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History of the Speaker Series

Jul 25th, 2016 | By | Category: About the Speaker Series, Future Events

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Originally founded as the Library Book Club in 2000 by the University Libraries, we changed our name once in 2005 to Library Speaker Series. With the start of the 2010 academic year, we have changed names once more to Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series. Our aim is to involve Friends of the Library, current Loyolans, alumni, and other Chicagoans in stimulating conversations about recently published works. Speakers include Loyola faculty and alumni, prominent Chicago authors, and other special guests.

The Library Speaker Series would like to showcase the talents of our fellow Loyolans. If you would like to be considered for a future talk or would like to be added to the e-mail list, which provides updates to the event schedule, please contact Svetlana Surkevicius at esurkevicius@LUC.edu or 773.508-2641.

Previous speakers & topics from 2000-2007:

7TH SEASON: 2006-2007
Dr. Susan E. Hirsch
Saturday, September 9, 2006, 9:00 a.m.
Discussed her book: After the Strike: A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman
Bus & Walking Tour – Pullman, its Past and Future
Bus Departed from 25 E. Pearson, Pullman Historic District (111th & Cottage Grove)

Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Discussed his book: Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark
10th Floor Reading Room, Lewis Library, 25 East Pearson, Water Tower Campus

Jeff Guinn
Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Discussed his book: The Great Santa Search
Simpson Living and Learning Center, Lake Shore Campus

Erik Larson
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
Discussed his book: Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Crown Center, Auditorium, Lake Shore Campus

6TH SEASON: 2005-2006
Dr. Amy Mooney
Thursday, September 15, 2005, 6:00 p.m.
Discussed her book: Archibald J. Motley Jr. (The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Volume 4)
10th Floor, Reading Room, Lewis Library, Water Tower Campus

Camille Helkowski
Thursday, October 20, 2005, 5:00 p.m.
Discussed her book: Connect College to Career
Cudahy Library, Lake Front Lounge

Dr. Lewis A. Erenberg
Monday, November 21, 2005, 6:00pm
Discussed his book: The Greatest Fight of Our Generation: Louis vs. Schmeling
10th Floor Reading Room, Lewis Library, Water Tower Campus

William Plante CANCELLED
Conversations with William Plante, CBS News White House Correspondent
10th Floor Reading Room, Lewis Library, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Anne Leggett McDonald
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 5:00p.m
Discussed her book: Complexities: Women in Mathematics
Lakefront Lounge, Cudahy Library, Lake Shore Campus

Adam Langer
Thursday, March 30, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Discussed his books: Crossing California and The Washington Story
Simpson Multi-Purpose Room, Lake Shore Campus

5TH SEASON: 2004-2005
Carlos Eire
Friday, October 1, 2004, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
10th floor Reading Room, Lewis Library, Water Tower Campus

Timuel D. Black
Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: Bridges of Memory: Chicago’s First Wave of Black Migration
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Christopher Benson
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: Death of Innocence: The Hate Crime That Changed America
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Bill Zehme
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Discussed his books: The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and The Lost Art of Livin’, Hef’s Little Black Book, and others
Rubloff Reception Room, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Susan Hirsch
Saturday, April 9, 2005, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Discussed her book: After the Strike: A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman
Bus & Walking Tour of Historic Pullman District, Prairie Avenue Historic District & Bronzeville

4TH SEASON: 2003-2004
Bro. Rick Curry, S.J.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 6:00 pm
Discussed his books: The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking: A Year of Our Soups & The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Denis Heyck
Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 6:00 pm
Discussed her book: Surviving Globalization in Three Latin American Communities
13th Floor Ballroom, Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus

Dr. David Starkey
Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 5:30 pm
“Queen Elizabeth I” in conjunction with Newberry Library’s exhibit (Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend). Loyola Night at the Newberry.
Discussed his book: Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
Newberry Library (60 W. Walton)

