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WGN-9 quoted Criminal Justice and Criminology professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Art Lurigio in a piece on how social media is creating change in the workplace in the wake of women coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and assault against men in positions of power.

College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, students, and alumni are often quoted and featured in local and national publications on a myriad of topics and issues.

April 2021

  • WBEZ Chicago
    Has The Worst Of COVID-19 Passed In Cook County? Depends On Who You Ask.
    a poll conducted during the month of March by researchers and students at Loyola found that more than half of Cook County residents think the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us — but most also want to keep current restrictions on life and business in place. Study authors David Doherty, associate professor of political science, and Dana Garbarski, associate professor of Sociology, weigh in on the findings.

  • WBEZ Chicago
    The Next Phase Of Chicago’s Vaccine Rollout? Jumping The Hesitancy Hurdle.
    In Cook County, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is highest among young people, Black and Latino residents and those who identify politically as Independent or Republican, according to a March survey from Loyola of 1,195 city and suburban residents. Those statistics mirror national data. Dana Garbarski, associate professor of Sociology and a co-author of the study with David Doherty, associate professor of political science, elaborates on the findings.

February 2021

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October 2020

April 2020

  • The Florida Times Union
    Nate Monroe: “Consumed by the fire”
    Psychology professor James Garbarino, who studies social ecology of child and adolescent development, talks about why the increased gang activity in Jacksonville is an outlier during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

  • The Atlantic
    What the Great Plague of Athens Can Teach Us Now
    Classical Studies instructor and resident scholar at the National Hellenic Museum Katie Kelaidis writes about the political parallels betweenThe Great Plague in Athens in the 5th BCE and today's COVIS-19 pandemic. 

January 2020

  • The Paris Review
    Inner Climate Change
    Howie Axelrod, English lecturer and creative writing director wrote an essay in The Paris Review about Inner Climate Change, or the way that our barins adapt and change when in different environments.
  • Unregistered Podcast
    Episode 103: Elliot Gorn
    History professor Elliot Gorn shares his knowledge of the renegade history of the 20th century in a recent episode of the Unregistered Podcast with Thadeus Russell.
  • Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica
    Violencia en Centroamérica
    Professor Gemma Kloppe-Santamaría's co-edited volume on violence in Central America has been published in English translation, and an article has been posted on Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.


December 2019

  • 13-WREX  TV
    Study looks at perception of crime in Rockford
    Criminal justice and criminology professor David Olson, PhD discusses his research on violence in Rockford, Illinois. He said, the study found that the public's perception of violence is improving year over year.
  • Outside
    Is Savoring the New Mindfulness?
    Fred Bryant, PhD, professor of psychology, was quoted in this article about savoring happy moments to improve your mood.

November 2019

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June 2019 

  • Atlantic Council
    Remembering Stonewall: From Street Protests to Global Change
    John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and professor, Theology Miguel H. Diaz, PhD wrote this op-ed talking about the significance of this year’s 50th anniversary of Stonewall and how education has an indispensable role in creating more inclusive and just societies that address issues of gender and human sexuality.

May 2019

  • The Verge
    Apple’s abacus emoji is wrong
    Retired Math professor and abacus historian Eli Maor talks about how Apple’s abacus emoji is bead arrangement is all wrong.

April 2019

March 2019

  • Fortune
    Microplastic Polluting Rivers and Seas Across the Globe, Says New Research
    Assistant Professor of Biology Timothy Hoellein, PhD, and was quoted in this article based on a study Hoellein co-authored on microplastics in our waterways. 

  • KESQ (ABC)
    James Garbarino, PhD, professor of psychology and Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology was featured in this segment because he was the keynote speaker at the Unforgettable Lecture Series. He discussed preventing child abuse and healing childhood trauma.
  • Creators.com
    Think Now: What Rhymes With Favor and Boosts Your Joy?
    Fred Bryant, PhD, professor of psychology, interview with Loyola magazine on savoring the moment and how this is related to human happiness was featured in this article.
  • Quanta Magazine
    How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning
    Neuroscientist Elizabeth Wakefield was featured in this article on how researchers have found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception. Wakefield, assistant professor of psychology, is one of the first to use brain scans to study the development of gesture perception in both children and adults.

  • CBS News 
    Improv Therapy Helping Many Cope With Depression, Anxiety
    Katie  Bellamy is a dance major alum working extensively in addiction and recovery through the Gateway Foundation and can be seen here discussing her work on the CBS nightly news.

  • CBS News 
    Mothers Grapple with Unpaid Maternity Leave as Lawmakers Eye a Change
    Meghan Sholar, affiliated political science faculty and lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program spoke with CBS this Morning for their series on the world of mothers. Sholar examined the nation's lack of paid leave in her book, "Getting Paid While Taking Time.”

