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Dinosaur-Era Shark Fossil Discovered in Kansas; Researchers Name It Cretodus Houghtonorum

A 91-million-year-old fossil shark newly named Cretodus houghtonorum discovered in Kansas joins a list of large dinosaur-era animals. Preserved in sediments deposited in an ancient ocean called the Western Interior Seaway that covered the middle of...
17-Nov-2019 4:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIMH funds youth violence prevention research at DePaul University

Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. The project will reach ninth graders in Chicago Public Schools and teach them...
16-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Paleobiologist Clarifies Scientific Record of the Size of Extinct Megatooth Shark

The iconic extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon, is an impressive gigantic shark, but new research by DePaul University’s Kenshu Shimada shows scientifically justifiable maximum size for the fossil species to be no more than about 15 meters...
29-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$20M gift establishes The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul University

DePaul University has received a $20 million gift from anonymous benefactors to establish The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, which is designed to transform the landscape of diplomacy by empowering a diverse generation of diplomats from a wide...
10-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

The National Science Foundation has awarded Tanu Malik at DePaul University a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to support her work to lay the foundation for establishing reproducibility of real-world computational and data science.
26-Jun-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DePaul University ecologist receives NSF CAREER grant to study dispersal of mycorrhizal fungi

Bala Chaudhary, an assistant professor of environmental science at DePaul University in Chicago, is embarking on a deep dive into mycorrhizal dispersal mechanisms with support from a NSF CAREER grant.
16-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Championing the Humanities: DePaul University Receives $750K From Mellon Foundation to Launch Experiential Collaborative

DePaul University has been awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a humanities initiative that will bring together faculty, Chicago area community organization leaders and students to address current...
8-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Michiko Itatani’s cosmic paintings focus of online exhibition

DePaul University professor Laura Kina considers Michiko Itatani an ‘artistic mother’ and recently curated an online exhibition that explores Itatani’s work through essays, audio interviews and dynamic visual displays.
16-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Expert: Citizen diplomats necessary to address rise of nationalism in Europe

DePaul University associate professor David Wellman, an expert in the relationship between diplomacy, interreligious engagement and ecological ethics in building bridges across boundaries of difference, believes that transprofessional diplomacy —...
15-Nov-2019 2:25 AM EST

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Political marketing researcher eyes branding in lead-up to 2020 presidential election

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign underway and more than 20 candidates vying to be the Democratic standard bearer, how the sides market themselves is more important than ever in a politically-fractured country, said Bruce...
23-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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Climate Change Communication: Building Consensus

19-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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Chief of staff must be willing to ‘speak truth to power,’ says DePaul University researcher Nick Kachiroubas

13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

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Slavery in early Illinois: The untold battle to keep the state free

The call to make Illinois a slave state in the early 1820s failed in large part to a pair of English settlers who founded the southern Illinois town of Albion the same year the state was chartered, said Caroline Kisiel, an assistant professor in...
3-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

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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

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

21-Aug-2018 3:45 PM EDT

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

14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM 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 www.depaul.edu.

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