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?
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Watfae Zayed studies neuroscience at DePaul, serves as Student Government Association president and a mentor, and teaches Arabic at her mosque. She joins the podcast to share how the pandemic has changed her as a leader, her own shift in career path, and how she balances all her responsibilities while still prioritizing a good night’s sleep.
Speech language pathologists treat patients with a range of health issues, but finding treatment can be difficult. DePaul is meeting that need with a new graduate program and community clinic for children and adults in Chicago. Jayne Jaskolski joins the podcast to discuss the clinic and the new graduate program she directs.
This fall, the DePaul community started more than a new set of classes and work assignments. Students, faculty and staff also began working towards a B.A. — the charge to begin again. Dr. Esteban joins the podcast to talk about the community’s return to campus and what he has planned for his last year as president.
DePaul’s new men’s basketball head coach, Tony Stubblefield – or Coach Stubbs as he prefers to be called – joins the podcast to talk about his plans for the team, shares how he will recruit local athletes and even gives a personal factoid that many may not know about him.
The COVID-19 pandemic affected nearly every aspect of the collegiate experience – including commencement. To ensure the Class of 2021 had the opportunity to participate in the time-honored tradition – even if it looked different than a typical year – DePaul planned Graduation Celebration. DePaul’s interim provost, Salma Ghanem, shares more about the university’s plans.
As the College of Science and Health begins celebrating its 10th anniversary, Dean Stephanie Dance-Barnes discusses the college’s past, present and future. Listen for her thoughts on the college’s interdisciplinary approach to branching into health and clinical fields and how it is advancing diversity within STEM fields.
Last spring at the start of the pandemic, The Theatre School transitioned Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure, from a live in-studio play to a radio show. 2020 MFA graduate Maricruz Menchero talks about the experience, the radio show’s unexpected benefits and explains how her coursework introduced her to new skillsets for life after graduation.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, tune in to the latest episode of DePaul Download with DePaul Liberal Arts and Social Sciences faculty member Julie Moody-Freeman to learn more about the history and importance of Black representation in romance novels and the podcast she hosts, The Black Romance Podcast.
When local teachers and principals needed strategies for navigating a year of pandemic disruptions, political unrest and encouraging anti-racism efforts, Donna Kiel and her colleagues in DePaul’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning answered with support. Now, the College of Education professor is considering the question, “How do we take the lessons of 2020 and change the world?”
This year, Christmas from DePaul is going virtual. The event’s producers, Tony Peluso and Jamie Davis, talk about the challenges they faced due to COVID-19, explain how DePaul’s campus was used to help tell the story of Jesus’ birth and share how DePaul’s students were involved in creating this year’s event, in front of and behind the camera.
Nearly three months into DeWayne Peevy’s tenure, DePaul Download sits down with the university’s new director of athletics to find out how he’s adjusting to campus and the city and learn about his plans for DePaul, including his “ABCs of DePaul Athletics.”
The American Psychological Association found that many people are citing the 2020 elections as a significant source of stress in their life. To learn more about election-related stress and how to cope with it, listen to latest episode with Jocelyn Carter, associate professor in the College of Science and Health and director of clinical training.
Elections have evolved the last few decades. From simply polling voters to using big data to sway voters’ decisions, DePaul Driehaus School of Business professor, former White House advisor and author, Bruce Newman, outlines political marketing’s growing influence in elections and, simply, within government. He also shares his analysis of the 2020 Presidential election and what the 2020 winner will need to accomplish before January’s Inauguration.
Debates have taken center stage during the dynamic 2020 Presidential election. The debate moderators’ performances have also been scrutinized and criticized. To give her take on this year’s debates and share some of her experiences as a political debate moderator is Carol Marin, award-winning Chicago journalist and director of DePaul University’s Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.
Families are increasingly burdened by financial strain due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and many are concerned with how they can afford a private university education. In response, Dr. Esteban sits down with the DePaul Download to talk about DePaul’s new State Scholar Plus University Scholarship Program.
Racial and ethnic diversity within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields remains low. To help address the issue, assistant professor and environmental scientist in DePaul’s College of Science and Health, Dr. Bala Chaudhary, collaborated with another researcher of color to write the “Ten Simple Rules for Building an Antiracist Lab.”
The Esports market, or competitive video gaming, is anticipated to surpass $1.5 billion by 2023. DePaul’s director of Student Involvement, Courtney James, talks about DePaul’s unique Esports community, which draws hundreds of student gamers. Through their participation, the students find connection, an inclusive environment and even inspiration for career paths.
To kick off the unique 2020-2021 academic year, DePaul Download sits down with President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban to explain how the community’s commitment to the university’s mission is stronger than ever and how the community can apply the mission to their personal lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Business professor Alyssa Westring draws from her new book, "Parents Who Lead," to offer leadership-influenced solutions for the burnout years of parenthood.
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.
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.
Interim Provost Salma Ghanem explains how DePaul walks the walk when it comes to promoting innovation at the university.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Esteban’s early life experiences in the Philippines influenced his journey to the presidency of DePaul.