Campus Events

A calendar of upcoming events at DePaul

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Come enjoy a sustainable, vegetarian lunch* and meet Micter Chaola, Agriculture Specialist for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Malawi, a country in southern Africa that relies heavily on agriculture. Micter will explain his role in CRS initiatives like improved seed and education surrounding farming techniques, which have given many of the most vulnerable Malawians a chance survive the dry season, flooding, and avert hunger. Micter works to combat Malawi's long history of hunger due to inadequate rainfall and high temperatures or flooding which results in crops drying out or washing away, leaving Malawians with no prospects of food or income. From working with community structures and volunteers to identify connections between research and implementation, Micter is well-versed in understanding the needs of those who rely on farming to survive. Holding a master's degree in International Rural Development from the Royal Agriculture University in the United Kingdom, he has been a part of the international development humanitarian community for 10+ years. *RSVP required by Jan. 22 to [email protected] (Limited seating; lunch provided, courtesy of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Professors.)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Center for Public Interest Law is proud to present a panel discussion with criminal defense practitioners in Chicago and the federal bar. Come learn how these attorneys stand up for justice every day. Joining us will be John Murphy (Office of the Federal Defender for the Northern District of Illinois), Sara Garber (Thedford Garber Law), Chastidy Burns (Cook County Public Defender), and Ginger Odom (Office of the State Appellate Defender).
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Come learn about the 2018 DePaul-Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage, and the Arts, held May 28 - June 22 in Siena, Italy. This multidisciplinary program provides students the opportunity to study in-depth the relationship between international law, cultural heritage, and art through unique courses and multiple field trips. The program is also connected to three great externship opportunities: working with the Holocaust Art Restitution Project in Washington, D.C. or New York; working with the Cambodian government in combating the illicit antiquities trade; or working with UNIDROIT in Rome. Students who have previously participated in the program will be at the info session to discuss their experiences with the program and the externships, offer tips, and help answer any questions you may have about the program.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Careers in Technology is a chance for you to explore career paths with professionals in the industry. At this event, you will have the opportunity to gain insights into the industry and its career paths, participate in round table discussions with technology industry professionals, perfect your "elevator pitch", and network with participating professionals. Confirmed representatives from the following employers for this event include: -GE Healthcare -CSG International -Sprout Social -The Crysis Group -Greenberg Traurig -Boeing -Allstate -InContext Solutions -DePaul University Event Format: 5:00 - 5:15 PM Welcome and Employer Introductions 5:15 - 6:30 PM Round Table Discussions 6:30 - 7:00 PM Open Networking Session If you were unable to register for this event before it reached capacity, please email your first and last name and student ID # to Lorne Bobren at [email protected] to be added to the event's waitlist. We will inform you how you still may be able to attend the event should the room not reach capacity.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Come enjoy lunch and meet with attorneys who are looking for summer interns! Students are encouraged to bring their resumes with them.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Join us for an informational session on the Dual Degree in International Business Law.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:30pm Reception 7:00pm Presentation Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, gives this third talk in CWCIT's "Corporal Works of Mercy" lecture series, addressing the more than 10,000 murders carried out by police & death squads in Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's War on Drugs. Suspected of being addicts & pushers, the majority of murder victims are among the poor. Besides helping bury the dead and providing economic & psychosocial assistance to families of victims, the Catholic Church in the Philippines is exercising a prophetic role. In addition to having established community-based rehab programs for drug users & addicts, the Church is monitoring & denouncing human rights violations & extending sanctuary to witnesses. About the speaker: Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, is a 63-year-old Filipino Catholic priest & member of the Redemptorist Congregation. A human rights & peace advocate, he's based in Davao, where he first began to speak out against the extrajudicial killings carried out there when Rodrigo Duterte was mayor. Since 2003, Fr. Picardal has served as spokesperson of the Coalition Against Summary Execution (in Davao, Philippines) and of the Network Against Killings in the Philippines since 2016. He also serves as executive secretary of the Committee on Basic Ecclesial Communities