  • CBS News
    Paid Family Leave Gaining Bipartisan Support
    Meghan Sholar, affiliated political science faculty and lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, shares how The U.S. is still the only industrialized country without paid family leave and how that might change.

 February 2019

January 2019

  • BBC News
    America's 'Mass Shooting Generation' Speaks
    A year after the Parkland shooting, @rebecca levin silton explains how violence affects the brain for America's "Mass Shooting Generation" on BBC North America's CuttingThroughTheNoise  
  • The New Statesman
    “Ugly, gouty, fat”: the problem of Queen Anne’s body
    In the Favourite, the movie, Queen Anne's diet and body are at the heart of the movie. History professor Robert Bucholz talks about how depictions have always fixated on her body in this article.
  • Libération
    Mexican border: 170 years of chimeras
    Benjamin Johnson, History associate professor, shares the recent political and social history of the southern U.S. border in this Libération article. 

December 2018

  • Illinois News Network
    INN investigation: A year of gun violence in Chicago
    David Olson, PhD, professor and graduate program director of criminal Justice and criminology, shares how balancing the scales of swift and righteous justice can be a delicate process when looking at the number of gun-related homicide cases that haven’t been resolved.
  • Washington Post
    What the narrative about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets wrong.
    History alumnus Pedro Regalado published an op-ed on how the midterm elections saw more women of color who have built on the long history of Latinx political activism, and their victories provide a distinct formula for how the Democratic Party can re-energize itself.
  • WGN Radio 720
    The Relevance of Religion in 2018
    Miguel H. Diaz, PhD, the John Courtney Murray University chair in Public Service and professor of Theology, and Omer Mozaffar, Muslim Chaplain and Theology/Modern Languages and Literatures lecturer were featured in this panel discussion about the relevance of religion in 2018.

November 2018

  • Counterpunch 
    Jim Crow Kills a Kid
    History Professor, Elliott Gorn's novel "Let the People See The Emmett Till Story" was mentioned in this article about the Emmett Till's case and white supremacy. 
  • Literary Hub 
    How America Remembers Emmett Till
    History Professor, Elliott Gorn recently wrote an editorial piece about the Emmett Till case and its effect upon America society. 

October 2018

September 2018

  • BOLD - Blog on Learning and Development
    Making museum memories
    Loyola Psychology professor Catherine Haden shares how when children develop long-lasting memories and learn more when they reflect on their experiences, particularly at museums. Haden also runs a Children’s Learning and Memory lab at Loyola.

August 2018

July 2018

  • The Atlantic
    Reopening the Emmett Till Case Is a Cynical Play
    History professor Elliott Gorn book's, "Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till" is cited in this piece on the Justice Department’s reopening of the case and how this new investigation won't implicate a society full of accomplices.
  • WUOM  (NPR)
    Response to Trevor Noah's World Cup Remarks
    Sociology assistant professor Helena Dagadu, PhD, asks us to be more inclusive in how we identify in response to in response to Trevor Noah's statement regarding France's victory in the World Cup. The story aired on radio stations across the country.

June 2018

  • Sojourners
    When the Government Won't Listen, We Must Refuse to Comply
    Tisha M. Rajendra, associate professor of Christian Ethics, writes an op-ed piece about the need for religious leaders to appeal directly to all those involved to stop participating in the Trump administration policy of family separation.
  • TCPalm
    Expert: Juvenile killer has good prison record
    James Garbarino, PhD, Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and professor, psychology, testified for the defense in the resentencing of killer James Morgan. Garbarino offered insight into the development of adolescent brains, as Morgan was convicted and tried when he was a teenager.
  • Fra Noi 
    Loyola launches groundbreaking Italian American studies program
    Chicagoland's Italian American magazine announces Loyola's launch of the Italian American Studies program that will be chaired by Carla Simonini, PhD. Criminal Justice and Criminology and Psyhcology professor Arthur Lurigio, PhD, talks about the new program and its importance. 

May 2018

  • Redbook
    6 Things Doctors Tell Their Friends About Happiness
    Psychology Professor Fred Bryant is discusses how sharing your feelings is part of a practice known as 'savoring,' and leads to higher levels of overall happiness in this story on happiness. Bryant is the co-author of Savoring: A New Model of Positive Experience.
  • Psychology Today
    A Simple Way to Overcome Negativity
    Professor of Psychology Fred Bryant, PhD, researches the importance of savoring-- focusing on the good to combat negativity. His research was recently cited in this Psychology Today article. 
  • The Daily Herald
    How the quest for pain relief led to today's opioid crisis
    How did we get to the opioid crisis? Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio and Sidney Weissman, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine authored an opinion piece on the origins of the opioid crisis and how the crisis has impacted Chicago’s collar counties of DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties.
  • CNN
    Chicago killings and shootings drop for 14thconsecutive month
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio, PhD, is quoted in this CNN article about the drop in the number of killings and shootings in Chicago. Lurigio discusses the need for sustainable partnerships between police and residents moving forward.

