Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminar - Spring 2014

PDF of Spring 2014 CURL Friday Morning Seminars

 Spring 2014


January 24th

Chicago’s Geography of Inequality – and What it Means for Organizing

Tom Lenz, Senior Consultant, Millennia Consulting, Former Lead Organizer of United Power for Action and Justice and Lake County United

January 31st

Illinois’s Revenue Crisis: Creating Public Transparency in Corporate Taxes

Jennifer Ritter, Executive Director, ONE Northside

February 7th

Permanently Temporary: U.S. Immigration Politics for the 21st Century

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago

February 14th

Shanghai: The Past, Present and Future

Tony Orum, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, CURL Scholar, Loyola University Chicago

February 21st

Did Chicago Learn Anything When It Lost the 2016 Olympic Host City Competition?

Larry Bennett, Professor, Dept. Political Science, DePaul University

February 28th

Why Better Banking Is the Hottest Next Chapter for Social Enterprise

Campaign for Better Banking: Ron Grzywinski, Advisor; Mary Houghton, Managing Director; Nisha Sutaria, Analyst; Megan Hryndza, Deputy Director

March 7th

NO Seminar -- Spring Break


March 14th

More People, More Programs and More Geographies

Dan Pitera, Executive Director, Detroit Collaborative Design Center, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture

March 21st

Social Analysis: A Pathway to Activating One's Conscience

Chris Eagan and Sr. Gwen Farry, Issue Staff, 8th Day Center for Justice

March 28th

Academic Coaching - A Life Changing Combination of High Achieving College Students and At-Risk Urban High School Students

Mary Charles, Grants Director, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

April 4th

How do Mexican American Youth See their Neighborhood?: A Collaboration with Enlace, Using GIS Mapping and Focus Group Methods

Maryse Richards, Professor, Clinical Psychology; Affiliated with Developmental Psychology Program, LUC; David Treering, GIS Specialist, LUC; Kathryn Bocanegra, Director of Violence Prevention, Enlace Chicago 

April 11th

...And the Rich Get Richer: Redefining Blight when Creating TIF Districts

Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

April 18th

NO Seminar -- Easter Break


April 25th

Evaluation of the State's Attorney's Deferred Prosecution Project

Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL, Loyola University Chicago; John Orwat, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago; Julie Hilvers, University-Community Research Coordinator, CURL, Loyola University Chicago; Jennifer Cossyleon, Graduate Fellow, CURL, Loyola University Chicago