Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars - Fall 2012

Fall 2012

September 7th

Beyond "Free Market Choice": Understanding Residential Mobility from the Perspective of Low-Income Families.

Peter Rosenblatt, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago

September 14th

Immigration and the Growth of Gang Violence: Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street.

Abel Nuñez, Associate Director, Centro Romero
September 21st

Banks and City.

Ron Grzywinski, Co-founder of ShoreBank,


Mary Houghton, Co-founder of ShoreBank

September 28th

Mobilizing Voters: Social Pressure, Descriptive Norms, and Message Timing.

Richard E. Matland, Professor, Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
October 5th

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Information Commons and Cuneo Hall.

October 12th

The Illinois State Budget: Current Projections and Possible Solutions.

Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

October 19th

Collaborative Research and Lessons from the European Science Shop Model.

Randy Stoecker, Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin,


Phil Nyden, Director, Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University Chicago

October 26th


Michael Harrington's The Other America: State of Poverty and Opportunity 50 Years Later.

[This Friday Morning Seminar is CANCELLED and has been Postponed Until the Spring Semester]

Panel Speakers TBA


November 2nd

Community Investment Corporation – Providing Credit to Revitalize Communities and Preserve Affordable Housing.

Jack Markowski, President/CEO, Community Investment Corporation

November 9th


Annette Steinacker, Director, Master of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program and Associate Professor, Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

November 16th

Landscaped!: Chicago, Public Transportation and the Weight of Contested Terrain.

Gwendolyn Purifoye, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago

November 23rd

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

November 30th

Balancing Work and Family Lives.

Patricia Rupert, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

December 7th

Social Enterprises: Innovative Approaches to 21st Century Challenges.

Kathleen Getz, Dean, Quinlan School of Business


Timothy O'Connell, Professor of Ethics, Institute of Pastoral Studies and Quinlan School of Business