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    Academic prestige at Loyola

    Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and one of the most prestigious academic honors societies in the country--only 10 percent of universities have a chapter. This year, Loyola initiated 54 students. Read on to learn more about the chapter and student stories!
  • A Year in Review: Innovative Arts and Renovated Facilities

    The opening of the newly-renovated Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts has given the Department of Fine and Performing Arts an artistic home for its burgeoning programs. The 2012-2013 seasons saw an outstanding collection of exhibitions and performances from the department, and the 2013-2014 season promises to lead Loyola to new artistic heights.
  • CBS interviews Professor Robert Bucholz on the history of royal births

    Royal historian and Loyola history professor Dr. Robert Bucholz interprets the royal birth for American viewers in this news segment for CBS Chicago. He explains the traditions, myths, and potential baby names that surround today’s British royal family.
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    Center “adds” strong leader

    With a career trajectory that included stops as a high school teacher, administrator, researcher, university professor, and project director for advancement of public education, Linda Brazdil, PhD, was the obvious choice to serve as the new director of Loyola’s Center for Science and Math Education.
  • Professor Kyle Roberts wins Schiller Prize from Bibliographical Society of America

    Kyle B. Roberts, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, has been awarded the 2013 Justin G. Schiller Prize for his essay, “Rethinking The New-England Primer,” by the Bibliographical Society of America.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Allen Frantzen on receiving the Medieval Academy of America's Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.

    Congratulations to Dr. Allen Frantzen on receiving the Medieval Academy of America's Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.
  • Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Gaylord-Harden

    Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden recently received a 2-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The purpose of the project is to examine desensitization to community violence in African American and Latino male adolescents residing in low socioeconomic, urban neighborhoods.
  • Dr. Brian Endless to become program director for African Studies and the African Diaspora

    CAS welcomes Dr. Brian Endless, faculty member in the Department of Political Science, as the next program director of the interdisciplinary program African Studies and the African Diaspora starting July 1.
  • Event: Uncovering Women's Intelligence: Race, Gender, and the Civil War

    Mary Bowser was born into slavery in Richmond, Virginia. After being freed by Bet Van Lew, daughter of the family that owner her, and sent North to be educated, Bowser returned to the South, where she and Bet worked together as Union spies during the Civil War. Join Dr. Lois Leveen, author of the novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser, as she discusses Bowser and Van Lew's extraordinary contributions to Civil War experience, and explores what it means to use historical fiction to teach about gender, race, and American history.
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    State of the students

    The president of the Unified Student Government Association organized the first ever State of the Students Address back in early October. President Julia Poirier held the event to promote transparency with the USGA and gain student feedback. At the event, Poirier proposed a three-pronged plan to focus on issues of sustainability, diversity, and rising tuition.
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    Here, There, and Everywhere

    The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to host the CD launch concerts of world-renowned pianist and Loyola faculty member Anthony Molinaro. Here, There and Everywhere will be held on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola’s Newhart Family Theatre.
  • Does Chicago Have Enough Police Officers?

    Criminal justice experts discuss the size of Chicago's police force and weigh the pros and cons of increasing the number of police officers working within the city at Loyola this Thursday.
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    Center stage with the DFPA

    The lights, cameras, and action will be in abundance this fall for Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The department's calendar is brimming with art projects, theatre productions, and artistic performances throughout the semester.
  • Divided We Fall

    Winner of more than a dozen international awards, this film by Valarie Kaur earned national attention as the first feature-length independent documentary film on post-9/11 racism and hate crimes.
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    AMS adds Loyola math prof

    The Loyola community and Department of Mathematics is honored to announce that Robert Jensen, professor of mathematics, has been invited to join the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
  • New Partnership: Loyola University and the Art Institute of Chicago

    In a new partnership between Loyola University and the Art Institute of Chicago, this spring semester Loyola students, faculty, and staff will have membership access to the museum and its general and special exhibitions, lectures, and programs. Through the University Partner Program‌, this incredible benefit provides the Loyola community an opportunity to explore the riches of the Institute and to examine art and culture though the museum’s collections. To launch this endeavor, we are inviting students, faculty, and guests to the Art Institute for Loyola University Night‌ on Thursday, January 31 for an evening of tours and discoveries.
  • Event: Nelson Algren Short Story Awards

    Since 1986, the Chicago Tribune has run the Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, a national competition that has supported the careers of many authors, including Loyola’s own David Michael Kaplan. Kaplan, a recipient of the award in past years, is a professor with the Department of English and will participate in a discussion with other past winners on Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.
  • Book your seats today!

