Loyola students studying science or math will get a chance to start their research earlier than ever. The University’s new First-Year Research Experience allows undergraduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees a chance to perform exciting research with faculty members as first-year students
In 1968, the American Chemical Society (ACS) developed Project SEED, a program geared toward economically disadvantaged, high-achieving high school students by providing them with an opportunity to work directly with professional chemists and university professors for a summer.
Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.
Masters student Charles Heinrich writes a history of the Madonna della Strada Chapel in connection with the recent Crossings and Dwellings exhibit.
The History Department of Loyola University Chicago commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador through the launch of the public history project, The Ellacuría Tapes: A Martyr at Loyola. We applaud the vision for and management of this project by the department’s Professor Dina Berger, and her collaborative work with PhD Candidate Katie Macica and undergraduate student Albert Salatka, among many others from other departments within the university.
Political Science Professor Molly Melin does more than just lecture. From board games to Facebook groups, she’s finding new and creative ways to engage her students in politics and international relations. In fact, Dr. Melin has recently been awarded with the Provost’s Award for Teaching Freshmen. The award seeks to highlight instructors who teach 100 level classes and demonstrate a high level of commitment to building community among freshmen students.
On the weekend of its annual induction ceremony (October 10/12) Loyola University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the International Honor Society for Jesuit Colleges and Universities, hosted the regional conference of local chapter presidents.
Arts & Sciences
Despite studying for two degrees—one in political science and another in philosophy—Andrew Kletzien still manages to keep an active schedule outside the classroom.
Perla Gamez and her students could be shaping the future of bilingual education. The assistant psychology professor and several graduate and undergraduate students are working on research that seeks to improve the way classroom instruction is approached for English language learners.
Chemistry Professor Patrick L. Daubenmire has been recognized for his work in bringing sustainability into chemistry classrooms. Dr. Daubenmire is one of four recipients of the 2015 Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education, a prestigious award from the American Chemical Society and its Committee on Environmental Improvement.
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts recently introduced its newest offering this fall: a minor in Shakespeare Studies. The minor gives students an important interdisciplinary experience, allows them to study the works of Shakespeare in-depth, and acquire research and career skills.
The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, service to students, the university, and the wider public. Review one of our research projects, which highlights our connection to Chicago’s communities.
Earlier this month, Assistant Creative Writing Professor Aaron Baker and Loyola alum Lucy Schoyer were chosen as featured poets for the Poetry Foundation’s Open Door Readings. Baker and Schoyer read selections from their work on September 16 at the Poetry Foundation headquarters in downtown Chicago.