Francis’ Creation Story

July 23, 2015   With his new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis brings his concerns about the environment to a global audience. Brian Treanor, academic director of LMU’s Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, shares his thoughts about the pope’s message and its potential impact.

Sculpture With an Italian Touch

July 23, 2015   L.A. native and artist in residence Will Pupa spent summers at his grandmother’s southern Italian town as a boy. When he became serious about sculpture as an adult, he turned to his Italian roots for inspiration.


June 2, 2015   Technological change is reshaping the music business at almost every step in the process, from how music is made to how it is engineered, distributed and sold. And it’s rerouting revenues. Who is singing odes of joy or songs of lament?

Three-Point Shooter Nets Stephen Curry

June 19, 2015   Jeff Yap ’02 needed a clutch performance to take the title in the Muscle Milk Beat30 Challenge, a national three-point shooting contest. His high-pressure performance earned NBA MVP Stephen Curry’s respect.

Kevin Baxter M.A. ’01 to Lead L.A.’s Catholic Schools

June 19, 2015   Kevin Baxter M.A. ’01, incoming director and superintendent of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angles, talks about growth, immigration and Catholic social teaching in L.A.’s Catholic education world.

Freedom Restored: Franky Carrillo Jr.’s Day in Court

June 2, 2015   Scott Wood ’66, who teaches at Loyola Law School, recalls the day in court when Franky Carrillo Jr. finally received justice. After 20 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Carrillo saw his murder conviction reversed after a witness recanted testimony.

The Burcham Tributes

May 31, 2015   As David W. Burcham’s term as president of Loyola Marymount University comes to an end, we mark his service in that office with a collection of tributes from members of the LMU community. Read what others have said and add your own comment.

Kenneth Chancey’s Long Walk to Graduation

May 12, 2015   As a teenager, Kenneth Chancey ’15 walked his sister to school every day through the streets of L.A.’s Skid Row, where they lived. Earlier this month, he walked through Sunken Garden at his LMU graduation.

Amanda Smerdel ’15 and Operation: Tenzing

May 15, 2015   The world has been watching as relief agencies poured into Nepal, the site of multiple devastating earthquakes this spring. Amanda Smerdel ’15 took an internship with Team Rubicon and found herself in the middle of an international assistance crisis.

A Conversation With President-Elect Timothy Law Snyder

April 2, 2015   Shortly after being selected to be the next president of Loyola Marymount University, Timothy Law Snyder talked with us about the outlook for private higher education and why the education model founded by Ignatius of Loyola is still needed today.