Vol. 50 No. 13
Jessica Peterson
November 10, 2016

After 22 years as a combat medic in the National Guard, Jose Torres decided to head to DePaul to continue his education and earn a degree in health education in the College of Science and Health. His military service took him all over the world, from Central America to Iraq, but adjusting to civilian life, and life as a student, was much harder than he anticipated.

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Kristin Claes Mathews
November 10, 2016

Working professionals in the Philippines will soon be able to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University. A new alliance between DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and iACADEMY will launch next year, bringing DePaul's MBA faculty and curriculum to the Manila area.

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Elizabeth Clements
November 10, 2016

The Rev. Edward Udovic, C.M., university secretary, has appointed Jessica Hallam to serve as the interim director for DePaul's Special Events Office. The new office will provide centralized planning and coordination for large-scale university events, starting with commencement and convocation, as well as the inauguration of DePaul’s next president in November 2017.

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Elizabeth Clements
November 10, 2016

What do you believe are the most important questions that should be asked of the finalists for the DePaul presidency? Members of the DePaul community will have the opportunity to share input with the vetting committees at listening sessions to be held now through January. Read on for listening session details and online feedback information.

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Office of Human Resources
November 10, 2016

Changes to employees' benefit plan must be made by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. The Office of Human Resources is available to help or answer questions.

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#DePaul In The NEWS

November 05, 2016
Washington Post

Want students to care about civics? Teach them how to speak about issues in their community, like gun violence or racism, write researchers Hilary Conklin and Molly Andolina in The Washington Post: "When students are given the opportunity to do more than learn about facts and processes, and are taught to listen to others and to engage in controversial discussions at school, they experience even greater gains in civic skills and orientations," they note.

November 03, 2016

To sway voters late in the election, Clinton and Trump took out negative TV ads during the World Series to "get the attention of voters," says political marketing expert Bruce Newman. From a marketing standpoint, a candidate wants to respond to the needs of the people, Newman tells CLTV's "Politics Tonight." He notes there were still many undecided voters days before the election, and both candidates' brands are tarnished to some degree.

November 01, 2016

Inspired by a deaf student, Rosalee Wolfe and her colleagues in the College of Computing and Digital Media are creating an app that will translate American Sign Language, reports Chicago Inno. "There are rules to how to use your body in order to create this wonderfully complex and expressive language," explains Wolfe, an expert on human-computer interaction. The app will use a computer-animated avatar and speech recognition to bridge the deaf-hearing communication gap, says Wolfe.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Join JLJS as we welcome United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein who will present "Religious Freedom Throughout the World." Ambassador Saperstein is a principal advisor to the president and secretary of state and serves as the United States' chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom worldwide. He will speak on the work to promote religious freedom around the world and to fight religious persecution, discrimination, and genocide by groups like ISIS.

Attendance is free, however, registration is required.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This interactive session will provide an overview of racial microaggressions and how they can impact teaching and the classroom environment. Participants will be given an opportunity for personal and group reflection on their own experience in the classroom in an effort to develop strategies for creating inclusive learning spaces for both themselves and their students.

A light lunch will be served.

Presented by Charee Holloway (Center for Identity, Inclusion, and Social Change).

Friday, November 18, 2016

The LaDuke Lecture Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Wendy L. Freedman as its 11th annual keynote speaker. Dr. Freedman's lecture, "Our Universe: Continuing to Reveal Surprises," will describe her remarkable astrophysics research, including measurement of the universe's expansion rate, the role dark matter has in that expansion, and what to expect from the decade's next generation of giant telescopes. Join us on October 18th at 6 pm in Student Center 120 A/B (2250 N Sheffield Avenue).