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June 9, 2023

VOL. 56 NO. 37



Class of 2023: Five things to remember for this weekend's commencement ceremonies

Office of Academic Events | June 9, 2023

​June commencement ceremonies are this weekend, June 10 and 11. To get the most out of your well-deserved commencement ceremony and have a seamless, day-of experience, read the top five things 2023 graduates should remember going into this weekend.
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3D Virtual tour aims to increase harm reduction efforts in U.S., wins DePaul's Innovation Award

Jessica Peterson | June 9, 2023

DePaul University faculty member Greg Scott, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and an expert in harm reduction, recently released a 3D film about a supervised-drug-injection site, or SIF. The film, "Somewhere Safe: A Multimodal Presentation of a Safer Drug Consumption Site," won DePaul's 2023 Innovation Award.​​​
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Changes are coming to Newsline

Jessica Peterson | June 9, 2023

​DePaul Newsline will soon transition from a daily to a weekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students. Starting next academic year, Newsline will publish every Monday morning, giving faculty, staff, and students a preview of the week ahead at DePaul.
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Faculty takes a conceptual look at environmental scholarship

Liam Heneghan | June 9, 2023

​This book's conceptual approach challenges readers to think across multiple disciplines to reveal the "big picture" that is all too often lost in the details of contemporary environmental studies.
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DePaul University Class of 2023: A final invitation before you depart from us

Fr. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano, C.M. | June 9, 2023

"Please be a light in this contradictory age… in all your words, faith, convictions and actions."​
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Accessibility advocate and disabled veteran reflects on diversity, kindness

Kristin Claes Mathews | June 9, 2023

​As a disabled veteran, Keslie Carrión has become an advocate for accessibility in tech. They will speak during this weekend's ceremony for Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media about kindness and the power of diversity to shape America’s future.
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Marine turned educator teaching CPS students importance of play, healthy habits

Russell Dorn | June 9, 2023

​Growing up in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, exercise was an outlet for Julio Cortes. As a child, he played baseball, ran his first 5K in seventh grade and even picked up boxing. While preparing to join the Marines after high school, he would run through his neighborhood, past the Cook County Jail and wonder if he would end up being a product of his environment or if he could find a different path.
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From Syrian refugee to DePaul Law graduate

Chicago Tribune | June 9, 2023

​When Syria's revolution displaced Emad Mahou from his home country, he asked to be resettled in America. His wish brought him to Chicago and then to a job at DePaul. Today, as a new graduate of the DePaul College of Law, Mahou says he wants to help others fleeing persecution to find their path to refuge.
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Life Events


In memoriam: Richard Hansen, father of Community and Government Relations' Kris Hansen

June 9, 2023

We are sadde​ned to learn of the passing of Richard F. Hansen, father of Kris Hansen, manager of Community and Government Relations. He passed away May 27 at the age of 91.

Scene At DePaul

The winning pitch

​DePaul student and alumni founders won $25,000 in awards May 24 at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center's seventh annual Purpose Pitch Competition. This unique contest gives Chicago startups the chance to pitch their greater purpose, including how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business. This year's student winners were, pictured from left, Ryan Keagen, Sharath Kumar, Gretchen Shuler and Adrianna Pinzariu. Center Executive Director Bruce Leech and Program Manager Kathia Hernandez stand next to them. (Coleman Entrepreneurship Center)

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DePaul In The News

KCRW • Scott Myers

How AI can help and harm Hollywood jobs

June 1, 2023

WTTW-Chicago Tonight • Jalene LaMontagne

What the fluff? It's a 'holy cow' year for cottonwood, and here's why

June 2, 2023

KevinMD • Kashica J. Webber-Ritchey

Empowering Black nurses for lasting change

June 3, 2023