Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

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Due to COVID-19, the Fall 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. 

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 Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu to confirm specific presentations.

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Fall 2021

DateTopicPresenter
September 10

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CURL at 25: Tapping into the Wisdom of the Experience Phil Nyden, Founding Director of CURL; Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Professor, Department Head, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Christine George, Research Faculty at CURL; David Van Zytveld, Director of CURL
September 17

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Reflections on the Promise, Power, and Peril of Community-University Partnerships K Sujata, Strategic Advisor, SuLa Advisory, LLC; Nadiah Mohajir, Co-founder and Executive Director, HEART Women & Girls
September 24

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Evaluating Bail Reform: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities David Olson, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice, LUC; Don Stemen, Associate Professor, Chairperson, and Director of Sociolegal Studies Minor, LUC
October 1

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Cook County Community Survey: Enduring and Emerging Issues in Chicago and Suburban Cook County Dana Garbarski, Associate Professor of Sociology, LUC; David Doherty, Associate Professor of Political Science, LUC; Keyla Navarrete and Juanita Vivas Bastidas, Graduate students in Sociology; Sophia Bardelli, Emma O’Driscoll, and Ben Stringer, Undergrad Students in Sociology; Drew Byrne, Sarah Jack, Pablo Guzman Rivera, and Maddie Jackson, Undergrad Students in Political Science, LUC
October 8

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Shifting Power: Harnessing Youth-Adult Partnerships to Create Healthy Communities Monica Reyna, Violence Prevention Coordinator at The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Idaho Youth 4 Change Collective
 
October  22

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Domestic Violence Research, Advocacy, and Policy: 25 Years of Partnerships Neha Gill, Executive Director, Apna Ghar; Jennifer Rosenkranz, Director of Grant Programs, Michael Reese Health TrustJoyce Coffee, CEO/Executive DirectorFamily Rescue Inc.; Leslie Landis, Domestic Violence Court Administrator Office of the Chief Judge of Cook County, Illinois; Christine George, Research Faculty at CURL
October 29

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Supporting Newcomer Youth in Schools: COVID-19 and Beyond Cate DeCarlo Santiago, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, LUC; Sarah Jolie and Roxanna Flores Toussaint, Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology, LUC
November 5

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Advocacy for Art, the Art of Advocacy, and You (Yes, You) Jonathan VanderBrug, Deputy Director - Civic Engagement, Arts Alliance Illinois 
November 12

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Evaluation Pathways Initiative: Preparing Black and Latinx Undergraduates To Be Evaluators That Are Culturally Responsive and Equity-Centered Rebekah Levin, Executive Director, Center for Impact Research; Julian Williams, Senior Partnerships Manager, Partnership for College Completion