Media Archive

Videos, Slideshows, Etc.

June 8, 2014  |  Returning to the Prologue

LMU students have been reciting Chaucer’s prologue to “The Canterbury Tales“ at least since the early 1960s. We asked actor Brian Avery ’63, Professor Emeritus Mel Bertolozzi and graduating senior Kristen Trudo ’14 to give a reading of those immortal words.

May 30, 2014  |  Dana Gioia on Art and Faith

Dana Gioia, poet, critic and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, gave LMU’s Mission Day address in Sacred Heart Chapel this past January. Watch as Gioia makes his case on the question of “Why Beauty Matters.”

May 20, 2014  |  Wole Soyinka's Address

Wole Soyinka, Nigerian poet, novelist, playwright and essayist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. He gave the commencement address at the 2014 Graduate Commencement Exercises, drawing on lessons of history, colonialism, and humanity’s eternal search for knowledge.

May 20, 2014  |  Commencement Speaker

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 an inspiring rescue. Lovell delivered the 2014 undergraduate commencement address and advised LMU’s newest alumni to trust their imagination and be ready to deal with the unexpected.

May 19, 2014  |  Paintings by Margaret Nielsen M.F.T. ’82

Margaret Nielsen has had her work shown in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Santa Monica and in groups around the country. Among her themes is the collision of nature and culture, particularly as seen in birds through “their unfortunate role of being a barometer of environmental change and mishap.”

March 13, 2014  |  What’s On Your Forehead?

Lent, the liturgical season of penance and reflection that leads to Easter, begins each year with the imposition of ashes. We asked members of the LMU community to tell us what ashes, Ash Wednesday and Lent mean to them. Take a look at our narrated slideshow and hear what they have to say.

February 18, 2014  |  Homecoming 2014

Catch the action from Homecoming 2014, from before-the-match excitement on Alumni Mall to Gersten game-time mania during the men’s basketball game.

December 18, 2013  |  Looking Over LMU

The LMU bluff still amazes prospective students. When we asked alumni to vote for their favorite thing about LMU in our Bracket Madness game, the bluff won hands down. Watch our video of this spectacular geologic feature for a view you’ve rarely experienced: from above.

December 16, 2013  |  Christmas Wishes

We asked members of the LMU community to tell us one thing they would wish for this Christmas season. Here are their responses.

November 25, 2013  |  A Day with a Healer

Philip Dugan ’58 says he learned the importance of giving to others from his Jesuit education. Watch and listen as he describes his work in Tenn., where he has built regional cancer treatment centers that shorten the distance his patients have to travel to receive cancer treatments.

November 25, 2013  |  The Animator’s Creation

Johnny Bravo, now-famous star of a cartoon show of the same name, was born in the mind of a student in an LMU animation class. We talked with Van Partible ’93 during his cover photo shoot about how Johnny came to life and grew as a character.

November 25, 2013  |  LMU’s All-In Offense

Coach Charity Elliott’s aggressive offensive system for the women’s basketball team puts one huge, troubling question in the mind of every defense: Who’s the shooter? Watch our video to find out.

November 25, 2013  |  When Fiction Becomes Reality

In 1959, six Loyola students followed their reading of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” with a trip designed to recreate Huck’s fictional journey down the Mississippi River with his friend Jim. Huck’s sojourn lives in our imaginations, but here are photos from a student trip that was sparked by the first great American novel.

November 25, 2013  |  The J.D. Black Papers

When the City of Los Angeles acquired the rights to transport Owens Valley water south, J.D. Black documented the battles as well as the economic aftermath by collecting documents and images and taking his own photographs. Watch our slide show to see some of the images of life in the Owens Valley before and after Los Angeles came to town.

November 25, 2013  |  The Caricatures

If you stopped by the LMU Magazine booth at the Alumni BBQ this past September, you probably had your caricature drawn. Watch our slide show featuring some of them to see if you can find your marvelous image.