Chicago Connections

DePaul Migration Collaborative grant supports financial research

DePaul Migration Collaborative grant supports financial research

​Through a grant from the DePaul Migration Collaborative Solutions Lab, Lamont Black connected with Mano A Mano Family Resource Center to study migrant finances from the perspective of money, savings and remittances. Through interviewing migrant community members Black's research may lead to more accessible financial services for migrants.

NBC and Telemundo Chicago features DePaul journalism students’ stories

NBC and Telemundo Chicago features DePaul journalism students’ stories

​Through a partnership with Telemundo and NBC, student journalists at La DePaulia are gaining industry exposure and mentorship as their work is posted on Telemundo's webpage. 

Immersive display on State Street features DePaul University

Immersive display on State Street features DePaul University

​​​​​​ A ne​w dynamic display at 10 S. State Street features Blue Demon basketball and lends vibrance to the city streets. Clips... read more

Communication students boost volunteer recruitment for refugee nonprofit

Communication students boost volunteer recruitment for refugee nonprofit

With a grant from DePaul's Migration Collaborative, faculty member Kate Cooper partnered with a nonprofit organization as part of a communications consulting class.

Sister artists share their work at National Museum of Mexican Art

Sister artists share their work at National Museum of Mexican Art

​​Alumna of DePaul's PRAD program fulfills her dream of art featured in a museum. Lupe Casas and sister Angela Casas collaborate on a piece displayed in the National Museum of Mexican Art's 2023 Dia de los Muertos exhibit.

Artistry in Terminal 5: Curating art for a unique space

Artistry in Terminal 5: Curating art for a unique space

DePaul Art Museum curator, faculty participate in a $3.5 million public art installation in O'Hare international airport. Chicago artists bring joy, beauty and fun to the long corridor to customs. ​​

Anthropology students bring Pullman stories ‘out of the dust’

Anthropology students bring Pullman stories ‘out of the dust’

​Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood was built in the 1880s as a planned industrial community. Now, it is famed for its urban design and architecture and is Chicago’s only National Park. Over the course of 140 years, families have come and gone from Pullman homes, while celebrating events like birthdays, promotions and weddings.​

‘Chicago Mosaic’ shares stories of immigration through treasured objects

‘Chicago Mosaic’ shares stories of immigration through treasured objects

​​In Big Shoulders Book's new release, Chicago Mosaic, over 40 Chicago immigrants from around the world share their stories through the objects they kept, lost, or left behind.

DePaul grad named to NASCAR’s Diversity Internship Program

DePaul grad named to NASCAR’s Diversity Internship Program

​A devoted baseball fan from the Southwest side of Chicago, it didn’t take long for Angelina Davila to fall in love with motorsports after beginning a summer internship with NASCAR in Charlotte, North Carolina.​​​

Plan for normal university operations in Loop around NASCAR Street Race, July 1-2

Plan for normal university operations in Loop around NASCAR Street Race, July 1-2

​The City of Chicago will host the inaugural NASCAR Chicago Street Race on July 1-2. In preparation, street closures and parking restrictions are already in place and will increase around DePaul's Loop Campus as the event approaches.​

$4.9 million grant to add hundreds of DePaul graduates to lead CPS classrooms

$4.9 million grant to add hundreds of DePaul graduates to lead CPS classrooms

​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.

DePaul photojournalism students capture joy, competition of Chicago’s Special Olympics events

DePaul photojournalism students capture joy, competition of Chicago’s Special Olympics events

A winter-qua​rter class in the College of Communication offered aspiring photojournalists the chance to improve their camera skills while gaining a different perspective on athletic competition.

DePaul President joins Illinois governor in welcoming new citizens at Wintrust Arena

DePaul President joins Illinois governor in welcoming new citizens at Wintrust Arena

​DePaul President Robert L. Manuel joined Gov. JB Pritzker in congratulating nearly 2,000 new U.S. citizens during at Dec. 7 ceremony at Wintrust Arena.

Rachel Hinton named Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence Fellow

Rachel Hinton named Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence Fellow

​​​​Rachel Hinton, a 2017 DePaul graduate, is joining the College of Communication’s Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence  as... read more

DePaul to host activities at two Movies in the Parks in August

DePaul to host activities at two Movies in the Parks in August

With DePaul becoming the first university to sponsor the Chicago Park District's signature summer series, students ​will play games, paint faces and entertain crowds at two evening gatherings this month.

