Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars - Fall 2009

 Fall 2009 

 Aug 28  No seminar   CURL Welcome and team meeting
Sept 4 No seminar  
 Sept 11 Ending Homelessness with Permanent Supportive Housing Liz Drapa, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing-Illinois
 Sept 18 The Real Olympic Legacy: Debt, Destruction of the Commons, Displacement, and the Death of Democracy Tom Tressor, Civic Activist, No Games Chicago
 Sept 25 Seminar cancelled Rescheduled to Nov 13th
 Oct 2 For the Least of These: Salvation, Social Welfare, and Self Governance in Victorian England and Beyond Reuben Miller, Research Coordinator, CURL and Doctoral Student in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
 Oct 9
 Blueprint for Disaster:  The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing
D. Bradford Hunt, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Science, Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, Roosevelt University
 Oct 16 Chicago's Adult Literacy Crisis: Addressing the Need through Community-Based Programs Alison Szopinski, Program Director, Literacy Works
 Oct 23  The Economic Impact of Chicago’s West-Side Wal-Mart David Merriman, Professor, Department of Public Administration and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; and Joe Persky, Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Oct 30  Seminar cancelled "Our Friday Morning Seminar speaker, Rev. Marrice Coverson, had to cancel her visit to CURL. She will be down in Springfield lobbying the state government for additional funds. We hope to reschedule this presentation."
 Nov 6 Transitioning Substance Abusers Back into the Community:  The Need for Housing Support Leonard Jason, Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University
 Nov 13
Why Virtual Worlds May Be More Social Than Social Networks
Don Heider, Dean, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago
 Nov 20 Finding Racially and Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods:  Exploring America’s Future Phil Nyden, Director, CURL; and Kimberlee Guenther, Graduate Fellow, CURL, Loyola University Chicago
Nov 27 No seminar - Happy Thanksgiving!  
 Dec 4  Identification of Factors Influencing Engagement in Sex-Risk Behaviors of Adolescents at an Ethnically Diverse Urban High School Gina Coffee, Assistant Professor, School of Education; Eva Kowalewicz, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology; and Colleen Andreoni, Instructor, School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago