Vol. 50 No. 1
Elizabeth Clements
September 01, 2016

DePaul University faculty, staff and other members of the university community gathered on Sept. 1 to kick off DePaul's 119th year at Convocation in the St. Vincent de Paul Church. Remarks delivered by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., and Provost Marten denBoer celebrated accomplishments and introduced the university's Speech and Race Action Plan.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
September 01, 2016

At DePaul’s Convocation on Sept. 1, remarks delivered by the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. included an update on the DePaul Speech and Race Action Plan. The comprehensive plan outlines specific, measurable tasks that the university as a whole will pursue throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Newsline sat down with Liz Ortiz, vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, to learn more about the action plan and how it will be implemented.

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Rachel Marciano
September 01, 2016

As part of DePaul’s broad action plan to address issues that came to a tipping point last spring, the university community is invited participate in the President’s Series on Race and Free Speech. The events will continue through the 2016-17 academic year and are open to students, faculty and staff.

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Lynn Safranek
September 01, 2016

Adjunct faculty will have more opportunities to participate in DePaul's academic life and an avenue for resolving workplace concerns under new university initiatives launching soon. These and other improvements have emerged from recommendations made by the Adjunct Faculty Task Force.

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Rachel Marciano
September 01, 2016

As the new academic year begins, the university encourages faculty and staff to take advantage of resources and guidelines provided by Information Services on how to deal with potential harassment via phone, email or social media.

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Office of Academic Affairs
September 01, 2016

Following a comprehensive review and analysis of enrollment trends, DePaul will not renew its lease for the shared space in Naperville. According to a message sent to the university community on August 30 from Provost Marten denBoer, DePaul’s Naperville location will close in August 2017.

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Kyle Morrell
September 01, 2016

Does your office need tidying? Perhaps you have a stack (or two or three) of notes and papers that need to be organized? Read on to learn more about a study co-authored by DePaul's Joseph Ferrari that examines how clutter can have an impact on mental health.

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Wendy Smit
September 01, 2016

With a commitment to innovation, quality education and providing real-world experiences to students, DePaul University has opened a dedicated space at 1871, Chicago's prestigious entrepreneurial technology hub. The collaboration gives DePaul students, faculty members and alumni access to 1871's programming, special events, workshops, lectures, and provides networking opportunities with industry thought leaders.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Bob Sakamoto
August 31, 2016

Doug Bruno once again played an integral role in one of the most dominant championship runs in sports history. The U.S. Women's National Basketball Team returned from Rio de Janeiro with its sixth consecutive Olympics gold medal. Bruno served as an assistant coach and will be honored by the university on Sept. 6.

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Rachel Marciano
August 31, 2016

Carter Boyce, a 2016 graduate of DePaul’s animation program in the College of Computing and Digital Media's School of Cinematic Arts, won a Student Academy Award for his animated film, “Die Flucht” (“The Escape”).

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#DePaul In The NEWS

August 29, 2016
Variety

Variety reports the film "Die Flucht," by Carter Boyce, a recent graduate of DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts, is a 2016 Student Academy Award winner. Another winning film, "It's Just a Gun," directed by Brian Robau from Chapman University, was written by Daniel Klein, an assistant professor in DePaul's School of Cinematic Arts.

August 26, 2016
Today.com

Giving your friends or acquaintances an earlier meeting time to adjust for tardiness might help them be on time, but it is not a permanent solution, notes psychologist Joseph Ferrari. An expert on procrastination, Ferrari tells Today.com to let latecomers fail and give them a "tough love approach of letting the chronically late miss events."

August 25, 2016
Chicago Tribune

"As a primer designed for visitors and natives alike, 'Windy City in Motion' offers a fast, fond look back," writes film critic Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. The new exhibit of vintage photos, Chicago history and film scenes curated by DePaul's Chaddick Institute of Metropolitan Development is a "mini-celebration of a city's screen images" and is on display in Union Station's Great Hall.

August 24, 2016
The Wall Street Journal

In an attempt to fix its reputation as a platform for online abuse, Twitter has implemented new filters and enforcement systems, reports The Wall Street Journal. But is it too little too late? Social media expert Paul Booth says that the rules aren't clear enough. "For many users, Twitter has improved," but if you're a woman or celebrity of color, "Twitter doesn't feel safer," he says.

Events

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Student Service Day (NSSD) invites DePaul's Chicago Quarter (Discover and Explore) students to come together with the communities of Chicago for a day of service and reflection. For the newest members of the DePaul community, the day is structured as an invitation to strengthen our connection to one another and put our Vincentian mission and values into practice.

Monday, September 19, 2016

As part of DePaul's broad action plan to address issues that came to a tipping point last spring, the university community is invited to participate in the President's Series on Race and Free Speech. This year-long series of events, intended to strengthen the university community, will offer perspectives across the political spectrum on various topics including race, free speech and hate speech, and the current political climate. Dr. Dyson, a best-selling author, and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will explore the construction of race and why it matters in 2016.