#DePaul in the NEWS

October 13, 2017
NBC News

To bring more Latino lawyers into the field, children as young as middle schoolers need to know about the career option, according to Jennifer Rosato Perea, dean of DePaul's College of Law. "We need to help young Latinos see law school as a choice, and then help them get there" she explains to NBC News. "Legal training is the best type of training you can have to succeed in the world as a problem solver and we need to ensure that more young Latinos know that," she adds.

October 13, 2017
Artnet

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the UNESCO cultural organization could hurt U.S. relations with the Middle East, Patty Gerstenblith, an expert in cultural heritage law, tells Artnet. "I think it's unfortunate that the U.S. chose this timing because we could have used our leverage to get the Arab countries to be more accommodating" about their views regarding Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, she explains. "The irony now is there's not need for them to try to be accommodating." Also, Gerstenblith speaks to the Berkshire Eagle on whether the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts can legally sell artwork from its collection.

October 11, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Rami Nashashibi's community advocacy efforts in Chicago South Side neighborhoods places him among the 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellows. He leads the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, a community organization that provides social services. The nonprofit's mission of helping the disadvantaged is "what you do as a Muslim," says Nashashibi, a DePaul alumnus who majored in international studies and English. "You commit your life to being a force for good, particularly in neighborhoods and communities that have struggled because of historical injustices, because of profound disparities," he tells the Chicago Tribune. Watch an interview with Nashashibi at ABC7 Chicago.

October 10, 2017
Beverly Review

Game development experts LeAnne Wagner and Brian Schrank's curated exhibition opening Oct. 20 at the Chicago Design Museum won't feature traditional video or board games. "The game pieces take diverse physical forms, from cardboard-box interfaces and virtual reality headsets to entire hallways and even parachutes, demonstrating how game design is a medium of self-expression, social change, cybernetic spiritual practice and formal aesthetics, among others," says Wagner, a professional lecturer in game design. The Beverly Review has the story about the exhibition "Hey! Play! Games in Modern Culture."

October 09, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Medical marijuana has helped some patients reduce their reliance on painkillers, according to a new study by researchers from DePaul University and Rush University. "But the lack of provider knowledge around what cannabis does and doesn't do, the difference in products and ingestion methods and dosing, is all kind of a Wild West," says the study's lead author and public health researcher Douglas Bruce in the Chicago Tribune. Health communications expert Elissa Foster is a co-author of the qualitative study.

October 09, 2017
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

"No matter where you went in higher education, you always carried the first-generation experience with you," says Elizabeth Ortiz, DePaul's vice president for institutional diversity and equity. Ortiz tells Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about her work to build inclusivity among faculty, staff and students. "Diversity is always changing and the landscape is always changing. There's always more work to do," she says.

October 04, 2017
CBS2 Chicago

Lemone Lampley, a former DePaul men's basketball standout, left the world of sports to establish MOCCHA. The organization -- Men of Color Connected for Higher Achievement -- mentors young African-American men in the Chicago area. "It offers assistance, offers opportunity to get involved in something that's positive and hopefully can be life-changing for them," Lampley tells CBS 2 Chicago.

October 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Research on chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is "one of the lowest funded out of over 200 chronic conditions ... even though prevalence rates are rather high," Leonard Jason, a DePaul psychology professor, tells the Chicago Tribune. Jason recently spoke after a screening of the film "Unrest," which follows documentary filmmaker Jennifer Brea's journey with the disease that she says is "like having a battery that just won't charge."

September 30, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

"Augusta & Noble," a play for young audiences onstage at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre, addresses undocumented immigration through the eyes of a teenage girl. "As opposed to large news stories with big audiences and lots of statistics, this focuses on one girl and one family," playwright Carlos Murillo tells the Chicago Sun-Times.