Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

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These seminars are a time for all of CURL – graduate students, undergraduates, staff, faculty, and community members – to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research.

Seminars this semester will continue to be hosted mainly on Zoom and occasionally in hybrid mode in Granada Center Conference Room West, 219, Lake Shore Campus.  Please see schedule below for further details. Seminars will continue to be recorded for YouTube

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Spring 2023

January 27

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Who Owns That? How Ownership Data Can Bring About Housing Justice Branden DuPont, Deputy Director of Analytics, Center for Criminal Justice,  LUC
February 3

Postponed until further notice.  Check back for more information.
Not So fast: Race-Neutral Policies’ (Constrained) Ability to Promote Racial Equity in an Urban School District Kate Phillippo, Professor, School of Social Work and School of Education, LUC and Sarah Thorngate, Data Analysis Librarian, Northwestern University / Sociology Ph.D. Student, CURL Fellow, LUC
February 10

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Stacked Decks: Building Inspectors and the Reproduction of Urban Inequality Robin Bartram, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tulane University
February 17

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We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University: Considering Mission Integration Anew Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission Integration, LUC
February 24

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We Will Chicago: Planning for Equity Across the City of Chicago Kathleen Dickhut, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development and Jon Schmidt, Assistant Clinical Faculty, School of Education, LUC
March 3 No Seminar   
March 10 No Seminar - Spring Break  
March 17

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Focused Deterrence: Evaluating a "Pulling Levers" Approach to Preventing Crime Amanda Ward, Assistant Research Professor, CURL and Center for Criminal Justice, LUC and David Olson, Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department, Co-Director of the Center for Criminal Justice, LUC
March 24

Co-sponsored with the Office of Sustainability

*This seminar will be held hybrid in Granada Center West Conference Room 291*

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CNT’s Community Oriented Approach to Urban Flooding Peter Haas, Chief Research Scientist, Center for Neighborhood Technology
March 31

Co-sponsored with Women's Studies and Gender Studies and the Department of Fine & Performing Arts

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Documenting Trans Youth Across America: Accounts of Survival and Joy Jesse Freidin, Photographer