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DePaul University researchers address COVID-19 challenges

DePaul University researchers address COVID-19 challenges

​​​​​​CHICAGO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DePaul University has called on its scientific community to address challenges in the areas of... read more

 Comedy, health care, theatre and law: Meet DePaul University’s Class of 2020

Comedy, health care, theatre and law: Meet DePaul University’s Class of 2020

CHICAGO — This June, DePaul University will celebrate the Class of 2020 in an unprecedented way: Online ceremonies that will provide graduates,... read more

Comedy screenwriters graduate with MFAs from DePaul University

Comedy screenwriters graduate with MFAs from DePaul University

CHICAGO — Comedy writers Emma Rosenthal and Courtney Hull are used to finding humor in dark places. They are set to graduate from DePaul University... read more

DePaul University faculty, students use 3D printers to make face shields, face mask covers

DePaul University faculty, students use 3D printers to make face shields, face mask covers

​CHICAGO — Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients across the nation are facing a critical shortage of personal protection equipment,... read more

DePaul University experts available to discuss coronavirus issues

DePaul University experts available to discuss coronavirus issues

​​CHICAGO — Faculty experts at DePaul University are available for news media interviews about the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars who research... read more

‘Breaking Bad’ producer Stewart A. Lyons, ‘First Cow’ director Kelly Reichardt to appear at DePaul University

‘Breaking Bad’ producer Stewart A. Lyons, ‘First Cow’ director Kelly Reichardt to appear at DePaul University

​​​CHICAGO — Creators of award-winning television shows and movies will appear at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts for its Visiting... read more

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

​CHICAGO — Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly... read more

DHGE and DePaul University collaborate to offer custom-designed online education programs for healthcare professionals

DHGE and DePaul University collaborate to offer custom-designed online education programs for healthcare professionals

​CHICAGO — In its most ambitious partnership to date, Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE), the leading healthcare workforce development company, is... read more

Stop-motion animators to brighten Chicago’s State Street with Christmas window

Stop-motion animators to brighten Chicago’s State Street with Christmas window

​​​​CHICAGO — Lavish Christmas window displays along State Street have been a tradition in downtown Chicago since the late 1800s,... read more

DePaul University computer scientist earns NSF CAREER grant to study computational reproducibility

DePaul University computer scientist earns NSF CAREER grant to study computational reproducibility

​​CHICAGO — Reproducibility is the cornerstone of science. In order for scientists to make advancements, they must be able to validate and build on... read more

DePaul University announces 2019 commencement speakers

DePaul University announces 2019 commencement speakers

CHICAGO — DePaul University’s 120th commencement will celebrate an estimated 6,600 graduates during seven separate ceremonies May 18 and June... read more

Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival showcases emerging filmmakers

Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival showcases emerging filmmakers

CHICAGO — Student filmmakers from around the world will convene at DePaul University this February to showcase their work at the Big Shoulders... read more

Hollywood screenwriters gather for conference at DePaul University

Hollywood screenwriters gather for conference at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Entertainers, producers and screenwriters will join the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts for the annual Courier 12 Screenwriting... read more

The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul among Top 25 American Film Schools

The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul among Top 25 American Film Schools

CHICAGO — The Hollywood Reporter ranks DePaul University 13th on its list of the Top 25 American Film Schools of 2018, in an issue released this... read more

Mental health advocacy, game design drive DePaul University grads

Mental health advocacy, game design drive DePaul University grads

CHICAGO —More than 6,700 DePaul University students are graduating this year and many will gather this weekend at five commencement ceremonies to... read more

Video game designer creates gameplay to help others cope with chronic pain

Video game designer creates gameplay to help others cope with chronic pain

CHICAGO — Gracie Straznickas began playing video games as soon as she could hold a controller.“I have distinct memories of playing ‘Tetris’ with my... read more

Video game designer says medium can provide outlet for empathy, dialogue and increased self-awareness

Video game designer says medium can provide outlet for empathy, dialogue and increased self-awareness

CHICAGO — Video games can be used for more than just entertainment, they can also help raise awareness for mental illness and diseases, said Doris... read more

