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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

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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