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Features Archive

  • A Year in Review: Innovative Arts and Renovated Facilities

    The opening of the newly-renovated Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts has given the Department of Fine and Performing Arts an artistic home for its burgeoning programs. The 2012-2013 seasons saw an outstanding collection of exhibitions and performances from the department, and the 2013-2014 season promises to lead Loyola to new artistic heights.
  • CBS interviews Professor Robert Bucholz on the history of royal births

    Royal historian and Loyola history professor Dr. Robert Bucholz interprets the royal birth for American viewers in this news segment for CBS Chicago. He explains the traditions, myths, and potential baby names that surround today’s British royal family.
  • Professor Kyle Roberts wins Schiller Prize from Bibliographical Society of America

    Kyle B. Roberts, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, has been awarded the 2013 Justin G. Schiller Prize for his essay, “Rethinking The New-England Primer,” by the Bibliographical Society of America.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Allen Frantzen on receiving the Medieval Academy of America's Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.

    Congratulations to Dr. Allen Frantzen on receiving the Medieval Academy of America's Teaching Excellence Award for 2013.
  • Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Gaylord-Harden

    Dr. Noni Gaylord-Harden recently received a 2-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The purpose of the project is to examine desensitization to community violence in African American and Latino male adolescents residing in low socioeconomic, urban neighborhoods.
  • Dr. Brian Endless to become program director for African Studies and the African Diaspora

    CAS welcomes Dr. Brian Endless, faculty member in the Department of Political Science, as the next program director of the interdisciplinary program African Studies and the African Diaspora starting July 1.
  • Event: Uncovering Women's Intelligence: Race, Gender, and the Civil War

    Mary Bowser was born into slavery in Richmond, Virginia. After being freed by Bet Van Lew, daughter of the family that owner her, and sent North to be educated, Bowser returned to the South, where she and Bet worked together as Union spies during the Civil War. Join Dr. Lois Leveen, author of the novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser, as she discusses Bowser and Van Lew's extraordinary contributions to Civil War experience, and explores what it means to use historical fiction to teach about gender, race, and American history.
  • Does Chicago Have Enough Police Officers?

    Criminal justice experts discuss the size of Chicago's police force and weigh the pros and cons of increasing the number of police officers working within the city at Loyola this Thursday.
  • Divided We Fall

    Winner of more than a dozen international awards, this film by Valarie Kaur earned national attention as the first feature-length independent documentary film on post-9/11 racism and hate crimes.
  • New Partnership: Loyola University and the Art Institute of Chicago

    In a new partnership between Loyola University and the Art Institute of Chicago, this spring semester Loyola students, faculty, and staff will have membership access to the museum and its general and special exhibitions, lectures, and programs. Through the University Partner Program‌, this incredible benefit provides the Loyola community an opportunity to explore the riches of the Institute and to examine art and culture though the museum’s collections. To launch this endeavor, we are inviting students, faculty, and guests to the Art Institute for Loyola University Night‌ on Thursday, January 31 for an evening of tours and discoveries.
  • Event: Nelson Algren Short Story Awards

    Since 1986, the Chicago Tribune has run the Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, a national competition that has supported the careers of many authors, including Loyola’s own David Michael Kaplan. Kaplan, a recipient of the award in past years, is a professor with the Department of English and will participate in a discussion with other past winners on Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.
  • Book your seats today!

    See the performance Tarfuffe by Moliere at Loyola's Newhart Family Theatre.
  • Loyola goes to the National Bowl

    In November, philosophy professor and director of the Bioethics Interdisciplinary Program, Jennifer Parks, along with co-coach Bryan Kibble (doctoral student in Philosophy), led two teams of students to winning performances at the Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl.
  • ‘Tis always the season

    Students in Dr. Amy Bohnert, professor of psychology, new course Psychological Perspectives on the Experience of Globalization, were eager to do something about the inequality that defines the lives of many in the larger world.
  • Language is Power

    On November 30th, Slate Magazine published an article on its Crime Blog examining the use of “consensual” conversations with police. How about a Friendly Frisking? focuses on the myth and reality of how language plays a role between civilians and police officers.
  • English Department faculty member, Melissa Bradshaw, wins MLA Book Prize

    Congratulations to Melissa Bradshaw for receiving the prestigious Modern Language Association Book Prize for Independent Scholars for her book Amy Lowell, Diva Poet (Ashgate Publications, 2011). This award, given bi-annually by the most important professional organization in modern language and literature studies, recognizes outstanding achievement in published research.
  • College football: Is the price for a new coach worth it?

    David Doherty, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, co-authored a study that focused on whether the replacement of head coaches improves the performance of college football teams. Excitement often surrounds a new hire...
  • Life inside a refugee camp

    Refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war in Syria now number in the millions, over half a million of whom are registered in nearby Jordan. Loyola senior Grace Swanson (above) spent a semester in Jordan, where she interviewed officials in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as women living in the urban capital city of Amman who receive support from UNICEF.