“Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees”

LAS invites you to the documentary film screening of “Brightness of Noon: The Intersect of Faith, Immigration and Refugees,” on Wednesday, October 17, beginning with a reception at 6pm. This film is the first of a two-part documentary series that explores “the risks people of faith are will to take to protect the human rights of those fleeing violence, and the struggles and triumphs of undocumented immigrants and refugees as they resettle in the United States.”

Following the screening, a facilitated panel of DePaul faculty and students, along with writer and producer Debra Gonsher Vinik, will discuss important aspects of, and questions raised by, the film and conclude with an open Q&A session with the audience.

Register here!

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Teaching in Today’s Political Climate

Teaching CommonsEach year the Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning brings together faculty from across DePaul’s colleges and schools to connect with one another and share strategies for teaching and learning. The Fall Forum kicks off the academic year with an event focused on pedagogy, complementing the annual Teaching and Learning Conference in the spring.

For more details, please visit the event webpage.

 Friday, October 19 at 9:30am to 3:00pm

 Lincoln Park Student Center, 120 AB 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.​, Chicago, IL

 

Guest Speaker on “Applied Media Studies and the Medical Futures Lab”

Please join in welcoming Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH. She will be guest speaking on the Lincoln Park Campus for two days of presentations. The event takes place October 10-11, 2018 in the Richardson Library Idea Labs 1 & 2 (JTR 206 & 207).

Dr. Ostherr is a media scholar, health researcher, and technology analyst at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is founder and director of the Medical Futures Lab, and she has published widely on medicine and media. Her research on trust and privacy in digital health ecosystems has been featured in SlateThe Washington PostBig Data & Society, and Catalyst.

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This will be Dr. Ostherr’s second presentation “Applied Media Studies and the Medical Futures Lab.” It will take place on Thursday, Oct, 11, 10:00-11:00 am. In this talk, she will discuss some of the work involved in creating her lab, the Medical Futures Lab, and a book and Scalar site she recently edited, called Applied Media Studies. The book focuses on how, in the age of the maker movement, hackathons and do-it-yourself participatory culture, the boundaries between digital media theory and production have dissolved. Multidisciplinary humanities labs have sprung up around the globe, generating new forms of hands-on, critical and creative work. The scholars, artists, and scientists behind the projects in Applied Media Studies have invented new ways of doing media studies teaching and research, developing innovative techniques through experimental practice. This book of case studies brought together practitioners of applied media studies, presenting their expertise through a combination of case studies and collaborative interviews, providing a roadmap for how and why to do hands-on media work in the digital age.

Guest Speaker on “Digital Health Humanities”

Please join in welcoming Dr. Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH. She will be guest speaking on the Lincoln Park Campus for two days of presentations. The event takes place October 10-11, 2018 in the Richardson Library Idea Labs 1 & 2 (JTR 206 & 207).

Dr. Ostherr is a media scholar, health researcher, and technology analyst at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is founder and director of the Medical Futures Lab, and she has published widely on medicine and media. Her research on trust and privacy in digital health ecosystems has been featured in SlateThe Washington PostBig Data & Society, and Catalyst.

Osther flyer digital health humanities mseditsOn Wednesday, Oct 10, 6-7:30pm, Dr. Ostherr will present “Digital Health Humanities.” In this talk, she will discuss “digital health humanities,” an emerging research method that blends critical analysis with the use of computational tools to explore research questions related to digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) in health care. As a method that draws from and extends the fields of digital humanities and health humanities, digital health humanities employs digital tools to conduct humanities health research focusing on ICTs as objects of inquiry within the domain of health. Through analysis of the social and technical features of digital health technologies, this method emphasizes engagement with patients, caregivers, and other research participants that use the technologies under investigation. This talk will explain how Ostherr’s lab, the Medical Futures Lab, has identified research problems suitable for exploration and intervention using digital tools, gathered data on the need for and appropriateness of a digital health design intervention for a specific problem or patient population, and assessed the necessary social and technical features of digital ecosystems.

reception will follow the event on Wednesday evening.

 

 

The DePaul Scholarship & FAFSA Awareness Fair

DePaul Central is hosting events this upcoming Thursday (9/27) at the Lincoln Park Campus, and next Thursday (10/4) at the Loop Campus where you can learn about

  • the application process and deadlines for the 2019-20 FAFSA.
  • current scholarships and awards available in Scholarship Connect.
  • tips on navigating Scholarship Connect—and finding external scholarships
  • awards from colleges and departments for internships, travel and assistantships.

There will be free popcorn and swag! For more information, visit depaul.academicworks.com 

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DePaul Night at the Art Institute

DePaul College of LAS presents a night of special programming at the Art Institute of Chicago. While admission is always free for all DePaul students, faculty, staff, and their guests (with a DePaul ID), next Thursday evening, September 27, there will be talks from LAS professors and music from the Hunter Diamond Jazz Trio in Griffin Court of the Modern Wing.AtInstituteNight

The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go!

Wong_Kids_VerticalThe Theatre School at DePaul University presents The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go! by Lloyd Suh, directed by Coya Paz.

Do you ever wish you could be unique without being different? All Bruce and Violet Wong want is to fit in and to have friends. When they discover they both have superpowers, the fate of the world falls into their hands. Will their unique strengths be enough to save the world from the Space Chupacabra?

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 See The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go! from September 27th until November 3rd at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre near the loop campus. Tickets are $12, (discounted tickets may be available, so check before you buy). To find out more information and buy tickets, visit this page.