Campus Events

A calendar of upcoming events at DePaul

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 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 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
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 has served as spokesperson of the Coalition Against Summary Execution (based in Davao, Philippines) since 2003 and of the Network Against Killings in the Philippines since 2016. 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 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)
Friday, January 26, 2018
Need help getting started with your proposal for the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference? Would you like feedback on your proposal before submitting it? Attend this proposal writing workshop led by staff from the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL).
Saturday, January 27, 2018
A native of San Diego, California, Jenny Shin is a rising artist of the current generation whose playing has enjoyed critical acclaim. She has garnered top performance prizes from numerous competitions, including the National Crescendo Awards, Yamaha Young Performing Artist, Musical Merit of California, Illinois Flute Society, and San Diego Flute Guild. Recent public engagements include a solo recital given as the winner of the 2016 Krannert Debut Artist Competition and performances at the 2012 Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University. In addition, she has performed throughout the Midwest in venues ranging from the Chicago Cultural Center, to Copley Symphony Hall, to the Krannert Center of Performing Arts. Ms. Shin received her bachelor's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her master's degree from Northwestern University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois. Her primary teachers include Jonathan Keeble and John Thorne. In addition to her thriving career as a performing artist, Shin is a passionate teacher. She has been a part of the faculty with the Illinois Summer Youth Music Pre-College Flute Camp since 2014 and has served as teaching assistant at both the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.
Sunday, January 28, 2018