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July 8, 2022

VOL. 55 NO. 41


Illinois students to receive increased MAP grants

Elizabeth Clements | June 8,2022

Eligible DePaul students will receive larger MAP grants this academic year. The maximum award available for 2022-23 is now $7,200 — a 31 percent increase, or $1,704 more than the previous year.​

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Support available in wake of July Fourth gun violence

DePaul University | July 8, 2022

The mass shootings over Independence Day weekend in Highland Park and Chicago extended a heartbreaking statistic: So far this year, the nonprofit group Gun Violence Archive has counted more than 300 attacks in the United States that killed or injured four or more people, a list that extends from coast to coast, border to border.​
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Alumni victims of Highland Park parade shooting

A. Gabriel Esteban | July 8, 2022

With great sorrow, I am sharing news that the Fourth of July parade shooting in Highland Park took the lives of two DePaul alumni, Kevin and Irina McCarthy.​
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Genome of tropical freshwater fish may reveal conservation clues

Kristin Claes Mathews | July 8, 2022

Faculty in biology and computer science will create a high-quality reference genome for two species of Ecuadorian freshwater fish. They aim to create a new resource for researchers studying the evolution of genomes.​
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Paul Reed's crowning achievement

Bob Sakamoto | July 8, 2022

​This year, the former Blue Demon and current Philadelphia 76er forward came back to DePaul and earned his degree from the College of Communication.
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Premiere DePaul begins July 11: Help welcome new students this summer

Gene Zdziarski | June 8, 2022

​Our faculty and staff are known for offering a warm welcome and assistance as needed as they encounter new students and their families on campus over the summer. These small acts reflect who we are as an institution: we respect the human dignity of all, we engage in and with the DePaul and Chicago communities and we "Take Care, DePaul."
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DePaul launches employee referral program for staff positions

Office of Human Resources | July 8, 2022

​As shared via email, through the Employee Referral Program, a DePaul employee may be eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus for referring an external candidate who is hired and successfully completes six months of employment within a full-time staff position at DePaul.
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DePaul celebrates 2022 commencement at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

July 8, 2022

​Last month, DePaul celebrated the 2022 commencement ceremony at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. Approximately 600 people attended the ceremony, including 110 graduates, their families and guests.
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Scene At DePaul

Dabbling in DNA sequence analysis

​​Last month, the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media wrapped its inaugural Bioinformatics Camp. Led by School of Computing faculty Thiru Ramaraj and John Rogers, with the help of SoC '22 graduate DeAngelo Wilson, the camp provided a free opportunity for motivated public high school students to learn about DNA sequence analysis. This cutting-edge field is rarely taught in high school or even at the undergraduate level. Participants were exposed to DNA/RNA/protein sequence data and performing analysis using online tools. The program aims to open doors to relevant undergrad programs toward careers in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. (Image courtesy of Elly Kafritsas-Wessels)

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