The Second City and DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking

The Second City and DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking

CHICAGO — The Second City and DePaul University today announced a collaboration designed to expand comedy education. Starting in... read more

Researchers examine link between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence

Researchers examine link between traumatic brain injury and domestic violence

CHICAGO — Loss of memory, trouble concentrating and an unstable mood are among the indicators of traumatic brain injury and a research focus... read more

Finance, computing experts at DePaul University available to comment on fintech, cryptocurrency

Finance, computing experts at DePaul University available to comment on fintech, cryptocurrency

​CHICAGO — Cryptocurrency grabbed mainstream America's attention when bitcoin, the first and most widely recognized cryptocurrency, peaked at... read more

‘Thrill Ride’: From a child’s dream to the big screen

‘Thrill Ride’: From a child’s dream to the big screen

​ CHICAGO — “Thrill Ride,” started as a promise Chris Parrish kept to his son and has now turned into an award-winning film for... read more

Documentary filmmakers to talk craft, activism at DePaul University event

Documentary filmmakers to talk craft, activism at DePaul University event

CHICAGO — Documentary filmmakers will gather at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts in downtown Chicago to teach free master classes... read more

Faculty use online learning to bridge study-abroad gap

Faculty use online learning to bridge study-abroad gap

CHICAGO — Only a small percentage of U.S. college students will study abroad, but many will enter fields that require intercultural competence.... read more

Filmmaker Alireza Khatami draws on experience in classroom

Filmmaker Alireza Khatami draws on experience in classroom

CHICAGO — Alireza Khatami finds the roles of educator and student are sometimes blurred in his classroom, which he fully embraces.“I believe teaching... read more

‘Hey! Play! Games in Modern Culture’ aims to bring out the gamer in everyone

‘Hey! Play! Games in Modern Culture’ aims to bring out the gamer in everyone

CHICAGO — An interactive exhibition that encourages play and offers guests a look at the world of games beyond what’s found on Xbox or Steam is set... read more

Film, TV professionals bring expertise to screenwriting forum at DePaul University

Film, TV professionals bring expertise to screenwriting forum at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Entertainment industry executives will bring their experience and expertise to the annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference, hosted by... read more

Classic Cinemas to show DePaul University student-produced shorts on big screen

Classic Cinemas to show DePaul University student-produced shorts on big screen

CHICAGO — Two animated shorts created by DePaul University alumni when they were student filmmakers will be shown in Classic Cinemas’ theaters the... read more

Screenwriter, director Paul Schrader to appear May 26 at DePaul University as visiting artist

Screenwriter, director Paul Schrader to appear May 26 at DePaul University as visiting artist

CHICAGO — Legendary screenwriter and director Paul Schrader, whose credits include "Taxi Driver,” "Raging Bull,” "Mishima,” “American... read more

Screenwriter, director Paul Schrader to appear at DePaul University for Visiting Artists Series

Screenwriter, director Paul Schrader to appear at DePaul University for Visiting Artists Series

CHICAGO — A prestigious lineup of movie directors and screenwriters will be at DePaul University during May as part of the Visiting Artists Series... read more

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

CHICAGO — Speakers for DePaul University’s 119th commencement ceremonies are leaders in their respective fields including education, broadcast... read more

Study: Problematic social media use linked to brain imbalance

Study: Problematic social media use linked to brain imbalance

CHICAGO — The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences... read more

DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts teams with HBO and ‘Vice’ for visiting artists event

DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts teams with HBO and ‘Vice’ for visiting artists event

CHICAGO -- A new HBO “Vice” documentary, “Trans Youth,” which follows the story of transgender children, their families and doctors as they ponder... read more

Experts available to speak on cybersecurity, Russia

Experts available to speak on cybersecurity, Russia

CHICAGO – In light of the U.S. investigation into Russian hacking, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary... read more

Cyber-risk conference confronts ‘The Speed of Change’

Cyber-risk conference confronts ‘The Speed of Change’

CHICAGO — The landscape of cyber security is rapidly changing in a dynamic interplay of threat, compliance and protection in the digital world.... read more

Faculty experts at DePaul University discuss Election Day

Faculty experts at DePaul University discuss Election Day

CHICAGO — As voters prepare for Election Day, DePaul University faculty experts are available discuss how the presidential, national and... read more

