Undergraduate Events

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Spring 2014


Quantum Theory, Cosmology and Ecology:  Consciousness Uniting All
Guest Lecturer, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics; Chapman University

When:  Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 3:00-4:15 pm

Where:  St. Robert's Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University

This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.


Feminist Bioethics and the Concept of Parenthood in the Age of Reproduction
Hille Haker, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

When:  Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where:  Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000, Loyola Marymount University

This event is part of the Bioethics Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.


Film Screening:  "The Rise of Hope," Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
About the film:  Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected in March 2013 as the first Pope from the New World.  Taking on the name of Pope Francis he continues to be a man of utmost simplicity who took public transportation, still makes phone calls himself and who abandoned a grand Vatican's palace for a simple apartment.  His election set off an explosion of emotion with 130,000 tweets per minute when he was introduced from the balcony of St. Peter's basilica.  Political rivalries, human rights issues and an undying commitment to live the gospel and serve the poor mark his harrowing journey from a chemistry student, to being ordained priest in 1969 to his rise to archbishop, then cardinal and finally Pope at a challenging time for the Catholic Church.

The director, Francoise Nieto-Fong will be discussing her film at the end of the screening.

When:  Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 4:30-6:00 pm

Where:  LMU, Malone 112 AB

Free and no registration is required.


The Circuit: from Mother India to the Roof of the World
Photography by Hunter Joslin
Currently on display at the William H. Hannon Library through February 12, 2014

Closing reception and silent auction:  Wednesday, February 12, 7:30-9:00 pm., Hannon Libary Level 3
All proceeds from the auction of the photographs will go towards LMU graduate student scholarships.

Please RSVP at http://library.lmu.edu/about/rsvp/


Richard Rodriguez visits LMU
Join us for a conversation with one of America's leading essayists.

Hosted by Ruben Martinez and Fr. Allan Figueroa-Deck

When:  Thursday, February 20, 2014, 4:30 pm

Where:  Ahmanson Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University

Reception to follow.



Vatican II @ 50:  A Symposium - Spring Event at Mount St. Mary's College
The Church in the World and the World Church

Keynote Speaker:  Carmen Nanko-Fernandez, "The walls are sprayed in gospel": Re-Reading the Signs of the Times as Global-Local Church

Dr. Nanko-Fernandez is Director of Hispanic Theology and Ministry at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, and the author of numerous books and articles.

Location:  Mount St. Mary's College, 12001 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles, Ca  90049, (310) 954-4250 

When:  Saturday, February 22, 2014
8:45 - 9:30 am Coffee & Registration
9:30 - 11:00 am Lecture
11:15 - 12:15 pm Breakout sessions
12:30 - 1:15 pm General discussion
1:15 pm Complimentary lunch for all participants

For more information and to register, please click here


Theological Studies Majors, Minors, Faculty and Staff Lunch
There will be lots of good food from C&O (garlic rolls!) and great conversation.  Please don't miss this opportunity to meet other Majors and Minors as well as the Theology Faculty and Staff.  Please feel free to bring friends as well, but don't forget to RSVP below so we can make sure we have enough garlic rolls (and other food of course)!  We look forward to seeing you there!

When:  Tuesday, February 25 @ Convo

Where:  Theological Studies Village, UH3700

RSVP:  To Professor Charlotte Radler by clicking here


Annual Forum for Buddhist Catholic Dialogue:  "Aspects of Conversion"

Since antiquity, the concept of conversion has been central to the very worst and very best of the world's religious traditions.  But what exactly is conversion?  What does it mean in today's pluralistic world?  In this annual forum of the Los Angeles Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue the question of conversion and its aspects will be discussed from the perspective of these two religious communities.

Plenary Speakers:  Rev. Jim Fredericks, Ph.D. and Ven. Dr. Jongmae Kenneth Park

When:  Saturday, March 8, 2014

Where:  William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Family Room, Loyola Marymount University

This event is run through the LMU Extension Office.  For more information and to RSVP, click here


Picturing Paradise/Destellos Del Paraiso

“Picturing Paradise: Cuadros from the Peruvian Women of Pamplona Alta as Visions of Hope” opens this week at the WillIam H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and runs through June 27th. The exhibition celebrates the women’s art as a force for transformation. 

The opening week features two talks and discussions, one entirely in Spanish.  The 51 fabric artworks (cuadros) of varying sizes and themes displayed on all three floors of the Library were created by women from two art cooperatives in Pamplona Alta, a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima. The exhibit focuses on the women as artists, the interconnectedness of our planet and human communities, and how the artwork reflects resilience and hope despite the harsh conditions of life.

The public opening and reception is March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Rebecca Berru Davis, (LMU Alumna ‘75), curator and scholar of the traveling exhibition, will speak about the art , the artists and her experience working with the women. She will be followed by responses from poets Sarah Maclay and Gail Wronsky, professors in the English Department.

RSVP site

The Spanish language opening and fiesta is March 16 at 5:00 pm Cecilia González-Andrieu, associate professor of Theological Studies, will lead a conversation on the significance of women’s faith and art with Monica Cabrera, associate professor of Modern Languages, Ruben Martinez, Fletcher Jones Professor of English, Fatima Fiallos of the custodial staff and some of LMU's Social Justice Scholars. 

RSVP aquí 


http://youtu.be/365JB6M9plQ  (English) 

http://youtu.be/2g4TO7d6PWE (Spanish)

Healing Moral Injury and PTSD:  Ministry to Veterans, their Families and
The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been challenging for the nation, especially for military families and their communities.  And though our soldiers have begun to return home, the majority of Americans are, unfortunately, unaware or unfamiliar with the mental and spiritual challenges many of them continue to face.  As consequence, the moral injuries of our Veterans remain unresolved.

At this public forum, an interreligious panel of military chaplains and ministers will lead a discussion on the realities of moral injury and PTSD.

When:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Where:  University Hall1000, Ahmanson Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University

This event is run throug the LMU Extension Office.  For more information and to RSVP, click here 

The Euthanasia Debate:  International Perspectives
John Keown, D. Phil., Ph.D., Georgetown University

When:  April 9, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where:  Ahmanson Auditorion, University Hall 1000, Loyola Marymount University

This event is part of the Bioethics Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.


Say Something Theological IV:  The Undergraduates Speak

Save the date:  Saturday, April 12, 2014

More information coming soon!