Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

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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.

We are excited to offer another semester of Friday Morning Seminars here at CURL.  Beginning this semester, we will be offering a hybrid model of seminar.  They will continue to be hosted online via zoom, recorded for YouTube, and additionally, hosted in person here at CURL in Cuneo Hall, Room 417 on the Lake Shore Campus. 

Some presenters will be in person while others will still be online. While registration in person is not required, we are requiring masks be worn for in person attendance at CURL's seminars. We look forward to seeing you all throughout the Fall.

Please note: Unavoidable changes may be necessary. Email Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu to confirm specific presentations.

View Past Seminars

Fall 2022

September 9

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An Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning at Loyola: Ignatian, Anti-Oppressive and Student-Centered Bridget Colacchio, Co-Director, and Jessica Mansbach, Co-Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, LUC
September 16

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Preparing for the Future of Graduate Education Emily Barman, Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost of Graduate Education, LUC
September 23

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A Senator's Philosophy of Public Service Mike Simmons, Illinois State Senator
September 30

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Data Driven Rationale for the Flexible Housing Pool Program of Chicago and Cook County Keiki Hinami, Director, Applied Research; Center for Health Equity and Innovation at Cook County Health
October 7 No Seminar - Mid Semester Break  
October 14

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The National Public Housing Museum: Creating a Museum of Conscience Brad Hunt, Professor and Chair of Department of History, LUC
October 21

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Crisis Care Expansion: Trends, Models, Opportunities, Threats Sarah Fletcher, Executive Director of Intensive Outreach, and Chris Mayer, Clinical Director of Crisis Services, Trilogy, INC
October 28

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MAPSCorps: Using STEM to Engage Youth in Community Research and Advocacy Maxine Jeremiah, Program Director, MAPSCorps
November 4

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Addressing Disparities in End-of-life Care and Exploring Solutions Maureen Burns, Senior Community Education Associate and Community Health Worker for Rogers Park and West Ridge; Kandis Draw, Community Education Associate and Community Health Worker for Chatham and Englewood; Kim Downing, Executive Director of Program Evaluation and Research, The HAP Foundation
November 11

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CURA @ Work: Imagining New Paths for Student and Faculty Connections Betsi Burns, Director of Learning & Student Success, and Ashley Williams, Associate Director of Academic Enrichment Programs, Student Academic Services, LUC
November 18

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CURL Graduate Fellow Alumni Panel Asma Ali, Specialist Master at Deloitte Consulting, LLC; Julie Hilvers, Research Manager at Feeding America; Amy KerrDirector of Evaluation at Professional Data Analysts; and Sophia RodriguezAssistant Professor of Educational Policy and Urban Education at University of Maryland