Occupational Therapy Program Launched
DePaul launched its Occupational Therapy program this fall, housed in the College of Science and Health and led by Program Director and Associate Professor Kate Barrett. The ﬁrst cohort of about 30 master’s students, who are preparing to work in schools, hospitals, clinics, private practice and other settings, will learn to treat children and adults with developmental, physical, cognitive and psychological conditions.
Civics Initiative Receives Grant Funding
DePaul received a $285,000, three-year grant from the Teagle Foundation to help develop a multi-section civics course, Lived Civics, the Social Contract and Public Life. Molly Andolina and Ben Epstein, associate professors in the Department of Political Science, and Margaret Storey, professor of History and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, are leading the program, which builds essential civic skills in various disciplines.
Latinx Initiative Exhibition
DePaul Art Museum presents “A Natural Turn,” an exhibition with the works of four surrealist artists living in the Americas — María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino and Kelly Sinnapah Mary. The exhibit, part of the museum’s Latinx initiative, runs through Feb. 19, 2023.
College of Business Appoints Leaders
Mark Shore (BUS ’87), an alternative investments expert, founder of Shore Capital Research and a Driehaus College of Business professional lecturer, was named executive director of DePaul’s Arditti Center for Risk Management. Global real estate consultant Rick Sinkuler (BUS ’83, MS ’86), previously a senior consulting partner for Ernst & Young’s real estate, hospitality and construction practice, was named Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of DePaul’s Real Estate Center.
STRC Inaugural Fellows
DePaul’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) awarded faculty research fellowships to Susana Martínez, associate professor of Spanish and director of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, and Chernoh Sesay Jr., associate professor of Religious Studies. It also gave professional development fellowships to Lori Pierce, associate professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies and of Global Asian Studies, and Lourdes Torres, Vincent de Paul professor of Latin American and Latino Studies. STRC supports research in the humanities as a source of justice and healing for communities historically shaped by, and continuously facing, racism, violence and dispossession.