Loyola University Chicago has selected its 2014–2015 Ricci Scholars, students who will travel to Italy and China during their junior year to study, travel, and conduct cross-cultural research. The Ricci Scholars program offers a scholarship to highly qualified students who spend their junior year at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center and the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies.
At first glance, Loyola business students and science students seem to be different breeds entirely. Biology majors conduct research and experiment in laboratories on the Lake Shore Campus, while finance and business majors pitch products and talk numbers downtown. But, as it turns out, they’ve got chemistry.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking (CIT) in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the first CIT Interdisciplinary Grants competition. This competition includes both small and large awards in the amounts of $2,000 and $10,000 to support interdisciplinary research or teaching projects that address issues not dealt with by current programs or to enhance already-existing interdisciplinary programs at Loyola.
What can a single bone tell you about human life? A lot more than you think, says anthropology professor Anne Grauer.
Loyola’s resident expert in Military Science, John ("Jay") Williams, Political Science, was awarded the distinguished Morris Janowitz Career Achievement Award in fall 2013, underscoring his teaching and professional contributions to the study of U.S. national security and civil-military relations.
During the January 2014 MLA meeting in Chicago, Steve Jones was presented with the Keats-Shelley Association's Distinguished Scholar Award.
Leadership. Scholarship. Service.
During her time at Loyola, Shahtaj Usmani has spent countless hours as a student leader in several groups, including the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the New Life Volunteering Society.
Each Fall Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) ranks graduating senior cadets from around the country. These cadets are listed through the Order of Merit List (OML). This year Kevin T. Filip, an Army ROTC cadet from Loyola University Chicago earned the number eight position in the prestigious top 10, out of 5,478 graduating cadets.
As students in Dr. Dina Berger’s Cold War in the Americas course (HIST 300) have learned this fall semester, the Cold War was just as hot in the Western Hemisphere as it was in Europe and Asia. Dr. Berger’s course offered students the unique opportunity to learn about the Cold War in Latin America by developing an exhibit based on materials held at the University Archives.
Dr. Frank Fennell, long-time faculty member in the Department of English and Dean of CAS from 2008-2012, was the recipient of the Newbridge Silver Literary Award this past summer for lifetime contributions to scholarship on the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Patrick Daubenmire is one of four professors who received Loyola’s Excellence in Teaching Freshmen Award. Here, he talks about his love of chemistry and how his Jesuit professors in college inspired him to become a teacher.