Features Archive

  • His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi to Receive Honorary Degree from Loyola University Chicago

    In honor of the installation of the John Courtney Murray Chair in Public Service, His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi will address Loyola University Chicago community and receive an honorary degree from Loyola as well.
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    CANTICO & CREOSOTE: Experimental Films With A Religious Theme

    Loyola's School of Communications presents two films that make use of the religious image and symbol of St. Francis to explore the cinematic form. Join them on Sunday, 22 February 2015 at 7PM at the Damen Cinema!
  • Summer Session at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center (JFRC)

    Peacebuilding in a Global, Interfaith Context with Dr. Marian Diaz (Institute of Pastoral Studies, LUC)
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    Check out what the Hank Center is planning for Spring 2015

    While the Hank Center's Fall 2014 events have come to a close, Spring 2015 is right around the corner! In addition to our Lunch with LUMA, Publication Luncheon, Faith in Focus, and Catholic Q&A events, the Hank Center has some great programming for Spring 2015
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    The Mystery of the "Looted Civil War Book" - Solved!

    What are Loyola's undergraduate students up to (with assistance from the Hank Center)? Check out Evan Thompson's work solving the mystery of the "looted civil war book."
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    US Catholic Blog Post on Hank Center's Panel Discussion Habemus Papam+1

    See what Loyola alum Caitlyn Schmid wrote about the Hank Center's recent panel discussion commemorating, and reflecting upon, the first year of Pope Francis.
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    Crowdsourcing the Collections: Introducing the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project

    Dr. Kyle Roberts (Assistant Professor, Department of History) and Joshua Arens (M.A. Candidate, Department of History) have recently posted a piece on the Religion in American History blog, which recounts the progression of their efforts to recreate the bibliographic world of Catholic higher education.
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    Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J. - Director of the Hank Center - is featured in the Chicago Sun-Times

    "Shake-ups at the Vatican will reverberate this year within the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the next leader will play a major role in helping Pope Francis shape the future direction of the U.S. Catholic church, home to more than 75 million followers..."
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    Center offers New Programs

    Happy New Year, 2013! The Hank Center has a number of events this coming semester and I hope you will peruse our newsletter to learn more about them. Besides our established colloquia, luncheons, films, and lectures, I would like to tell you about a couple of new programs.
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    Greetings Friends,

    As I sit down to reflect on all the events going on at the Hank Center this month, I am mesmerized by the snow flurries outside my office window. February brings us Lent as well, this sober time of prayer of the Church.
  • Fr. Bosco, S.J. Interview to ABC 7 News

    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio election as Pope Francis came as a surprise to many and especially to the Jesuits. The Hank Center Director Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J. shared his opinion and insights to the local ABC 7 News channel.
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    Holiday Greetings

    As the Christian community moves through the season of Advent every December, so too the university community at Loyola draws to a close of what might be called a season of exams and final papers! In the midst of this, I am grateful for the many people who support our programs.
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    Dr. Michael Murphy receives USGA Faculty Member of the Year Award

    The Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award, sponsored by the Unified Student Government Association (USGA) and the Maroon & Gold Society, recognizes the extraordinary contributions and quality service of a faculty or staff member in his/her role in fulfilling the mission of Loyola University Chicago, particularly by improving the life of the Loyola student body.
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    The 2014 Hank Center Living Tradition Award Honors Dr. Marcel Fredericks

    Every year, the Hank Center presents the Living Tradition Award to a Loyola University Chicago emeritus faculty member who exemplified the integration of Catholic thought into their work, research, and teaching. The 2014 Living Tradition Award honors Dr. Marcel Fredericks from Loyola's Department of Sociology. Dr. Fredericks has made his remarks for the Living Tradition Award ceremony available on the Hank Center's website - click on this story to access the remarks.