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February 28, 2019

February 28,2019

VOL. 52 NO. 22

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Don Opitz Reappointed Interim Dean of SNL

Office of Public Relations and Communications | February 28,2019

With University President A. Gabriel Esteban's approval, Acting Provost Salma Ghanem has reappointed Don Opitz as interim dean of the School for New Learning, to become the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in July 2019, through the 2019-20 academic year. 

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Articles

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Harrison Irwin Steans, banker and philanthropist, dies at 83

Office of Public Relations and Communication | February 28, 2019

Harrison I. Steans,​ entrepreneurial banker, life-trustee and long-time friend to DePaul University, died Feb. 26. A memorial service will be held in the Martin Theater at Ravinia on March 9.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Graduating Students: It’s Time to Make Plans for Commencement

Office of Public Relations and Communications | February 28, 2019

Spring is around the corner, and that means many students are preparing to finish their studies—and celebrate their time at DePaul. Graduating students who are eligible to participate in commencement can now indicate plans to attend their college’s ceremony and purchase regalia. 

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Women in Entrepreneurship Institute integrates academic learning, research with incubation, funding

Russell Dorn | February 28, 2019

Despite owning 38 percent of businesses in the U.S., women entrepreneurs received just 2 percent of venture capital funding in 2017, according to a report by Pitchbook, a venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions database. DePaul established the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute recently in part to address this discrepancy.

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CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

DePaul library celebrates Open Education Week, March 4-8

Susan Shultz | February 28, 2019

​To celebrate Open Education Week this year, March 4-8, the DePaul Library will host screenings of the documentary “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. “Paywall” investigates the impact of restrictions imposed by the publishing industry on access, or lack thereof, to research. All mem​bers of the DePaul community are welcome to attend.

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Brittany Royce: Directing Corcoran and McCabe Halls

Rachel Marciano | February 28, 2019

While most faculty, staff and students hunkered down during the polar vortex earlier this February, Brittany Royce and her fellow residence hall directors were on campus and on-call to ensure the students who live in DePaul residence halls were safe. Since 2016, Royce has been the residence hall director and resident education administrator for Corcoran and McCabe Halls on the Lincoln Park Campus. 

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INTO THE ARCHIVES

DePaul’s All-American: Diana Vines

Patty Chavez | February 28, 2019

On Feb. 14, 1989, DePaul basketball player Diana Vines scored two free throw shots in a game against Valparaiso University. This was not a rare occurrence for Vines. Going into the 1988-89 season, she had scored 398 free throws out of an attempted 557 during her career at DePaul, a success rate of 71.45 percent. What made these particular shots remarkable, and what caused the game to grind to a halt for celebration, was what they marked for Vines personally. Upon landing that second free throw shot, Vines became the highest scoring basketball player in DePaul history.

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DEBUZZ

Limited space remaining for Wes Moore's visit to DePaul

Rachel Marciano | February 28, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, combat veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore will deliver the keynote address at DePaul's inaugural President's Lecture Series. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Space is limited. 

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DEBUZZ

Papadopoulos receives national Excellence in Teaching Award

Maria Toscano | February 28, 2019

Urban and political geographer, Alex Papadopoulos, has been awarded the national Harm J. Blij Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Geography Teaching. The honor is presented by the American Association of Geographers and is considered to be the most prestigious teaching award in the discipline. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate geography including the use of innovative teaching methods. 

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DePaul In The News

WTTW • Larry Bennett

How, and Why, Chicago Has Nonpartisan Elections

February 26, 2019

Crain's Chicago Business • Joe McGowan, Catherine Drake

Back to grad school, for the fun of it

February 22, 2019

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