Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars


Andrew Papachristos, Spring 2014

CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during fall & spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in the Cuneo Hall, 417. Loyola faculty, students, staff, 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 773.508.8521 to confirm specific presentations.

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Fall 2015

August 28th The Structure of Cuban Communities, and the Commitment to Social Justice Joy Gordon, Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
September 4th Measuring Health and Health Disparities Using Self-Rated Health Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
September 11th The Second Industrial Revolution in Chicago:  Innovation for Social Transformation Dan Swinney, Executive Director, Manufacturing Renaissance
September 18th What Is & What Could Be:  Theatre of the Oppressed, Hope, and Concrete Struggle Kelly Howe, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University Chicago
September 25th  Living in Poverty: An Experiential Interprofessional Simulation Jorgia Connor, Assistant Professor, Director of the Traditional BSN Program, School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
October 2nd Re-Designing Community Mental Health Services for Urban Children: Supporting Schooling to Promote Mental Health Marc Atkins, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of Psychology Training in Psychiatry, and Director of Research at the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
October 9th Civic Tech: Digital Literacy and Power in Chicago Neighborhoods Demond Drummer, Founder of CoderSpace
October 16th The Impact of the 606/Bloomingdale Trail on Logan Square Lucy Gomez-Feliciano, Health Outreach Director/Active Living Logan Square; John McDermott, Housing and Land Use Director; Logan Square Neighborhood Association  
October 23rd Place-Making from Below: The Politics of Community Benefits Agreements and Equitable Development in Detroit Amy Krings, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
October 30th Domestic Violence: Recent Research and Policy Innovations Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL, LUC; Leslie Landis, Cook County Domestic Violence Division Court Administrator; Stephanie Riger, CURL Visiting Scholar
November 6th No Seminar  
November 13th CURL Alums Reflecting on 20 Years  
November 20th Scaling Up: Creating Grassroots Change on the City, State, and National Level Phil Nyden, Director, CURL, LUC; Teresa Neumann, University-Community Research Coordinator, CURL, LUC; Sean Young, Graduate Fellow, CURL, LUC; Andrew Tonachel, Leader, ONE Northside and Staff, Alternatives INC.
November 27th No Seminar - Thanksgiving  
December 4th Urban Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges in Building an Urban-Based Food System Kevin Erickson, Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago

Fall 2015 Seminars