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  • Cuneo opens doors to future

    Two years after the Loyola community bid farewell to the gray cement pillars of Damen Hall, the newest addition to Loyola's Lake Shore Campus Cuneo Hall opened its doors. This new building demonstrates a continual movement toward environmental sustainability on Loyola's campus.

  • June BOT meeting highlights and other updates

    With the conclusion of the 2011–2012 academic year, I want to thank all faculty and staff members for their hard work and dedication, which led to a very productive and successful year for our University and students. On Friday, June 1, the University’s Board of Trustees gathered at the Lake Shore Campus for their quarterly meeting to discuss numerous University-related issues and updates. I wanted to share some highlights from that meeting, as well as an update on other work and programs taking place this summer:

  • Bereavement notice: Philip H. Corboy

    The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of law alumnus Philip H. Corboy (JD ’49), a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Corboy & Demetrio and the namesake of the University’s Corboy Law Center. Mr. Corboy passed away on June 12.

  • Join the University’s summer book club

    The Office of Mission and Identity is sponsoring a Staff Mission Book Club this summer. The club will meet several times thoughout the summer to discuss The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, a New York Times bestseller written by James Martin, S.J.

  • Walking Works progress update

    The Walking Works Challenge is currently in its seventh week, and below, please find some important updates regarding the challenge.

  • Breastfeeding in Rogers Park

    One Health Systems Management class discussed breastfeeding with local mothers and business owners this past semester, and their research will help a local private provider of primary health with education efforts on breastfeeding in Rogers Park, as part of a larger effort to lower rates of childhood obesity in Chicago.

  • Cardinal George to attend Mass in MDS Chapel on June 17

    This Sunday (June 17), the Loyola community welcomes Francis Cardinal George, OMI, archbishop of Chicago, to the Madonna della Strada Chapel. The Cardinal will attend the 10:30 a.m. Mass, as well as a breakfast reception in McCormick Lounge, in Coffey Hall, following the reception. All are welcome to attend.

  • Alum Philip H. Corboy passes away

    The namesake of Loyola's Corboy Law Center and Corboy Fellowship Program in Trial Advocacy, Philip H. Corboy, has passed away at age 87, according to the Chicago Tribune.

  • Cuneo Mansion and Gardens announces summer concert line-up

    This July, the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens will bring another season of music and entertainment to audiences with its annual Summer Concert Series. Come out and enjoy the beauty of summer with live performances from Sinatra & Friends, the Piano Man, and more. All concerts will be held on the sanctuary lawn of the Cuneo estate, located at 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Vernon Hills.

  • LSC Farmers Market returns today

    Fresh produce, local dairy, soap, and baked goods will be in plentiful supply thanks to eleven vendors who will be appearing each week at Loyola University Chicago's Farmers Market, which starts June 11 on the corner of Sheridan and Albion.

  • Challenge accepted

    One month into the University Walking Challenge, Loyola faculty and staff members are showing off their pedestrian pride. Since the competition started April 25, Loyola has walked 30,058 miles. The challenge, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), is a competition between Loyola, DePaul University, and Northwestern University to see which school's staff can walk the most miles between April 25 and July 4, all with the goal of getting people to move and become healthier.

  • Welcome the Class of 2016

    With a new name and a new focus, Loyola University Chicago is gearing up for a summer filled with orientation sessions. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend one of several sessions offered to explore the ins and outs of campus life at Loyola. The first session is currently underway.

  • CURL research highlighted

    CURL research funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has shown Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown are three examples of stable, diverse communities. This fundamental research has paved the way for housing policies and further studies on diverse neighborhoods, and now is being highlighted by HUD for its ability to productively work within financial confines that are facing federal government today.

  • ITS Alert: LinkedIn passwords compromised

    Because so many faculty, staff, and students of Loyola University Chicago use the LinkedIn social media site, we thought that it would be important to alert you to the following situation. This morning it was reported that 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were compromised and posted to a Russian hacker website. If you maintain a LinkedIn account, it is strongly suggested that you log in and change your password as soon as possible.

  • FY ’12 Financial Services deadlines approaching

    Loyola’s fiscal year-end of June 30, 2012 is rapidly approaching! In order to close out your FY 2012 budget, all FY 2012 check requisitions and/or expense reimbursement requests must be received by Sponsored Program Accounting no later than Wednesday, June 27, 2012, and to Accounts Payable no later than Friday, June 29, 2012.

  • Staff Council election results are in

    Staff Council elections were held in May, and the results are in. Congratulations to the following individuals, who will join the Staff Council for the 2012-2014 term:

  • Heaven & Hell Events for LUMA and Intuit

    The HEAVEN+HELL exibition continues to draw in art lovers with two more events taking place in early June. LUMA will host an event entitled What Does Heaven TASTE Like? Jewish, Buddhist, and Egyptian Traditions, on Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. Intuit will be screening a film entitled In a Dream as a part of their HEAVEN+HELL film series on Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. Read on for more information.

  • Ignatian Service Day, community celebration, staff retreat scheduled

    Faculty and staff members are cordially invited to a number of events this summer to engage the mission of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and to honor his Feast Day of July 31.

