Archive for September, 2012

Peace One Day Celebration

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

Check out the Peace One Day Youtube channel for interesting resources and information on International Peace Day happening Friday September 21.

“Seeking to advance rights of people with disabilities, UN treaty review starts in New York” from UN News Centre

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

Advocates, experts, and delegates have started the Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which will have a special focus on women and children.

“Chicago teens write about violence plaguing city: ‘I don’t want to be next’” from the Chicago Sun Times

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

Through Columbia College’s Columbia Links writing program, Chicago teens write about the violence in the city from their point of view.

“Advancing Healthy Homes, Advancing Healthy Communities” from Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

In response to the risks that indoor toxic hazards pose to children and families’ health, several groups at Loyola have developed the “Advancing Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities – Tackling Environmental Disparities” initiative to address these issues and more.

Loyola looks to create center in Latin America

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

By Susie Moskop — The Loyola Phoenix

Attending college gives many students the opportunity to travel the world. For years, Loyola has looked for ways to incorporate this opportunity into their students’ education to make it a reality. After establishing campuses in Rome, Beijing and Ho Chi Minh City, Loyola is looking to create a center in Latin America by 2015, according to the Office of Strategic Planning’s website. “We are exploring an expansion of our already extensive programming in Latin America,” said Patrick Boyle assistant to the president for Global Initiatives and Centers of Excellence. “The region of Latin America is quite diverse and…

Childhood Summer Gifts

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

By Megan Barry
Director —
Community Service and Action

As the school year begins and summer slips away, my mind drifts to one of my favorite summer memories – camp. The Oratory Religion Camp was a summer-must that provided us Barry kids with all that we needed: community, light-hearted fun, learning, creativity, and a healthy dose of risk and distance from creature comforts. Little would I have imagined it then, but these childhood summer gifts resonate with…

Diversity & Social Justice

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

By Robert Kelly, PhD
Vice President for Student Development

Loyola University Chicago, through its curricular and co-curricular programs, demonstrates the significant importance of learning outcomes we believe will prepare students to live extraordinary lives. Whether students are engaged with issues of community service or service learning, understanding the plight of those most disenfranchised in our society, exploring the concepts of…

“Peace protest in Rogers Park: Alderman, community groups participate in mile-long march to end area-violence”

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

By Tyler Langan, The Phoenix

Chicago’s 24th police district — which includes Rogers Park — has had 709 cases of violent crime in the past year and nine murders in 2012, according to the Chicago Police Department. In order to raise awareness of the city’s growing violence, community anti-violence groups held a peace march on Thursday, Aug. 30 in Rogers Park. Organizers from groups such as Organization of the NorthEast, A Work of Faith Ministries Inc. and Ceasefire were involved in putting the march together, which approximately 350 people attended…

“Loyola’s law school receives $557,000 in grants to help low-wage workers” from the Times-Picayune

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans Law School will help its law clinic educate and represent low-wage workers in the New Orleans area as part of Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

“Gender and Urban Planning: Issues and Trends” from UN Habitat

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme – UN Habitat – recently released this publication highlighting gender issues and needs in urban planning around the world.