In five years as DePaul president, Gabriel Esteban has guided the university through the fulfillment of many long-standing strategic goals and the trials of Covid-19. As he concludes his tenure, Dr. Esteban joins the DePaul Download podcast to reflect on these years and on what he’ll remember about our university. LISTEN NOW.
In an era of clickbait headlines and “deep fakes,” any company can quickly be victimized by a wrong, even malicious story or social media post. Ron Culp and Matt Ragas of DePaul's Public Relations and Advertising program join the podcast to discuss ways that businesses can protect their reputations without getting into mudslinging.
The women’s basketball coach talks with DePaul Download about how Title IX, the federal civil rights law that removed barriers for women in education, has improved women’s athletics.
On April 7, the U.S. Senate confirmed the first African American woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. This, however, isn’t the only legal arena where historically underrepresented groups are struggling to break through. Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea discusses how the College of Law is addressing these systemic challenges by strengthening the pipeline for underrepresented students into law school and the legal profession itself.
A DePaul study abroad trip is returning to explore places in the United Kingdom that inspired scenes in the “Harry Potter” series.
Reducing gun violence in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, coping with the trauma of incarceration by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and building a hospitality worker unionization movement – these are the stories young and early-career journalists are sharing on the Change Agents podcast. Award-winning producer and Diversity Faculty Fellow in DePaul’s Center for Communication Engagement Judith McCray leads the project, which pairs journalists with activists from the communities they’re covering. McCray joins the podcast to talk about this reporting technique, training reporters to build relationships and trust, and the evolving discussion of objectivity in journalism.
One DePaul student assisted a Spanish film company in producing a documentary about the pandemic. Another helped an Irish nonprofit analyze social and emotional support needs for the refugees they serve. They did this— without having to fly around the world— through the international global internship program. GianMario Besana, associate provost for global engagement, joins DePaul Download to discuss how new programs born out of expediency during the pandemic have expanded access and transformed global learning opportunities.
The Super Bowl is happening right in the middle of the winter Olympic games. While the pandemic has helped change watching habits, sports are still one of the reasons we watch live TV. Andy Clark, the director of the Sports Business Program at DePaul, joins the podcast to discuss these events, what they tell us about the power of sports, and the lessons they hold for business students.
While businesses across Chicago and the country closed their doors due to the challenges of the pandemic, all the ventures the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute supports have continued to thrive. DePaul Download talks with WEI Director Abigail Ingram and WEI Board Chair Joan Hannant about the success of the institute and navigating the current economic climate. LISTEN.
Hearing personal stories can create a deeper understanding of racism and systemic oppression, says DePaul professor and documentary filmmaker Chi-Jang Yin. She joins the podcast to discuss a series of videos she produced, titled the Courageous Dialogue Series, interviewing students, faculty and staff about their experiences.