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With a venerable history of over 140 years, the College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of a transformative education in the vast disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We invite you to visit our academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, which serve as home to 57 academic majors and over 60 minors.


Latin America Matters Speaker Series: Film Screening

Latin America Matters Speaker Series Genocide on Trial in Guatemala Thursday April 17, 2014 Dictator In the Dock: Join us for a screening of the documentary The Dictator in the Dock: Genocide on Trial in Guatemala, and a discussion with the filmmaker, Pamela Yates, and producer, Paco de Onis.

Thinking outside the box

Assistant professor of psychology Robert Morrison has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and conducts research into how the brain allows people to reason and remember throughout their life. He’s also an accomplished artist whose photos, paintings, and sculptures have been displayed in galleries and museums across the country. He combines these varied aspects of his background to teach Psychology of Creativity honors course.

Student Profile

Weekend of Excellence: Angela Sandall

Angela Sandall fell in love with acting when she was a child—and she’s been on stage ever since. A veteran of several Loyola productions including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “12th Night,” Sandall also will appear on stage during this year’s Weekend of Excellence when she plays Yum-Yum in “Hot Mikado.”

Conversational Language Learning for Faculty and Staff

Join us this summer for the CAS program Conversational Language Learning for Faculty and Staff. We have expanded our offerings to provide variety and convenience.

Ellie Shermer Granted Prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer will be spending the 2014-15 academic year as a Visiting Fellow of the Russell Sage Foundation. She will be working on her new book, The Business of Education: The Corporate Transformation of America's Public Universities.

Life inside a refugee camp

Refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war in Syria now number in the millions, over half a million of whom are registered in nearby Jordan. Loyola senior Grace Swanson (above) spent a semester in Jordan, where she interviewed officials in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as women living in the urban capital city of Amman who receive support from UNICEF.

Weekend of Excellence: Afra Khan

As an aspiring doctor, with a major in International Studies and Pre-med, Afra Khan spends plenty of time studying. But she’s much more than just an outstanding student.

Meet the three new Ricci Scholars who will study abroad next year

Loyola University Chicago has selected its 2014–2015 Ricci Scholars, students who will travel to Italy and China during their junior year to study, travel, and conduct cross-cultural research. The Ricci Scholars program offers a scholarship to highly qualified students who spend their junior year at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center and the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies.

Hult Prize

Could this be a $1 million idea?

At first glance, Loyola business students and science students seem to be different breeds entirely. Biology majors conduct research and experiment in laboratories on the Lake Shore Campus, while finance and business majors pitch products and talk numbers downtown. But, as it turns out, they’ve got chemistry.

New book by Professor Jack Cragwall

Jasper Cragwall's new book, Lake Methodism: Polite Literature and Popular Religion in England, 1780–1830, reveals the traffic between Romanticism’s rhetorics of privilege and the most socially toxic religious forms of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Dr. Brophy to Participate in Rising Star Workshop in South Africa

Dr. Brophy will participate in the upcoming Rising Star Workshop at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa, where she will document and compare the occlusal morphology and cuspal arrangement of the Rising Star hominid teeth.

CIT Interdisciplinary Grants competition: Call for Proposals

The Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking (CIT) in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the first CIT Interdisciplinary Grants competition. This competition includes both small and large awards in the amounts of $2,000 and $10,000 to support interdisciplinary research or teaching projects that address issues not dealt with by current programs or to enhance already-existing interdisciplinary programs at Loyola.

Faculty Highlights: John Allen Williams receives Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award

Loyola’s resident expert in Military Science, John ("Jay") Williams, Political Science, was awarded the distinguished Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award in fall 2013, underscoring his teaching and professional contributions to the study of U.S. national security and civil-military relations.

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