World Crisis and UnderdevelopmentBy: David Ingram, PhDThis book examines the impact of poverty and other global crises in generating forms of structural coercion that cause agential and societal underdevelopment.
CHICAGO, December 19, 2019: Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., chairman of Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees, died peacefully on December 19 after a brief illness surrounded by family. He was 68 years old.
A Magnificent Mile holiday tradition returns with Stories of the Crèche: The Collection of James and Emilia Govan which will be on display at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA). This Chicago favorite will exhibit crèches, or nativity scenes, from more than 40 countries and features a Chicago nativity complete with the Chicago skyline and Holy Name Cathedral. The free exhibition is open to the public from November 30 through January 5, Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LUMA will not be open December 24 through January 1, 2020 in observation of the University holiday break.
Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) of Chicago as the winner of its fifth annual Martyrs Award. Located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the organization provides retreats and spirituality resources to help community members lay a new foundation for their lives. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the project has grown to almost 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada and includes over 800 volunteers serving over 2,000 retreatants a year through over 200 retreats.
Ground breaking, bipartisan federal legislation developed from research by Loyola University Chicago alumnus Paul Kantwill (BA ’83, JD ’86), a distinguished professor in residence at Loyola’s School of Law, was introduced this week in Washington, D.C. by members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The landmark bill, called the Veterans and Consumer Fair Credit Act, would establish the country’s first national usury law that imposes interest rate limitations on nearly all financial products and services in an effort to protect consumers from predatory lenders.