#DePaul in the NEWS

June 27, 2017

DePaul's collaboration with the Chicago Housing Authority produced more than a documentary film for the teenage girls who participated. "These girls in six weeks were able to learn and accomplish and grow so much not only as women, but as filmmakers and the stories they were able to tell. It's phenomenal," says John Psathas, who teaches cinema production in the School of Cinematic Arts. NBC5 and DNAinfo have the story.

June 26, 2017
WGN Radio

The arbitrary definition of family members who will be allowed into the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban is "brutal for families," political scientist Ben Epstein tells WGN Radio. "The idea that a half-brother or sister would be included, but a fiancée wouldn't or a grandson wouldn't, it truly seems arbitrary."

June 24, 2017
Chicago Tribune

A new tax on sugary beverages starts in Cook County July 1, and proceeds from the tax will support county services, including health care and job training, says Karen Larimer, an associate professor in nursing and a cardiovascular health expert. "I'm a big believer in the greater social determinants. When you support employment, you're supporting public health," Larimer tells the Chicago Tribune

June 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune

"This is what feminist art looks like today," writes art critic Lori Waxman in the Chicago Tribune about two exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum -- "Vessels of Genealogies" and "To Name It Is To See It." Waxman notes: "It's called 'intersectional' and it attends to the ways in which not just gender but also race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, class and sexuality overlap to inform a woman's identity and her experience in the world." Both exhibitions are on display through Aug. 6. 

June 21, 2017
Chicago Inno

A subscription box startup from a DePaul alumna and her sister delivers therapy for children with autism directly to caregivers. MBA grad Elizabeth Ames and her sister Melissa created EarlyVention, which generates "both social and economic value in just one innovative business model," says entrepreneurship professor Patrick Murphy in ChicagoInno. "We see first-hand every day how this is personally fulfilling," Elizabeth says. 

June 20, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Each piece of art in DePaul Art Museum's "Stranger Things" exhibition "embraces its weirdness," says Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator. "These are 'stranger things,' just sort of weird little things," she tells DNAinfo. The exhibition opens June 21.

June 19, 2017
Business News Journal

Uber's CEO is taking a leave of absence amid allegations of harassment and "bro culture" at the company, reports Business News Network. "Leaders have the responsibility to set the tone from the top," says human resources management expert Jaclyn Jensen. She adds that to change company culture, leaders must "talk about values that emphasize civility and respect."

June 19, 2017

For people who are deaf, understanding another person is "not so much a lack of sound, but a language barrier," explains Rosalee Wolfe, a professor of human-computer animation. She and a team of researchers work on an avatar named Paula to automatically translate English into American Sign Language. "People who were born deaf use American Sign Language rather than English as their preferred language," she tells WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

June 16, 2017

American citizens hoping to travel to Cuba will again have a tougher time under President Donald Trump's reversal of U.S. policy, according to law professor Alberto Coll. "Under the new regulations ... Americans who go to Cuba for so called people-to-people contacts or cultural purposes will have to be part of a larger group licensed by the U.S. government specifically for that trip," he tells WBEZ's "Worldview."

June 12, 2017

"We study dying so we know how to live," medical anthropologist Craig Klugman tells WBEZ's "Morning Shift." Many people avoid talking about death with family and friends, but that doesn't help, says Klugman. "There are a number of studies out that say that if you can talk about your death and dying, you are more likely to have your wishes fulfilled at the end of life, you are more likely to get the treatments you want and to not get the treatment that you do not want," he explains.