Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

The Plant

The Plant seminar, Fall 2014

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, 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.

View Past Seminars

Spring 2018

DateTopicPresenter
January 26 The Role Faculty and Staff Play in Student Success and Retention Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Assistant Provost, Student Academic Services, LUC
February 2 Ending Homelessness: Answering the Hard Questions Nancy Radner, Chief Development Officer, Primo Center for Women and Children

February 9

CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

CANCELED: Bringing Intersectionality and Nuance to Sexual Health Education and Anti-Sexual Assault Advocacy Nadiah Mohajir, Founder & Executive Director, HEART Women and Girls

Will be rescheduled.  Check back for updates. 
February 16 Housing as a Platform: Innovative Cross-sector Efforts to Expand Access to Supportive Housing  Betsy Benito, Director, CSH
February 23 Arrupe College: Building Accessible and Affordable Higher Education Robert Gutierrez, Lecturer in Psychology, Arrupe College of LUC
March 2 "Green Gentrification” Paradox: Advancing Environmental Justice without Displacement Amy KringsAssistant Professor, School of Social Work, LUC and Tania SchuslerAdvanced Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, LUC
March 9 No Seminar - Spring Break  
March 16 Policy and Programmatic Responses to the Opioid Crisis in Indiana Dennis WatsonAssociate Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public Health
March 23 The Role of Philanthropy in Strengthening the Public Oral Health System for Children in Illinois Bob Egan, Senior Program Officer, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

*Co-sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences*
March 30 No Seminar - Good Friday  
April 6 No Seminar  
April 13 Playing Chess not Checkers: The Strategic Approach to Reclaim Democracy  Mehrdad Azemun, Campaign Director, People's Action
April 20 A Hostage Reflects on Lessons Learned from the Illinois State Budget Impasse  Andrea Durbin, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Collaboration On Youth
April 27 The Unfulfilled Promises of Online Education: Access & Affordability in the Politics of Academia Goutham Menon, Dean & Professor, School of Social Work, LUC

View a Spring 2018 CURL Seminars pdf.