Alumnus Composes Music for Papal Mass

September 21, 2015   Tony Alonso M.A. ’11, whose musical compositions have been performed in churches around the world, will hear his responsorial psalm sung at Pope Francis’ Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Washington, D.C.

Responsible Threads

September 21, 2015   Working with NGOs in Europe helped lead Cynthia Salim ’09 to create a clothing brand of women’s business wear that reflects her commitment to social justice.

California’s Drought: Will El Niño Save Us?

September 21, 2015   With news of an El Niño weather pattern that could come this winter, we asked Joseph Reichenberger, professor of civil engineering, for an update on California’s drought and about how much relief an El Niño season may provide.

Finite Questions

September 21, 2015   When Caitlin (Patti) Hicks ’74 saw the names of two friends in the “In Memoriam” pages of LMU Magazine, she realized there may be only a limited time for us to ask one another some of our deepest questions.

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.