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College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty are creating ripples of impact within the Chicagoland area and beyond. Read about how CAS faculty, staff, and students are embodying the Jesuit ideals in what they do in and out of the classroom.

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Interdisciplinary Lecture Series

The 2023 - 2024 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Understanding Violence from an Interdisciplinary Prespective will explore the multi-faceted concept of violence with featured academic experts and practitioners from around the world.

Mary McAleese, President of Ireland (1997 - 2011)

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement: A Peacebuilding Discussion with Mary McAleese

The College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology and Loyola University Chicago hosted Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland, on Friday, Feb. 16, for a round table discussion about The 1998 Good Friday Agreement and her contributions to the peace building process between Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Rooney Hall in the Mundelein Center was filled with members from both the University and local communities to hear about McAleese's commitment to justice and peace in society and the church.

Kathleen Adams, Professor Emerita
AWARDS & HONORS

Kathleen Marie Adams Receives Fulbright Specialist Program Award

Kathleen Marie Adams, PhD, professor emerita of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago, has received the Fulbright Specialist Program award from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship.

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RESEARCH & GRANTS

CAS Faculty Launches ActionPoint App

Yas Silva, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was the primary investigator behind the launch of the new ActionPoint App, a cutting-edge application designed to combat bullying through the strengthening of parent-teen relationships.

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IN THE NEWS

Jenn Finn Featured in Netflix Docudrama on Alexander the Great

Jenn Finn, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies, lent her expertise as a featured commentator in Netflix's new six-part docudrama series on Alexander the Great, premiering on January 31, 2024.

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Victor Ottati, Professor of Psychology
PUBLICATIONS

Victor Ottati publishes book on political psychology with Oxford University Press

Victor Ottati, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychology, has published a book, "Divided: Open-Mindedness and Dogmatism in a Polarized World," evaluating the effects of open-mindedness and dogmatism on social and political thought.

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Eric Chan-Tin
RESEARCH & GRANTS

Eric Chan-Tin awarded grant to establish CyberCorps Scholarship for Service at Loyola University Chicago

The $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Loyola to establish the CyberRamblers program to provide 20 undergraduates with scholarships, training, mentorship, and research opportunities as well as career placement in a government organization to bolster the United States' national cybersecurity workforce and defend its infrastructure.

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Walter Tangarife, Assistant Professor of Physics, in front of a chalkboard with equations on it
RESEARCH & GRANTS

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

Walter Tangarife, Assistant Professor of Physics, seeks the answers to the secrets of our vast and mystifying universe with his research on dark matter and neutrino physics and his participation in the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at University of California Santa Barbara.

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Stuart Dybek, BS ’64, MA ’68
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Pursuing Passion: Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek's (BS ’64, MA ’68) rise as one of the most celebrated American writers in contemporary literature began in what he calls a “remedial” English class during his time as an undergraduate at Loyola. The Chicago native's time in Rogers Park would influence his writing for years to come.

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OUR COMMUNITY

David Olson Appointed Board Chair of Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

David Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology and Co-Director of the Center for Criminal Justice, has been appointed as Board Chair of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority by Governor J.B. Pritzker and will lead the 25-member board's research and evaluation of criminal justice policies and administration in Illinois.

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

Peter J. Schraeder reflects on research in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Peter J. Schraeder, PhD, Professor and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, traveled in October to Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for ten days of research and grant engagement with practitioners and scholars in African and African Diaspora studies and politics.

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RESEARCH & GRANTS

Kelvin Billingsley awarded grant to develop MRI techniques to catch liver cancer earlier

Kelvin Billingsley, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded a $461,844 grant from the National Cancer Institute to support his research developing novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that can be used to identify tumorigenesis, or early stages, of liver cancer.

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ENGAGED LEARNING

Summer in the City

From artificial coral reefs to dinosaur bones to fish fossils at the Field Museum, Loyola students in the College of Arts and Sciences take advantage of all that a summer in Chicago has to offer with immersive, one-of-a-kind research opportunities — right in their own backyard.

