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Loyola University Chicago Inspired
Inclusive Practices in the Retention and Equity of Diverse Faculty
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LUC-INSPIRED aims to institutionalize inclusive practices in the retention and equity of diverse faculty at Loyola University Chicago. The program’s activities and initiatives will focus on mentoring, professional advancement/success, mitigating service workload inequities, and creating opportunities for interdisciplinary connections for women, underrepresented minorities, and women of color faculty, particularly those in STEM fields. LUC-INSPIRED will be adapted to reflect Loyola’s Jesuit identity, making matters of gender and racial equity foundational to the institutional mission. Learn more

Rasha Abbasi
Faculty Spotlight

Rasha Abbasi

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Dr. Rasha Abbasi is currently working on two groundbreaking projects. Her primary research, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, uses telescope array technology to observe gamma rays in the atmosphere. For her second project, Dr. Abbasi is part of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, located in the South Pole.

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LUC INSPIRED is supported by the National Science Foundation. Grant Number 2121654


LUC-INSPIRED Fall 2021 Micro-Grant recipient, Dr. Kristin Krueger, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and her undergraduate research assistant, Cura Scholar Luz Castrejon, are traveling this year to the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB). Read More