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With a venerable history of over 140 years, the College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the Jesuit tradition of a transformative education in the vast disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We invite you to visit our academic departments and interdisciplinary programs, which serve as home to 57 academic majors and over 60 minors.

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Weekend of Excellence

Edet Nsemo: Purple Heart recipient helps other veterans adjust to college

Edet Nsemo, who received a Purple Heart while serving in the Marine Corps, will be recognized at a ceremony for military and veteran students at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has been life changing,” he says. “It has refined in me a sense of purpose.”  

Weekend of Excellence

Victor Valencia: Biochemistry major working hard to make a difference

Biochemistry major Victor Valencia, who will start medical school this year, will give a research presentation at the Weekend of Excellence. “My time at Loyola has made me realize I want to serve those in need,” he says.  

Loyola Psychology Alum Featured in Wall Street Journal Article

Loyola alum Pam Mueller (BA 2002) recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal to discuss her research on note taking strategies.

Loyola Physics Student Accepted into Prestigious CERN Summer Program

Barbara Skrzypek has a lot to look forward to this coming summer. The Loyola physics and math major was recently accepted into the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program at CERN, Switzerland. This highly competitive program, which pairs students with CERN researchers, accepts only 150 applicants annually from across the globe, and this year, Skrzypek will represent Loyola University Chicago in that group.   READ MORE

2015 Staff Member of the Year: Joyce Knight, Assistant Dean of Advising

Joyce Knight, Assistant Dean of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Staff Member of the Year in December. In the 35 years she has been a part of the Loyola community, Her faith and her compassion for others have been evident in the impact she has had on the students she advises. Here she talks more about her time at Loyola and her role as an advisor.

ASA Datafest Loyola Chicago

ASA Datafest was at Loyola! This weekend-long data competition is held at top Universities across the nation and provides an opportunity for students, professors, and industry professionals to collaborate and analyze a surprise dataset. Check out pictures from the event, as well as our amazing winners!

Dr. Greg Matthews Receives Award from Society of American Baseball Research

The Society of American Baseball Research recently recognized Loyola faculty member Gregory Matthews for his work in baseball analysis and commentary.

Honors Students Author Book on Big Data and Discrimination

Big data meets big ethical problems for students in Dr. Mark Albert’s computer science course this semester. The honors students enrolled in this unique class are working to put together a textbook that explains the rise of big data and its implications on discrimination and privacy concerns.

More than child’s play

Loyola researchers are taking a hands-on approach to get youngsters interested in STEM fields.  

A Final Exam in Treating the Human Condition For Nursing Students

This past semester, Jennifer Zitzner, PhD, from the Department of Biology mixed her personal life with her teaching life and was rewarded with a heartwarming surprise from her students.   READ MORE

Creating the Next Generation of Programmers

Loyola students are going out in the community to introduce children and teens to computer science—and to improve diversity in the field.

Where History Meets Advocacy

The Public History Lab started with a handful of students. What it has turned into, however, is a full-scale campaign to support Chicago’s historic neighborhoods.   LEARN MORE

Remembering Dr. Joseph Walsh, PhD

The College of Arts & Sciences, along with the School of Social Work and the Loyola Community, mourns the loss of Dr. Joseph Walsh, PhD, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the School of Social Work. Dr. Walsh was a committed educator and devout Catholic who demonstrated the Jesuit value of caring for others in both his career and personal life.

Loyola Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Student Projects

Connecting with donors just became easier for students at Loyola University Chicago. The University introduced a new crowdfunding platform that allows students to seek financial support from friends, family, and LUC alumni for trips and projects with the click of a mouse.

Professor Christopher Manning Joins President’s Cabinet to Address Diversity at Loyola

Interim President John P. Pelissero invited Dr. Christopher Manning, Associate Professor of History, to join the President’s Cabinet to serve as an advisor on diversity at the end of fall semester.  

Dr. Willetta Greene-Johnson: Where Science and Award-Winning Music Meet

Receiving a PhD is a difficult feat. So is receiving a Grammy. But Loyola Professor Willetta Greene-Johnson can say she has achieved not just one, but both in her lifetime.

Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice

Loyola University Chicago has officially launched the Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. The center is a major initiative of the University, with a focus on its strategic five-year plan to promote social justice.  

Take Part in the #MAPMattters Campaign

The Loyola Community is asking Governor Bruce Rauner to sign SB2043, which funds the MAP grants that many Loyola and Arrupe College students depend on to pursue their education. Join the conversation by connecting with the governor and sharing why #MAPMatters.   LEARN MORE

Healing through Dance

Every week, Loyola dance instructor Sarah Cullen Fuller helps Chicagoans with Parkinson’s disease deal with their symptoms in a non-conventional way: by teaching them to dance.  

Dr. Don Stemen Appears on WBEZ to Discuss State's Attorney Race

Dr. Don Stemen, Department Chair of Loyola’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, appeared on WBEZ’s Morning Shift program last week to discuss the Cook County State’s Attorney Race with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith and moderator Tony Sarabia.  

Loyola Alum Works with Youth to Promote Diversity in Broadway

Osh Ghanimah (BA, BS 2006) is the founder of Broadway for All, a non-profit conservatory that offers tuition-free training to middle and high school students of all income levels and ethnicities.  

Loyola Physics Student Accepted into Prestigious CERN Summer Program

Barbara Skrzypek has a lot to look forward to this coming summer. The Loyola physics and math major was recently accepted into the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program at CERN, Switzerland. This highly competitive program, which pairs students with CERN researchers, accepts only 150 applicants annually from across the globe, and this year, Skrzypek will represent Loyola University Chicago in that group.   READ MORE



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