#DePaul in the NEWS

February 11, 2015
The Wall Street Journal

Trading in stolen antiquities has become the Islamic State's second-largest source of financing, according to experts and the United Nations Security Council. "What we know is that sites under ISIS control are being looted on a massive scale," says Patty Gerstenblith, director of DePaul's Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law. "I don't think we need to know the dollar value or the ranking of this income stream to know that we are all losing our cultural heritage and knowledge of our history through the looting."

February 10, 2015
The New York Times

Will patients like the proposed new name for chronic fatigue syndrome: Systemic exertion intolerance disease? Not likely, according to DePaul psychology professor Leonard Jason, who says the Institute of Medicine committee that coined the new name did so "without vetting it." Jason tells The New York Times, "And they will basically get a tremendous amount of discontent and dissatisfaction right from the starting point, because the patients want something different."

February 06, 2015
The Wall Street Journal

As the economy grows, companies in the U.S are struggling to fill lucrative sales jobs because they are perceived as risky and competitive. "These are great jobs that are going begging," says Suzanne Fogel, chair of marketing in the Driehaus College of Business. "There's a huge stereotype that sales isn't really a career -- that either anyone can do it or you're born to it." The Wall Street Journal has more.

February 05, 2015
Huffington Post

With a presidential election set for Feb. 14, "Nigeria stands at the crossroads of history," writes Stan Chu Ilo in the Huffington Post. "This election has not afforded Nigerians the opportunity to have a national conversation about the way forward," notes Chu Ilo, an assistant professor in Catholic Studies.

February 04, 2015
WBEZ

"Health disparities are in many ways produced outside of the health care system," sociologist Fernando De Maio tells WBEZ. De Maio, together with Dr. David Ansell of Rush University Medical Center, discuss how race, economic inequality and other factors negatively affect health care in the U.S.

February 03, 2015
Chicago Tribune

School superintendents face many challenges. "The biggest issue is to make sure the community and the parents know about Common Core and the PARCC test," says William Hoecker in DePaul's College of Education -- a retired school superintendent himself.

February 02, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Early in her career, Patty Gerstenblith used a toothbrush and dental pick to unearth a skeleton during an archeological dig. Now the director of DePaul's Center for Art, Museum and Cultural Heritage Law helps the U.S. government protect antiquities. Gerstenblith discusses ISIS looting in Syria, stolen dinosaur bones and her favorite museums in the Chicago Tribune.

January 31, 2015
National Catholic Reporter

"They're honest men, they're fairly extroverted, they're agreeable, they're relatively conscientious, they're intellectually curious men," says Joseph Ferrari about his fellow Catholic deacons. The DePaul psychologist's study about the unknown lives of deacons finds that, regardless of age or geographic location, they tend to have similar personalities and leadership styles.

January 31, 2015
Detroit Free Press

Rapper and artist Zack Ostrowski's performances include pancakes, rooster-crowing contests and a children's choir. Ostrowski's latest exhibition as Mr. Mdwst explores the cultural rituals of rural Middle America. The assistant professor of graphic design at DePaul tells the Detroit Free Press he's been surprised by positive reception to his work: "I found that people are curious and want to know more about it."

January 29, 2015
CCTV

Profits plunged last year for McDonald's, reports CCTV, and some of the company's recent advertising efforts seem "kind of desperate," says marketing expert James A. Mourey. During the Super Bowl, McDonald's launched a commercial inviting customers to pay with love, a move advertising veteran Ken Krimstein calls "fairly bold."