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SNL Distinctions

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Shirin Ali Earns Certification

A​ssociate Director Shirin Ali​ passed the Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation Exam to earn their certification in IT Service Management.

Joe Cunniff Assists Book Project

Part time faculty member Joe Cunniff​ recently helped with the development of NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal's new book, Stay On It.

Kevin Downing and Kenn Skorupa join 25 Year Club

​Professor Kevin Downing and Assistant Director of Joint Degree Programs Kenn Skorupa​ celebrated 25 years of service to DePaul by being inducted in the University's 25 Year Club. 

Ruth Gannon Cook Elected to Tenure Board

Professor ​Ruth Gannon Cook​ was elected by Faculty Council to serve on the University Board on Promotion and Tenure. for a three year term.

Steve Grossman Joins Labor Education Center

Steve Grossman joined the Labor Education Center ​as Associate Director.  Steve previously served as coach in the Center's high school collective bargaining simulations. He is an experienced teacher who was president of the North Suburban Teachers Union IFT-AFT Local 1274.

John Kimsey Speaks at Anniversary

A​ssociate Professor John Kimsey​ was a featured speaker at the DePaul Humanities Center's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles.  His paper was "Transcendent Masterpiece or Toy Balloon? The Debate about Sgt. Pepper."

Catherine Marienau Presents Plenary

Professor Catherine Marienau​ co-presented a plenary on "Toward Complexity and Commitment: Leraning to Change Our Brains" with Kathleen Taylor of St. Mary's College of California at the Human Science Institute Conference: A Difference to Make a Difference: Systemic Change for Social and Environmental Justice in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Akilah Martin Granted Research Funding

As​sociate Dean and Associate Professor Akilah Martin​ received a grant from the National Sea Grant Office for a research proposal, "Improving the Simulation of Green Infrastructure to Include Flood Mitigation and Lifecycle Duration" submitted with Bernard Engel of Purdue University.

Kaitlin McKenzie Passes Bar

​Assessment Coordinator Kaitlin McKenzie​ passed the Illinois Bar Exam.

Pamela Meyer Receives Award

Part-time faculty member Pamela Meyer received the Silver award from the Bradon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Awards for Learning Innovation in the category of Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Developmental Program​ for her collaborative efforts in co-designing T-Mobile's two-day management training program.

Pamela Meyer Leads Workshop

​Part-time faculty member Pamela Meyer​ led an agility workshop for bank examiners for the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Doug Murphy Appointed Chaplain

​Part-time faculty member Doug Murphy​ was appointed chaplain to the Good Sense Movement, an organization the supports the development of best practices for personal budgeting and spending.

Donald Opitz Appointed to Task Force

As​sociate Professor and Associate Dean Donald Opitz​​ was appointed as a member of the Enrollment / Student Success planning team that is part of DePaul University's strategic planning initiative.

Donald Opitz Re-elected Secretary

​Associate Professor and Associate Dean Donald Opitz​​ was re-elected Secretary of the Commission on Women and Gender Studies, Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST) of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology during the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology​ held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil​. 

Donald Opitz Co-Presents Symposium

​Associate Dean and Associate Professor Donald L. Opitz​ co-presented with Dr. Brigitte Van Tiggelen on "Domesticity in the Making of Scientific Careers" at the Family, Science, technology and Medicine: Gender in Local and Global Perspective​​ symposium which he co-organized with Dr. Milada Sekynkova as part of the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil​.

Barbara Radner Awarded Grant

Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Polk Brothers Foundation Center for Urban Education Barbara Radner was awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Terra Foundation for American Art​ to organize and implement a 14-month initiative to educate Chicago Public School teachers and students on American Art in conjunction with ArtDesign Chicago.

Benjamin Yeo Publishes Articles

​Assistant Professor Benjamin Yeo​ co-authored Exploring the Factors Affecting Global Manufacturing Performance in the Journal of Information Technology  with Associate Professor Delvin Grant of the School of Accountancy. He also published Economic Impact of Genesys Works in Texas in Genesys Works Where Tomorrow's Workforce Begins.