Chicago Humanities Festival

MCA ’68: Art & Violence, Then & Now
November 8,  6-7pm at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) CHICAGO 

Director of the DePaul Art Museum and former MCA curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, multi-disciplinary artist Danny Giles, Associate Professor of the History of Photography Greg Foster-Rice and Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy reflect on the intersection of violence and art on the 50th anniversary of a landmark exhibition from early in the MCA’s history, Violence! in Recent American Art (1968). In our media-saturated world, images of violence, fictional and otherwise, have become more prevalent and realistic. Artists across disciplines navigate a world saturated with trauma, grief, and conflict. Giles will also present recent work as a contemporary response to this seminal exhibition. Buy tickets here.

This program is presented in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This program is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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Viewing of “The Witch”

REMINDER: Attend “The Horror of the Humanities VI: The Witch” on Monday, October 29th from 6pm – 9pm for a “Haunted House,” screening of the film The Witch and a conversation with Robert Eggers. Please see below, and mark your calendars as the DePaul Humanities Center kicks off their 2018-19 season!

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“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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