DePaul Download


DePaul Download

DePaul Download is a podcast that highlights the university’s thinkers and doers.

The guests include DePaul’s faculty experts discussing their initiatives or the pressing issues of the times. You’ll also hear from our president, Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, about both the challenges facing higher education and DePaul’s response to our guiding question: What must be done?

DePaul Download is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and other platforms. You can also listen to episodes using the player below. Visit the How to Listen page for more information.

Episode 15

May 26, 2020

Sister Helen Prejean and the Death Penalty: Decades of Fighting Capital Punishment

Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated her life to opposing the death penalty and in 2011, she donated her personal archives to the university to help the DePaul community learn from her work. Tune in to this week’s episode with Sister Helen to learn more about how her efforts sparked a national dialogue on capital punishment and what keeps her going.

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Episode 14

May 12, 2020

DePaul Bioethicists and Their Roles in the Fight Against COVID-19

At the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic are bioethicists, experts who help health professionals and elected officials navigate tough decisions. On this episode, DePaul bioethicists Craig Klugman and Valerie Koch discuss how they’ve applied their expertise during this pandemic, their takes on local and state responses to COVID-19, and what may come next.

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Episode 13

May 7, 2020

Where Do We Go from Here? A Conversation with Dr. Esteban

DePaul University and campuses across the country have been fundamentally disrupted by COVID-19. The entire DePaul community is looking for some certainty about what the future holds. While many details still aren’t known, DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., shares his thoughts and the factors DePaul is considering as the university begins planning for the fall.

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Episode 12

April 28, 2020

DePaul’s influence on Alum Brian Coleman’s journey to National School Counselor of the Year

Showing how he exemplifies “Here, We Do,” Brian Coleman, a 2014 College of Education alum, brings his signature energy to this episode of DePaul Download to discuss his DePaul experience and counseling career at Jones College Prep in Chicago.

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Episode 11

April 14, 2020

When Alum Karli Butler Shared Her Message of Forgiveness from DePaul’s TEDx Stage

DePaul Download checks back in with former TEDxDePaulUniversity speaker, Karli Butler, to hear what she’s been up to, how the TEDx experience impacted her life and what it was like to share such a personal story with hundreds of people

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Episode 10

April 1, 2020

Faith, community and living Vincentian values in the time of COVID-19

DePaul’s new Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, C.M., outlines how the university community can continue connecting in faith-based ways during a time when we’re encouraged to be apart.

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Episode 9

March 10, 2020

Alyssa Westring on What Parents Can Learn from Business Leadership

Business professor Alyssa Westring draws from her new book, "Parents Who Lead," to offer leadership-influenced solutions for the burnout years of parenthood.

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Episode 8

February 12, 2020

Nick Thomas on Hospitality Industry Trends and Hospitality Leadership Education

As the School of Hospitality Leadership turns 10, its director shares how educators are meeting the challenge of evolving with the world’s largest and fastest-growing industry.

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Episode 7

January 28, 2020

How Two Psychology Professors Earned $6 Million to Support Chicago Youth at Risk of Violence

Longtime collaborators W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason will use the largest grant in DePaul's history to expand the Success Over Stress Violence Prevention Project.

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Episode 6

January 14, 2020

Interim Provost Salma Ghanem on Encouraging, Funding and Celebrating Innovation

Interim Provost Salma Ghanem explains how DePaul walks the walk when it comes to promoting innovation at the university.

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Episode 5

November 19, 2019

Political Scientist Christina Rivers: Restoring the Fundamental Right to Vote

DePaul political scientist Christina Rivers, an expert in voting rights and a DePaul Presidential Fellow, helped pass legislation to provide voter education to soon-to-be released inmates.

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Episode 4

November 12, 2019

Dr. Gabriel Esteban & Lydia Stazen: World’s Big Sleep Out and Ending Homelessness within This Generation

Lydia Stazen, executive director of DePaul's Institute of Global Homelessness, joins DePaul’s president, Dr. Gabriel Esteban, in conversation about the World's Big Sleep Out and the institute's plans to turn the energy and momentum of the Dec. 7 event into meaningful action.

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Episode 3

October 8, 2019

Horace Hall and John Joe Schlichtman: How Gentrification and Lack of Access to Education Feed Inequality

DePaul Professor Horace Hall, who co-founded a Chicago youth outreach program, joins Professor John Joe Schlichtman, an urban sociologist, to discuss inequality and gentrification— issues at the root of controversies over development, housing, safety and education.

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Episode 2

September 24, 2019

Guillermo Vásquez de Velasco and David Wellman Introduce The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy

Can you imagine a school in which a Chicago community organizer studies alongside a peer in the foreign service? Established with an anonymous $20 million gift, DePaul’s new Grace School of Applied Diplomacy is making that a reality.

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September 24, 2019

President A. Gabriel Esteban: Tracing the Path from Manila to DePaul

Dr. Esteban’s early life experiences in the Philippines influenced his journey to the presidency of DePaul.

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