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Friday Morning Seminars - Spring 2010

CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during fall and spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in the CURL Classroom (Lewis Towers, 10th Floor). 

Loyola faculty and students, staff, and community members and guests are welcome.  These seminars are a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff, and community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research. 

Please note:  Unavoidable changes may be necessary.  Call 312.915.7769 or 7760 to confirm specific presentations.

Past Seminars

 SPRING 2010 

 Jan 22 No seminar  
 Jan 29Research, Policy, and Grantmaking: Hearing from a Funder.Jim Lewis, Senior Program Officer, The Chicago Community Trust.
 Feb 5Learning Space, Knowing Place: Understanding Geographic Knowledge within Metropolitan Areas.  Jon Norman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago.
 Feb 12Youth Participatory Action Research and the Sociological Imagination:  The Challenges and Rewards of Collaborative Research with Evanston High School Students.  Reuben Miller, graduate student in Sociology and University: Community Research Coordinator at CURL, and Joel Ritsema, graduate student in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago.
 Feb 19The Muslim Community of Roger’s Park/West Ridge.   Marcia Hermansen, Director, Islamic World Studies Program and Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago; and Dana Elborno, undergraduate student, Loyola University Chicago.
 Feb 26How Communities Will Tell Their Stories in the Shifting Media Landscape.  Thom Clark, President, Community Media Workshop.
 March 5
 New Evidence Regarding the Role of Socioeconomic Status in Racial Residential Segregation: Findings Based on New Approaches to Conceiving and Investigating Segregation. 
 Mark Fossett, Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University. 
 March 12No Seminar – Spring Break
  March 19The Federal Stimulus Package and the Impact on Homelessness Services in Chicago. 

Elizabeth Benito, Project Administrator, 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Department of Family and Support Services, City of Chicago.

Please Note : RSVP is required to attend this seminar. RSVP to Gina Lopez. This event will be held at Erie Neighborhood House, Templeton Hall, 1347 W. Erie St, Chicago, IL

 March 26Public Action for Change Today: Uniting Young Adults for Democratic Action and Social Change. Amy Totsch, Organizer, PACT – Public Action for Change Today.    
 April 2No Seminar – Good Friday
April 9

Seminar cancelled

 April 16Social Class and Cultural Meanings of Eating: Evidence from Chicago.  Kelly Moore, Associate Professor, and Catherine Gillis, PhD student and Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago.  
April 23Disseminating Harm Reduction through Research and Practice: Challenging Widely Held Perceptions of Drug Use and Users through University-Community Collaboration.  Dennis Watson, University: Community Research Coordinator at CURL and PhD student in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, and Valery Shuman, Heartland Alliance.
April 30 Chicago: A City of Readers.  Rev. Marrice Coverson, Executive Director, Open Book Program and President, Institute for Positive Living.



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