DePaul University Newsline > Issue > April 11, 2019
Earlier this year, 11 students from the College of Law, enrolled in the International Human Rights Law Practicum, traveled to Kakuma, Kenya. The students engaged in a traditional human rights documentation and analysis project, and collected testimonies from Anuak refugees living in the Kakuma Refugee camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement. The law students are now preparing an individual complaint which will be submitted to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights.
From frigid cold in the Midwestern U.S. to melting heat in Australia, extreme weather and climate change are making news around the world. Yet, the topic of climate change continues to be politicized, and journalists often struggle to cover it in a way that’s accurate and evidence-based, according to Jill Hopke, an assistant professor of journalism in the College of Communication.
DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a humanities initiative that will bring together faculty, Chicago area community organization leaders and students to address current day societal issues.
The Career Center invites all DePaul students and alumni to participate in the 2019 Spring Job & Internship Career Fair. On Tuesday, April 16, attendees can interact and network with top employers recruiting for jobs and internships.
This spring, the Lunch with Vincent series will continue with events in April and May. All Faculty and staff are invited to have share with colleagues, have meaningful conversation and learn more about the Vincentian spirit and mission as it applies to daily life at DePaul. RSVPs are requested.
Bushra Amiwala, a Chicago native, activist and a student in the Driehaus College of Business, has been elected to the Skokie school board. Amiwala is the first Muslim American woman to win a seat on the seven-person board of Skokie School District 73.5., where she attended elementary and middle school years ago.
The DePaul Parent Connection invites faculty and staff to register for Take Your Child to Work Day 2019. On Thursday, April 25, DePaul faculty and staff have the opportunity to participate in a day of learning and engagement with their children. RSVPs are due Thursday, April 11.
Consuls General representing countries from around the world attended the 14th Annual Consular Corps Luncheon on April 2 in Cortelyou Commons. The event brings together members of the international consulate community with university staff and faculty as community partners.
Information Services is currently in the process of upgrading our Exchange email system used by all DePaul employees to Exchange 2016. The upgrade process, which will involve the migration of mailboxes from the old system to the new system, will be ongoing over the next several months.
Have an idea for a purpose driven startup in Chicago? Submit your application now for the third annual Purpose Pitch Competition. Hosted by DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, the competition will take place May 14. All DePaul students and alumni are invited to apply by Friday, April 12.