Friday Morning Seminars
Informal CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during Fall and Spring Semesters from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the CURL classroom, Lewis Towers 10th floor.
Loyola faculty and students, community activists, and guests are welcome. These seminars are a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff and community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research.
Please note: Unavoidable changes may be necessary. Call 312.915.7769 or 312.915.7760 to confirm specific presentations.
|Aug 28||No seminar||CURL Welcome and team meeting|
|Sept 4||No seminar|
|Sept 11||Ending Homelessness with Permanent Supportive Housing||Liz Drapa, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing-Illinois|
|Sept 18||The Real Olympic Legacy: Debt, Destruction of the Commons, Displacement, and the Death of Democracy||Tom Tressor, Civic Activist, No Games Chicago|
|Sept 25||Seminar cancelled||Rescheduled to Nov 13th|
|Oct 2||For the Least of These: Salvation, Social Welfare, and Self Governance in Victorian England and Beyond||Reuben Miller, Research Coordinator, CURL and Doctoral Student in Sociology, Loyola University Chicago|
Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing
|D. Bradford Hunt, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Social Science, Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, Roosevelt University|
|Oct 16||Chicago's Adult Literacy Crisis: Addressing the Need through Community-Based Programs||Alison Szopinski, Program Director, Literacy Works|
|Oct 23||The Economic Impact of Chicago’s West-Side Wal-Mart||David Merriman, Professor, Department of Public Administration and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs; and Joe Persky, Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Oct 30||Seminar cancelled||"Our Friday Morning Seminar speaker, Rev. Marrice Coverson, had to cancel her visit to CURL. She will be down in Springfield lobbying the state government for additional funds. We hope to reschedule this presentation."|
|Nov 6||Transitioning Substance Abusers Back into the Community: The Need for Housing Support||Leonard Jason, Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University|
Why Virtual Worlds May Be More Social Than Social Networks
|Don Heider, Dean, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago|
|Nov 20||Finding Racially and Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods: Exploring America’s Future||Phil Nyden, Director, CURL; and Kimberlee Guenther, Graduate Fellow, CURL, Loyola University Chicago|
|Nov 27||No seminar - Happy Thanksgiving!|
|Dec 4||Identification of Factors Influencing Engagement in Sex-Risk Behaviors of Adolescents at an Ethnically Diverse Urban High School||Gina Coffee, Assistant Professor, School of Education; Eva Kowalewicz, Doctoral Candidate in School Psychology; and Colleen Andreoni, Instructor, School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago|