DePaul University

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DePaul University

Private university of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, United States add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1898.

Countries: United States (71%), (13%), USA (3%)

Main connections: Madeleine Sophie Barat, Illinois, Ray Meyer

Linked to: DePaul University College of Law, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Art Institute of Chicago, Association for Computing Machinery




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Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest Saint Vincent de Paul add something


Student enrollment grew from 70 in 1898 to 200 in 1903 in what is now the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago add something


Vincent's College"', DePaul University was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission priests and brothers, known as the Vincentians add something


The color blue, which signifies loyalty and was chosen in 1901 by a vote of the student body, was added to the name to create the "Blue Demons" add something


In response, the Vincentians re-chartered in 1907 as DePaul University, expressly offering all of its courses of study to men and women of any religious background add something


Marshall and Fox - One of the firm's most noted works is the 1910 Blackstone Hotel, on the National Register, along with the adjacent Blackstone Theater, now the Merle Reskin Theatre which was acquired by DePaul University in 1988 as part of their Loop Campus


DePaul began admitting women in 1911 and awarded degrees to its first female graduates in 1912 add something


In 1912, DePaul established the School of Music and the College of Commerce, the latter becoming one of the oldest business schools in the nation add something


DePaul's College of Commerce opened on January 11, 1913 add something


In 1914, the College began offering courses in Chicago's Loop, the precursor of DePaul's second primary campus add something


In 1915, the Illinois College of Law completed its affiliation with the university and became the DePaul University College of Law add something


With the entry of the United States into World War I in 1918, DePaul formed a unit of the US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and converted its College Theatre into Army barracks add something


Although finances were rocky, the university continued to grow and build in the 1920s add something


DePaul's Theatre School was founded as the Goodman School of Drama in 1925 and is the Midwest's oldest theater training conservatory add something


In 1926, the university was first accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities add something


By 1930 more than 5,000 students were enrolled in eight colleges and schools on two campuses add something


Edward Rowan Finnegan - Finnegan was born in Chicago and graduated with a BA from Loyola University Chicago and a law degree from the DePaul University School of Law in 1930


In 1938, the Department of Elementary Education was established, reportedly the only one in the Midwest and one of six in the United States add something


The Great Depression led to fluctuations in enrollment and tuition as well as cutbacks, including elimination of the football team in 1939 add something


Robert Muczynski - Muczynski studied composition with Alexander Tcherepnin at DePaul University in the late 1940s


In 1942, DePaul named Ray Meyer as head basketball coach add something


Enrollment in 1945 skyrocketed to 8,857 students, twice as many as the previous year, and totaled more than 11,000 in 1948 add something


John Frederick Nims - He graduated from DePaul University, &University_of_Notre_Dame with an M.A., and from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in 1945


Tom Bosley - While attending DePaul University, in Chicago , in 1947, he made his stage debut in "Our Town" with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre


In 1954, DePaul adopted its current armorial seal with coat of arms and motto: "Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi" add something


In 1955, the Frank J. Lewis Foundation donated the 18-story Kimball Building, rechristened the Lewis Center, at 25 East Jackson Boulevard, to the university add something


Joel Gerber - Gerber received his B.S. in business administration from Roosevelt University in 1962 and his J.D. from DePaul University in 1965


Andrea Seastrand - Seastrand was born in Chicago , Illinois and graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in 1963


Gretchen Oehler - Oehler attended the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, now the theatre department at DePaul University, winning the prestigious Sarah Siddons Society scholarship for the 1964-65 school year


Richard M. Daley - Originally from Bridgeport, a historically Irish-American neighborhood located southwest of the Chicago Loop, Daley graduated from the De La Salle Institute high school and obtained his bachelor's degree from Providence College in 1964 and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University


DePaul's education program was among the first to become accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in 1965 and remains accredited today add something


This expansion was completed in the 1970s when McCormick moved its campus to the Hyde Park neighborhood add something


Steve LaSpina - He attended the University of Illinois and DePaul University, and first began playing professionally in Chicago in the 1970s


Joe Mantegna - He graduated with a degree in acting from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in 1970. which later played with another local group The Missing Links, who went on to form the band Chicago


In 1972, DePaul created the School for New Learning, one of the first colleges in the nation dedicated to serving adult students add something


The School for New Learning , created in 1972, was one of the first university-wide efforts in the United States to serve adult students through a separate college add something


In 1976 and 1977, the university acquired the land and buildings of the McCormick Theological Seminary, which increased its presence in Lincoln Park add something


George Flynn - He studied and taught at Columbia University, New York City, and from 1977 to 2001 headed the Department of Composition at DePaul University in Chicago


Dmitry Paperno - Paperno became a tenured professor at DePaul University after moving to the United States in 1977


