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Stateless - A Film By Scott Erlinder


The Center for Black Diaspora will be screening "Stateless,“ a film by my colleague Scott Erlinder. The film will be followed by a discussion.

This is part of the year-long theme: "Migration and Citizenship: Issues and Debates.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:30 - 4:30 pm as part of the series, "Stateless" will be screened. Stateless is a film on Rwandan refugees and the United Nations Hight Commission for Refugees. The film has been given a case number (essentially a legal argument) by the UN and has now been accepted in 4 festivals - 2 of them international.

The event will be held on the Lincoln Park campus, in the Dorothy Day Room (400) John Richardson Library.

Update: Video is available online here.


Theoretical foundations and real-world examples of the application of video games to promote learning

DePaul’s CDM is hiding a Research Colloquium on Tuesday, May 29th in CDM 230. The speaker will be William R. Watson from Purdue University.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29th, 1PM
TITLE: Theoretical foundations and real-world examples of the application of video games to promote learning

ABSTRACT: Video games are increasingly being promoted for their potential to promote engaging and problem-oriented learning. They have been touted as having the potential to transform education and video games for learning have even been celebrated at the White House. This discussion will present the theory behind the use of games for learning and review some real world examples of their use in schools.

BIO: William R. Watson is an Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. He is the director of the Purdue Center for Serious Games and Learning in Virtual Environments, which conducts research on and provides support for implementing, designing and developing educational video games and virtual environments for learning. Watson earned a Ph.D. in Education and a M.S. in Information Science from Indiana University. His research interest focuses on the critical, systemic change of education to realize a learner-centered paradigm, including the application of technology such as video games, virtual environments, and learning management software in order to create customized and personalized learning environments.

Safety Not Guaranteed


At Sundance this year, a low budget independent film, Safety Not Guaranteed, starring Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jake Johnson (New Girl), and Mark Duplass (The League, etc.) took the festival by storm, garnering multiple standing ovations, winning the Waldo Salt Award (for Best Screenplay) and selling to the distributor Film District. Film District is planning a major national theatrical release for June 8th, but we've managed to convince them to allow us a DePaul-Exclusive screening with a special guest on the night of Friday, May 11th.

This event is exclusively for DePaul Students and or Faculty. Please come. (First come, first seated).

Friday, May 11th, 2012
14 E. Jackson Ave.
CDM Theater Lower Level
6:00pm: Screening
7:30pm: Q&A with the directors and other special guests

Event Details
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
14 E. Jackson Ave., CDM Theater, Lower Level

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