CAS in the media
College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, students, and alumni are often quoted and featured in local and national publications on a myriad of topics and issues.
Payday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference?
Political Science professor Robert Mayer, PhD, offered insight on loan sharks and payday lenders for this piece, which also mentioned Mayer's book "Quick Cash: The Story of the Loan Shark."
- Fra Noi
Loyola launches groundbreaking Italian American studies program
Chicagoland's Italian American magazine announces Loyola's launch of the Italian American Studies program that will be chaired by Carla Simonini, PhD. Criminal Justice and Criminology and Psyhcology professor Arthur Lurigio, PhD, talks about the new program and its importance.
Chicago officials laud 15th consecutive month of declining gun violence
Criminal Justice and Criminology and Psyhcology professor Arthur Lurigio, PhD, talks about the lasting effects of gun violence and the data behind Chicago's 15th consecutive month of declining gun violence in this article.
- Chicago Sun Times
Muslims, Jews need to be able to talk with each other about Palestine, Israel
Muslim chaplain Omer M. Mozaffar, who is also a lecturer in Theology and Modern Languages and Literatures, wrote in his regular opinion column about the need for dialogue between Jews and Muslims to resolve the crisis between Palestine and Israel.
6 Things Doctors Tell Their Friends About Happiness
Psychology Professor Fred Bryant is discusses how sharing your feelings is part of a practice known as 'savoring,' and leads to higher levels of overall happiness in this story on happiness. Bryant is the co-author of Savoring: A New Model of Positive Experience.
- Psychology Today
A Simple Way to Overcome Negativity
Professor of Psychology Fred Bryant, PhD, researches the importance of savoring-- focusing on the good to combat negativity. His research was recently cited in this Psychology Today article.
- The Daily Herald
How the quest for pain relief led to today's opioid crisis
How did we get to the opioid crisis? Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio and Sidney Weissman, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine authored an opinion piece on the origins of the opioid crisis and how the crisis has impacted Chicago’s collar counties of DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, and Will counties.
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant – Purdue University
Microplastic pollution researchers recruit a team of student scientists
Biologists Tim Hoellein, PhD, and John Kelly, PhD, run a lab where students get first-hand experience in laboratory research work.
Chicago killings and shootings drop for 14thconsecutive month
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio, PhD, is quoted in this CNN article about the drop in the number of killings and shootings in Chicago. Lurigio discusses the need for sustainable partnerships between police and residents moving forward.
- The Naperville Sun
‘Historic’ turnover in Naperville police commanders tied to population boom in the ‘80s, ‘90s
Associate professor of criminal justice and criminology Christopher Donner is quoted in this article about the vacancies of the Naperville Police Department’s commander posts and how turnover could impact morale and policing.
- America Magazine
What can Loyola’s Final Four run can teach us about Catholic schools and sports?
Michael Murphy, The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage associate director and Catholic Studies director shares his opinion about what the Loyola's Mens Basketball Team's run to the Final Four can teach us about Catholic schools and sports.
- The Chicago Sun Times
A Muslim chaplain at Loyola puts himself firmly in Sister Jean’s court
Muslim chaplain at Loyola Omer M. Mozaffar wrote an opinion piece praising Sister Jean and the attitude of loving and compassionate religion and faith that she embodies.
- The Hill
Gun control is all about gun violence – we can’t forget who we’re trying to protect
Assistant professor of english Frederick Staidum Jr., PhD, wrote an opinion piece that discusses the need to have an intersectional approach to gun violence that takes into account the experience of women and girls of color when talking about gun control.
- The Washington Post
The right to work really means the right to work for less
Assistant professor of history Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, PhD, wrote an opinion piece on why business interests have spent 70+ years crusading for right-to-work laws, and how it’s a threat to American democracy.
- Crain’s Chicago Business
A 5-part plan to reverse the opioid epidemic
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Art Lurigio, PhD, wrote this opinion piece with clinical professor of psychiatry and behavior sciences at Northwestern University. The piece gives a five-part plan to alleviate the opioid epidemic in the United States.