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Features Archive

  • Public History Project Commemorates Ellacuría & Salvadoran Martyrs

    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.
  • Charles Heinrich Publishes Book on Madonna della Strada Chapel

    Masters student Charles Heinrich writes a history of the Madonna della Strada Chapel in connection with the recent Crossings and Dwellings exhibit.
  • New Shakespeare Studies program

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ‘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.
  • 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.
  • 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...