Episodes

Episode 24

December 7, 2020 -

Christmas from DePaul: A behind the scenes look at this year’s virtual event

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.

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Episode 23

November 18, 2020 - 16

Get to know DeWayne Peevy, DePaul’s new director of athletics

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.”

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Episode 22

October 30, 2020 - 16

How to cope with election-related stress

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.

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Episode 21

October 28, 2020 - 22

Research, technology and emotions: How political marketing plays a critical role in government and presidential elections

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.

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Episode 20

October 21, 2020 - 17

Behind the scenes of moderating a political debate with Chicago journalist and faculty member Carol Marin

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.

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Episode 19

October 15, 2020 - 9

DePaul Creates New Scholarship to Offer Private Education at Attainable Cost

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.

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Episode 18

October 13, 2020 - 12

DePaul Professor and Environmental Scientist Shares How to Build an Antiracist Lab

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.”

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Episode 17

September 29, 2020 - 24

Students Find More than Gaming in DePaul Esports

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.

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Episode 16

September 17, 2020 - 17

DePaul Kicks Off Unique Academic Year Rooted in its Mission

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.

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Episode 15

May 26, 2020 - 32

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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