April 2018

  • The Washington Post
    The right to work really means the right to work for less
    Assistant professor of history Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, PhD, wrote an opinion piece on why business interests have spent 70+ years crusading for right-to-work laws, and how it’s a threat to American democracy.
  • Crain’s Chicago Business
    A 5-part plan to reverse the opioid epidemic
    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio, PhD, wrote this opinion piece with clinical professor of psychiatry and behavior sciences at Northwestern University. The piece gives a five-part plan to alleviate the opioid epidemic in the United States.

 March 2018

  • Christianity Today
    Luther: The Musician
    Fine and Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra director Colin Holman, PhD, wrote a piece about the often overlooked musical legacy of Martin Luther.
  • LiveScience.com
    Stephen Hawking Never Answered His 'Most Interesting' Scientific Question
    Associate professor of Physics Robert McNees, PhD, was quoted about Stephen Hawking's lifelong work on the concept of black holes and how many of his questions on the topic remain unanswered by the scientific community. He was also quoted in other BBC coverage about his lifelong admiration for Stephen Hawking and his memories of the time he met the legendary scientist.
  • The Chicago Sun Times
    Just Relations: Making sense of Farrakhan 
    Instructor of Theology and Muslim chaplain Omer M. Mozaffar explored the complicated legacy of Louis Farrakhan and argued that American critics of his beliefs should not overlook the importance of the reforms he promoted.
  • Politico
    We’re All Russian Bots Now
    In this op-ed, English instructor Howard Axelrod explored the deeply polarized nature of current American political culture and the risks this poses for the country as a whole.
  • New York Times
    King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas
    Jane Younger, a post doctorate research fellow in Biology  was quoted in this article about the negative impact of climate change on king penguin populations.
  • Chicago Catholic
    Local schools review security procedures following shooting
    Maude C. Clarke chair in humanistic psychology, James Garbarino, and author on child killers who’s interviewed many young violent criminals spoke about the characteristics of child killers and how they are not beyond  hope.
  • The Columbia Chronicle
    Chicago students plan gun violence walk-out
    Days before students across the country plan to march against gun-violence, Sociology professor Rhys Williams is quoted about the reasoning behind students are drawn to social movements.

February 2018

  • WTVO
    Crime and Winnebago County's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's plans
    Loyola University Chicago Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology professor David E. Olson, and co-director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice talked about the results of his community survey on crime and Winnebago County's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s plans to address violent crime and repeat offenders on Eyewitness News recently.
  • ABC 7 Eyewitness News 
    Final stretch before March 20 primary election
    Assistant Professor of Political Science Twyla Blackmond Larnell was interviewed about the race for Illinois governor and the candidates' approaches in the final days before the primary elections.
  • The Hill
    Presidents' Day and America's troubling nationalism
    Political science professor Peter Sanchez recently wrote an op-ed piece discussing America's nationalism and whether or not we want our presidents to speak honestly about problems we face in the U.S. 
  • The Chicago Sun Times
    Just Relations: Rohingya provide a snapshot of immigrant strength, resilience
    Theology and Modern Languages and Literatures Lecturer Omer M. Mozaffar called for a more welcoming stance toward immigrants in this opinion piece. He highlighted the Rohingya refugee community living near Devon Avenue as an example of the generosity and resilience of immigrants in America.
  • National Catholic Reporter
    Loyola's free e-textbook brings environmental ethics to classes worldwide
    Associate professor of theology Michael Schuck and Professor of Biology and founding Dean of Institute of Environmental Sustainability Nancy C. Tuchman were interviewed in this article about their free e-textbook, Healing Earth, and its use in classrooms around the world.

January 2018

  • Journal of Bacteriology
    Viruses that infect bacteria abound in bladder
    Associate Professor of Bioinformatics Catherine Putonti, Microbiology Professor Alan Wolfe, and their undergraduate research team authored a report in this week’s Journal of Bacteriology. The report shares how phages—viruses that infect bacteria—are abundant in the bacteria that inhabit the female bladder, which may could be used as alternatives to antibiotics. The American Society for Microbiology that publishes the journals shared the Loyola research team’s findings.
  • The New York Times
    Reviving Old Lies to Unite a New Russia
    History Professor Michael Khodarkovsky recently wrote an op-ed piece analyzing the revival of old lies concerning the murder of Russia’s last czar and their implications in today's political climate. 
  • The New York Times
    Is President Trump a Stealth Postmodernist or Just a Liar?
    Philosophy professor Andrew Cutrofello was quoted in an article about the role of objective truth in the current political climate, and whether or not President Trump can be considered an embodiment of postmodernism.
  • WGN Radio Chicago
    Celebrate the beauty of bacteria
    Biology faculty member Hunter Cole discussed her latest art exhibit, “Living Light: Photographs by Light of Bioluminescent Bacteria,” and talked about the ways in which art and creativity are helpful for scientists. Two different versions of this segment aired on WGN-TV.

