Vol. 49 No. 1
Elizabeth Clements and Rachel Marciano
September 09, 2015

DePaul University faculty, staff and other members of the university community gathered on Sept. 3 to kick off DePaul's 118th year at Convocation, an annual ceremony to mark the start of the academic year. DePaul's new provost, Marten denBoer, delivered his first university address, and nearly 30 faculty and staff members received awards. Read on to view the list of award recipients, view photos and read the speeches given by denBoer and the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.

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Articles

Elizabeth Clements
September 09, 2015

In the midst of midterms last spring, Newsline conducted a survey of all faculty and staff to measure if the new digital format of the publication is hitting the mark or not. We would like to share the survey results with you and announce, in response to your request, Newsline will introduce an "Ask an Expert" column this year.

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Avery Cunningham
September 09, 2015

Whether you are teaching incoming freshmen or experienced graduate students, faculty know the anxiety academic writing can create. As you ramp up your classes this fall, remember the University Center for Writing-based Learning is here to help your students - and you.

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Elizabeth Clements
September 09, 2015

Based in the Office of the President, Tom Jenkins joins DePaul as the 2015-16 American Council of Education Fellow. From budgeting to facilities operations, he looks forward to learning about every aspect of the university. He will specifically focus on interdisciplinary humanities programs and hopes to return to his home institution in Texas with a blueprint to establish new humanities initiatives.

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Robert Ryan
September 09, 2015

In August, DePaul's Staff Council kicked off the 2015-16 year with its first full-council meeting at the Lincoln Park Student Center. Aiming to improve upon its accomplishments from last year, the council hit the ground running by establishing a collaboration with Faculty Council.

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Rachel Marciano
September 09, 2015

Having a cohesive and user-friendly online presence is no longer a luxury in today's business world. It's a necessity. However, developing these sites, apps and everything in between is no small task. That's why DePaul's Social Enterprise Collaborative teamed up with Chicago-based entrepreneurship and innovation center Blue1647 this summer to teach programming to 15 DePaul business students.

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Denise Mattson
September 09, 2015

As DePaul reaches the halfway mark of the Vision 2018 strategic plan, evidence is mounting that we are moving closer to our goals of making the university more widely known for its academic excellence, expert faculty and distinctive student body.

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Jessica Jerome
September 09, 2015

In 1988, a new health care system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (Unified Health Care System) was formally established in Brazil. The system was intended, among other goals, to provide universal access to health care services and to redefine health as a citizen's right and a duty of the state. "A Right to Health" explores how these goals have unfolded within an urban peripheral community located on the edges of the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

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Sarah Frost
September 09, 2015

As Oct. 1 approaches, many of us are wrapping up our 2014-15 performance appraisals and celebrating a year of hard work. Consider these tips as you set your goals for 2015-16.

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Avery Cunningham
September 08, 2015

Brother Mark Elder is coordinating a new mural project under the Fullerton CTA on the Lincoln Park campus. The university community is invited to participate in focus groups on Sept. 15 and 23 for input on the mural subjects.

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Office of the Secretary
September 09, 2015

The Executive Vice President Search Committee has selected two finalists who will be on campus for two days of interviews with key university constituencies. All members of the university community are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the open campus sessions with the candidates on Sept. 10 and 14.

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Multimedia

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Rachel Marciano
September 04, 2015

As one of today’s most well-known violin personalities and previous winner of the competition, the School of Music's Ilya Kaler spent three weeks in Moscow judging this year’s cohort of young violinists at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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Rachel Marciano
September 03, 2015

Eileen Seifert, associate director of First-Year Writing and a faculty member of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse, dedicated 30 years to the DePaul community. She taught students the art of language and persuasion, and served as an adviser to her colleagues.

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Avery Cunningham
August 26, 2015

College of Science and Health graduate student and trivia expert Khalifa Jordan took home a cash prize and bragging rights after winning the hit quiz show, "The Chase," earlier this summer.

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Rachel Marciano
August 19, 2015

As the final part of the “Life and Times of Vincent de Paul” class, the men's basketball team traveled to France for two weeks to walk in the footsteps of the university’s namesake, St. Vincent de Paul. The team also showed off their skills on the court against various French and American opponents.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

September 08, 2015
Crain's

The press is writing about Illinois pension shortfalls and structural deficits in the state budget, but an estimated $31 billion deficit to properly maintain the state's roads, bridges and other infrastructure "largely has been ignored," public finance expert Martin Luby writes in Crain's Chicago Business. "By failing to maintain, replace and improve its infrastructure, Illinois limits the productivity and income-earning ability of its businesses and workers," Luby argues.

September 03, 2015
WGN Radio

Television writer and College of Computing and Digital Media instructor Michael McCarthy tells WGN Radio what it takes for his students to hone their big ideas. He advises students to start simple with their sitcom scripts: "You want to do perceivable reality before you do cubism," he says.

September 02, 2015
Washington Post

Critics have misused research to make "damaging claims about the programs that prepare most U.S. teachers," writes education expert Hilary G. Conklin in the Washington Post. In a forthcoming study, Conklin and Kenneth Zeichner of the University of Washington argue that proponents of privately financed teacher training have used "non-existent or unvetted" research to disparage traditional programs at colleges and universities.

Events

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The DePaul Art Museum's Fall opening reception. Come celebrate the opening of Matt Siber's Idol Structures at DPAM. There will be brief remarks from the artist and a chance to meet DPAM's new director Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

DePaul is proud to once again serve as one of over 30 venues for Chicago's World Music Festival. This year we're thrilled to host two groups: Zedashe Ensemble and Kardemimmit. Zadashe Ensemble is a