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May 12, 2023

VOL. 56 NO. 33


DePaul University announces 2023 commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

Russell Dorn | May 12,2023

​Champions of social justice, top business and law executives, and film and theatre legends have been chosen to speak at DePaul University’s upcoming commencement ceremonies. Several dignitaries will also receive honorary degrees for outstanding or lifetime achievement in their fields.

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DePaul University names John Milbauer dean of the School of Music

Jessica Peterson | May 12, 2023

DePaul Unive​rsity Provost Salma Ghanem announced John Milbauer will serve as the dean of the School of Music effective July 1. Milbauer, a Steinway Artist who comes from the University of Arizona, brings almost 25 years of musical accomplishments and background, with performances throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe and awards from several prestigious organizations.
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DePaul updates COVID-19 vaccination requirement

DePaul Community Health | May 12, 2023

In light of ​​current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal and state government actions, DePaul will no longer require the COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff, effective Friday, May 12. Students entering DePaul beginning Summer Session 1 (June 12) and later will not be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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DePaul invests $100K in alumna-founded media company

Mary Hansen | May 12, 2023

​Visual Feeder, an experiential media company, received the first investment from the Halperin Emerging Company Fund. Co-founded by Yaxi Yang, a graduate of the Driehaus College of Business, Visual Feeder produces immersive activations and transforms vacant storefront windows into dynamic displays to create vibrant and engaging streetscapes.
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$4.9 million grant to add hundreds of DePaul graduates to lead CPS classrooms

Russell Dorn | May 12, 2023

​A five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education aims to prepare more than 800 DePaul University graduates to serve as teachers in high-need Chicago Public Schools.
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Poetry in motion: Students showcase experimental animation, films on campus

Kristin Claes Mathews | May 12, 2023

​Faculty member Brian Zahm discusses how experimental filmmaking and animation at DePaul builds students' skills and activates creativity. This May, the School of Cinematic Arts hosts a showcase and installation at DePaul Art Museum to celebrate the genre.
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Signed by the Author: Faculty examines how neoliberal governance proceeded in two global cities

Carolina Sternberg | May 12, 2023

​This book argues that neoliberal principles, rationales and institutions, along with the elaborate rhetoric that has contributed to their success, are forever present in the U.S. and Latin American region.
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Mission: Louise de Marillac and the world of disability

Miranda Lukatch | May 12, 2023

​As we continue our celebration of Louise Week 2023, how can you work toward creating a more inclusive and supportive community for people with disabilities in your life and work at DePaul?
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Life Events


In memoriam: William "Bill" Johnson, father of Interim Associate Provost Valerie Johnson

May 12, 2023

We are sadde​ned to learn of the passing of William "Bill" Johnson, the father of Valerie C. Johnson, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Interim Associate Provost of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He passed away on April 23 at the age of 90.



Scenes from DePaul Night at Wrigley Field

May 12, 2023

Check out these pictures from DePaul Night at Wrigley Field, when the Cubs played the St. Louis Cardinals. DIBS greeted fans arriving at the ballpark, Director of Athletics DeWayne Peevy threw out the first pitch, and School of Music student Grace Ryan sang the national anthem.​
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Scene At DePaul

The next generation of gamers

On Apri​l 22, DePaul hosted an Illinois High School Association Esports Sectional event with more than 200 students, parents and coaches. The event featured popular video games, including Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, FIFA and Rocket League. Winners in each game earned the chance to advance to the state finals. The event was a great opportunity for students to showcase their skills, socialize with peers and highlight the growing popularity of esports in high schools. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Wilke)

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DePaul In The News

CBS 2 Chicago • Sioban Albiol, Emad Mahou and Camilla Mroczkowski

DePaul's Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic helps to clear backlog of cases

May 5, 2023

Chicago Reader • David Foy, Jewells Santos, Sam Straley, Linh Tran and Delia Van Praag

Review: 'Waiting for the Light to Change'

May 5, 2023

Health Affairs • Anthony LoSasso

Podcast: Anthony LoSasso on insurer market power and hospital prices

May 9, 2023