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.

The Dry Years

April 2, 2015   Another rainy season is about to go in the books with very little precipitation to show for it. On April 1, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory statewide water restrictions, after signing legislation for water projects to the tune of $1 billion just days earlier. Joseph Reichenberger, professor of civil engineering, talks about the state’s drought and the water forecast.

Yoga Practice

April 2, 2015   Christopher Chapple, professor in the Department of Theological Studies and director of the master’s of arts program in Yoga Studies, offers a brief guide to those who are interested in an introduction to a physical, mental and spiritual practice that goes back centuries.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: An American Life

March 14, 20014   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a quiet, reflective man who has never craved the spotlight, shared stories of his life with LMU students, painting a picture of what surely must be one of the most interesting lives led by an American professional athlete.

The Studio Band Behind the Hit Parade

March 14, 2015   The Wrecking Crew was the session band behind some of the biggest hits of the ’60s and ’70s. Denny Tedesco ’83 remembers because his father, jazz guitarist Tommy Tedesco, was one of them. Now the son has released his documentary, also called “The Wrecking Crew,” so the rest of us can remember.

The Catholic Presence in Selma, Alabama, 1965

March 14, 2015   Priests and nuns were well represented in the march and protest in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, and many other Catholics were working behind the scenes in Catholic institutions throughout the South.

The Glory of the First Amendment

February 26, 2015   Academy Award-winner Common, who just days ago took home an Oscar, came to campus to stand up for the U.S. Constitution when he spoke to students about the importance of the First Amendment.

Arts Education Wins Federal Funding

February 26, 2015   A DOE grant for more than $1.65 million, awarded to LAUSD and LMU’s Family of Schools, will promote teacher training in arts education at six nearby elementary schools.

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