First Person
Lab Work

Thirty years ago, Philippa Drennan joined her colleague John Waggoner in a study of Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert. His initial research that concerned the distribution of Joshua trees within a range of altitudes in the remote desert became long-term monitoring of new growth and flowering of specific trees. Changes in climate and environment have...

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Conversation

Dana Gioia’s words have started arguments. His 1991 article, “Can Poetry Matter?”, sparked a...

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Issues

South Sudan’s independence in July 2011 was a moment of great hope in Africa. It followed an overwhelmingly popular referendum vote and seemed to promise an end to decades-long violence. Jok Madut Jok, LMU professor of history who was born in the village of Marol, has helped establish schools in Marol, written books about Sudan and...

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Classroom
The Giveback

Melissa Blake ’95 says she chose to attend LMU partly because of its screenwriting...

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My Take

Googling oneself is an exercise of quiet narcissism that many of us indulge in, I suspect. Google “Welsh Jesuit” — something I do occasionally — and there appears an engraving of a man with gaunt features and an enigmatic expression. Less ambiguous is the rope around his neck and the large knife sticking out of his...

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Profile

Ana Ponce is chief executive officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles....

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Alumni

Every September, LMU gym rats congregate in Gersten Pavilion for a very serious basketball...

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The Canon

The woodcut illustration is from a volume of Chaucer’s works published in London in...

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Conversation

Angela James, trained as a sociologist and demographer, is an associate professor of African...

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Profile

When Roger Crawford got the finger on his right hand stuck in a tennis racket, he realized he could play the game. He has a condition called ectrodactylism, the absence of fingers or toes.

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Tribute

Paul Salamunovich passed away on April 3, 2014. He was professor of music and...

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Conversation

Victoria Graf, professor in the School of Education, is the former director of SOE’s...

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Letter From

When I graduated, I left LMU with a triple major and no idea what...

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Letter From L.A.

A flight east from Los Angeles will usually cross, miles above at a cool...

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Alumni

During LMU’s centennial celebrations of 2011, Steve Brutocao ’86, owner and CEO of Brutocao...

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Conversation

Lesley Leighton ’84, who is a graduate of Westchester High School as well as...

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Conversation

Academy Award-winner William Friedkin has directed several seminal films, including “The Exorcist,” “To Live...

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