Summer intern snapshot: Just Roots

Summer intern snapshot: Just Roots

The McCormic​​​k Internship allows DePaul undergraduate students to apply their knowledge and skills to benefit a community-based organization while simultaneously providing the student with valuable work experience. For a DePaul junior, the internship meant the chance to assist a sustainable urban farming group in Chicago.

Student Urban Research Corps helps nonprofits tackle their data backlog

Student Urban Research Corps helps nonprofits tackle their data backlog

By putting t​heir classroom knowledge to work for community organizations, DePaul students are helping them get more tasks done — everything from building interactive maps for a website to cleaning up the data collected by contact forms.

Advertising students' project supports police reform

Advertising students' project supports police reform

​DePaul students created a year-long public awareness campaign for the Chicago Police Department for citizens to access information and learn about their rights when interacting with police.​

DePaul, Rush expand collaboration

DePaul, Rush expand collaboration

​​Building on the success of their partnership in founding and operating the Center for Community Health Equity, DePaul and Rush universities will expand their collaboration into science, education and technology.​​

Sinai Health System and DePaul come together to address health inequities

Sinai Health System and DePaul come together to address health inequities

​Sinai Health System and DePaul will address critical health inequities in Chicago through the creation of a community-driven, applied research institute. Sinai Health System's research arm, Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), and DePaul will collaborate on education, research projects, and development and implementation of clinical and community programs aimed at addressing social and health equity challenges.​

Faculty, staff to present at inaugural Chicago Research Summit

Faculty, staff to present at inaugural Chicago Research Summit

On Friday, Oct. 18, the inaugural Chicago Research Summit will kick off at North Park University. The conference includes a number of faculty and staff from DePaul's Chicago Quarter Program. They will present on Chicago as a classroom tool and research topic. ​

DePaul, City Colleges of Chicago unveil new path to bachelor’s degree

DePaul, City Colleges of Chicago unveil new path to bachelor’s degree

​DePaul and City Colleges of Chicago established the DePaul Harold Washington Academy, a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide Chicago Public School students with an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree. The academy will be held on DePaul’s Loop Campus with classes taught by Harold Washington College faculty. It will serve approximately 100 Chicago Star Scholars in its first year. ​

DePaul announces $20K scholarships for high-achieving graduates of Chicago Public Schools and Catholic high schools in Illinois

DePaul announces $20K scholarships for high-achieving graduates of Chicago Public Schools and Catholic high schools in Illinois

​DePaul University is strengthening its commitment to young people in Illinois with two new scholarship programs that will ease financial burdens in affording a high-quality college education for any Chicago Public Schools graduate or graduate of one of Illinois’ Catholic high schools who has a high school grade point average of 3.7 or higher and is admitted to DePaul as a full-time freshman.​​

Giant image of Chicago flag spans Wintrust Arena roof

Giant image of Chicago flag spans Wintrust Arena roof

​Wintrust Arena at Chicago's McCormick Square is sporting what likely is the largest rooftop image of the Chicago flag anywhere in the world. Measuring 196 feet by 236 feet, installation of the flag image on the event center's roof was completed in late November.

New murals under Fullerton 'L' station depict DePaul history

New murals under Fullerton 'L' station depict DePaul history

​A multi-year public art project to memorialize key figures in DePaul's history now includes four new murals on the pillars under the Chicago Transit Authority's Fullerton 'L' station. ​

University joins 2112 music, tech incubator

University joins 2112 music, tech incubator

​DePaul University is the first higher education member at two-year-old 2112, an incubator which aims to help startups related to the creative arts and technology.​

DePaul collaborates with Chicago Fraternal Order of Police

DePaul collaborates with Chicago Fraternal Order of Police

​In a continued effort to connect with the Chicago community, DePaul has collaborated with the Fraternal Order of Police to offer programs for law enforcement professionals to earn their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Read on to learn how the program benefits Chicago police officers. ​

CEO Program continues to grow

CEO Program continues to grow

​DePaul's Corporate Employer Outreach program has continued to grow both in size and scope of degree programs, reaching Fortune 500 and 1000 businesses from across the city. While most student cohorts in the program pursue business degrees, some of the new companies to join are completing other degree tracks in science and health.​