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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.

News

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.

English Professors Launch Digital Federation for Modernist Literary Studies

Drs. Pamela Caughie and David Chinitz are pleased to announce the launch of Modernist Networks, a federation of digital projects in the field of modernist literary and cultural studies. Modernist Networks, or “ModNets,” is both an online aggregator of modernist literary scholarship and a community for peer review.

The Texas Massacres You’ve Never Heard Of

Professor Benjamin Johnson and the Refusing to Forget Project’s new exhibition, "Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920," sheds new light on one of Texas’ most difficult (and silenced) historical legacies.

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 psychology professor interviewed on NPR

Could it be that experts are actually more closed-minded than their less knowledgeable peers? Loyola Psychology Professor Victor Ottati recently appeared on NPR's Hidden Brain series to answer this question.  

Loyola celebrates 400th anniversary of Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

The Letter of Galileo Galilei to The Grand Duchess Christina is one of the most important classic texts in history. For the 400-year anniversary of the letter, Loyola University Chicago hosted a series of events in commemoration. This brought together departments from across the College of Arts and Sciences and other programs at Loyola.  

Classical Studies professor and students spend summer excavating ancient Greek history

Professor Laura Gawlinski spent her first summer digging up artifacts at the Athenian Agora in Greece nearly 20 years ago. Now, she’s giving her students at Loyola a chance to do the same.  

Researcher, teacher, mentor

Biology professor F. Bryan Pickett is all three—and he’s also the recipient of this year’s Ignatius Loyola Award. See how he helps his students succeed in the classroom and in life.  

Discovery: Chemistry meets nature

Chemistry Professor Patrick Daubenmire strives to teach students about more than the nuts and bolts of chemistry. He wants them to understand why the subject is valuable and how it affects people's lives—particularly with regard to sustainability.  

Professor Schloesser’s Visions of Amen explores cosmic visions & historical notes

History Department Professor Stephen Schloesser, S.J., explores everything from dinosaurs to angels, the Great War to Peruvian folksong, neubulae to glorified bodies, in his recent book, Visions of Amen: The Early Life and Music of Olivier Messiaen (Eerdmans, 2014).  

National Science Foundation awards major grant to Math & Stats faculty

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics recently announced significant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $370,000 for Drs. Emmanuel Barron, Marian Bocea, and Robert Jensen.  

Recognizing outstanding faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Brazdil on being named a 2015 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her distinguished service to the field of chemistry.  

Professors receive grant to combat youth exposure to violence

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently awarded psychology professor Maryse Richards and her research team a million dollar grant to fund a study that could change the lives of Chicago area youth.  

Video

Watch this year's Commencement addresses

See this keynote and student addresses from the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremonies.  

Commencement 2015

Trafficking survivor on mission to help others

You never know how strong you are until you’re pushed to the brink. Until you get to that point where you realize, “This is it. I could die.” Loyola senior Shamere McKenzie, 31, has been to that point—and beyond.  

Graduate profile: Colleen McCaffrey

Sociology and anthropology major Colleen McCaffrey reflects on her Loyola experience: "At Loyola, I've always been encouraged to constantly seek out new challenges and to always push the boundaries of what I think I know."  

College of Arts and Sciences Names Dean

Thomas Regan, S.J., has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Regan has been serving as the interim dean of the University’s largest college since June.  

Professors receive funding to run math teachers' circle

Loyola Professors Marian Bocea and Peter Tingley have been awarded $2,000 from the American Institute to continue running the first math teachers’ circle in Chicago.  

Theatre and the world around us

Loyola graduate Jackie Taylor describes how her liberal education helped her establish her career and her focus on social issues.  

Think Critically

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, service to students, the university, and the wider public. Review one of our research projects, which highlights our connection to Chicago’s communities.  



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