  • Financial Services open house on Wednesday

    The Loyola community is invited to stop by Lewis Towers, suite 700, on Wednesday, June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. for an open house of the newly remodeled Financial Services space. Light refreshments and beverages will be served!

  • What does heaven TASTE like?

    Stop by the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) on Tuesday, June 5, at 5 p.m., for "What Does Heaven TASTE Like? Jewish, Buddhist, and Ancient Egyptian Traditions." The evening includes food and scholarship, as LUMA and its guest lecturers investigate food in heaven and the afterlife in Judaism, Buddhism, and ancient Egypt. Following talks by Rabbi David Levinsky (Chicago Sinai Congregation), Yarina Liston (Loyola), and Emily Teeter (Oriental Institute), attendees will sample heavenly foods discussed in the lectures.

  • Partnership leads to new MJ program

    Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is pleased to announce that it will partner with Concord Law School to offer a Master of Jurisprudence in Business and Corporate Governance Law online beginning September 4, 2012.

  • Is there a way to give extra time on an online quiz?

    Can you give a group of students extra time on an online quiz?

  • Introducing the Quinlan School

    On Saturday night, at Loyola’s annual Founders’ Dinner, Loyola President and CEO Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., announced a milestone $40-million gift from alumnus Michael R. Quinlan (PhB ’67, MBA ’70) to Loyola’s business school. The School of Business Administration and its affiliated Graduate School of Business will now be known as Loyola’s Michael R. Quinlan School of Business.

  • Bereavement notice: Lauren Cavallo Runzel

    The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Lauren Cavallo Runzel, sister of Susana Cavallo, dean of faculty, Rome Center and professor of Spanish.

  • Founders’ Dinner turns 11

    Saturday evening, Loyola will celebrate its annual Founders’ Dinner on the Lake Shore Campus. The event, which celebrates the many alumni and members of the Loyola community who have used their education for the common good and have accomplished great things in the field of service, will recognize 14 award recipients as part of the celebration.

  • EMERGE this summer

    This summer any Loyola staff member can learn how to confront tricky, but common, workplace challenges with a course from EMERGE, a series of classes aimed at professional development. These classes are free of charge, exclusively for Loyola staff and faculty, and are taught by experts outside of Loyola.

  • Farmers Market returns

    Fresh produce, local dairy, soap, and baked goods will be in plentiful supply thanks to eleven vendors who will be appearing each week at Loyola University Chicago's Farmers Market, which starts June 11 on the corner of Sheridan and Albion.

  • Extra-alarm fire on Sheffield Avenue causes CTA issues

    All CTA lines on the Red Line tracks are shut down (as of 3:55 p.m.) north of Armitage Avenue and south of Belmont Avenue because of an extra-alarm fire on Sheffield Avenue north of Fullerton Avenue in Lincoln Park, according to the Chicago Tribune.

  • Bereavement notice: Peter C. Costa

    The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Peter C. Costa, father of Giorgio Costa, Sr., a client tech analyst in Information Technology Services.

  • Live After 5! tonight at Moody’s

    Stop in tonight (May 25) to mix and mingle with colleagues and kick off your Memorial Day weekend, as part of Staff Council's Live After 5! We'll be gathering for $5 margaritas and $10 pitchers of sangria at Moody's Pub (5910 N. Broadway) at 5 p.m. Passed appetizers will also be provided by Staff Council.

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  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Thursday June 14, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • MA in Digital Media & Storytelling Info Session

    Thursday June 14, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 51 East Pearson Convergence Studio | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Friday June 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • LGBTQ Alumni Network Pride Brunch

    Saturday June 16, 2012 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Halsted's | x

  • Sunday Mass- LSC

    Sunday June 17, 2012 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Summer Celebrity Series-Organ Concert

    Sunday June 17, 2012 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Monday June 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Leading High Performing Teams

    Tuesday June 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Quinlan Life Sciences Education & Research Center Room 312 | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Tuesday June 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • SSW Information Session

    Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | To Be Announced | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Thursday June 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Student Alumni Networking Night

    Thursday June 21, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Terzo Piano, 159 E Monroe St, Chicago, 60601 | x

  • Weekday Mass-LSC

    Friday June 22, 2012 from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

  • Sunday Mass- LSC

    Sunday June 24, 2012 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Madonna della Strada Chapel | x

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Loyola Dalai Lama

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His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Visits Loyola

On April 26, 2012, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama addressed students and faculty of Loyola University Chicago on the topic of interfaith cooperation. Watch his lecture in its entirety.

Rahm Emanuel

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Visits Loyola

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Loyola University Chicago on August 17, 2011.

Loyola Candlelight Vigil

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Candlelight Vigil Commemoration Service: September 11, 2011

Members of the Loyola University Chicago community gathered on the University's East Quad to light individual candles honoring those lost on September 11, 2001.

Jesuit Fest 2011

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Jesuit Fest

Jesuit Fest is an annual event sponsored by members of Loyola University Chicago's Jesuit community. It's a great way to kick off the academic year and for students to interact with the Jesuits and with each other. Check out this recap of the Jesuit Fest held on September 1, 2011.

New Student Convocation 2011

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New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is an annual tradition at Loyola University Chicago. All entering students are inducted to their graduating class and their academic careers officially begin. Watch this video to see highlights from the Convocation that took place on August 26, 2011.