Philosophy professor presents at Educational Justice conference
How students see themselves can directly impact their academic success. Your self-esteem and confidence are influenced by your own self-image or what Assistant Philosophy Professor Pamela Lomelino calls “imaging-as.”
In 2015, President Obama helped to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba; the first time in over 50 years. Despite the renewed relations and its effect internationally, the U.S. enforced embargo continues. In the July 2016 edition of Harper’s Magazine, Dr. Joy Gordon, Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Philosophy, addresses such issues in her article, El Bloqueo, which provides an in-depth look at the long-term consequences of the embargo and what it means today.
Our new Office Assistant, Miguel Diaz!
Please join me in welcoming Miguel Diaz, our new Office Assistant! Miguel graduated in 2011 with a degree in film & video production from Loyola's School of Communication. He has a passion for storytelling which not only fuels his curiosity in cinema but in other people's lives. Miguel has spent the past 5 years working in a variety of concert halls, museums, cultural centers, law firms, and other offices. He is experienced in both technical and clerical professions and has studied in Jesuit institutions since high school. Miguel speaks Spanish fluently, enjoys riding his bicycle throughout the city, is always looking for a new BBQ joint, and swears Pilsen is the best neighborhood in Chicago. Years of working smart and studying hard have granted Miguel confidence and a positive outlook on life.
Loyola Bioethics Bowl Brings Home National Title
Loyola’s Bioethics Bowl team attended the National Bioethics Bowl at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio the weekend of April 8-10th, 2016. The competition drew 14 teams from around the country to offer competitive presentations on healthcare-related ethics cases. Loyola went 2-1 in the preliminary rounds to qualify for the elimination rounds. In the quarterfinal, Loyola defeated the University of Denver, the only team to beat them in the earlier round. The presentation by freshman Paul Burghard and sophomore Kathleen Lantto sent the team to the semifinal. There, they defeated Macalester College with a presentation led by junior Reid Tinker and team captain Mary Kate Brueck. The final round pitted LUC against Georgetown University, with sophomores Kathleen Lantto and Annalise Norling ’s presentation on Japanese stem cell trials edging out Georgetown’s presentation on CRISPR-CAS 9, an accessible gene editing tool. This is Loyola’s second national win in the past 3 years.
Loyola Ethics Bowl Team Competes in Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl Competition
Loyola University competed at the ethics bowl regional hosted at Northern Illinois University on November 14th. Loyola had two teams in the competition: Team 1 consisted of Ahnika Kroll, Annalise Norling, and Katie Lantto, and Team 2 featured Mary Kate Brueck, Paul Burghard, Vince Bongiovanni, and John Paul Orgovan.
The Philosophy Department and Bioethics Minor Program will be hosting an event in honor of Dr. Lomelino's recently published book "Community, Autonomy, and Informed Consent" on November 11,2015. In this interview, we learn more about Dr. Lomelino, what fuels her passion for philosophy, and what to expect at her book discussion.
Dr. Carson discusses his upcoming book, Lincoln's Ethics, in which he assesses Lincoln's moral character, his many morally fraught decisions regarding slavery, and the rights of African-Americans, as well as his actions and policies as Commander in Chief during the Civil War. Lincoln's Ethics was published May 2015 by Cambridge University Press and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
In the final installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy for the semester, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Victoria Wike, Professor and Graduate Program Director.
Not many people can say they shook hands with the Pope. Even fewer can say they gave him a high five. But Zac Davis did exactly that while studying in Rome as part of Loyola’s Ricci Scholars program. Closer to home, he’s worked as an Orientation leader and a peer advisor, and he’s been involved on a project about the original library collection of St. Ignatius College, the precursor of Loyola University Chicago.
Thomas Regan, S.J., has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Regan has been serving as the interim dean of the University’s largest college since June.
Kristen Irwin, PhD
In the third installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Kristen Irwin, who recently joined our department this past fall and has jumped right in.
David Schweickart, PhD
Dr. David Schweickart, professor of philosophy, discusses how his love of philosophy led to his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and years of social justice advocacy work to come.
Health Care Ethics
John F. Grant MD Endowment funds Lively Health Care Ethics Seminar
The John F. Grant seminar combines rigorous class discussions with in-depth lectures from leading experts across disciplines.
Joy Gordon, PhD
In continuation of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Joy Gordon, our newest faculty member and Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics.
Graduate student alumni spotlight: Kyle Thomsen
Dr. Kyle Thomsen, who graduated from Loyola's PhD in Philosophy program and is now an Assistant Professor at St. Francis University, reflects on his time at Loyola and shares his advice on navigating the job market as a Philosophy PhD.
Mark Waymack, PhD
In the first of a series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Mark Waymack,our Department Chairperson.
Student spotlight: Andy Kondrat
Meet Andy Kondrat, a current student of the Philosophy PhD program and bioethics enthusiast who has turned his love of philosophy into an exciting career.
Hanne Jacobs, PhD
Dr. Hanne Jacobs, an assistant professor of philosophy, talks about what interests her most about philosophy.
Dr. Maggie Labinksi, who recently graduated from Loyola's PhD in Philosophy program and is now an assistant professor at Fairfield University, contemplates how Loyola shaped her as a scholar and teacher.
Ethics and Bioethics Bowls: giving students lasting skills, happy memories
Loyola’s Ethics and Bioethics Bowl teams offer unique opportunities to gain lifelong skills while having fun and competing across the country.
She opens students’ minds to the world of philosophy
Jacqueline Scott fell in love with philosophy while she was an undergraduate student. Now, as an associate professor at Loyola, she’s helping her students do the same thing—and winning praise in the process.