Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane and Sustainable World includes a prominent institutional priority to “Advance our Social Justice Mission through Faculty Development.” All academic leaders, including those trusted with the process of new faculty recruitment for their programs and schools, are responsible for enhancing our recruitment efforts to seek individuals to join our faculty who are committed to our mission and to transformative education and justice. What do we mean by "hiring for mission"?
Invitation to Faculty Receptions hosted by Dr. Jo Ann Rooney and Dr. John Pelissero
All faculty are invited to join us at a reception in October. These events will offer us an opportunity to socialize and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues during the fall semester. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and no RSVP is necessary.
The Lake Shore campus reception will take place on Wednesday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Piper Hall.
The Water Tower campus reception will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m. in Lewis Towers, Beane Hall (13th floor).
On September 23, Provost John P. Pelissero, PhD, announced a new Academic Innovation Team that will be led by Joan Phillips, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean in the Quinlan School of Business.
Faculty Convocation, now in its tenth year, is an annual event that celebrates the official opening of the school year, welcomes faculty members new to Loyola, and recognizes faculty achievements. This year's Convocation was also a special opportunity for faculty to meet Loyola's President, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney. The Lakeside Convocation was on Sunday, September 18th and the Health Sciences Convocation was on Monday, September 19th. For transcripts of remarks and the program, please click here.
On Wednesday, August 31st, U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will discuss the role of study abroad in U.S. relations and ways students can access global opportunities. 1:30–2:30 p.m., Lake Shore Campus, Information Commons.
On August 26th author Bryan Stevenson will share with Loyola students, faculty and staff his reflections on "Just Mercy,' the award winning memoir of his efforts to defend the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Mr. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a 2011 recipient of a Loyola honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
The theme of this summer's Focus on Teaching and Learning conference is "Faculty As Learners: A Lens for Building Teaching and Learning Strategies." The conference will take place on Thursday, August 18th, 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Shore Campus. This year Loyola is thrilled to welcome keynote speaker Therese Huston, PhD, for the event. Dr. Huston is a cognitive psychologist and the author of "Teaching What You Don’t Know and How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices." She is also the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University.
Join with faculty, staff, family and friends and celebrate the graduating students who comprise Loyola's Class of 2016. Click on 'Commencement 2016' to learn more details regarding the eleven ceremonies that take place during May 10-13, May 15, and May 21.
Loyola's third annual Climate Change Conference takes place at the Lake Shore Campus, March 17-19, and features keynote speaker Naomi Klein on 'Ecological Economics: The Impacts of Capitalism, Free Trade, and NAFTA on the Acceleration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change." Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author.
The School of Education's 2016 Wozniak Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Lauren Heidbrink to the Water Tower Campus on March 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for its annual presentation. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.
Loyola Semester in Washington, DC
Loyola's new 'Semester in Washington, DC' Program enables eligible undergraduate students to live, study, and intern in our nation's capital. Beginning Fall 2016, Loyola students may enroll full-time in classes taught by Loyola faculty while gaining valuable professional experience and earning course credit serving 4 days a week as a student intern in a host office in Washington, DC. Interested students should contact Professor Peter J. Schraeder, Chair, Department of Political Science, at email@example.com.
This spring, the Hank Center's Cardinal Newman Lecture will be delivered by the poet and memoirist Mary Karr, the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. The lecture takes place at the Lake Shore Campus, Wednesday, March 2 on the Lake Shore Campus, 3:300 - 5:00 p.m. in the Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor.
Loyola has formally launched the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice, an interdisciplinary approach to promoting a more fair, informed, effective, and ethical criminal justice system. The center, a major initiative of Loyola's 5-year strategic plan to promote social justice, is supported in part by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and was developed by Loyola's School of Law, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and other University partners.
2016 Faculty Receptions
All faculty are invited to campus receptions in February hosted by Interim President John Pelissero, Lakeside Interim Provost Patrick Boyle, and Health Sciences Provost Margaret Callahan. These events will offer an opportunity to socialize and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please invite a colleague to join you.
Lake Shore Campus: Monday, February 15, 4-6 pm in the Mundelein Center, Palm Court, 4th Floor. Water Tower Campus: Tuesday, February 16, 4-6 pm in the Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, 9th Floor. Health Sciences Campus: Monday, February 29, 4-6 pm in the Cuneo Center Atrium.
Six Loyola sophomores have been chosen as the next group of Ricci Scholars, students who will travel to Italy and China during their junior year to study, travel, and conduct cross-cultural research. The cohort includes: Marie Hofer, Addison McTague, Brenna Michel, Suraj “Neil” Sheth, Karisma Wilson, and Stephanie Wong. Each of these scholars has performed at the highest levels of their class academically and each enjoys the support of a faculty mentor. During their stays in Rome and Beijing, they will participate in regular classes, in addition to carrying out their Ricci Scholars projects. Congratulations to them.
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, a two-year associate’s degree program for motivated students with limited financial resources and an interest in attending a four-year institution after graduation, welcomed its inaugural class in Fall 2015.
Dean David Yellen is #5 on the National Jurist’s list of 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education. The January 2015 issue calls Yellen an ‘Innovator’ for his work with the ABA and for his leadership role in the national dialog that is addressing today’s challenges and offering ways to improve legal education.
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business professor Joan M. Phillips, PhD, MBA, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015-16.
Robert A. Seal, dean of university libraries at Loyola University Chicago, is the 2015 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.