Eight squares of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt were displayed on the second floor of Loyola’s Damen Student Center April 14 through April 17. Each panel, bearing the name of an individual who lost his or her life to AIDS. Because each panel presents an individual by their name, representing the particularity of that life, the Quilt demonstrates the Jesuit value cura personalis, or the “care for the individual person.” And through the AIDS Memorial Quilt’s mission to illustrate the enormity of the AIDS epidemic through a creative, memorial means, the Quilt advocates for critical thought and viewers of the Quilt are prompted to become agents of change.
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Provost Scholars Present at 36th Annual St. Albert’s Day Research Symposium
Recently, three Provost Scholars presented their research at the 36th Annual St. Albert’s Day Research Symposium at the Stritch School of Medicine. Victoria Hans, Hannah Schaefer and Cecile Swift all represented the Lakeshore Campus at this year’s event. Hannah was awarded best presentation from the Lakeshore entries.
The Cloudburst research project, which took place in Vietnam, was a transformative experience for all students involved. Students developed language around the idea of "performative research." The project allowed them to see dance in a new way that relates choreography to a process that engenders empathy between people. Sarah Prinz and other students were able to capture their findings in this video and blog.
History undergraduates Sarah Deas, Lauren Rogers, Katherine Will, and Melanie Zagorski were recently awarded Provost Fellowships by Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP). This is “the largest, most flexible, and most diverse fellowship” offered by LUROP. The Provost Fellows will conduct research projects under the guidance of a faculty member and will present their research projects in either an oral or poster presentation at next spring’s research symposium.
Loyola undergraduate students from the psychology department's Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience lab won best poster prizes at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society which took place in San Francisco, CA from March 28–31.