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.
- The Columbia Chronicle
Lyft drives voting initiative forward
Associate professor of History Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, PhD, talks about the new "Ride to Vote" initiative led by Lyft.
- The San Diego Union Tribune
Hunter indictment sheds light on 'personal relationships' for congressman
Associate professor of political Science David Doherty, PhD, speaks about how public perceptions affect the election of government officials.
- Chicago Magazine
Lawmakers Expand Rehabilitation Services to People Who’ve Committed Violent Crimes
Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and co-director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and PracticeDavid Olsen, PhD talks about a new probation program in the state of Illinois that could drastically reduce the state's prison population.
- Zimbabwe Herald
Rethinking sanctions as instrument of coercive diplomacy
Professor of Philosophy Joy Gordon, JD, PhD, discusses United States-backed sanctions in Iraq.
- The Atlantic
Reopening the Emmett Till Case Is a Cynical Play
History professor Elliott Gorn book's, "Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till" is cited in this piece on the Justice Department’sreopening of the case and how this new investigation won't implicate a society full of accomplices.
- WUOM (NPR)
Response to Trevor Noah's World Cup Remarks
Sociology assistant professor Helena Dagadu, PhD, asks us to be more inclusive in how we identify in response to in response to Trevor Noah's statement regarding France's victory in the World Cup. The story aired on radio stations across the country.
- Chicago Sun Times
A socially conscious young generation seeks outlets for its activism
Omer M. Mozaffer, PhD, Muslim Chaplain and College of Arts and Sciences theology instructor wrote about the determination of millennials as they take on modern social justice issues and their relentless pursuit for answers.
- The Chicago Tribune
'Prison is not where women need to be': All-female task force wants to cut Illinois’ female prison population in half
Criminal Justice & Criminology professor and co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice David Olson talks about a troubling trend of woman in rural areas of Illinois increasinly going to prison, his research, and how to reduce the female prison population in the state.
- The Root
Chicago Activist Rides Progressive Wave in Mayor's Race
Assistant political science professor Twyla Blackmond Larnell talks about the significance of Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal D Green, an activist, running for office.
When the Government Won't Listen, We Must Refuse to Comply
Tisha M. Rajendra, associate professor of Christian Ethics, writes an op-ed piece about the need for religious leaders to appeal directly to all those involved to stop participating in the Trump administration policy of family separation.
- The Courier News
Cmdr. Ana Lalley named new Elgin police chief; Cmdr. Al Young tapped for deputy chief job
Cmdr. Ana Lalley Criminal Justice and Criminology alumna will become Chief of Police in the City of Elgin effective this August. Congratulations to the 22-year department veteran.
- The Washington Post
The movement to honor Ida B. Wells gains momentum
In this article, Theodore Karamanski, PhD, professor of history, was quoted about the lack of monuments to women in Chicago.
- Auburn Theological Seminary
History is happening: What part do you want to play? It’s Not a Rhetorical Question
Aana Marie Vigen, Ph.D, associate professor of Christian Social Ethics begs us to look across political, social and religious affiliation and ask: What role do I want to play in history?
- Chicago Sun-Times
This Ramadan, mental illness and suicide are on Loyola Muslim chaplain’s mind
Omer M. Mozaffer, PhD, Muslim Chaplain and College of Arts and Sciences theology instructor, wrote about addressing the topics of mental health, faith, and suicide in the Muslim community.
What’s a delightful way to get more time out of the day? Savoring
Fred Bryant, PhD,professor, psychology discussed the psychological benefits of learning to mentally savor everyday moments in life.
- Chicago Sun-Times
James Short helped shape sociology with early study of Chicago street gangs
Arthur Lurigio, PhD, professor of psychology and criminal justice, and senior associate dean for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted about the work of James Short, a sociology professor who recently passed away.
- The Book Haven
A “warm and magnanimous” biography: “Anybody interested in René Girard will want to read this work”
Andrew McKenna, PhD, professor emeritus of french language and literature, was quoted speaking about his former colleague, Rene Girard, the subject of a new biography.
Expert: Juvenile killer has good prison record
James Garbarino, PhD, Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and professor, psychology, testified for the defense in the resentencing of killer James Morgan. Garbarino offered insight into the development of adolescent brains, as Morgan was convicted and tried when he was a teenager.
Opinion: I want US officials to stop misusing the Bible
Miguel H. Díaz, PhD, John Cortney Murray University Chair in Public Service in theology, wrote about the misuse of Bible passages by American officials attempting to justify border policies.
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.