Vol. 48 No. 3
Brady Johnson
September 30, 2014

DePaul enters the 2014-15 academic year with an overall enrollment of 23,799 students, surpassing its budgeted target for the fall quarter by 274 students, or 1.2 percent. Though headcount is slightly lower than last year, DePaul’s outcome is notable given the increasing challenges affecting enrollment dynamics throughout American higher education.

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Articles

Office of the President
September 29, 2014

DePaul Life Trustee Sue Gin died surrounded by family on Friday morning. In her 73 years, she wore many hats as an entrepreneur and businesswoman, restaurateur, real estate developer, civic leader, trusted advisor and philanthropist.

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Denise Mattson
September 30, 2014

Online learning at DePaul is not only growing, but thriving. Strategic efforts to prepare faculty with best practices in online course delivery and curriculum design have made entire programs available via the web. Credit hours taken online over the past five years have increased an impressive 72 percent, an important measure of this success.

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Rachel Marciano
September 30, 2014

From Egypt to Chicago, different cultures have always played a role in the life of Salma Ghanem, the new dean of the College of Communication.

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Multimedia

A breathtaking 4.5 mile ride on a Divvy bike from DePaul University's Chicago Loop Campus to its Lincoln Park Campus. Videographer and triathlete Jeff Carrion uses a GoPro to grab urban images from bike lanes on Chicago city streets and from shared bike/pedestrian areas on campus.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

September 23, 2014
Washington Post

Noting that "the stakes of climate change and global warming are serious," political scientist David Lay Williams co-writes in the Washington Post that these risks "are not resonating with the American public." The essay looks at the challenges of democratic action when it comes to climate change.

September 24, 2014
ABC7 Chicago

After a data breach at sandwich shop chain Jimmy John's, cyber security expert Jean-Philippe Labruyere tells ABC7 Chicago, corporate cyber breach issues may continue to be an everyday occurrence. "The attacker sophistication is increasing, while corporate do not put as much resources into defending attacks and sophistication increasing," he says.

September 24, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Art historian Elena Boeck tells the Chicago Sun-Times the Art Institute of Chicago's new exhibit focusing on Byzantium shows off a range of items from Greek collections that have not been seen before. "Who writes history? Winners. The Byzantine Empire lost. So, when the historical narratives were written in places like Italy and France, Byzantium was usually forgotten," adds Boeck, guest consulting curator on the traveling show.

September 25, 2014
CBS Chicago

"The biggest misunderstanding is that there's a big pile of money sitting somewhere. And there's not," says Michael Miller, associate professor of economics. Miller explains to CBS Chicago that baby boomers are going to start retiring at a rapid pace in the next five years, and the number of people working is going to go down. "When you add those things together, you have a crisis," he says.

September 27, 2014
CNBC

Transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman breaks down last week's ground stoppage to the Associated Press and points out FAA vulnerabilities. "Technology is advancing so fast that ... there's less of a need for air traffic control to be so geographically oriented. I think the FAA's going to find itself under a microscope," says Schwieterman. Read more in Travel Industry Today, Chicago Sun-Times and CNBC.

September 23, 2014
cityofchicagotv

"Poetry is alive and well," says Kathleen Rooney, a founding member of the Chicago poetry collective Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who make on-demand poetry in public places. Watch the cityofchicagotv segment on YouTube in which Rooney, who also teaches English at DePaul, declares that poetry is not like broccoli or kale.

Events

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Serving Homeless Students: A Proposal and Call to Action for the Vincentian Family in Chicago." Chuck Levesque, Executive Director of DePaul USA ,will propose to work with DePaul University and the Chicago Vincentian Family to establish a home host program for DePaul students who are homeless or facing homelessness. Shenay Bridges, Assistant Dean of Community Resources, will describe the scope of the situation at DePaul University. Bill Soucie, Chicago Council President for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, also will share the work of the Society here in Chicago.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Conductor Michael Lewanski and DePaul Symphony Orchestra and DePaul Chamber Orchestra will explore the early career of Dmitri Shostakovich in a number of concerts this fall. While the Shostakovich we know is a brooding, contradictory figure, due to the relentless oppression by the Soviet government, works from his early years, which are performed less frequently, show a truly youthful and dynamic Shostakovich. These three concerts features music written before Stalin's "Great Purge" changed Russia, and Shostakovich, forever.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research (CMWR), as part of the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL), hosts a weekly book club in the Loop. The event is open to anyone in the DePaul community interested in cultural exchange and we especially welcome English language learners.

This Autumn Quarter, we will be reading the popular graphic novel Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. We will provide the books!

Join us for reading, conversation, laughs, and snacks!