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February 2018

  • Experts Available to Discuss the Winter Games in PyeongChang
  • Please contact Loyola University Chicago’s University Marketing and Communication department to arrange interviews for both print and broadcast opportunities.

  • Jill Geisler, Loyola University Chicago’s Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, Named Newseum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership
  • The Newseum Institute announced the appointment of Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity in Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication, as the Fellow in Women’s Leadership. In this role, Geisler will help guide the Power Shift Project, a new initiative that combats sexual harassment in the news industry.

  • Loyola University Chicago Announces 2018-19 Ricci Scholars
  • Loyola University Chicago has selected its 2018-19 Ricci Scholars—a group of students who will travel to Italy and China during their junior year to study and conduct cross-cultural research. The Ricci Scholars program offers a scholarship to highly qualified students who spend their junior year at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center and the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies. Students prepare their research proposals and apply for this unique scholarship as sophomores, conduct field research and travel as juniors, and then complete their projects as seniors.

  • Loyola University Chicago Receives Cornerstone Gift to Build Athletics Practice Facility
  • Loyola University Chicago has received a generous gift from alumnus Allan Norville (BS ’60) for the University’s athletics program. The cornerstone gift will support the construction of a new building, which will be named the Alfie Norville Practice Facility in honor of Norville’s late wife, Alfena.

  • Loyola University Museum of Art Presents New Spring Exhibitions
  • This spring, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) will feature the work of three artists who explore pressing contemporary social and political issues through photography and collage. Gregory Beals: They Arrived Last Night documents the global refugee crisis through compelling photographic portraits of refugees. Her Story, My Dreams: The Images of Della Wells combines personal narratives, political struggles, and imaginary tales into a collection of colorful collages. Tonika Lewis Johnson: Everyday Englewood celebrates daily life in the South Side neighborhood where she was raised.

  • Joint Study Shows Small Businesses Are Increasingly Optimistic about Chicago Economy
  • An annual survey of small businesses in the Chicago region shows growing optimism, plus plans to expand. This is important as 46 percent of Illinois’ private sector workforce–2.4 million people–are employed by a small business. Since 2014, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business have annually conducted this small business survey. The groups presented the 2018 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey results at a reception on Wednesday, January 24, at Loyola’s Schreiber Center.

  • Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey 2018: Event on January 24 to Reveal Insights from More Than 500 Small Businesses
  • The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business partnered on developing the fourth annual Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey. The survey findings will be revealed at Quinlan on Wednesday, January 24.

  • Loyola Appoints Antitrust Scholar Spencer Weber Waller to Prestigious Chair
  • Leading international scholar and expert in the area of antitrust and competition law Spencer Weber Waller, JD, has been named Loyola University Chicago’s inaugural Justice John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law. The chair was established to further strengthen Loyola’s outstanding reputation and exceptional academic leadership, research, and innovation in the area of competition law and policy. Competition laws, also referred to as antitrust laws, are statutes created to protect consumers from predatory business practices by ensuring that fair competition exists in an open-market economy.

  • Colleen Newquist Named Loyola University Chicago Vice President for Marketing and Communication
  • Colleen Newquist has been appointed Vice President for Marketing and Communication at Loyola University Chicago, effective January 1. Newquist joins Loyola after a distinguished 25-year career at the University of Chicago, where she was integral to the launch of that university’s comprehensive, multi-billion-dollar campaign.

  • Loyola University Chicago Study Suggests a Way to Stop HIV in its Tracks
  • When HIV-1 infects an immune cell, the virus travels to the nucleus so quickly there’s not enough time to set off the cell’s alarm system. Now, a Loyola University Chicago study has discovered the protein that helps the virus travel so fast. Researchers found that without this protein, the virus became stranded in the cytoplasm, where it was detected by the viral defense system. (The cytoplasm is the portion of the cell outside the nucleus.) 

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