In 1978, DePaul acquired the 47-year-old Goodman School of Drama from the Goodman Theatre and transformed it into The Theatre School add something


Terry Cummings - A graduate of Carver High School, in Chicago , Cummings attended DePaul University from 1979 to 1982


Following renovations in the 1980s and expansion of academic programs to promote research and social engagement, the university launched a six-year strategic plan in 1989 add something


Tyrone Corbin - Corbin played collegiately at DePaul University from 1981 to 1985


Tom Amandes - In 1981, after graduating from The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University, Amandes set out to apprentice on the Chicago stage


Meyer coached for DePaul until he retired in 1984, leading the 1945 team to the championship of the National Invitation Tournament and earning numerous honors, including election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979, the fourth active coach to be so honored add something


Paula Cale - Following her graduation in 1988, she studied to be a teacher for one year at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee, transferred to the prestigious Goodman School of Theatre at DePaul University in Chicago , where she won a scholarship to study drama and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting 1993


Marjorie Vincent - Vincent entered DePaul University as a music major, switching to business in junior year and graduating in 1988


At Lincoln Park, projects included the John T. Richardson Library, completed in 1992, several new residence halls and the quadrangle add something


Opened in 1992, the library features study and small-group spaces, an automated reference center, and a high-tech Resource Center for Career Development add something


Rudresh Mahanthappa - He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1992 and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in jazz composition from Chicago's DePaul University in 1998


Major construction included renovation of the DePaul Center in 1993 and acquisition of the Blackstone Theatre, rechristened the Merle Reskin, in 1992 add something


The DePaul Center , an 11-story building fully renovated in 1993 to include modern classrooms, high-tech student services and a business library, is located in the building that formerly housed the A. M. Rothschild & Company Store and the Goldblatt's Department Store add something


The building, still used today, was the hub of the Loop campus until 1993, when the DePaul Center opened at 1 East Jackson Boulevard add something


Leonard Roberts - He grauated from University City High School and in 1995, Roberts graduated from DePaul University Theater School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting


David R. Gamperl - He started his first business, America's Finest Pasta Sauces after graduating with an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University's College of Commerce in 1995 and winning first prize in the university's start-up business plan contest


Latasha Byears - She later transferred to DePaul University in Chicago , where she averaged 22,8 points and 11,7 rebounds per game during the 1995-1996 season, a performance that earned her a first team All-American


Michael Muhney - He moved back to Chicago, where, in 1997, he received a bachelor's degree from the Goodman School of Drama, now known as The Theatre School at DePaul University


Judy Greer - In 1997 she graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University


Martin Jahn - In 1997, he started managing an office in Chicago , where he studied at DePaul University and received an MBA


DePaul was one of seven finalists for College of the Year honors given by "Time" magazine and the "Princeton Review" in 1998 add something


Additional new facilities included the William G. McGowan Biological and Environmental Sciences Center in 1999, the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center in 1999, the Student Center in 2001 and the Sullivan Athletic Center in 2000, and the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building in 2009 add something


Notable faculty include M. Cherif Bassiouni, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for his work on behalf of the International Criminal Court, Alberto Coll, former United States Assistant Secretary of Defense under George H. W. Bush, and Andrea Lyon, director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases add something


Madeleine Sophie Barat - The Barat Education Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, was established in 2000 prior to the sale of Barat College to DePaul University


In November 2000, the Urban Land Institute presented DPC with its Award for Excellence for Rehabilitation add something


DePaul entered into a merger with Barat College in 2001, from which it withdrew in 2005 after continued low enrollment and rising maintenance costs made the campus unviable add something


Madeleine Sophie Barat - Barat College merged with DePaul University in 2001 and was closed in 2005


The three-level Student Center, which opened in 2002, houses student services, dining facilities, the Saint Louise de Marillac Chapel, a cyber cafe, a &PNC_Bank (PNC_Financial_Services) and offices for organizations ranging from special-interest clubs to the Center for Intercultural Programs add something


Jenni Dant - She was a DePaul University Blue Demons basketball player from January 2002 until April 2005, and was drafted by the Houston Comets of the WNBA


In January 2003, The Education Life section of "The New York Times" listed DePaul's Theatre School among nine schools most mentioned by casting directors and theatrical agents for program quality add something


DePaul partnered with Roosevelt University and Columbia College Chicago to build the University Center of Chicago, an 18-story residence hall two blocks south of DPC housing 1,700 students, which opened in 2004 at the intersection of State and Congress Streets add something


Since 2004, "US News & World Report" has recognized DePaul as one of the top schools in the nation for service learning in which community-based volunteer work is utilized as an instructional strategy add something


Wilson Chandler - Chandler was recruited by and considered Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Dayton; however, Chandler committed to DePaul University late in 2004


