Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Research Seminar Series

Upcoming Research Seminar Speakers

All IES Research Seminars take place in IES 123.


MAR 27

5-6 p.m.

Ulf Nordwall

Nordwall graduated in 1944 with a degree in architecture from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. After a time engaged as an architect he became an industrial PhD student at Chalmers University and at the School of Architecture at Umeå University receiving a technical licentiate degree in 2012 with a dissertation on Architectural Qualities in Housing. He now works with project  development for Peab Bygg region North. He has authored the book “Länge leve husen” and a number of scientific articles.


Sustainability is Good Business


4-5 p.m.

Brendan Carson

Brendan Carson earned a BS in Anthropology and Ecology from the University of Michigan in 2008. He taught field-based environmental education in California and Texas before earning an MS in Entomology from Michigan State University. He began working as a research associate at Loyola University Chicago in 2014, where he also teaches Biogeography and Biodiversity. He has a strong interest in natural history, ecology, restoration and the human dimension of conversation.

 Adaptive Management of Invasive Cattail in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands

APR 11

4-5 p.m.

John Frendreis

Frendreis is a professor of American Politics at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Frendreis's teaching and research interests include environmental politics, American political parties and elections, urban politics and research methodology. His publications include articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Polity, and he is co-author of the book The Presidency and Economic Policy. He holds a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


The Collision of King Corn and Big Oil

APR 25

4-5 p.m.

Howard Rosing

Anthropologist Howard Rosing is the director of the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning at DePaul University. He is a faculty member in Community Service Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Geography, Sustainable Urban Development and Community Psychology at DePaul. Rosing's research focuses on urban food access, economic restructuring, community food systems and food justice movements in Chicago and the Dominican Republic. He is co-author (with Daniel Block) of Chicago: A Food Biography (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and author of numerous book chapters and articles including "Growing Community Through Gardens on Chicago's Southwest Side" (In: Sowing Seeds in the City, Springer, 2016) and "Farming Chicago" (In: Metropolitan Universities Journal, Winter 2017.) He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the State University of New York-Binghamton.


Farming Chicago