Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminar -- Fall 2014

Fall 2014

September 5th BPI/CURL Knowledge Exchange: Research Meets Public Policy Phil Nyden, Director, CURL; Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL Loyola University Chicago; Alex Polikoff, Co-Director, Public Housing, Senior Staff Counsel BPI
September 12th  Taking Back Chicago: Using Research, Organizing, and Coalition to Build a Citywide Political Organizing Movement Amisha Patel, Executive Director, Grassroots Collaborative 

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September 19th Adversity and Family Strength: Methods and Initial Findings from an Ongoing Study with Mexican-origin Immigrant Families Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology; Stephanie Torres, Graduate Student; and Anna Ros, Graduate Student, Loyola University Chicago
September 26th A Study of the Community Benefits Provided by Local Associations John McKnight, Co-Director of the Asset-Based Development Community Development Institute and Professor Emeritus of Communications Studies and Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
October 3rd Music-based Services for Young People Experiencing Homelessness: The Potential for Connection, Engagement, and Opportunity Brian Kelly, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
October 10th Peacemaking, not Pacifism, is the New Paradigm Terry Rynne, Co-President of the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation and the founder of the Center for Peacemaking, Marquette University

Co-Sponsored by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Department of Theology, Peace Studies, and the Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives 
October 17th The Business Community and Civic Engagement Frank Beal, Senior Executive, Civic Consulting Alliance
Co-Sponsored by Quinlan School of Business and the Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy program
*Thursday, October 23rd* The Effect of Public Policy on Private Student Lending Xiaoling Ang, Economist at US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Co-Sponsored by the Quinlan School of Business 
October 31st Using Land Banks to Stabilize and Restore Communities in Cook County  Brian White, Executive Director, Cook County Land Bank Authority
November 7th
*RSVP Required*
Tour of the Plant  The Plant 

Due to limited space, please RSVP to Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu 
November 14th How Technology and Patronage Have Effected the Evolution of Ward Politics Brian Doherty, Part-time Instructor, Department of Political Science, Former Chicago Alderman, Loyola University Chicago
November 21st Organizing to Fix Channel 11: Chicago’s Public TV Station Tom Weinberg, Founder, Media Burn Independent Video Archive; Elizabeth Coffman, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago
November 28th NO Seminar-- Thanksgiving Break  
December 5th The Foster School Paradox: Institutional Integration and the Disintegration of a Black Community in Evanston Megan Klein, Sociology Graduate Student, Loyola University Chicago

Fall 2014 Seminars