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Study Links Segregation, Low Birth Weight in US Cities

A recent study finds a strong association between low birth weight and racial and ethnic segregation in four U.S. cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. African-American babies are faring the worst, find researchers from the Center...
15-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


DePaul University Holds Inauguration for 12th President, A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.

The board of trustees entrusted A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., with DePaul University’s mission statement and presidential Chain of Office during a formal ceremony Nov. 19. Several hundred religious leaders, city officials, and civic and community...
20-Nov-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Study: Gaps Widen in the Intercity Bus and Rail System, Forcing More to Drive

For nearly a decade, the rollout of new express bus and train service made it easier for Americans to put down their car keys and hop on a bus or train for intercity travel. But declining gas prices and fewer public transportation options are...
23-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Problematic Social Media Use Linked to Brain Imbalance

The impulsive act of checking Facebook while driving, in a work meeting, or at other times that could lead to negative consequences has been linked to a deficiency in the balance between two systems in the brain, find researchers in a recent study...
15-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low...
12-Jan-2017 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Finds Biking in Chicago Is Faster Than Public Transportation, Uber

It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. In a new study, “Policies for Pedaling,” researchers...
12-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Describe New Large Prehistoric Shark

Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from the eastern and western United States (California...
3-Oct-2016 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Car Sharing Stalls Under Tax Burdens, Competition

Researchers at DePaul University found that car rental taxes originally aimed at tourists and business travelers are hurting the car-sharing sector.
22-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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More than half a century after Civil Rights Act, work still to be done in quest for equal rights, says political scientist

While the U.S. civil rights movement is often said to have ended in 1968, the continued fight for equal rights for all Americans can be seen in today’s protests, said Valerie Johnson, an associate professor and chair of DePaul University’s...
15-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT


Political Scientist: US Supreme Court Not Intended to Be Democratic Institution

21-Aug-2018 3:45 PM EDT


Bioethicist: The Ethics of the Death Penalty Are Clear, It's Wrong

14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT


Research: The More ‘Stuff’ You Have, the More Likely You Are to Be a Procrastinator

An overabundance of “stuff” can have a detrimental effect on a person’s mental health and disrupt their sense of home, says procrastination researcher Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University.
19-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT


Immigration Expert Kathleen Arnold Discusses Asylum for Victims of Domestic Violence

9-Jul-2018 4:10 PM EDT


Video Game Designer Says Medium Can Provide Outlet for Empathy, Dialogue and Increased Self-Awareness

Video games can be used for more than just entertainment, they can also help raise awareness for mental illness and diseases, said Doris C. Rusch, an associate professor of game design in DePaul University’s School of Design.
8-May-2018 1:30 PM EDT


Stock Market Researcher: Despite Euphoric 2017, This Year’s Volatility Not Out of Ordinary

After a booming 2017 on Wall Street, the volatility that the markets have shown so far in 2018 is not unusual, said James Valentine, a clinical professor of finance in DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business.
9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT


Finance, Computing Experts at DePaul University Available to Comment on Fintech, Cryptocurrency

DePaul University has faculty experts who can talk about financial technology (fintech), cryptocurrencies and how growing interest in both areas have influenced what they teach.
4-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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With more than 24,500 students and about 300 academic programs, DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States and the largest private, nonprofit university in the Midwest. It is nationally recognized for incorporating service learning throughout its curriculum and preparing its graduates for a global economy.

DePaul was founded in Chicago in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), a Roman Catholic religious community dedicated to following the ideals of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century priest for whom the university is named. DePaul’s tradition of providing a quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with particular attention to first-generation students, has resulted in one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies. More information is at


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