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Effect of Public Policy on Private Student Lending

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm | Lake Shore Campus, Information Commons, 4th Floor Loyola Alum and former CURL Undergraduate Fellow, Xiaoling Ang, an economist at US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will speak about her role at the Bureau, and her current work on private student loans. She will also talk about how her undergraduate Loyola experience informed how she works with various constituencies including other agencies, consumers, and other researchers.


Fall 2014 Friday Morning Seminars

Learn more about our Spring seminars that start on Friday, September 5th. CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings from 10:30am until 12:00pm throughout the Fall & Spring semesters in the CURL Library (Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor).   LEARN MORE

Donate to the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund

In honor of Kale Williams and his career as a social justice advocate and scholar-in-residence, CURL is leading an effort to endow the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund. The fund will support continued commitment by future generations of students to his work and ideals.   LEARN MORE

CURL to evaluate security-deposit assistance program for low-income residents in Milwaukee.

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Pathways to Stable Housing Photo Exhibit

In a partnership with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness and other service and advocacy organizations, CURL and photographer Noah Addis have organized this exhibition to present positive images of individuals moving from homelessness to housing. The exhibition was displayed at LUMA (Loyola University Museum of Art) for six months during 2011 and 2012. The photos are currently on display at CURL's office in Cuneo Hall on the Lake Shore Campus. Click on this article to view the exhibit online.  

Kale Williams Award 2014

Congratulations to Risa Visina and Michael Janusek, CURL Undergraduate Fellows, who have been named as recipients of the 2014 Kale Williams Award for Exceptional Work in Promoting Human Rights and Social Justice.


Knowledge Exchange Policy Briefs

Recent Knowledge Exchanges between BPI and CURL have focused on education, violence prevention, and two generation programs. They have featured Tim Knowles from the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, Richard Rothstein from the Economic Policy Institute, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Teresa Eckrich-Sommer from Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, Gaylord Gieseke from Voices for IL Children and James Garbarino from Loyola University’s Psychology department. To learn more, please see CURL’s project page for briefings on each session.  

New Issue of Gateways e-Journal

CURL's e-journal Gateways, co-published with the University of Technology Sydney Shopfront, is now available on-line. The focus of this issue is on various facets of university-community partnerships and research collaborations.  

CURL Videos

Check out CURL's videos! Each video focuses on a different dimension of the work and activities of the Center for Urban Research and Learning including staff, student, and community partner perspectives. Sean Young, CURL Graduate Fellow, developed, created, and edited the videos.  


Undergraduate Fellows

CURL Undergraduate Fellowships facilitate student participation in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, social service agencies, health care providers, businesses, and government agencies. As fellows, students are active participants in improving the quality of life of all members of the Chicago metropolitan region.   LEARN MORE


Center for Urban Research and Learning
Loyola University Chicago · Cuneo Hall, 4th Floor, 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8540 · Fax: 773.508.8510 · E-mail: curlweb@luc.edu

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