Singles’ Day in China, Black Friday, Cyber Monday: DePaul University experts discuss facets of global consumer holidays

Singles’ Day in China, Black Friday, Cyber Monday: DePaul University experts discuss facets of global consumer holidays

CHICAGO — DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on approaching consumer holidays: Singles’ Day... read more

Award-winning filmmakers to gather at DePaul University

Award-winning filmmakers to gather at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Documentary filmmakers will gather at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University for “Verité,” two days of events that offer an... read more

Hollywood screenwriters gather for conference at DePaul University

Hollywood screenwriters gather for conference at DePaul University

CHICAGO — Entertainers, producers and screenwriters will join the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts for the annual Courier 12 Screenwriting... read more

DePaul University joins 1871, the nation’s largest entrepreneurial technology incubator

DePaul University joins 1871, the nation’s largest entrepreneurial technology incubator

CHICAGO — With a commitment to innovation, quality education and providing real-world experiences to students, DePaul University is opening a... read more

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

CHICAGO — Beneath the sea of mortarboards at DePaul University’s 118th commencement ceremonies, some 6,500 graduates will reflect... read more

Animation graduate draws inspiration from Japan

Animation graduate draws inspiration from Japan

CHICAGO — A single frame of Donalisa Gomez's animation reveals a glimpse of her storytelling world. In the center, a soft face emerges wide-eyed... read more

‘Courier 12’ — A screenwriting jam session at DePaul University May 21

‘Courier 12’ — A screenwriting jam session at DePaul University May 21

​CHICAGO — Screenwriters, producers, editors and directors from the entertainment industry will give insider views during “Courier 12,” this year’s... read more

DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and business, education, technology and humanitarian thought leaders

DePaul University 2016 commencement speakers: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and business, education, technology and humanitarian thought leaders

​CHICAGO — Speakers for DePaul University’s 118th commencement ceremonies are thought leaders in their respective fields including education,... read more

Cyber-risk conference: ‘A New Manhattan Project’

Cyber-risk conference: ‘A New Manhattan Project’

​​​​​CHICAGO — A series of cyberattacks in July 2015 on the New York Stock Exchange’s electronic trading platform, the Wall Street Journal’s website... read more

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day in China: DePaul University experts discuss facets of consumer holidays

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day in China: DePaul University experts discuss facets of consumer holidays

CHICAGO — DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on the consumer holidays of Black Friday and Cyber... read more

Presidential elections: DePaul University faculty experts discuss the 2016 campaigns, candidates, issues

Presidential elections: DePaul University faculty experts discuss the 2016 campaigns, candidates, issues

CHICAGO — The U.S. presidential primary season is underway, and DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary... read more

Foodie fest: DePaul University experts chew over impact of food on health, wine, culture

Foodie fest: DePaul University experts chew over impact of food on health, wine, culture

CHICAGO – From “Travel and Leisure​” to the “Travel Channel​,” Chicago has been named as one of America’s best cities for food and foodies. This... read more

Designing a strong path to success at DePaul

Designing a strong path to success at DePaul

Jenny Fuerte grew up amid the sights, sounds and smells of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Food vendors sell everything from tacos to tamales, elotes... read more

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2015

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2015

CHICAGO — Some 6,700 students will graduate from DePaul University this academic year and among them are Fulbright scholars, veterans, educators,... read more

Printers Row Lit Fest to feature DePaul University authors, experts

Printers Row Lit Fest to feature DePaul University authors, experts

CHICAGO — Authors Clark Elliott and Rebecca Johns Trissler, transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman and librarian Morgen MacIntosh-Hodgetts — DePaul... read more

Entertainment writers offer insight on breaking into show business

Entertainment writers offer insight on breaking into show business

CHICAGO — Before a single frame of an Oscar-winning movie, action blockbuster or TV smash hit is ever filmed, each begins as a lonely thought on a... read more

New school at DePaul University to focus on technology design

New school at DePaul University to focus on technology design

CHICAGO — Technology is embedded in everything we do — from mobile apps and websites to video games and graphics. In each instance, the experience... read more