150th Anniversary Scholar Series

Each day at Loyola University Chicago, we are called to create spaces where new generations of students come together with other great minds to reflect and address urgent issues of our time. This spirit of common purpose and civil discourse infuses the Loyola 150 Scholar Series. We cordially invite you to join thought provoking conversations with Loyola faculty who hold endowed professorships beginning in February through April.

2/3/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Why the Emmett Till Story Still Matters

Elliott Gorn, PhD

Joseph Gagliano Professor of American Urban History, Loyola University Chicago

2/22/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

45th Annual Edward L. Surtz S.J. Lecture in the Humanities: What is at Stake in the Study of Race in the Early Modern Period?

Ian Cornelius, PhD

Edward L. Surtz S.J., Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago

Ania Loomba, PhD

Catherine Bryson Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

3/2/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Prostitutes, Prophets, and Priests: Women Power from the Book of Revelation to the Many Marys

Edmondo Lupieri, LLC, Lic

John Cardinal Cody Endowed Chair and Section Coordinator, New Testament and Early Christianity, Loyola University Chicago

3/9/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Kafka’s Ape-Readings in Decolonial Narrative Ethics

Hille Haker, PhD

Richard McCormick S.J., Endowed Chair of Catholic Moral Theology, Loyola University Chicago

3/22/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

The John F. Callahan Lecture: "urbs procul est, urbs magna, Chicago": Latin Drama, Jesuit Education, and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Laura Gawlinski, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair at Department of Classical Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Christopher Polt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Boston College

3/30/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Climate Change an Existential Threat

Johanna Oksala, PhD

Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

4/6/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Economic Sanctions and Human Rights

Joy Gordon, JD, PhD

Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J., Professor of Social Ethics, Loyola University Chicago

An image that represents Loyola University Chicago 150th Anniversary Scholars Series session titled Antiracism at Loyola University Chicago: Pedagogy and Practice
4/13/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Antiracism at Loyola University Chicago: Pedagogy, and Practice


Sasha Adkins, Dana Garbarski, Malik Henfield, Moriah Johnson, Amy Nelson Christensen, Rebecca Valeriano-Flores

4/20/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Christopher Columbus, Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Carla Simonini, PhD

Founding Director and Paul and Ann Rubino Endowed Professor of Italian American Studies, Loyola University Chicago

4/27/2021: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Truth, Basic Research, and the Scientific Method

Graham Moran, PhD

Carl Moore Endowed Research Chair for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola University Chicago

150th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating significant milestones of our past, and our Jesuit, Catholic mission and values that have created a lasting impact on Chicago and the broader global communities we serve. Learn more