On Saturday 22 April, Earth Day and the March for Science call for a double celebration of science and its role in promoting sustainability and well-being for humans and our environment. Numerous national and international environmental and scientific organizations have combined forces through public rallies and science education initiatives to foster awareness, support and… Read More


“Transformations: Art, Identity, Ideology” is the topic guiding the next DePaul Humanities Center discussion, planned for Thursday, April 20, 2017. The conversation offers an exciting opportunity to learn more about some of the most complex interfaces between art and identity formation in the 21st century.  Four artists and thinkers from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds… Read More


This edition of the Full Text is brought to you in part by members of the DePaul University Library EDGE Team, Nora Drew and Angie Vick. They have been sharing their perspectives as first-year students–and new users of University Library services–in a series of projects this year. Read on to find out more about the… Read More


This edition of the Full Text is brought to you in part by members of the DePaul University Library EDGE Team: Dakota Anderson, Alana Johnson, and Anna Shapiro. They have been sharing their perspective as first-year students and new users of University Library services in a series of projects this year. Read on to find… Read More


In April 1917, the United States declared war on the Central Powers, joining a nearly three-year-old global conflict—World War I. This decision came just a decade after St. Vincent’s College was re-chartered as DePaul University on Christmas Eve 1907. Glimpses of the Great War, the newest exhibit at the John T. Richardson Library, highlights the… Read More


“Can Librarians Save us from Fake News?” was the recent headline of a VICE article. For centuries, individuals have shaped and used information for personal and political gain. However, by the mid- 20th century, we had two professions solidly in place that provided a check on “fake news”–journalists and librarians. Journalists, abiding by a Code… Read More


DePaul University’s Institute for Nature & Culture is delighted to announce the installation of a new work of art in DePaul’s John T. Richardson Library.  Conceived by Chicago photographer Doug Fogelson, Openlands Artist-in-Residence 2015-16, and executed by Fogelson and the Open Land Art & Fact Team in collaboration with Openlands.org, O.L.A.F.T. is installed on the… Read More


On Wednesday, February 22nd, the DePaul University Library and the Center for Identity, Inclusion, and Social Change will sponsor a discussion of censorship, free speech, and recent challenges to information policies designed to promote open and equitable access to information by James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive… Read More


Arthur Pita's Metamorphosis

The DePaul Humanities Center presents the second event in its 2016-2017 “Transformations” series on Thursday February 16, when it welcomes Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson to discuss art and transformation in the context of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The evening begins with a screening of Watson dancing the title role of Gregor Samsa in Arthur… Read More


In December 2016, a CNN commentator asserted that “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, as facts.” In the weeks since, others have questioned not just the veracity of specific facts, but whether or not we should put stock, as a nation, in the idea of verifiable information. Most notably, a senior adviser to the President… Read More