Short Animation Film Nets Student Academy Award

June 24, 2014   Hayley Foster ’13 wins a 2014 Student Academy Award for her animated short, “Yamashita,” and joins the ranks of previous winners including John Lasseter and Spike Lee.

A Case for Excellence

June 24, 2014   LMU Magazine won four national awards this month, including a gold for general excellence and a silver for Photographer of the Year. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at some of the thinking that’s bringing more recognition to Loyola Marymount University.

Studying the Polls

June 24, 2014   LMU students visited almost 400 of the city’s polling places during this month’s election to observe and document conditions in L.A.’s voting locations. Their work puts a spotlight on how the conditions of voting sites may affect the right to vote.

An Astronaut’s View of Space

May 20, 2014   James Lovell is one of the most-heralded U.S. astronauts for his role as commander of Apollo 13, a space mission that turned near failure into a nearly unbelievable rescue. Lovell, who delivered the 2014 commencement address, talks about his career and space exploration.

The Marginalization of Mercy

May 20, 2014   Mercy is often seen narrowly as a virtue possessed only by individuals. But it also has been a characteristic of public life. John Parrish, professor of political science, has studied changes in the concept of mercy over the centuries and why it is a marginalized virtue in today’s politics.

A Long Take on Alfonso Cuarón

May 20, 2014   Just days before Alfonso Cuarón won the Academy Award for Best Director for “Gravity,” he spoke to SFTV film students about his career in the first of a series of conversations sponsored by SFTV and The Hollywood Reporter.

Brain Damage

May 20, 2014   Major league baseball and pro football have turned their attention to concussions suffered by their athletes. We spoke to Professor Sarah Strand, who studies concussions in 11- to 13-year-old girls who play soccer. The bad news? Concussions aren’t just an adult problem.

Immersive Technology and a Changing Internet

May 20, 2014   Professor Richard Gilbert says advances like 3D printers and Google Glass are signs of change from an interactive Internet to an immersive Internet, and a conference he’s helping to organize will look at its impact across almost all areas of society.

Art’s Healing Power

May 20, 2014   Margaret Nielsen M.F.T. ’82 has been fascinated by mystery since her childhood as the daughter of a private investigator. Now her paintings and sculptures are a way to understand the mysteries within herself and others.

Dunlap’s Long Road to Gersten Pavilion

April 17, 2014   Mike Dunlap’s coaching career has taken him from L.A., to the Midwest, the East Coast, the Southeast and Australia. Now he’s back home as LMU’s new men’s basketball coach, and he’s bringing with him all that he learned on the road.