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New research website highlights innovation

Students work with circuit board equipment prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new website highlights faculty and student research, creativity and innovation throughout the university. (Image courtesy of University Marketing)

Research, cr​eativity and innovation are hallmarks of DePaul. A newly redesigned website aims to highlight the work of Blue Demons in these areas, offering visitors a chance to explore the latest research from faculty and students.

“At DePaul we go beyond responding to the latest trends by being the trailblazers in setting new trends in higher education,” says Daniela Stan Raicu, associate provost for research. “We create a state of restlessness – ensuring our academic community remains committed to innovation and creativity, and every member of our community can become truly engaged in the work of our university and make it their pathway to experiencing and changing the world around us.”

The website was the effort of many months of work, with contributors from across the university.

“Our faculty and students are conducting rigorous research that has the capacity to change our world. This website offers a central place to celebrate their accomplishments, and to inspire others to start or continue their own research,” says Salma Ghanem, interim provost. 

Highlights from the website include:

The Featured Research section contains vignettes of select projects that typify faculty members’ contributions to our campus community and their disciplines. Faculty and staff also can submit a form to have their research featured on this page. A section on student research links to stories of undergraduate and graduate students contributing in their areas of study.

In the Chicago Connectio​ns section, visitors can learn about faculty whose research examines issues facing the community. The Progress Through Partnerships page lists a sample of recent community partners with whom DePaul fosters research, service and education collaborations. 

Have you ever sought out a listing of the many institutes and centers at DePaul? The university is home to more than 40 innovation hubs that bring people together to advance their goals. The new website gives overviews and links to each. Within the Research in Practice section, visitors will find examples of cross-disciplinary engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship activities that create research-based knowledge and economic value for Chicago and beyond.

The website also offers Research Resources — relevant information for those seeking support for research efforts at the university. For more, visit the new website.

Raicu notes the website was a team effort, which included following collaborators: 

  • Blair Davis, College of Communication
  • Cate Ekstrom, Office of Research Services
  • Julie Emms, Community and Government Relations
  • Tanu Malik, College of Computing and Digital Media
  • Beatriz Marquez, University Marketing and Communications
  •  Kristin Claes Mathews, University Marketing and Communications
  • Lauren Miller, Office of Research Services
  • Sharon Miller, University Marketing and Communications
  • Daniela Stan Raicu, Academic Affairs & Office of Research Services
  • Maija Renko, Driehaus College of Business
  • Betty Shanahan, Administration and Operations​