#DePaul in the NEWS

August 03, 2017
Chicago Tribune

DePaul University has "a lot of students studying music, computing, digital media and arts, who are trying to think creatively about entrepreneurship across those disciplines," says Bruce Leech, executive director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the Driehaus College of Business.

August 02, 2017
The Atlantic

"The Japanese education system tries to minimize the gap between the good students and everyone else," says Akihiko Takahashi, an expert in elementary mathematics instruction. He tells the The Atlantic that the Japanese educational system "is really carefully designed to have equal opportunity nationwide."

August 02, 2017
LTV

President Donald Trump is "very effective" as a marketer and brand, marketing expert Bruce Newman tells LTV -- Latvian Public Media's TV station. "He's been able to present a brand to the American people that is attractive and that represents something that's new, that's fresh, that's different," Newman says. "Of course, that happens every presidential cycle. The American people look for something different."

July 31, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Pillars that support CTA train tracks at the Fullerton stop are being wrapped in DePaul history. Four colorful murals are the newest additions to a public art project depicting the story of "The Little School" under the 'L'. "It's essentially a collection for us of who historically represented over the years the essential values of what the university is about," Brother Mark Elder, a muralist and the project's creator, tells DNAinfo.

July 31, 2017
USA Today

The days of moving pieces around a game board are making a comeback, writes USA Today. "There is something very human about sitting around with other people for an extended period of time and all working together on something. You could be competing or cooperating, but you're all focused on the same thing," says Paul Booth, a pop culture and gaming expert.

July 31, 2017
Investor's Business Daily

Lawmakers are unable to predict the future, though "we readily believe them," writes attorney David S. D'Amato in Investor's Business Daily. "We should ask what it is about the design of the proposed government solution that allows it to overcome the perceived problems with either the existing state of affairs or possible free-market reform measures," notes D'Amato, who teaches law at DePaul.

July 21, 2017
The New York Times

"I remember when I couldn't get anyone to talk about procrastination. Look at us now," psychology professor Joseph Ferrari tells The New York Times during an international conference of procrastination researchers. Some 20 percent of the population are chronic procrastinators, he explains on WBEZ's "The Morning Shift" and in New York magazine.

 

July 20, 2017
GoHorseShow.com

Forensic accountancy expert Kelly Richmond Pope's first feature documentary, "All the Queen's Horses," shows a cautionary tale about financial fraud. "The story of Rita Crundwell is something all citizens need to be aware of, because if a fraud of this magnitude could happen in Dixon, it can happen anywhere," Pope tells GoHorseShow.com. Crundwell, a horse breeder, was convicted of stealing $53 million from the small town of Dixon, Illinois, as its comptroller.

July 18, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

Workplace friendships can get tricky when a colleague has performance problems, reports the Wall Street Journal. The best way to address the issue is to wait for an opening or express concern, says management expert Robert Rubin. One way to start the conversation could be, "I noticed that you missed a major deadline, which isn't like you. Is everything OK?" suggests Rubin. 

July 17, 2017
Cato Unbound

Should patients be able to order drugs directly from the manufacturer, taking physicians out of the transaction? Bioethicist Craig Klugman says "no" and argues that consumers lack training to prevent dangerous interactions. He also notes "the corrosive effect" of pharmaceutical ads. "Marketing goes back to selling snake oil when we are encouraged to take the word of the manufacturer absent proof," writes Klugman on Cato Unbound