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  • Alumni Voices

    Never stop chasing your dreams

    How did I become the first Muslim woman to wear a hijab on broadcast news? By never accepting 'no' for an answer.
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  • Faculty Research

    Seeking the origin of our solar system

    Since 2009, Loyola chemist Martina Schmeling has been working with space samples to help unlock longstanding mysteries about our world
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  • Arrupe College

    Setting up African American students for success

    A new mentorship program is helping Arrupe College students get ahead
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  • Q&A

    A conversation with Wil Haygood

    An acclaimed author shares his thoughts on race in America, freedom of the press, and seeing his work turned into a Hollywood film
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    Street medicine

    Stritch alumni Jason Reinking (MD '11) and Melissa Ferguson (MD '10) are serving the needs of some of California's most vulnerable populations
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  • My passion

    Coaching Olympic athletes the Jesuit way

    How does Kori Ade (BS '97) help her athletes get to the next level? By applying the values she learned at Loyola.
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  • School of Communication

    Taking the elevator to the top

    A chance conversation in an elevator, along with a strong foundation in marketing research, helped Maria Handberg (JFRC Fall ’11, BA ’13) become one of the top young professionals in her field
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  • Quinlan School of Business

    One day, one hope

    A challenging childhood in the foster care system taught Theresa Dear (MUND ’90, MSIR ’99) that if you never give up, anything is possible
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  • School of Law

    Keeping the peace

    Loyola law professor—and son of a police officer—Stephen Rushin offers his insight on the need for greater police accountability
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  • Alumni Voices

    A visit to the country

    To get a true picture of China, take the road less traveled
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  • Campus Ministry

    The Jesuit next door

    Over his 40 years at Loyola, Jerry Overbeck, S.J., has formed lasting relationships with generations of alumni
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  • School of Education

    Head of the class

    Teachers inspired Harry Rossi (EdD '85) to follow his dreams—and to follow in their footsteps
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  • Niehoff School of Nursing

    Better health through Bollywood dance

    A cultural tradition may be the key to combating obesity in Asian Indian teen girls
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Seeing crime in a new light

    Being robbed at gunpoint opened my eyes to one of the most critical needs in our response to crime: healing the lasting emotional wounds experienced by victims
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    The long and winding road

    Twenty years after leaving Cuba as political refugees, a mother and daughter take the next step as members of the Class of 2017
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Rise of the machines

    Advances in artificial intelligence could change the way we work in the not-so-distant future
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  • Arrupe College

    First class

    Two years ago, Arrupe College welcomed a group of students to be the pioneers of a new model in Jesuit education. Now, those students are ready to take their education to the next level.
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  • Civil Discourse

    Changing the conversation

    As heated arguments between opposing parties have become the norm in an ever-polarized society, Loyola faculty are helping students bring back a little civility
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  • Health Sciences

    Today’s research, tomorrow’s cure

    Loyola's Center for Translational Research and Education has already been home to breakthroughs in the lab that could have significant benefits for patients
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    The long goodbye

    One culture’s unique rituals for the dead have a lot to teach us about life
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  • Student-Alumni Connections

    Super connector

    A new online platform is helping students tap into an incredible resource for career advice: Loyola's vast network of alumni
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  • Niehoff School of Nursing

    Your neighborhood nurse

    For more than three decades, Niehoff students have been gaining experience outside the classroom—and transforming lives in the local community
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  • Plan 2020

    We are what we eat

    Changing the way we think about food may be the key ingredient to improving the health of local communities
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Service with a smile

    Sister Alicia Torres (BA ’07) wowed audiences on the Food Network, but a simple life of serving the community is the young nun’s true recipe for happiness
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  • Setting the world on fire

    How my grandfather’s Ignatian-inspired ignition helped to fan the flames of the sustainability movement
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  • Alumni Voices

    Mother Teresa and me

    The Church’s newest saint was much more than just an inspiration
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  • School of Education

    Teachable moments

    Inside classrooms at schools on Chicago’s North Side, Loyola students and faculty are helping to advance education—and learning valuable lessons in the process
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  • Mundelein College

