Black History Under Siege

Henry Louis Gates Jr. says truth will out if people of all colors resist the censorship of America’s Black history.

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Anima Mundi

Prof. Jose Garcia Moreno created a luminous multimedia presentation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Loyola-Marymount merger. The stunning visual display was projected onto the façade of Sacred Heart Chapel. Watch it here.

Your Move

The transfer portal has brought dizzying roster changes, new opportunities, and, possibly, a shorter path to success in college athletics.

LMU KXLU 88.9 FM Salsa Fest 2023

KXLU’s Salsa Fest is the annual outdoor Latin music party that brings salsa music lovers and entire families to campus to celebrate the LMU station’s “Alma del Barrio” Spanish-language programming.

LMU On Location: The Merger

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., talks with representatives of each of LMU’s sponsoring religious communities—Robert Caro, S.J., Mary Genino, R.S.H.M., and Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J.—about the long-lasting significance of the university’s groundbreaking merger 50 years ago.

Canto de la Ciudad

KXLU’s “Alma del Barrio” has been singing its songs to L.A. and binding together LMU and the city’s Spanish-speaking communities for five decades.

Hunting Demons

James Keane ’96 remembers the fear he felt at 14 when he saw “The Exorcist.” He still wonders if exorcism can rid him of the demons in the world.

AI’s Impact on Artists

AI technology now allows any user to generate an image of almost anything they like that copies the work of almost any artist, putting the livelihoods of painters, illustrators and photographers at risk.

Hollywood Standstill

No one knows how this story will end, least of all the Hollywood scribes whose fate hangs in the balance. On Tuesday July 18, the Writers Guild of America — representing 11,500 screenwriters — entered the 12th week of a historic strike. …

Tracking Fish With eDNA

Demian Willette, LMU biology professor, has patented a device to collect environmental DNA that helps detect fish fraud — the mislabeling of fish — as well as protect endangered species.

The Outsider President

“Jimmy Who?” people asked in 1976 as the virtually unknown James Earl “Jimmy” Carter came out of nowhere to capture the Democratic nomination for president, eventually winning the presidential election. Carter was able to accomplish this unlikely victory for one…

Ben Bolch on NIL’s Impact on College Athletics

Name, image and likeness (NIL) payments represent a new, large cash flow into college athletics. Much will stream toward athletes through sponsorships and endorsements. But some scenarios are deeply troubling. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times staff writer, describes a new era that is changing college athletics.

Shelves of Selves

To Lynell George ’84, every book on her shelves is a window into who she was, is and will become. How to live when a treasured one goes missing?

Big City Oil

Oil used to be big in Los Angeles. In fact, it still is, and the industry’s impact on the region’s populations is far from equitable.

A Well-Aimed Rock

Blake Pickens MBA ’19, a Chickasaw film producer and stand-up comedian, uses film and jokes to change people’s minds about Native Americans and people in poverty.

Alvarado and 3rd

The United States meets Central America at L.A.’s Westlake intersection. Rubén Martínez finds that survival is one of the many stories found at this hemispheric meeting place.

Climate Chaos

Extreme California weather may bring chaos, but do we resist, mitigate or adapt to preserve the climate, our common good? David L. Ulin explores the path head and our responsibilities.

Behind the Scenes of a Race Driver’s Photo Shoot

Louis Foster, an 18-year-old first-year LMU student, has quickly made a name for himself in professional racing just three years since his initial full season. It’s not so surprising: He comes from a well-known British racing family. We interviewed Foster in the new issue of LMU Magazine. Take at our behind-the-scenes video of the magazine photo shoot.

Eric Strauss on Climate Change

The impact of climate change on Southern California — in heat, ocean temperatures and coastal damage — is now evident, with more on the way, says Eric Strauss of the LMU Center for Urban Resilience. The worst effects will likely be distributed unequally. Our goal, he says, is not climate change reversal but adaptation.

Stage Rights

In 1963, James Baldwin masterminded a tense nighttime meeting with Robert F. Kennedy to break down the Kennedy administration’s reluctance to act on civil rights. Baldwin’s summit changed RFK forever after.

Cougar Town

Native mountain lions risk their lives to cross the U.S. 101 freeway. A wildlife crossing, in the form of a bridge, could save them.

Amped Up

An executive producer with the Obamas’ Higher Ground Audio amplifies voices and stories that are too rarely heard. An interview with Mukta Mohan ’14.

The Bones of St. Peter

James T. Keane ’96, an editor at America magazine, recalls a trip he led with a group of students to the catacombs of the Church of San Silvestro in Capite in Rome.

The Magazine of the Year

LMU Magazine wins the 2020 Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Award, the top honor in university magazine publishing, in the annual CASE Circle of Excellence Awards competition.

Chaya Crowder on Black Voters and U.S. Elections

“The Republican Party has made little to no attempt to historically appeal to Black voters since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” says Prof. Chaya Crowder in describing why Black voters, especially Black women, are the backbone of the Democratic Party.

Fall in Love With LMU

This prayer, that has become synonymous with Pedro Arrupe, S.J., who was Father General of the Society of Jesus, describes the intimate connection of love to one’s truest identity.

Anima Mundi

Watch the full presentation of the “Anima Mundi” show that was projected onto the Sacred Heart Chapel façade in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loyola-Marymount merger.

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EPISODE 43 • MARCH 11, 2022

Kara Allen, Ed.D. ’14, CIO, on the Spurs’ Role in San Antonio

Kara Allen Ed.D. ’14, chief impact officer, is the San Antonio Spurs’ face in their community. Putting seats at the table where decisions are made — putting a Spurs voice at community tables but also adding community voices at the Spurs’ table.


Eric Strauss on Climate Change

The impact of climate change on Southern California — in heat, ocean temperatures and coastal damage — is now evident, with more on the way, says Eric Strauss of the LMU Center for Urban Resilience. The worst effects will likely be distributed unequally. Our goal, he says, is not climate change reversal but adaptation.

EPISODE 40 • FEBRUARY 16, 2021

Ernesto Colín ’99, M.A. ’01

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted far more than the day-to-day operations of America’s schools. “What happened here is that the pandemic has revealed the fissures that we have in education settings and amplified all of them,” says Ernesto Colín, LMU professor of education. Colín talks about what we’ve confronted and what we’ve learned.