Conversations

Lessons From the Virus Wars

A century ago, the 1918 flu ravaged the world’s population. There was no vaccine and quarantining was essential. Carla Bittel, an LMU historian, talks about the lessons the world learned that may help today.

L.A.’s Financial Prognosis

Ron Galperin holds the office of Controller of the City of Los Angeles, a post to which he was first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. As controller, he is the paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the…

Tragedy’s Ripple Effects

William D. Parham, professor in the LMU School of Education, is director of the National Basketball Players Association Mental Health and Wellness Program. A licensed and board-certified psychologist, he has worked extensively with athletes in the NBA, National Football League,…

Striking Gold — and Black

Adrien Perez ’16, who terrorized WCC opponents as an LMU attacker for men’s soccer, scored his first MLS goal for LAFC in this first start for the team earlier this season. He talks about life as a pro and what he’s learning on one of the best teams in Major League Soccer.