Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Research Symposium


11th Annual Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

Setting the World on Fire: Research, Change, and Social Justice

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Lakeshore Campus

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council will host an interdisciplinary research symposium on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, as a forum for Loyola graduate students to present their scholarly work.  

The symposium will be organized around the diverse research methods exhibited in scholarly work. The panels will consist of the following broad research categories:

-- Qualitative: the exploratory analysis of non-numerical data
-- Quantitative: the objective and systematic analysis of numerical data
-- Theoretical: analysis that applies speculative paradigms in exploratory ways
-- Mixed Methods/Other: analysis that draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods

Any current graduate student within The Graduate School is eligible to submit a presentation. As part of reaffirming Loyola's commitment to diversity, the symposium welcomes presentations in Spanish.

Submissions may either be for paper or poster presentations.

Monetary awards will be given based on research category and student’s program status.


Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be submitted here for consideration by March 16, 2018.


Registration will soon be available to attend the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. 


If you have any questions, please email the Research Symposium Committee at GSAC@luc.edu.

The Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium is part of the University wide annual Weekend of Excellence activities. For more information about Weekend of Excellence, please visit LUC.edu/excellenceweekend.