Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Intellectual Life Events 2014 - 2015

Spring 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 3:30–5 p.m.
Lecture—Theology Department's Majors and Minors Spring Lecture
"Incapable of Contentment”: A Merton Style Sanctity
Pauline Viviano
Crown Center 530

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 3:30–5 p.m.
Symposium
The Racial Divide in the United States
The Most. Rev. Edward Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, IL
Timone Davis, Institute for Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. John Nilson, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
IC 4th Floor
Co-sponsors—Department of Theology, CCIH, Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives, Peace Studies, Catholic Studies Minor

Monday, March 16, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lecture by Prof. Yarina Liston
Cudahy Science Building 207
Sponsored by the Cody Chair

Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, 2015
Conference
To Tend the Earth: Responding to the Global Climate Crisis

Thursday, March 19
7 p.m. Keynote Address
"Addressing Climate Change with Next Generation Energy Storage Technology"
George Crabtree, Senior Scientist, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
Mundelein Center Auditorium

Friday, March 20
9:30 a.m. Action Workshop I
The Risks, Nuts, and Bolts of Divestment
>A workshop describing the motivation for divestment from fossil fuel companies, the financial risks, investment portfolio complexities, and success stories of universities who have divested from fossil fuels.
Mundelein Auditorium

  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability/Campus Sustainability tours
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) Rooms 123/124
  • 1 p.m. Panel Sessions
    McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
  • 1–2:15 p.m.—Climate Justice
    Lisa Sideris, Associate Professor, Indiana University
    Mary Evelyn Tucker, Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, Yale University
    William French, Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
    Moderator—Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor, Marquette University
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m.—Climate Action and Policy
    Rep. Robyn Gabel, 18th District, Illinois House of Representatives
    Kathleen Smythe, Professor, Xavier University
    Daniel R. DiLeo, Project Manager of Catholic Climate Covenant
    Moderator—Michael Schuck, Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
  • 4–5:15 p.m.—Human Motivations for and against Climate Action
    Susan Clayton, Professor, College of Wooster
    Elke U. Weber, Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Professor of Management and Psychology at Columbia University
    Moderator: Associate Professor Robyn Mallett, Loyola University Chicago

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4–6:30 p.m.
Lecture and Colloquium
Responsibility and the Integrity of Life
William Schweiker, The University of Chicago Divinity School
4–5:15 p.m.—Lecture and question and answer
5:15–5:30 p.m.—Break
5:30–6:30 p.m.—Discussion
IC 4th Floor
Sponsored by the Richard A. McCormick S.J., Chair

Fall 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014 Islamic World Studies, 8 p.m.
Concert
"Sufi Music from Pakistan"
Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwals
Mundelein Center
Sponsored by Islamic World Studies, Asian Studies, and the CAS Dean's Office

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Advanced Seminar
In the frame of Theo 313/424, the Cody Chair invites all graduate students of NTEC, BS and BLL to an Advanced Seminar with

  • Cambry Pardee, “Scribal Harmonization of the Synoptic Gospels” 
  • Jeff Tripp, “Statistical Methodologies Applied to the Study of the Synoptics”

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
"Hinduism and Catholicism: Finding God in All Things"
Francis X. Clooney, Harvard University
4th Floor, Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons (IC)
Lake Shore Campus, LUC

Friday, September 19, 2014, TBA
Student Seminar (students only)
Francix X. Clooney, Harvard University
Cuneo Hall, Room 417
Lake Shore Campus, LUC
Sponsored by CCIH

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
A Graduate Cody Colloquium with Dr. Clare K. Rothschild, “How Pauline is the Gospel of Mark?”
(Faculty and graduate students are invited)

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Theta Alpha Kappa Lecture
"Liberation Theology: What Is It?"

  • Miguel Diaz, John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service
  • Meghan Toomey, PhD Student, Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology
  • Annie Burns, Junior Undergraduate Student, BA Program in Theology, Catholic Studies Minor, and BBA Program in Management

Cuneo Hall Room 002
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago's Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honors Society for Religious Studies and Theology

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Theology Department Majors and Minors Event
"C.S. Lewis, the Enchantment of the World, and Mystical Theology"
Mark McIntosh

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 4–5:30 p.m.
McCormick Chair Lecture
Prof. Knut Wenzel
Information Commons, 4th Floor

Tuesday, November 18
A Graduate Cody Colloquium with Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld, “The Gospels as Midrash.”
(Faculty and graduate students are invited)

Thursday and Friday, November 20–21, 2014
25th Commemoration of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

Thursday, November 20
Noon: Memorial Mass in Madonna Chapel
Fr Jon Sobrino, SJ Presider
Fr Dan Hartnett, SJ Homilist

6 p.m.: Salvadoran Martyrs' Lecture
Fr Jon Sobrino, SJ
"A Community of Blood: Jesuits, University Professors and Worker Martyrs"
Mundelein Auditorium
Registration required to attend

Friday, November 21
9:30 a.m.: Academic Roundtable
"Memory and Hope: The Salvadoran Martyrs, Prophetic Witness, and the Future of Jesuit Higher Education."

  1. Dan Harnett, SJ, Xavier University and Bellarmine Parish
  2. Cecilia Gonzales-Andrieu, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
  3. Robert Lasalle-Klein, Phd, Holy Names University

Response: Fr Jon Sobrino, SJ
Information Commons, 4th Floor, Lakeshore Campus