Police issue alert after woman assaulted in Uptown

Chicago police are searching for a man who beat and tried to sexually assault a woman in Uptown.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Police issued a community alert after a 22-year-old woman was assaulted early this morning in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said.

The incident happened on the 1500 block of West Carmen Avenue at 4:35 a.m., police said.

A man grabbed the woman and battered her and then attempted to sexually assault her, police said.

The man is described as white Hispanic, in his 30s, 5-feet-5 inches to 5-feet-8 inches, between 165 and 185 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a light beard and mustache, police said.

He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball hat, worn backwards with dark blue jeans, dark blue gym shoes and a white “sports team” type jacket and a tan colored messenger style bag with one shoulder strap, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (312)744-8261.

Loyola’s University Libraries discusses the future of e-books

Loyola University Chicago’s University Libraries will host a discussion at noon Monday to explore the increasing prominence of e-books.

The event, geared toward faculty, will held on the fourth floor of the Klarchek Information Commons.

Here is the story from Inside Loyola:

“Commonalities is an informal discussion group for faculty interested in exploring topics that are related to teaching and research,” writes Leslie Haas, director of the Klarchek Information Commons, in an e-mail interview.  “It is not meant to be a lecture or presentation, but to provide faculty with an opportunity to meet others who may have an interest in the same subject and to get together and explore different topics.”

This month, the focus is all on the new era of digital textbooks. In addition to being an increasingly prominent issue in the higher education world, Haas says there was an e-book discussion last year, and it was so popular they decided it should be brought back and expanded.  Haas says the Dean of the Libraries, Robert Seal, is leading a University Committee on the subject as well, making the discussion particularly germane in terms of Loyola’s broader vision.

Not a digital textbook expert? Don’t worry. Haas says the discussion is facilitated by a faculty member that has a “specific interest” in the topic and helps the conversation begin. If interested, participants are also given articles and resources before the discussion in order to help prepare.

– Alexandra Watt

Loyola president plans State of the University addresses

The Rev. Michael J. Garanzini. Loyola file photo.
 The Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola University Chicago, will address the Loyola community this week in regards to recent developments around the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses and will also take questions from the audience.

His first State of the University address is scheduled for this afternoon.

Here is the story from Inside Loyola:

The Loyola community is invited to attend Father Garanzini’s State of the University addresses on Monday, September 26 (Lake Shore Campus), Thursday, September 29 (Water Tower Campus), and Friday, September 30 (Health Sciences Campus). Father Garanzini will take this time to bring the community up to date on developments around our campuses, and he will also take questions from the audience. Each of these addresses will run approximately one hour, and a reception will follow.

Monday, September 26
Crown Center Auditorium (Lake Shore Campus)
4–5 p.m. – Address
5–6 p.m. – Reception (Crown Center Lobby)

Thursday, September 29
Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor, Corboy Law Center (Water Tower Campus)
3–4 p.m. – Address
4–5 p.m. – Reception

Friday, September 30
Tobin Hall, Stritch School of Medicine (Health Sciences Campus)
3–4 p.m. – Address
4–5 p.m. – Reception (in the cafeteria)

For those who are unable to attend in-person, the Lake Shore Campus address will be streamed live on the Inside Loyola news site. The event will also be streamed live on the digital screens located in the Centennial Forum Student Union and the Terry Student Center.

– Antoinette Isama