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  • 2017 Baum Lecture: Mary Robinson

    Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and head of the Mary Robinson Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Baum Lecture held at Jo Ann Rooney Hall on March 16, 2017. She was introduced by Loyola University Chicago President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD. The lecture, hosted by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, kicked off the Fourth Annual Climate Change Conference held at Loyola's Lake Shore campus. Watch Video
  • Can business help create a just world?

    Leading French economist Gaël Giraud, S.J. and panel of speakers explored the intersection of business and social justice at Quinlan School of Business. Watch Video
  • "From Black-Belt Sinner to Sweet Baby Jesus"

    The Hank Center's 2016 Cardinal Newman Lecture was delivered by the poet and memoirist Mary Karr. Karr is the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University and a prolific writer within the genres of memoir and poetry. Watch Video
  • Panel Discussion

    Pope Francis's Moral Message: Care for the Environment, Care for the Poor

    Loyola University Chicago Chancellor Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J. leads a panel discussion on Pope Francis's recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, in which the Pope challenges the whole human family to work together "to seek a sustainable and integral development." Watch Video
  • A Morning of Reflection and Conversation with Fr. Orobator

    Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., September 26, 2015, discusses his experience as a Jesuit. Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Project. Watch Video
  • Mark Kennedy Shriver: A Contemplative in Action

    Loyola University Chicago’s Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage welcomes Mark Kennedy Shriver, PhD, as part of its annual “Catholic Thought and the Professional Life” series to open a conversation about the role of Catholicism across professional disciplines today. Watch Video
  • Baum Speaker Series

    Remembering Selma

    Adrienne Y. Bailey, Ph.D., is a graduate of Mundelein College. She is a Senior Consultant at Panasonic Foundation. Adrienne has worked in the fields of education and social justice in urban and rural communities throughout the US, Jamaica and southern Africa. Nationally and internationally recognized for her passionate advocacy of education equity for poor and disadvantaged youth. Watch Video
  • Salvadoran Martyrs

    "A Community of Blood: Jesuits, University Professors, and Worker Martyrs"

    Rethink what your responsibility is to the truth. That was the message Jon Sobrino, S.J., passed on to a packed Jo Ann Rooney Hall on November 20. Sobrino, who helped found and taught at the University of Central America, was out of the country when the Salvadoran military killed six Jesuits, their housekeeper, and her daughter. Otherwise, he very likely would have been killed as well. Watch Video
  • Law

    National Security and Civil Liberties Symposium

    Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, was among the distinguished speakers to participate in Loyola’s National Security and Civil Rights Symposium on Feb. 7, 2014. Romero discussed fugitive Edward Snowden and the political and moral implications of the government’s electronic surveillance programs. Watch Video
  • Law

    Eighth Annual Symposium on Access to Health Care

    Watch highlights from Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Eighth Annual Symposium on Access to Health Care, which took place on November 14, 2014. Watch Video
  • Education

    Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century St

    Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents "Getting Serious about Education: Culturally Relevant Teaching for New Century Students," part of the John M. Wozniak Lecture Series at Loyola University Chicago. Watch Video
  • Politics

    It's Your Money: Illinois Election 2014 and Fiscal Crisis in Illinois

    The Loyola University Gannon Center for Women and Leadership and the Chicago Network sponsored a program, "It's Your Money: Illinois Election 2014 and Fiscal Crisis in Illinois, October 23, 2014. Watch Video
  • Baum Lecture

    'I Pick Up My Life And Take It With Me': The Human Cost Of Climate Change

    An alumna of Mundelein College, Professor Judith Mayotte is an expert on issues concerning refugees and civilian displacement. She asks us all to consider: Are we willing to change how we treat the Earth so that people won't be forced to flee their homes because of chaotic climate change? Sponsored by The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership with support from The Ann F. and Alvin H. Baum Family Fund. Watch Video
  • History

    Nineteenth-Century Jesuits

    Professor John McGreevy (Notre Dame) led a seminar discussion of a draft chapter from his forthcoming book on the Jesuits in the 19th-century United States: "Nineteenth-Century Jesuits in the United States and the Global Catholic World They Made: A Case Study" at Loyola University Chicago on November 5, 2013. Watch Video
  • International Education

    Dr. Michael J. Garanzini keynote address - Chicago ICE 2013

    Dr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President, Loyola University Chicago presents "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Global Leaders: Essentials of a Curricular Program" at the Chicago International Conference on Education (ICE) 2013. Watch Video
  • Education

    Early Childhood Education for the Future Symposium

    "Early Childhood Education for the Future: The Creative Use of Public-Private Partnerships to Provide High-Quality, Cost-Effective School Readiness Programs." Symposium co-sponsored by: the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Resource Center: Early Childhood Professional Development, & Loyola University School of Law Education Law and Policy Institute. Watch Video
  • Faith

    Shouts or Whispers? A Journey through Catholic Letters Today

    For its second Cardinal Newman Lecture this spring, the Hank Center invited writer, teacher, publisher, and editor Gregory Wolfe to speak about his journey of faith in the Catholic Church, to reflect on the changing face of Catholic literature from the twentieth century to the present—and how that body of writing has shaped his life and vocation, including his work as editor of the literary journal Image. Watch Video
  • Theology

    The Future of Catholic Feminist Theology

    Dr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Professor of Theology at Boston College presents "The Future of Catholic Feminist Theology" and a graduate and undergraduate student colloquium titled "Jesuit Theological Discourse since Vatican II." Part of the John Cardinal Cody Lecture and Colloquium and co-sponsored with the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership. Watch Video
  • Military Service

    Former Army Capt. William Swenson, Medal of Honor recipient, addresses Loyola

    The nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Capt. William Swenson, spoke at Loyola on October 28, 2013. Swenson received the honor—the nation's highest medal for valor in combat—for saving more than a dozen lives after his squad was ambushed in Afghanistan in 2009. He is the second person to receive the Medal of Honor for that battle, according to the Army's official website. Watch Video
  • Ethical Moment

    The Importance of a Job

    Professor of Business Ethics Al Gini of the Quinlan School of Business discusses jobs and identity. Watch Video
  • School of Education Panel Discussion

    Teaching Learning Leading with Schools and Communities

    On January 31, Loyola faculty, community partners and teaching partners came together to discuss the new teacher preparation program. Watch Video
  • The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany

    Loyola history professor David Dennis, PhD, addresses the WagnerWorldWide: America conference held at the School of Music on the campus of the University of South Carolina (USA), February 2013. Watch Video
  • Center for Urban Research and Learning

    Collaborative Research

    Faculty members discuss the tenets of collaborative research at Loyola's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL). Watch Video