Vol. 48 No. 2
Rachel Marciano
September 16, 2014

Dressed in sunglasses, a top hat and what seemed like endless DePaul and Special Olympic memorabilia, "The Duck" made its way down Michigan Avenue on Aug. 7 to the Special Olympics Illinois' 9th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. Originally used as a good luck charm to ward off rain at commencement each year, "The Duck" has worked its way from talisman to mascot of DePaul's Special Olympics Illinois fundraising team, the Demon Ducks.

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Articles

Rachael Hudak
September 15, 2014

Last year, DePaul formalized its relationship with Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. and the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Prejean's book, "Dead Man Walking," the MADP is coordinating national programs and events, including performances with the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
September 16, 2014

Planes, trains and buses: the director of DePaul’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development celebrates Chicago as the epicenter of U.S. travel.

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Elizabeth Clements
September 12, 2014

On Friday, Sept. 19, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in conjunction with the First Year Programs Office will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Quarter Program in the DePaul Art Museum from 4-6 p.m.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
September 16, 2014

What do "The Hunger Games," "Persepolis" and "The Grapes of Wrath" have in common? All of these popular books have been banned at some point. Young readers are often the targets of this censorship, and banning books has political and personal implications.

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Multimedia

#DePaul In The NEWS

September 15, 2014
Chicago Tribune

DePaul's new part-time cohort MBA program provides students an opportunity to learn how to consult for the social sector, which reflects the growing interest students have about social effect, says Kellstadt's James Parker.

September 13, 2014
L.A. Times

The spotlight is again on the captivating photos by Vivian Maier, but this time it's on the question of ownership to the copyright of her work.

September 12, 2014
Financial Times

The Scottish independence vote is set for Sept. 18 and the Financial Times reports that, "Aided by the internet, there has been a surge of interest in Scottish genealogy." Why? DePaul's Euan Hague, a Scottish scholar, says, "There is something particularly romantic to American eyes about Scotland. It conjures images of rugged Highlanders in kilts fighting off the redcoats. Much of it is reinvention, but that doesn't pose a big obstacle."

September 12, 2014
WBEZ

Teaching problem-solving skills and conflict resolution to 3-to-5-year-olds "works, but it can take a long time. And it is fun for kids when they learn how to solve their own problems without us," says Melissa Frazin, site manager of the Jumpstart program at DePaul's Steans Center.

September 12, 2014
DNAinfo Chicago

"A glimpse into the Great Depression through the minds of 56 different artists," is how DNAinfo describes the newest exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum. Curator Louise Lincoln comments on Franklin D. Roosevelt's art influence in enacting the WPA: "He was saying artists are important for our sense of identity. We need to take care of them and fund them and encourage them to produce."

Events

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ASK Networking Breakfast

Hot Career Areas

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

8:15am - 8:30am Check-in and Open networking

8:30am - 9:30am Presentation

9:30am - 10am Optional open networking

Where will job opportunities be in the future? Join Alumni Sharing Knowledge's (ASK) kickoff networking breakfast for the school year as we discover careers that are projected to rapidly grow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Conductor Michael Lewanski and the DePaul Symphony Orchestra explore the early career of Dmitri Shostakovich with two concerts of works before Stalin's "Great Purge" changed the face of Russia forever. This mini-festival begins with this concert on September 24th with a performance of Shostakovich's Five Fragments, Op. 42 (1935) and his First Symphony (premiered 1926), a humorous, optimistic piece written as his graduation assignment at the age of nineteen.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A special liturgy will be celebrated in honor of the feast day of Vincent de Paul

Followed by lunch reception in the DePaul Center 11th FL DePaul Club