Publication Luncheons

These informal meetings celebrate a recent publication, primarily but not always by a Loyola University Chicago faculty author, exploring its link to Catholic intellectual and artistic thought. 

  • Nexus Publication Luncheon

    Postponed - Date Coming Soon
    Nexus: Conversations on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition is a digital-age journal that amplifies and publishes scholarly dialogue taking place in the Hank Center. Our second issue, titled Robots and Rituals: Reflections on Faith in the Era of Science and AI, was recently featured in America Magazine. We are hosting a publication luncheon to honor those who have contributed to the success of Nexus.
    12:00-1:30 PM CDT. Room 425, Cuneo Hall, LSC.
    Closed Meeting, by Invitation Only
  • Video Available | Publication Lecture with Deborah E. Kanter: Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

    Featured Deborah E. Kanter speaking on themes from her 2020 publication Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican. This event was cosponsored by the History Department.
    February 23, 2021, 4:00 PM CST
    Zoom Forum

  • An Evening with Micheal O'Siadhail

    The Hank Center was most pleased to welcome Micheal O'Siahail, Irish poet of international renown, for the unveiling of his latest poetry collection, The Five Quintets. Acknowledging both Dante's Divine Comedy and T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, O'Siadhail offered a sweeping reflection on modernity on the cusp of the first-ever global century through his readings and conversation.
  • Publication Luncheon with Dr. Peter Sanchez

    The Hank Center was pleased to host an informal discussion with Dr. Peter M. Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago, on his 2015 book Priest Under Fire: Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement.
  • Publication Luncheon: A Conversation with Fr. Bill McNichols

    For this Publication Luncheon, Fr. Bill McNichols spoke about the art, spirituality, and process of iconography. He spoke specifically about his process of 'writing' Loyola's new icon, The New Pentecost of Viriditas.
  • Publication Luncheon with Dr. P. Ann Solari-Twadell

    We were pleased to host a Publication Luncheon with Dr. P. Ann Solari-Twadell (School of Nursing, LUC) to discuss her collaborative research project titled "The Meaning and Impact of a Service Immersion: A Pilgrimage of Nursing Students Serving the Sick in Lourdes, France - Research Presentation."
  • Publication Luncheon with George Drance, S.J. (2014 Teilhard de Chardin Fellow of Catholic Studies)

    We were pleased to host an informal conversation with Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies Fr. George Drance, S.J. Fr. Drance spoke about his recent performance of *mark - a one-man play he adapted from the Gospel of Mark - at Loyola University Chicago's Newhart Theater.
  • Publication Luncheon with Dr. Ann Harrington

    Publication luncheon with Dr. Ann Harrington to talk about her recent book Expanding Horizons: Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1919-1943
  • Spirituality in Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

    Informal discussion with Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Director of Catholic Studies Program, LUC, of his essay "Hanging (onto) Words: Language, Religion, and Spirituality in Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale." The essay was published in the 2012 book Critical Insights: Margaret Atwood.
  • Past Publication Luncheons

    Click here to view more past publication luncheons hosted by the Hank Center.