#DePaul in the NEWS

August 21, 2017
The Daily Mail

At least one U.S. firm plans to mine asteroids in the next 10-15 years for water, reports The Daily Mail. However, companies looking to extract elements like hydrogen and oxygen will be setting legal precedent. "There is a huge debate on whether companies can simply travel to space and extract its resources. There is no way to answer the question until someone does it," legal scholar Barry Kellman tells the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

August 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune

While many MBA students are in their 20s, there are some who seek the graduate degree in their 40s or even 50s. "For many people who go back to school later in life, it really is about learning and filling in holes," management expert Robert Rubin tells the Chicago Tribune's "Blue Sky Innovation." "For a lot of older MBAs, I know it's a bucket list item for them," he adds.

August 16, 2017
WGN Radio

The lack of internet filters has allowed hate speech to grow unfettered, and that raises the issue of what constitutes protected speech, historian Tom Mockaitis tells the "Bill and Wendy Show" on WGN Radio. "I think it's really time to have a serious conversation whether hate speech is truly covered by the first amendment guarantee of free speech because at the time that was written, there was no internet," he adds.

August 16, 2017
Backstage

From movies to TV shows and the stage, Ann Dowd has done a little bit of everything in the performance arts field since earning a Master of Fine Arts in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul. "I love film and television, but I always encourage (actors) to find their sea legs in the theater. I think the theater is where you stand up and you say, 'Here is what I have to offer,'" Dowd tells Backstage. She's nominated for two Emmys for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" and HBO's "The Leftovers."

August 15, 2017
Deutsche Welle

What were you doing during the Aug. 21 eclipse across America? Chances are you were experiencing the event with others. "Events and experiences have become more important than owning possessions," sociologist Roberta Garner tells Germany's international broadcaster Deutsch Welle. "People want to feel part of the experience and not be 'left out' -- social media have encouraged participants in events to share their experiences and the eclipse is one of these events." WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" also has the story.

August 15, 2017
FOX Chicago

When public transportation breaks down, prices for Uber and Lyft surge, reports Fox Chicago. This may not be price gouging, but just the system at work, says transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman. "When you have an outage, prices adjust, so it matches the number of cars with the number of people that want vehicles. So it takes some time for the system to work itself out, for the price to come down," he says.

August 11, 2017
Next City

"Everybody tends to talk about lead in water, but there's been little attention to lead in soil," environmental studies expert James Montgomery tells Next City. He and public health colleague Julia Lippert host community health fairs to educate Chicago residents about toxic soil.

August 08, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Telemarketers are having success with a new technique by calling from a familiar-looking phone number. "A person will answer the telephone and begin to engage in conversation, and that overcomes the first hurdle a telemarketer faces -- getting someone to answer the phone so they can start the pitch," marketing associate professor Joel Whalen tells Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation.

August 08, 2017
WTTW

Differing statements from the U.S. president and the State Department aren't ideal when dealing with a foreign country like North Korea, says security expert Tom Mockaitis on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." "Strategic communication, which is an important part of diplomacy, requires clear, consistent, calm messaging so that your adversary understands what you're about and what you're trying to do."

August 07, 2017
Hyde Park Herald

"We never know when radiation will catch up," says Yuki Miyamoto, an ethicist and native of Hiroshima. Miyamoto's mother was 6 years old when the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Peace activists gathered to observe the anniversary of the attack on Aug. 6, reports Hyde Park Herald. "The very existence of these apocalyptic weapons corrupts the moral underpinnings of our democracy," says religious studies professor Charles Strain.