Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminar - Spring 2013

CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during fall & spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in the CURL Library (Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor). Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members and guests are welcome. These seminars are a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff and community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research. Please note: Unavoidable changes may be necessary. Call 773.508.8534 or 773.508.8540 to confirm specific presentations.

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 Spring 2013

January 18th "Cabrini Green: Mixing It Up.”

Ronit Bezalel, Filmmaker

January 25th The Cook County Jail: Population Characteristics and Opportunities for Research.

David Olson, Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago

February 1st Making Political Arguments Through Images.

Jens E. Kjeldsen, Professor of Rhetoric and Visual Communication, University of Bergen/Södertörn University, Visiting Professor Northwestern University

February 8th Energy Impact Illinois: A Department of Energy program helping to improve energy efficiency for homes in Chicago.

Rob Geltner Energy Impact Illinois

Rob Geltner, Field Organizer, Energy Impact Illinois,
Zoe Bottger, Field Organizer, Energy Impact Illinois, and Jim Wheaton, Energy Fund Manager, Community Investment Corporation

February 15th THE LIVING NEWS: SHELTER Fusing Theater and Journalism to Examine Homelessness in Chicago. Lisa DiFranza, Lecturer, Columbia College Chicago
February 22nd Please note - seminar has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Engaging and Mobilizing Communities through Participatory Systems Modeling: Lessons from the Field.

Peter Hovmand, Director, Social System Design Lab, Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work

March 1st Urban Manufacturing and Workforce Initiatives.

Locating Chicago Manufacturing

Howard Wial, Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Policy; Associate Research Professor and Executive Director, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois, Chicago

March 8th

No Seminar – Spring Break


March 15th

*New Location and Time: Piper Hall 1st Floor: 10:30-12:30*
“Fefu and Her Friends”: Performance as a Method of Interdisciplinary Inquiry. LUC Faculty participating in the Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Research Seminar.

March 22nd


Use of Theater, Photography & School Curriculum in Disseminating Information on Environmental Research.

Watch a video of the presentation

Tracy Perkins, UC Santa Cruz


March 29th No Seminar – Good Friday  

April 5th


The Architecture of Happiness: A Personal Aesthetic that Constructs the Common Good. Father Mark Bosco, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Loyola University Chicago, and Mike Murphy, Director, Catholic Studies, Loyola University Chicago
April 12th Panel on Michael Harrington’s The Other America, 50 Years Later. Ayana Karanja, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago
Nancy Shier, Vice President, Illinois Policy, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL, Loyola University Chicago
Phil Nyden, Director, CURL, Loyola University Chicago
April 16th
3-5 PM*
Social Mix and the City: Challenging the Mixed Communities Consensus in Housing and Urban Planning Policies

Dr. Kathy Arthurson, Associate Professor and Director of Neighborhoods, Housing and Health at Flinders Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University of South Australia

April 19th Eminent Domain Project.

 Richard Wasserman, Photographer

April 26th


Healthy Homes Interdisciplinary Project.

David Crumrine,  Professor, Physical Organic Chemistry, Katherine Kaufka Walts,  Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children, Anita Weinberg, Clinical Professor and Director, ChildLaw Policy and Legislative Programs, and Phil Nyden, Director, CURL