Joshua Jones, the President's Medallion 2023 recipient for the College of Arts and Sciences
AWARDS & HONORS

President's Medallion 2023 Awarded to Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones, a senior studying economics with a minor in biology, has been awarded the President's Medallion 2023 for the College of Arts and Sciences for his outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.

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PUBLICATIONS

Alexandru V. Grigorescu publishes book on international and domestic politics

Alexandru V. Grigorescu, Professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Research on International Affairs, leverages his expertise in international affairs for his new book demonstrating his novel approach to comparing international and domestic institutional politics and power with the Oxford University Press.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Called to Justice

Mary Jane Theis (BA ’71), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois, shares how her Loyola experience and Jesuit education shaped her life, career, and lifelong pursuit of justice.

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RESEARCH & GRANTS

Perla Gámez awarded grant to research early development of bilingual children

Perla Gámez, Associate Professor of Psychology, was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health to support her research on Spanish-speaking children’s early dual language development.

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RESEARCH & GRANTS

James Cheverud awarded grant to research genetic variation in evolutionary processes

James Cheverud, Professor of Biology, was awarded a grant from National Institute of Health to support his ongoing research on the impact of genetic variation in evolutionary processes, disease, aging, healing, and more.

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OUR COMMUNITY

A Midnight Ride Through Time

For the past 34 years, Timothy Gilfoyle, Professor of History, has turned the streets of Chicago into a classroom on two wheels for the Midnight Bike Ride, a beloved Loyola tradition and a guided tour through the city's iconic landmarks and local history from dusk until dawn.

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PUBLICATIONS

Chris Donner published book on contemporary policing

Chris Donner, PhD, Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, has published a book with Routledge evaluating the challenges and opportunities within modern law enforcement, both within the US and around the world.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Annette LePique Awarded 2023 Rabkin Prize

Annette LePique, Program Manager in the Department of English, has been awarded the 2023 Rabkin Prize of $50,000 for excellence in visual arts journalism from the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation.

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Amanda White (BS '99)
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Passion, Purpose, Perspective

Amanda White's (BS '99) journey, from childhood to her time at Loyola studying computer science to her professional career in information technology for leading healthcare companies like CVS Health, is one shaped and guided by passion, purpose and perspective.

AWARDS & HONORS

Hille Haker awarded honorary degree from Uppsala University

Hille Haker, PhD, Richard J. McCormick, S.J., Endowed Chair of Moral Theology in the Department of Theology, has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Uppsala University in Sweden recognizing a storied academic career defined by her scholarly achievements and professional contributions to international networks and projects.

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PUBLICATIONS

Tofigh Maboudi published book with Cambridge University Press

Tofigh Maboudi, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, recently published a book with Cambridge University Press, "The 'Fall' of the Arab Spring: Democracy’s Challenges and Efforts to Reconstitute the Middle East," which evaluates the Arab Spring constitutions and democracy’s pathways of success and failure in the Middle East and North Africa.

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PUBLICATIONS

Reinhard Andress' new published volume honors the legacy of Egon Schwarz

Reinhard Andress, Director of German Studies and Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, published a volume of previously unseen autobiographical texts penned by iconic Germanist writer and intellectual Egon Schwarz revealing unique insight into the experiences of German-Jewish refugees who survived the Holocaust.

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RESEARCH & GRANTS

Zoe Smith awarded grant to promote mental health equity among Chicago youth

Zoe Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve mental health equity among Black and Latinx/o/a/e teenagers in Chicago.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Joyce Knight reflects on over four decades of service

Joyce Knight, DMin, joined Loyola University Chicago in 1981 as a clerk in the registrar’s office. Today, she's the linchpin of student life and success as the Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs & Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences. But Knight is known, respected, and loved by her colleagues and student advisees for her commitment to service and the Jesuit mission.

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