Vol. 49 No. 16
Kristin Claes Mathews
February 17, 2016

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals awarded Diálogo the Phoenix Award for improving dramatically and showing significant editorial change. Learn more about Elizabeth Martinez and her team's efforts to transform the publication.

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Articles

Kasia Kujawski
February 17, 2016

Housed in DePaul's College of Science and Health, Family and Community Services has provided Chicago with clinic- and community-based behavioral health services since 1974. Learn more about how the clinic works with other organizations in the community, such as Chicago Public Schools, to make mental health resources accessible to children, adolescents and families that may be underserved.

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Elizabeth Clements
February 17, 2016

From mapping forest fires to measuring the disintegration of a coastline, students of Euan Hague use real world data to tackle real world issues. Read more about how Hague helps make DePaul students world ready.

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Rachel Marciano
February 17, 2016

Interested in philosopher Martin Heidegger's reflections about "being?" Looking for a comprehensive guide on the ethics of mental health? Maybe you want to learn about the newest developments regarding eulerian numbers? Check out this month's Signed by the Author columns to discover the topics our faculty and staff are writing about.

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Kasia Kujawski
February 17, 2016

Columbia University selected Cliff Colnot as this year’s recipient of the Alice M. Ditson Fund Award. Colnot is the director of orchestral activities and the wind ensemble conductor at DePaul’s School of Music. The award recognizes conductors with an exceptional commitment to the performance of works of American composers.

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Rachel Marciano
February 17, 2016

Heather Jagman, a coordinator of reference, instruction and academic engagement at DePaul, recently received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Instruction Section.

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Rachel Marciano
February 17, 2016

Lisa Dush, an assistant professor in DePaul’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse, received the award for her article “When Writing Becomes Content,” which analyzes how the craft of writing and teaching of writing have changed in the digital age.

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Multimedia

DePaul University Student Government Association President Vanessa Cadavillo rallies with fellow Illinois college students on February 16, 2015 to urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign SB 2043 and fund the Monetary Award Program (MAP).
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider
February 08, 2016

You may remember an email I sent last fall, asking you to contact our public officials and urge them to support funding for the state’s Monetary Award Program, commonly known as MAP. I am pleased to tell you that the Illinois General Assembly recently passed a bill to fund MAP. Senate Bill 2043 will now be sent to Governor Rauner, and I am asking for your help once again.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

February 15, 2016
Chicago Sun-Times

Lawyers can usually predict U.S. Supreme Court votes on a case "based on the transparent political views of the justices," writes DePaul law professor Susan Bandes in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's death. She writes it's a myth that "Judges are like umpires. ... This fantasy exists to distract us from the real questions about what judges believe and how it will affect their jurisprudence." Chicago Sun-Times has her commentary.

February 11, 2016
Broadly

Cross-dressing was somewhat common during World War I, even in prisoner-of-war and civilian internment camps, notes history professor Lisa Sigel in an interview with the website Broadly. "If imprisoned, if conscripted, if serving in an unending war in terrible conditions, there were enormous pleasures of imagination in dressing up and becoming someone else," she says.

February 10, 2016
Crain's

On the heels of poor performance during the holiday season, Sears announced that it plans to write-down the value of its brand name by as much as $200 million. "Given the state of the lower-end retail business, I don't think it comes as a shock," Stephani Mason, assistant professor of accountancy, tells Crain's Chicago Business. Mason, and accountancy expert Kelly Richmond Pope, agree that the move "signals something." "It could signal that we're close to the end," says Pope.

February 10, 2016
WTTW

Voters are turning away from "establishment candidates" and are drawn to the "renegade candidacy" of Donald Trump, reports WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." Political scientist Wayne Steger says Trump's many controversial statements are "quite intentional" and add fuel to his campaign. "When there's a lull and it looks like (Trump's) fading, he comes in, throws a bomb out there and gets all kinds of media attention," says Steger.

February 10, 2016
New Geography

Transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman ruminates on the study of booming bus travel in New Geography. The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development's year-in-review research finds intercity bus travel has grown by about 35 percent since 2008. What's next? "Seamless connections with a single click between ridesharing, intercity buses, and other surface modes," might be around the corner, he writes.

Events

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Chicago is often described as the most American of cities and in his book The Third Coast Thomas Dyja writes that to understand America we must understand the legacies of Chicago-made culture. How then do we understand the contribution of artists working in Chicago now? Are we Chicago artists or just artists who happen to live and work here? Is Chicago our identity, our mission, one of our traditions, or merely an accident of time and place?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fr. Pat McDevitt, C.M., Associate Professor, College of Education

A quarterly lunch dialogue program designed to foster reflection and conversation on Vincentian spirituality and its application to our life and work, while also enabling DePaul faculty and staff the opportunity to connect with one another in meaningful dialogue and interaction. Lunch provided. RSVP to [email protected]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An internationally established poet, singer, performer, and educator, Monet's craft is an in-depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet's Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Her books of poetry are Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers, (2015) and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).