Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

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CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during fall & spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in Cuneo Hall, Room 417. Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members, and guests are welcome.

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. Call 773.508.8521 to confirm specific presentations.

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Download the Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule in pdf format.

Spring 2019

January 25 We Are Still In: Individual & Institutional Climate Action Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, LUC
February 1 Involving Community in Philanthropy Jane Kimondo, Program Director, Crossroads Fund
February 8 The Spirituality of Community Organizing Dan Hartnett S.J., Former Rector of Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community
February 15 Urban Churches as “A Light in the City” in the Midst of Gentrification in Cabrini-Green Community Cynthia StewartAssistant Director of Academic Internships, Center for Experiential Learning, LUC
February 22 The Folded Map Project: Visually Investigating Chicago’s Inequity and Urban Landscape Tonika Johnson, Photographer/Visual Artist
March 1 Connecting Affordable Housing Residents to Service Opportunities: Questions, Lessons & Programming Planning Mike Rohrbeck, Executive Director, Voice of the People in Uptown 
March 8 No Seminar - Spring Break  
March 15 Urban Violence, Children and Community in Rio de Janeiro Malcolm BushSenior Consultant, International Center for Research on Childhood, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro
March 22

*Co-sponsored by Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy*
Meet Chicago’s Inspector General: Learn How Public Data Works to Create Public Accountability Joseph M. Ferguson, Inspector General for the City of Chicago; Mariela Estrada, Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG)

March 29


The Ups and Downs of Building and Maintaining a Community-University Research Relationship Kathy Donahue, Sr. VP of Program Development, Catholic Charities; Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL, LUC
April 5 Tell Me a Story: How Powerful Stories Impact Our Culture and Community Richelle Rogers, Program Director, Masters in Digital Media and Storytelling, School of Communication, LUC
April 12 Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Survey Research Dana Garbarski, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, LUC 
April 19 No Seminar - Good Friday