DePaul was named as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the two agencies in early 2005 add something


In 2005 DePaul became the first Liberal Arts university in the US to offer a Bachelors degree in Computer Games Development, and in 2008 named Eugene Jarvis their first Game Designer in Residence add something


The School of Music was named as one of the "Schools That Rock" in the 2005 "Rolling Stone" guidebook that evaluated collegiate music schools nationally add something


Madeleine Sophie Barat - When DePaul University closed Barat College in June 2005, the Board of Directors voted to perpetuate and build upon the Barat legacy of education, leadership and advocacy


The former Barat College had its final graduation on June 11, 2005 and was closed as of June 30, 2005 add something


Also, until its destruction in 2006, the gothic architecture Hayes-Healy Athletic Center adjacent to the CTA Fullerton 'L' Station was part of the Seminary campus add something


Associate Professor Miriam Ben-Yoseph was named the 2006 Illinois Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education add something


At the 2006 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, in which over 5,600 teams representing 1,733 universities from 84 countries competed, DePaul placed 29th, one of three U.S. universities in the top 30 add something


In 2006, the school's array of theatrical productions, playwrighting festivals, guest-lecture series and scholarship availability are featured in the book Creative Colleges, written by Elaina Loveland add something


Dominic James - James topped his previous career high 28 points with a team leading 29 points at DePaul University on January 17, 2006


In 2007, "Fortune Small Business" recognized its performing arts management major as one of the 24 best cross-discipline programs for entrepreneurs add something


The community and clinical-community psychology programs won the Award for Excellence in Education Programs from the Society for Community Research and Action ; DePaul's program was the first recipient of the award, given for the first time in 2007 add something


The Chronic Illness Initiative in DePaul's School for New Learning was named one of the 30 "Smart Business Ideas" in higher education by University Business magazine in its December 2007 issue add something


In 2008, DePaul purchased the 18-story 14 East Jackson Boulevard Building at State and Jackson, formerly the Lytton Building, across the street from the DePaul Center add something


The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Environmental Science and Chemistry Building is a new four-story building completed in January 2009, it is connected to the William G. McGowan Biological and Environmental Sciences Center add something


In 2010, the undergraduate program in DePaul University's College of Business was named one of "BusinessWeek"'s best 'Return On Investments' for Private Schools add something


Brian Ellerbe - From 2010 to 2013, Ellerbe was an assistant at DePaul on the staff of Oliver Purnell


Reggie Theus - In April 2010 Theus was interviewed by DePaul University for its head coaching position


For 2011 and 2012, "US News & World Report" ranked DePaul in the Top Tier of national colleges and universities add something


In 2011, DePaul became the first university in the Midwest to offer an MFA Screenwriting and an MFA Animation add something


The College of Science and Health was established in 2011 to develop future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, clinicians, researchers and health professionals to meet the demands of the growing fields of science and health add something


Dana Hall (musician) - In 2012, Hall joined the faculty of the DePaul University s://music


Slow movement (culture) - In July 2012, a three-day conference titled "Slow Church: Abiding Together in the Patient Work of God" was held on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago on the topic of slow church and featured Christian ethicist Stanley Hauerwas and Kyle Childress, among others


It has since grown to be, as of 2013, the largest Catholic university in the United States add something


In September 2013, DePaul opened its new Theatre School building, which includes the Fullerton Stage, a 250-seat thrust theater, as well as the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre, a 100-seat flexible theater on the fourth floor add something


Sabra (company) - As of 2014, students from numerous universities in the United States and Canada have pushed for boycotts of Sabra products, such as American University, DePaul University, &Princeton_University, and the University of Ottawa


DePaul University has been ranked the best computer programming school in the United States in 2015 add something


Dave Leitao - Following the March 2015 resignation of head coach Oliver Purnell, DePaul re-hired Leitao to lead the program for the second time


The stadium is expected to be in use by the beginning of the 2016 - 2017 season add something


Kerrie Holley - In 2016, Holley was conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University, College of Communication / College of Computing and Digital Media


In May 2016, Black Lives Matter protestors interrupted the speech of Milo Yiannopoulos add something


Ilya Kaler - Kaler was formerly Professor of Violin at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and as of 2017 is Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois


According to an article released on May 22, 2017 from DePaul's student newspaper, "The DePaulia", the new music school building is to be named after president Fr. Holtschneider, who will be stepping down as president in June 2017 add something


Dennis H. Holtschneider - On June 30, 2017, he will step down as president of DePaul


However, from August 2017 to May 2018, fewer than 168,100 people have attended Wintrust Arena for their events add something


DePaul opened Wintrust Arena in October 2017 after using Allstate Arena for previous basketball games add something


In 2018, the college unveiled a new major in Sports Communication add something