December 2017

November 2017

  • WGN-9
    Sexual harassment norms in the workplace are changing
    Criminal Justice and Criminology professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Art Lurigio was quoted in a piece how social media is creating change in the workplace in the wake of women coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and assault against men in positions of power.

  • The Chicago Tribune
    After Trump's election, more students consider law school, hoping to make a difference
    Two Loyola students, Tiffany Boguslawski and Robert Baurley, who is the co-founder of Loyola's Pre-law Society were interviewed about The Trump Bump—how more students are considering law school, hoping to make a difference after the elections.

October 2017

  • The Washington Post
    The end of the conservative Republicans
    Associate Professor of History Michelle Nickerson and author of "Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right," wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post about the state of conservatism within the Republican party.
  • The New York Times
    When Soviets Launched Sputnik, CIA Was Not Surprised
    Russian History Professor, Michael Khodarkovsky, PhD, was recently quoted in the New York Times on the importance of the Russian Sputnik satellite as a tool for propaganda during the Cold War.
  • Rome Reports
    Pope Francis greets winners of the "Expanded Reason Awards"
    Theology Professor Michael Schuck, PhD, Founding Dean of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability Nancy Tuchman, PhD, traveled to the Vatican to accept the Expanded Reason Award in the teaching category for their work on the "Healing Earth" textbook. Along with their fellow awardees, they met with Pope Francis. Similar coverage appeared on EWTN.
  • Chicago Tonight
    Criminal Justice and Criminology professor and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Art Lurigio was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight show about local officials reaction to the Las Vegas mass shootings. Lurigio was also interviewed for a story “This Immigrant Is Fighting Chicago Police Over Alleged Gang List Error” on Newsy about how the system of gang identification is flawed.

September 2017

  • CBS NEWS, Fortune Magazine, and The Atlantic magazine 
    Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy empire, dead at 91
    Associate History Professor Elizabeth Fraterrigo was featured in CBS Evening news, Fortune magazine and the Atlantic magazine, and other media outlets.  Fraterrigo wrote Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America and was interviewed after the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner on Sept. 27.
  • WGBH.org
    Childhood Amnesia
    Psychology Professor Catherine Haden, PhD, was interviewed on WGBH (NPR) about the phenomenon known as "childhood amnesia," where memories formed during early childhood are forgotten.
  • America Magazine
    A Lutheran's love letter to Pope Francis
    Associate Professor of Theology Aana Marie Vigen, PhD, detailed her appreciation and admiration for Pope Francis in this op-ed and letter to the Pope.
  • WBEZ Chicago
    Chicago's Forgotten Civil War Prison Camp
    History Professor and public history graduate director, history Theodore Karamanski, PhD,  was quoted on WBEZ the significance of Camp Douglas, a Civil War era prisoner of war camp that was located in Chicago.
  • Columbia Chronicle
    Chicago monuments at heart of controversy
    History Professor Anthony Cardoza, PhD, was quoted in the Columbia Chronicle on how the current political climate is bolstering a movement for removing monuments such as the potential removal of a monument near Soldier Field memorializing Marshal Italo Balbo, a notorious military leader under former fascist Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. 
  • Chicago Tribune
    Cook County's Social Worker for the dead helps the unclaimed find final resting places
    Loyola Sociology Alumna Rebecca Perrone is Cook County's first indigent coordinator, a role comparable to a social worker for the dead. Perrone talks about her work in the latest Chicago Tribune. 

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December 2016

 November 2016

October 2016

  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Study exposes vicious cycle of community violence on youth
    Associate Professor of Psychology Noni K. Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D, was interviewed about a study that found that as black and brown teens are exposed to more community violence, their symptoms of depression subside and violent behaviors increase.

 August 2016

 July 2016

  • Harper’s Magazine
    The Cuban embargo continues
    Ignacio Ellacuria S.J., Chair in Social Ethics in the philosophy department Joy Gordon wrote about Americans’ perception of the Cuban embargo and how support for it has evolved over time.
  • NPR Illinois 
    Illinois Issues: Still Paying For Justice
    Loyola criminologist David Olson spoke about the effectiveness of parole and how probation officers’ time is best used.

September 2015