    Death becomes her

    Writer Maureen O’Donnell (MUND '79) found her true calling penning life stories on the Sun-Times obituary page
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  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

    Mobilizing health care

    Nursing student Tiffany Vuong (’17) is getting a global education in providing quality care
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    The power of resilience

    Noni Gaylord-Harden finds that resilience can do amazing things for youth struggling in difficult environments
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  • On campus

    Voices of change

    Like generations before them, today’s Loyola students continue a tradition of activism on campus
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    The art of healing

    Alumna Emily Obringer (MD '11) has taken a hands-on approach to improving community health in Maywood.
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  • School of Communication

    A West Coast view on Chicago’s communities

    After forging his expertise in issues of urban justice in Los Angeles, George Villanueva brings his unique perspective to Loyola’s School of Communication
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  • LUMA

    An intimate portrait of Alzheimer’s

    An artist's work offers a unique look inside the mind of someone suffering from a debilitating disease
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  • School of Communication

    Voice lessons

    Success on NBC’s hit singing competition set alum Jeffery Austin (BASC ’13) on a new career path
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  • Campus ministry

    Taking it to the streets

    For students in Loyola's Labre Ministry, helping people who are homeless begins with a simple 'hello'
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    All in the family

    For third-generation Stritch School of Medicine alum Dr. Susan Scanlon (JFRC ’84-’85, MD ’91), providing exceptional health care is a family tradition
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    On a mission of mercy

    At home in Rome, dancer and mathematician Jacquelyn Pavilon (JFRC Spring ’10, BA ’12, BS ’12) found her true calling in providing support to refugees
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    Air of generosity

    Physician, pilot, and alum Bob Munson (MD '85) and wife Pam are supporting the next generation of students at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine
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  • Athletics

    A winning combination

    For Loyola’s student athletes, success in sports is outscored only by achievements in the classroom
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  • Centers of Excellence

    Where campus meets community

    For 20 years, Loyola’s Center for Urban Research and Learning has built lasting partnerships that have led to impactful social change
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    Finding a life’s work

    Kamaal Jones works to increase health awareness among African American men on Chicago's South Side
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  • Sustainability

    Global challenges, global solutions

    Jesuit institutions worldwide have collaborated on Healing Earth, an online textbook tackling modern ecological issues
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Making responsible choices—both near and far

    From migration to meal choices, theologian Tisha Rajendra explores the morality of decision making
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    Taking a healthier position

    Maywood Fine Arts offers professor Amy Luke a forum for promoting nutrition and healthy living
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    The future starts here

    One passionate principal is determined to make college a realistic goal for urban youth
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  • School of Education

    Lessons in justice

    Seungho Moon focuses on promoting social justice and equity through curriculum studies
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  • Quinlan School of Business

    The possible dream

    A college degree may have seemed out of reach for Renée Suzanne Frodin (BBA ’97), but that didn’t stop her from trying
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  • Continuing and Professional Studies

    A giving heart

    An unconventional college path prepared Marie Ginther (BBA ’87) for an extraordinary life of service
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  • Arrupe College

    Achievable. Accessible. Affordable.

    Arrupe College is opening doors to higher education for local students from under-served communities
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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Cycle of pride

    Loyola alum and avid bicyclist Charles Lafkas (BS ’94) found a unique way to show his Rambler spirit
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  • Stritch School of Medicine

    In the right place at the right time

    When a natural disaster struck in Nepal, Andrew Trotter (MD '07) called upon the skills and experience he gained at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine to aid the emergency response
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  • School of Communication

    Immersed in service

    School of Communication alum Annemarie Barrett (BA '12) finds a second home serving in Bolivia
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  • Intern Profile

    Getting an inside look at outsider art

    Loyola student Bryan Owens spends a semester learning about the interaction of art and social justice
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  • Leadership

    Loyola's new leader

    Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for education to her role as the University’s 24th president
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  • Intern profile

    Ready for takeoff

    History major Michelle King is exploring space through a summer internship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
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