|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dear Full-Time Faculty in LAS, I am writing to invite applications to the Undergraduate Research Assistance Program (URAP) for Winter and Spring Quarters of 2023. The URAP is a faculty grant that will pay an undergraduate student of your choice to serve as a research assistant on your project for up to two quarters. The student receives remuneration for their time; the faculty member receives the student’s paid support. The URAP is open to both term and tenure-line faculty members. Information about the URAP, and a link to the application portal, is available at the LAS Internal Grants Page. The application portal will open tomorrow, October 1; the firm application deadline is October 31, 2022. Both the faculty member and student complete applications, so you’re encouraged to explore the guidelines and forms, and have conversations with prospective student co-applicants early in the application period. For any needed assistance with the application submission, please email Erica Godfrey in the LAS dean’s office. Peter Vandenberg, Ph.D.|
Executive Associate Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
990 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614-2458
Learn More About This Year-Long Program in Spain
See Dr. Michele Morano if interested.
New Podcast: DePaul Alum Interviews Professionals with Liberal Arts Advanced Degrees Working Outside Their Fields of Study.
MAWP alum Jesse Butts has started a podcast, The Work Seminar, devoted to liberal arts advanced degree holders considering work outside their fields of study.
Jesse writes: “In each episode, I interview MAs, MFAs, PhDs, and the like who’ve done exactly that. Some guests have migrated to adjacent fields, and others have landed in (seemingly) unrelated occupations. We explore their journeys from grad school to their new lines of work; reflect on work’s role in their lives, passion vs. practicality, and their philosophy of work; and share advice for listeners uncertain of what’s next.”
The show is available on all major podcast players, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Apply for a Scriptwriting Workshop! Applications due November 12
The GBH Kids Scriptwriting Fellowship is a program designed to mentor early-career writers, who are members of underrepresented groups in the greater children’s media industry (including individuals of African American, Asian, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent), in writing scripts for a GBH KIDS animated series focused on STEM learning. The goal is to diversify the pipeline of writers for both this show, and the greater children’s media industry with a hands-on learning experience in television writing for children and an opportunity for their scripts to be produced for this new series.
GBH Kids is looking for 5 exceptional scriptwriting fellows to participate in our 4-month writing workshop. They are accepting applications until Friday, November 12th at 5pm EST.
You can find more information here about the program and application requirements.
Free Film Screening
The Center for Latino Research is hosting a free screening of the film The Infiltrators, from May 24th until May 28th. Use the link below to be taken to the streaming platform, click “Unlock for free,” and enter the code “depaul.”
TEDxDePaulUniversity is back! Register today for the 2021 online event on Friday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. CT
The DePaul community, friends and family are invited to register for this year’s TEDxDePaulUniversity free online event, “The Unexpected.” The event will take place on May 21 from 11:30-1pm CST. To learn more, visit the official DePaul University TEDx site here.
About the 2021 speakers
Six DePaul community members were selected to speak and explore the theme of how some of life’s most important lessons are often the most unexpected.
- Jacqueline Kelly-McHale, faculty, School of Music
- Jamal McPherson, graduate student, School of Public Service
- Coya Paz, interim dean, The Theatre School
- Priyanka Podjale, 2020 graduate, College of Communication
- Azucena “Ceni” De La Torre, ministry coordinator, Catholic Campus Ministry; 2014 graduate, College of Communication
- David Wellman, director, Grace School of Applied Diplomacy
LGBTQ+ Studies Minor
Check out the new LGBTQ+ Studies newsletter here to get a flavor of the program and feel free to reach out to Prof. Borich with questions.
To complete the minor you need LGQ 150—Intro to LGBTQ Studies, and five electives, which are classes with at least 50% LGBTQ content.
James Phelps can help English majors signup for the minor.