    See the performance Tarfuffe by Moliere at Loyola's Newhart Family Theatre.
  • Loyola goes to the National Bowl

    In November, philosophy professor and director of the Bioethics Interdisciplinary Program, Jennifer Parks, along with co-coach Bryan Kibble (doctoral student in Philosophy), led two teams of students to winning performances at the Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl.
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    A true student leader

    Alexandra Vecchio, Loyola's selection as this year's Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, was recognized for her achievements back in November in Springfield, Illinois, at a ceremony to honor all of the student laureates.
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    An alum’s post-grad advice

    Sallyann Price, a 2012 Loyola graduate, sat down with Inside Loyola writer Akanksha Jayanthi recently to share her story and provide some advice for students worried about the current job market. Read on to learn more.
  • ‘Tis always the season

    Students in Dr. Amy Bohnert, professor of psychology, new course Psychological Perspectives on the Experience of Globalization, were eager to do something about the inequality that defines the lives of many in the larger world.
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    Profs pen editorials related to Sandy Hook tragedy

    Two Loyola professors have penned editorials on the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
  • Language is Power

    On November 30th, Slate Magazine published an article on its Crime Blog examining the use of “consensual” conversations with police. How about a Friendly Frisking? focuses on the myth and reality of how language plays a role between civilians and police officers.
  • English Department faculty member, Melissa Bradshaw, wins MLA Book Prize

    Congratulations to Melissa Bradshaw for receiving the prestigious Modern Language Association Book Prize for Independent Scholars for her book Amy Lowell, Diva Poet (Ashgate Publications, 2011). This award, given bi-annually by the most important professional organization in modern language and literature studies, recognizes outstanding achievement in published research.
  • College football: Is the price for a new coach worth it?

    David Doherty, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, co-authored a study that focused on whether the replacement of head coaches improves the performance of college football teams. Excitement often surrounds a new hire...
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    Loyola bioinformatics majors Loren Velasquez and Steven Reisman receive 2012 Illinois Technology Foundation’s 50 For The Future Awards

    Congratulations to Loren Velasquez and Steven Reisman, winners of the 2012 Illinois Technology Foundation’s 50 For The Future Awards! Both were nominated by Dr. Catherine Putonti.  Each year the Foundation recognizes and honors 50 exceptional Illinois undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in and potential to use technology in innovative ways.  Loren and Steven [...]

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    Discussing the Lincoln legacy

    Loyola will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Thursday afternoon with a guest lecture by award-winning Abraham Lincoln biographer, Michael Burlingame. Read on for more information.
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    Join us for the Newhart Family Theatre Dedication!

    The time is finally here to celebrate our new theatre space! On Saturday, October 13th at 7 PM we will be commemorating the completion of the Newhart Family Theatre on the second floor of Mundelein.

    Our brand new theatre was transformed from what used to be the the gymnasium of Mundelein College into this modern performing [...]

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    Researching food choice

    This summer senior Provost Fellow Michael Janusek, an economics and anthropology major, urban studies minor, and varsity track athlete, is researching connections between personal food choice and family food choice. He points out that choosing what to eat often goes beyond what is palatable.
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    Mapping heredity

    Elizabeth Vicker, senior molecular biology major and Provost Fellow, is fascinated with something that she can't even see--with the naked eye that is. She is spending her summer studying genes, the molecular units of heredity that determine everything in our bodies.
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    Theology prof to head CTSA

    Susan A. Ross, PhD, professor and chair of Loyola's theology department, has been installed as the new president of the Catholic Theological Society of America for the upcoming year. Dr. Ross assumed her new role as president at the organization's annual convention in June.
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    New academic year, CAS dean

    The new academic year is here, and the College of Arts and Sciences welcomes a new dean: Reinhard Andress, PhD. After a 19-year stint at Saint Louis University, Andress hopes to make the undergraduate experience at Loyola "the premier experience in Chicago.” Inside Loyola sat down with Andress recently to find out a little more about him and his plans for the CAS.
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    Working behind the scenes

    Being a theatre student isn't all about being up on stage. Rising senior Ali Drumm worked as the assistant production manager at the Pivot Arts Festival this summer, gaining some valuable real world experience. Read on to learn more about her summer internship.