Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

Profiles Archive

  • Award

    Shahtaj Usmani earns President's Medallion

    During her time at Loyola, Shahtaj Usmani has spent countless hours as a student leader in several groups, including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the New Life Volunteering Society.
  • Distinguished Scholar Award presented to Professor Steve Jones

    During the January 2014 MLA meeting in Chicago, Steve Jones was presented with the Keats-Shelley Association's Distinguished Scholar Award.
  • Students Curate Exhibit on Campus Activism in the 1980s

    As students in Dr. Dina Berger’s Cold War in the Americas course (HIST 300) have learned this fall semester, the Cold War was just as hot in the Western Hemisphere as it was in Europe and Asia. Dr. Berger’s course offered students the unique opportunity to learn about the Cold War in Latin America by developing an exhibit based on materials held at the University Archives.
  • Loyola University Army ROTC cadet is ranked #8 in the nation

    Each Fall Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) ranks graduating senior cadets from around the country. These cadets are listed through the Order of Merit List (OML). This year Kevin T. Filip, an Army ROTC cadet from Loyola University Chicago earned the number eight position in the prestigious top 10, out of 5,478 graduating cadets.
  • A lifetime achievement award for Dr. Frank Fennell

    Dr. Frank Fennell, long-time faculty member in the Department of English and Dean of CAS from 2008-2012, was the recipient of the Newbridge Silver Literary Award this past summer for lifetime contributions to scholarship on the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.
  • Professor profile

    Daubenmire recognized for teaching first-year students

    Patrick Daubenmire is one of four professors who received Loyola’s Excellence in Teaching Freshmen Award. Here, he talks about his love of chemistry and how his Jesuit professors in college inspired him to become a teacher.
  • She opens students’ minds to the world of philosophy

    Jacqueline Scott is one of four professors who received Loyola’s Excellence in Teaching Freshmen Award. Here, she talks about her love of teaching, how she got interested in philosophy, and why she likes to power walk for 26.2 miles.
  • New Book by Professor Steve Jones

    In The Emergence of the Digital Humanities, Steve Jones, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, examines the shift in our relationship to digital technology and the ways that it has affected humanities scholarship and the academy more broadly.
  • New Director for Bioinformatics

    Dr. Catherine Putonti, Associate Professor, is the new director for Bioinformatics. Dr. Putonti joined Loyola in 2007 with a joint appointment in the departments of Biology and Computer Science. Loyola University Chicago offers one of the few undergraduate programs in Bioinformatics across the nation and within this rigorous program, Dr. Putonti plans to further enhance the research experience for students by expanding opportunities beyond the campus.
  • Dina Berger appointed new Program Director for Latin American Studies

    CAS welcomes Dr. Dina Berger as the new director of Latin American Studies. Berger (Ph.D. and M.A., University of Arizona; B.A., Tulane University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History where she teaches courses on Latin American history and U.S.-Latin American relations.
  • Jasper Cragwell takes leadership role as director of M/MLA

    On July 1, Associate Professor Jasper (Jack) Cragwall, Department of English, became the new Executive Director of the Midwest Modern Language Association. The Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) is the regional affiliate of the nationwide Modern Language Association. By providing the institutional home for the M/MLA, Loyola demonstrates its deep commitment to the study of the Humanities.
  • Profile

    Loyola Psychology Professor Presents Research at Congressional Exhibit

    Loyola Psychology Professor, Dr. Catherine Haden, discussed her current research that focuses on parent-child interaction and building a child’s interest in STEM (Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering).
  • Dr. Arthur Lurigio appointed Senior Associate Dean in CAS

    Dr. Arthur J. Lurigio, a psychologist, and Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and of Psychology, was recently appointed Senior Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Lurigio will continue to focus on faculty affairs for the College, while also directing new initiatives.
  • Dr. Asim Gangopadhyaya named as next Associate Dean for Planning and Resources

    The Dean's Office of the College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Asim Gangopadhyaya has been appointed as the next Associate Dean for Resources and Planning.
  • Professor Elliott Gorn elected to Society of American Historians

    Elliott J. Gorn, Joseph A. Gagliano Professor of Urban History at Loyola University Chicago, has been elected to the Society of American Historians. Gorn is among a small and select number of authors to be nominated this year by the Society.
  • For the Love of History

    What do you think sets Loyola apart from other schools? History instructor, Elizabeth Matelski, PhD, says it’s the students.
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2013

    The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates its graduating class of 2013. Four years ago, our students embarked on an education that supported individual efforts to think beyond the standard formula for success and to embrace a dynamic worldview.
  • USDA grant provides $1.6M for Integrated Crop Pollination Project

    Environmental Sciences assistant professor, Kelly Garbach, is part of a nation-wide team that received a 1.6 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Elliott Gorn talks Mother Jones, Dillinger, and Emmett Till

    The Department of History welcomed historian Elliott Gorn to Loyola this academic year. This video highlights his research on three key stories that underscore American history; two of these stories relate directly to Chicago. We welcome Professor Gorn to the faculty and look forward to his teaching, research, and involvement in the Loyola community.
  • Political Science professor Molly M. Melin receives grant

    Congratulations to Molly M. Melin, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, for receiving her fourth, and largest, grant from the Folke Bernadotte Academy in Sweden to fund the project The Networks of Conflict Management.
  • From the Blog

    Chemistry alum leaves lasting legacy

    Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received its largest single donation from the late Robert R. Otremba (BS ‘49, MS ‘63), a Chicagoan and Loyola alumnus. Mr. Otremba donated more than $2.5 million for the Robert R. Otremba Scholarship Fund, which was officially received by the department in early fall 2012. The scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry and in need of financial assistance.
  • From the Blog

    Newhart Family Theatre dedicated

    During Homecoming Weekend 2012, the University officially christened The Newhart Family Theatre with a dedication ceremony that included performances by Loyola students and remarks from Loyola President and CEO Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., and the Newhart family, including alum and comedian Bob Newhart.
  • Professor Penny Livermore holds #1 spot with Rate My Professors

    Rate My Professors, a commonly frequented site for college students, recently awarded Loyola faculty member Dr. Penny Livermore (Department of Classical Studies) with the number one position ranked by students.
  • Dr. Cristina Lombardi-Diop joins team of Interdisciplinary Program Directors

    Dr. Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Women's Studies and Gender Studies, was appointed the Interim Director of the Rome Studies Minor.
  • In the classroom

    Human osteology course brings the past to life

    What can a single bone tell you about human life? A lot more than you think, says anthropology professor Anne Grauer.