Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Friday Morning Seminars

The Plant

The Plant seminar, Fall 2014

CURL Friday Morning Seminars are held regularly on Friday mornings during fall & spring semesters from 10:30am until 12:00pm in Cuneo Hall, Room 417. Loyola faculty, students, staff, community members, and guests are welcome.

These seminars are a time for CURL graduates, undergraduates, staff, and community members to discuss their thoughts and experiences with community-based initiatives and/or relevant research. Please note: Unavoidable changes may be necessary. Call 773.508.8521 to confirm specific presentations.

View Past Seminars

Fall 2017

DateTopicPresenter
September 8 The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership: At the Intersection of Ignatian and Feminist Leadership Janet Sisler, Director of the Gannon Center, LUC
September 15 Parks as Democracy? and the Campaign to Complete our Public Lakefront Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director, Friends of the Parks
September 22 Education and Engagement at the Goodman Theatre Willa Taylor, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Goodman Theatre
September 29 2020 and Beyond: The Loyola Student President Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago
October 6 Looking at the Face of Homelessness in Englewood Ed Stellon, Executive Director, Heartland Health Outreach
October 13 No Seminar  
October 20 Know Your Power: Immigrant Rights Organizing Steve MoonDirector of Organizing, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
October 27 Local Nonprofits and Their Capacity to Provide Human Services in the Era of Budget Cuts and Changes in Public Policy Chris Zala, Executive Director, Northside Community Resources
November 3 Loyola as an Anchor Institution Jennifer Clark, Associate Vice President of Campus and Community Planning, and Summur RobertsDirector of Community Relations, LUC
November 10 Refugee Resettlement: Policy, Programs and Gender Ashley MarineDirector of Girl Engagement, Girl Forward
November 17 Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Black Middle Class and Mass Incarceration Bill Byrnes, Graduate Fellow, CURL, LUC
November 24 No Seminar - Thanksgiving  
December 1 Academic Achievement in Middle Childhood: Testing Earlier Self-regulation and Academic Skills as Mediators among Low-income, Ethnic Minority Children Christine Li-Grining, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, LUC
December 8 Building Policy-Oriented Research Capacity within Organizations Serving Women and Girls Christine George, Associate Research Professor, CURL, LUC, and Gina Spitz, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CURL, LUC