Dr. Clarice Boswell
Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 6:00 pm
Discussed her book: Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom
Crown Center Auditorium/Lobby, Lake Shore Campus

Dick Whittingham
Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: Boy Wonder of Wall Street: The Life & Times of Financier Eddie Gilbert
Crown Center Auditorium/Lobby, Lake Shore Campus

Heather Becker
Saturday, May 15, 2004, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Discussed her book: Art for the People: The Rediscovery & Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943
Bus Tour of Chicago Public School Mural/Chicago Conservation Center
Lucy Flower High School, Nettlehorst Elementary School & Chicago Conservation Center

3RD SEASON: 2002-2003
Dr. Sandria Rodriguez
Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 6:30 pm
Discussed her book: Giants Among Us: First Generation College Graduates
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Alan Gitelson
Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: American Elections: The Rules Matter
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Newberry Library Tour
With Commentary by Dr. Bob Bucholz
Saturday, December 14, 2002, 10:30 am to 12 Noon
Newberry Library

Sara Paretsky
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Discussed her book: Total Recall A V.I. Warshawski Novel
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Lew Erenberg
Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Discussed his book: Swingin’ the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture
Loyola University Chicago’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Lake Shore Campus

2ND SEASON: 2001-2002
Dr. Joe Janes RESCHEDULED
Originally set for September 19, 2001, 6:00 pm
Was to discuss the book: The Evolution of the Book by Frederick Kilgour
Kasbeer Hall, Water Tower Campus

Jim Warda
October 17, 2001, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: Where Are We Going So Fast?
Kasbeer Hall, Water Tower Campus

Ann M. Harrington and Prudence Moylan
November 14, 2001, 6:00 pm
Discussed their book: Mundelein Voices: The Women’s College Experience, 1930–1991
Piper Hall, Lake Shore Campus

Dr. Joe Janes
February 7, 2002, 3:00 pm
Discussed the book: The Evolution of the Book by Frederick Kilgour
Room 160, Maguire Hall, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Al Gini
Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 6:00 pm
Discussed his book: My Job, Myself: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual
Rubloff Auditorium, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Barbara Rosenwein
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Discussed her book: A Short History of the Middle Ages
Rubloff Auditorium, 25 East Pearson, Water Tower Campus

Dr. Connie Fletcher
Wednesday April 17, 2002, 6:00 pm
Discussed her book: What Cops Know: Cops Talk about What They Do, How They Do It and What It Does to Them
Rubloff Auditorium, 25 East Pearson, Water Tower Campus

1ST SEASON: 2000 -2001
Fr. Andrew Greeley
Wednesday, September 27, 2000, 6:00 pm
Discussed: “How a Novel is Written”
Rubloff Auditorium, 25 East Pearson, Water Tower Campus

Professor Alan Gitelson
Wednesday, October 25, 2000 6:30 pm
Discussed the book: Out of Order by Thomas E. Patterson
Mallinckrodt Library, Wilmette

Professor Anne Grauer
Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 6:00 pm
“The Dead Do Tell Tales”
Discussed her book: Bodies of Evidence: Reconstructing History Through Skeletal Analysis
Lewis Library, 7th floor, Water Tower Campus

Professor Brian Lavelle
Sunday, January 21, 2001, 2:00 pm
Discussed the book: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Cudahy Library, Lakefront Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

Professor Robert O’ Gorman and co-author Mary Faulkner
Sunday, February 18, 2001, 2:00 pm
Discussed their book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Catholicism
Cudahy Library, Lakefront Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

Professor John New
Sunday, March 18, 2001, 2:00 pm
Discussed the book: The Truth Beyond the Myth by Michael Bright
Science Library, Lake Shore Campus

Professor Bob Bucholz
Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 6:00 pm
Discussed the book: Restoration: A Novel of Seventeenth-Century England by Rose Tremain
Lewis Library, 7th floor, Water Tower Campus

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