Activists/Artists/Ecologists Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 7 – 9 pm
DePaul University, McGowan South,
1110 W Belden Ave,
Chicago, IL  60614
(Room 104)

The DePaul University Institute for Nature and Culture is excited to invite you to a panel discussion with four activists/artists/ecologists who are engaged in crucial struggles for our planetary future and provide models of hope in these arduous times. ALL WELCOME; Students should especially consider coming along.

Taylor Brorby is an essayist, poet, and memoirist whose work centers on hydraulic fracking and climate change in western North Dakota.

Lucas Foglia’s photographs challenge the concept that humans and nature operate in opposition, while simultaneously highlighting the relentlessly uneasy, absurdly comedic integrations of our technologies in the natural world.*

Shannon Heffernan is a reporter with WBEZ.  She has covered environmental news and criminal justice issues.  She also reports on poverty, labor, and climate change.

Nat Mengist cultivates equitable, land-conscious partnerships through training in garden education, nonprofit leadership, and post-humanities scholarship.

Sponsored by the DePaul Institute for Nature and Culture.  Contact

*Foglia’s third book, Human Nature, was just published by Nazraeli Press. His next solo exhibition opens July 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. (Image beneath title by Lucas Foglia.)

Making a Digital Edition: Introduction to Text Encoding and the Petrarchive Project


Learn more about Petrarch and explore the latest developments in digital humanities scholarship! Modern Languages and Studio X have invited Isabella Magni, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Newberry Library, to lead the faculty and graduate student workshop Making a Digital Edition: Introduction to Text Encoding and the Petrarchive Project on 

Friday, May 18, 10AM-12PM
Richardson Library 207

RSVP today!

Breakfast will be served before the workshop. Don’t miss this exciting, hands-on experience!

2018 Transnational Latino Conference


The Department of Modern Languages invites you to:


Transnational Artistic Articulations of Cross-Cultural

Latin@ and Latin American Identities.

May 17-19 at DePaul University, Chicago



Keynote Speaker:  Reyna Grande

                FRIDAY, MAY 18
6:40 – 8:10 PM


Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist.  She has received the International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award (2017), the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature (2015), the International Latino Book Award (2010), and El Premio Aztlán Literary Award (2006) among others.  She is the author of The Distance Between Us (2012), Across a Hundred Mountains (2006), and Dancing with the Butterflies (2009).  Reyna Grande is a member of the Macondo Writer’s Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros.  Her new memoir A Dream Called Home, a sequel to The Distance Between Us will be released in October 2018 by Atria Books.

Reyna Grande was born in Iguala Guerrero, she was two years old when her father left to the United States in search of better opportunities.  Her mother reunited with her father  two years later leaving Reyna and her siblings in Mexico.  She left Mexico and came to the United States in 1985 as an undocumented immigrant; she was also the first in her family to attend and graduate from college.  She obtained a BA. In creative writing and film and video from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University.  She is also a motivational speaker at colleges and universities across the United States.

She will be the keynote speaker on Friday, May 18  and will participate in a roundtable discussion on immigration on Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30p.m.

For information contact:

María A. Beltrán-Vocal

Tamara Martínez

Casimiro Leco Tomás