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Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

Informal CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during Fall and Spring Semesters from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the CURL classroom, Lewis Towers 10th floor.

Loyola faculty and students, community activists, 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 312.915.7760 to confirm specific presentations.

Past Seminars

 Fall 2009 

 Aug 28 No seminar  CURL Welcome and team meeting
Sept 4No seminar
 Sept 11Ending Homelessness with Permanent Supportive HousingLiz Drapa, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing-Illinois
 Sept 18The Real Olympic Legacy: Debt, Destruction of the Commons, Displacement, and the Death of DemocracyTom Tressor, Civic Activist, No Games Chicago
 Sept 25Seminar cancelledRescheduled to Nov 13th
 Oct 2For the Least of These: Salvation, Social Welfare, and Self Governance in Victorian England and BeyondReuben Miller, Research Coordinator, CURL and Doctoral Student in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
 Oct 9
 Blueprint for Disaster:  The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing
D. Bradford Hunt, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Science, Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, Roosevelt University
 Oct 16Chicago's Adult Literacy Crisis: Addressing the Need through Community-Based ProgramsAlison Szopinski, Program Director, Literacy Works
 Oct 23 The Economic Impact of Chicago’s West-Side Wal-MartDavid Merriman, Professor, Department of Public Administration and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; and Joe Persky, Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Oct 30 Seminar cancelled"Our Friday Morning Seminar speaker, Rev. Marrice Coverson, had to cancel her visit to CURL. She will be down in Springfield lobbying the state government for additional funds. We hope to reschedule this presentation."
 Nov 6Transitioning Substance Abusers Back into the Community:  The Need for Housing SupportLeonard Jason, Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University
 Nov 13
Why Virtual Worlds May Be More Social Than Social Networks
Don Heider, Dean, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago
 Nov 20Finding Racially and Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods:  Exploring America’s FuturePhil Nyden, Director, CURL; and Kimberlee Guenther, Graduate Fellow, CURL, Loyola University Chicago
Nov 27No seminar - Happy Thanksgiving!
 Dec 4 Identification of Factors Influencing Engagement in Sex-Risk Behaviors of Adolescents at an Ethnically Diverse Urban High SchoolGina Coffee, Assistant Professor, School of Education; Eva Kowalewicz, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology; and Colleen Andreoni, Instructor, School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago



Center for Urban Research and Learning
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