Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

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Due to COVID-19 and campus restrictions, the Spring 2021 Friday Morning Seminars will continue to be held virtually on Friday mornings from 10:30am until 12:00pm (CST) over Zoom. Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members, and guests are welcome. Check back soon for links to register for each presentation separately. 

These seminars are a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff, faculty, and community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research. Please note: Unavoidable changes may be necessary. Email dvanzyt@luc.edu to confirm specific presentations.

View Past Seminars

Spring 2021

DateTopicPresenter
January 29

Registration
How the Blind Seeing Beauty Created a Vision for the Future Norberto Grzywacz, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, LUC
February 5 Big Philanthropy: Perpetuating Inequitable Systems and the Concentration of Power Tara Ebrahimi, Director of Communications, Women Unite!
February 12 No Seminar - Spring Break  
February 19 Cultivating a Culture of Hope: A Restorative Justice Approach to Healing and Reconciliation Fr. David Kelly, Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministries of Reconciliation
February 26 Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods Jan Doering, Assistant Professor of Sociology, McGill University
March 5 Housing Solutions for Medically Vulnerable People Experiencing Homelessness: The Chicago & Cook County Flexible Housing Pool Christine Haley, Director of Housing, Cook County Health
March 12
Disrupting Disparities among Older Adults in Illinois Chrstine George, Research Faculty at CURL, will lead a panel of representatives from the research partnership with AARP Illinois.
March 19 Notions of Justice in Values-Engaged Evaluation Leanne Kallemeyn, Associate Professor, School of Education, LUC
March 26 TBD Maria Hadden, Alderwoman, Chicago City Council
April 2 No Seminar - Good Friday  
April 9 Creating Change and Facilitating Healing: Supervised Visitation for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence Inspire Action for Social Change
April 16  Interdisciplinary Research at LUC: Examples from the Past, Dreams of the Future David Van Zytveld, Director of CURL; Badia Ahad, Associate Professor, University Core Curriculum Director, Department of English, LUC; Meharvan Singh, Vice Dean of Research Professor in Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, LUC; and others to be named later
April 23  Wisconsin Voter Protection: Rewriting the Playbook in 2020 Alexis J. Rangel (she/they), former Deputy Voter Protection Director, Democratic Party of Wisconsin