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Donna Heckler '85 Authors Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer

October 15, 2014

Donna A. Heckler, a 1985 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of Living Like a Lady When You Have Cancer. A global brand strategy executive, "When... Read More

Wallace J. Nichols '89 to Address Winners of 2014 International Young Eco-Hero Awards

October 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will make a keynote address at an October 18 reception honoring winners of... Read More

Washington Post Book Review Praises "Fascinating Study" by Wallace J. Nichols '89

August 10, 2014

In a Washington Post book review, Nicola Joyce states that "it’s no surprise that I’ve headed to the beach to read Blue Mind. The author, Wallace J. Nichols... Read More

Ebola Researcher Prof. Sharon Crary Writes of the Virus, Its Toll, and Its Possibilities

August 8, 2014

"Anyone who has worked in a maximum containment lab with Ebola virus has had that moment when a headache starts and you wonder: 'Is this it? Did I do something... Read More

Emerging Genre of 'Cli-Fi' Includes Book by Barbara Kingsolver '77

August 7, 2014

"Is climate change due for an Uncle Tom's Cabin moment?," asks the Washington Post's Daniel Bloom. "The 1852 bestseller helped transform abolitionism into... Read More

Washington Post Interviews J. Nichols '89

July 29, 2014

"Wallace J. Nichols spent nearly two decades as a marine biologist studying Pacific Ocean sea turtles and working with fishermen in Baja California, Mexico... Read More

Award-Winning Conservationist Patricia Chapple Wright Here Sept. 28 to Discuss 'Saving Lemurs from Extinction'

July 24, 2014

American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist Patricia Chapple Wright -- the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize -- will come to DePauw... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Receive Library of Virginia's Literary Lifetime Achievement Award

July 23, 2014

Barbara Kingsolver, acclaimed bestselling author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is the 2014 recipient of the Library of Virginia's Literary Lifetime... Read More

J. Nichols '89 Featured on CBS This Morning

July 22, 2014

"A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water," reports CBS This Morning. In a segment on the new book by 1989... Read More

New Book by J. Nichols '89 a "Groundbreaking Work," Opines Columnist

July 21, 2014

"We intuitively know that the ocean makes us happy, and after years of organizing scholarly conferences to explore the science behind that idea, Davenport... Read More

Kartik Amarnath '13 Discusses Malaysian Homelessness With Newspaper

July 15, 2014

"Last week I met up with a 22-year-old research graduate from the U.S. by the name of Kartik Amarnath," writes Anthony SB Thanasayan in Free Malaysia Today... Read More

Research by Prof. Pascal Lafontant and Six Students in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology

June 25, 2014

A new research paper authored by Pascal J. Lafontant, associate professor of biology at DePauw University, and six of his students is published in the... Read More

Franklin College Honors Prof. Sarah Mordan-McCombs '09

June 21, 2014

Sarah Mordan-McCombs, assistant professor of biology at Franklin College and 2003 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of Franklin's "Faculty... Read More

NY Times Cites Barbara Kingsolver '77 & DePauw in Article on 'Viral' Commencement Addresses

June 8, 2014

A New York Times look at commencement speeches that continue to draw attention over time includes video of Barbara Kingsolver's 1994 address at her alma... Read More

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes to Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology

June 1, 2014

Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among the contributors to a new book of essays and interviews, Outdoors in the Southwest:... Read More

J. Nichols '89 "Makes a Persuasive Case for Water's Healing Power" in Upcoming Book

May 24, 2014

"At the risk of sounding like Zoolander, water is having a moment right now," writes Amanda FitzSimons in the June 2014 issue of Elle. "In a book out next... Read More

Commencement Speeches by Vernon Jordan '57 & Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among NPR's 'Best Ever'

May 20, 2014

Addresses by two graduates of DePauw University -- Vernon Jordan '57 and Barbara Kingsolver '77 -- are listed among NPR's "The Best Commencement Speeches... Read More

Tucker, Minar and Oxnam Awards Recognize Faculty Excellence  

May 9, 2014

Two members of the DePauw University faculty -- Wade N. Hazel, professor of biology, and Nachimuthu Manickam, professor of mathematics and chair of the... Read More

UK Newspaper Cites Barbara Kingsolver's ('77) Poisonwood Bible

April 20, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is one of the "10 best novels about Africa," according to the United... Read More

W. Clifford Mull '01 Named a Partner at Benesch

March 24, 2014

W. Clifford Mull, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been named a partner at Benesch.  Mull is based in the business law firm's Cleveland office... Read More

Work by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime'

March 9, 2014

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among Amazon.com's "100 Books to Read in a Lifetime." Parade magazine... Read More

J. Nichols '89 to Address TEDx SantaCruz

March 8, 2014

Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be among the presenters at today's TEDx SantaCruz in California.  The... Read More