for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. About the photo: Funeral procession of a suspected drug addict, a victim of Duterte's War on Drugs, through a Filipino slum neighborhood. (Credit: Ezra Acayan) About the Corporal Works of Mercy The 7 corporal works of mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus; they give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They respond to the basic physical (corporal) needs of humanity as we journey together through this life: Feed the hungry.Give drink to the thirsty.Shelter the homeless (welcome the stranger).Clothe the naked.Visit the sick & imprisoned.Bury the dead.Give alms to the poor.Learn more about the 7 corporal works of mercy here. And explore their parallel, the 7 spiritual works of mercy, which focus on the spiritual well-being of others. Questions? Please contact CWCIT at [email protected] or 773.325.4158. Parking at DePaul Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**: ~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.) ~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.) **For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event's information table. Discounted rates are as follows: Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25 Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25
Friday, January 26, 2018
The dramatic changes in the way consumers shop, live and office, including the spectacular growth in online shopping and the rising sophistication of all tenants, makes it imperative that developers, financers and municipal officials find new purposes for underperforming properties. Due to shifting buying patterns, compounded by declining demand attributable to "sharing economy" services like Uber and Zipcar, many are turning to ambitious "adaptive reuse" strategies. Join us for a symposium about the transformation of struggling retail properties into community centers, medical centers, storage facilities, and even urban farming locations. We will explore why the pace of this activity is accelerating as sales fall below required minimums. We will also see how adaptive reuse can earn surprisingly favorable returns for investors and local municipalities alike. Whether you work for a public agency responsible for planning or zoning, or are a member of the real estate community, this symposium will keep you abreast of the many activities now underway across the region. As always, we'll facilitate networking and extensive Q&A.
Friday, January 26, 2018
The School of Hospitality Leadership is hosting our annual career fair on Friday, January 26, 2018. We are expecting over 95 companies to be actively recruiting positions from marketing, hospitality operations, sales, finance, event planning, accounting, management, human resources, and more. Positions range from part-time, full-time, summer employment and internships. Many DePaul students and alumni are having great experiences at companies such as Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Gibsons Restaurant Group, Marriott International, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Union League Club, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Breakthru Beverage Group and more! This fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni. Come see what this exciting industry has to offer you!
Friday, January 26, 2018
The Maker movement is a recent social, economic, scientific, and educational phenomenon that spans academic disciplines, skill levels, and industries. The core value of the Maker culture is ownership of your creative work, in contrast to using pre-packaged or proprietary products. The cultural phenomenon was first described in the mid-2000s and is a confluence of Do-It- Yourself (DIY) culture, hacker culture, crowd-sourced initiatives, and inexpensive personal manufacturing technologies such as 3D printers. Maker culture has expanded rapidly with the creation of physical and virtual Makerspace communities, start-up companies attracting a predominantly young workfoce, significant federal funding, and the attention of educators, especially at the primary and secondary level. The Maker educational philosophy can be described as learning-through- doing in an interdisciplinary social environment. Pieces of this educational philosophy can be recognized within DePaul's engaged learning environment today: art or music "studios", science "labs", Internet-of-Things "product development", and other collaborative creative endeavors. These pieces are rapidly merging into a Maker community, and this workshop will serve as an introduction. The first two officially designated DePaul University Makerspaces open in September 2017: one at the Richardson Library, and the other on the Loop Campus. How can teachers use these new facilities to tap into the latent "Maker" in their students? How do you get students at all levels and in all disciplines to reach the top level of Bloom's Taxonomy and "Create" ? How do you assign and assess student work at Makerspaces? We will discuss these questions while building some "smart devices" and designing and 3D printing our own creations. At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to: Recognize the educational philosophy and culture of the Maker Movement. Build their own webservers, create their own intelligent devices, design and 3D print their own objects, and know where to go on or off campus to hack stuff. Plan, assign, and evaluate Makerspace activities in their own classes. Presented by Eric Landahl (College of Science and Health- Physics)