin influenced her novel.

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Rachel Marciano
May 13, 2015

Newsline is looking for input from the university community on how to make the publication a better tool for faculty and staff. If you have not completed the short survey yet, we would greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Rachel Marciano
May 13, 2015

Congratulations to staff members in the College of Communication for winning the April drawing of Newsline's "On Thursdays We Wear Blue!" photo contest. May is the last month of the academic year Newsline will be accepting submissions for the contest. For a chance to win our final drawing, submit your photos to Newsline now.

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Multimedia

#DePaul In The NEWS

May 11, 2015
The National Law Journal

Diverse backgrounds help the lawyers in DePaul's Office of General Counsel provide better service, says José Padilla, vice president and general counsel. "We're an urban university. We don't apply law in a vacuum," says Padilla. The National Law Journal recognizes Padilla for helping staffers "maximize their strengths" and names his team one of Chicago's Legal Departments of the Year for its diversity.

May 08, 2015
San Diego Reader

Paleontology fans will have to visit another museum soon to see Keith Roynon's collection of casts and fossils. The Roynon Museum of Paleontology in Escondido, California, was ordered to shut down after officials learned it was operating without a business license. Whether donated or sold, the collection will need to be appraised and evaluated to make sure none of the pieces violate international standards. "Some countries have strict laws stating that fossils from their land must remain in the respective countries," says paleontologist Kenshu Shimada.

May 07, 2015
Reuters

Compassionate-use requests have flooded pharmaceutical companies from terminal patients looking to try experimental drugs. To make the review process more objective, Johnson & Johnson says it will seek advice from outside medical ethicists. "My cynical side says it gives the company another way to say no," bioethicist Craig Klugman tells Reuters. The drugs are usually in short supply and diverting them from clinical trials "could delay an effective drug from reaching the market," he says.

May 06, 2015
The Hill

Similar to the coalition of voters that put President Obama in office, Hillary Clinton is aggressively reaching out to minorities for support at the polls. To win in 2016, Clinton not only needs to secure the minority vote, but also to inspire the voter turnout that was part of the "Obama phenomenon," explains political scientist Michael Mezey. "I'm fairly comfortable that she can produce the percentages. It's the turnout you've got to be concerned about," Mezey adds.

May 06, 2015
My Fox Chicago

Striking alarm in many Americans across the U.S, a self-proclaimed jihadist claims there are terror cells affiliated with the Islamic State group in 15 states, including Illinois. "It sounds very frightening, but it really isn't," terrorism expert Tom Mockaitis tells My Fox Chicago. He cautions people not to jump to any conclusions since the credibility of the man is unknown and adds that "such threats don't have to be true to accomplish their goal of creating fear."

Events

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities at DePaul? Visit the First DePaul Scholarship Fair to:

- Find out about 2015-2016 scholarship application dates

- See DePaul Scholarship Connect - online application and scholarship database

- Meet with reps from college offices and other departments

- Get tips on essay and resume writing

- Learn how to search for external scholarships

- Get free refreshments

- Win DePaul swag and other prizes!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring has sprung, let's get outdoors! Join DePaul students, faculty, and staff for a midday walk around campus and a chance to learn about wellness resources. You also have the opportunity to win prizes (raffle tickets will be awarded for walk and expo participation).

Join the Wellness Walk on the Lincoln Park campus and/or visit the Expo at the Ray at any time between 11 am - 2 pm. No registration required, but pre-registered walkers and attendees will receive extra raffle tickets! Register online (campusrec.depaul.edu) or at the Membership Services desk.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Calling all Blue Demons!

Join the ultimate fan experience and celebrate spring with

DePaul Head Basketball Coaches Dave Leitao and Doug Bruno

Thursday, May 14, 2015

McGrath-Phillips Arena

2323 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL

4-7 P.M.

Italian beef served along with complimentary soft drinks and cash bar

4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Roundtable Sessions

Talk DePaul Basketball with our student-athletes & coaches

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Pose with your favorite players in the DIBS Photo Den

Friday, May 15, 2015

Please join us for Honors Thesis presentations, panel discussions, and poster and multimedia displays. Student posters will be exhibited throughout the event, and thesis and panel presentations will occur during scheduled break-out sessions. We look forward to your presence as we support the research and creative endeavors of our Honors students!

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Live performances (including piano and Javanese dance) mixed with scholarly lecture will investigate the ways in which lack of sound is constitutive of music, stillness is constitutive of movement and dance, and silent films were anything but silent.