Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars - Spring 2008

Jan 18 CURL Welcome and Overview of CURL Projects  
Jan 25 Injury: Accident or Disease? Implications for the Health Care Provider Thomas Esposito, Trauma Critical Care, Loyola University Medical Center
Feb 1 Social Preservation: The Quest for Authentic People, Place, and Community Japonica Brown-Saracino, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
Feb 8 Organic Public Sociology: Engaged Research, Activism, and Social Change Michael Burawoy, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley & Past President of the American Sociological Association
Feb 15 Multiple Faces of Self-Sufficiency: Towards an Empowerment Perspective in Workforce Development Philip Hong, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
Feb 22 When Cities Thrive Instead of Just Survive: The Effects of Central City Dominance on Smaller Metro Areas John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University (newly appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola, starting Fall 2008)  
Feb 29 How Diversity Has Transformed the Project of Racial Integration in Cities Ellen Berry, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
Mar 7 No Seminar. Spring Break  
Mar 14 Finding Food in Chicago Danny Block, Department of Geography, Chicago State University, and David Goldblatt, Center for Urban Environment Research and Policy, Loyola University Chicago.
Mar 21  No Seminar. Easter Break  
Mar 28 TBA  
Apr 4 Connecting Research and Activism: Vietnam, Veterans, and the Media Jerry Lembcke, Department of Sociology, Holy Cross
Apr 11 A visit to the Freedom Museum We will be leaving CURL at 9:30am and walk to the Freedom Museum (445 N. Michigan). Please RSVP to Gina Lopez at glopez@luc.edu
Apr 18 Construction of Collective Consciousness - African American Reality Selvaraj Arulnathan, S.J., Loyola University Chicago
Apr 25 Broad-Based Organizing - Power, Values, and Struggles Lina Jamoul, Senior Policy Analyst, Loyola CURL & Organizer, Industrial Areas Foundation