Conversations

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

Fans or not, millions are watching football this season to see who is, and isn’t, protesting. But are they asking why? Shaun Anderson, professor in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, talks about sports, protest and political messages.

Drawing the Line

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that some forms of race-based gerrymandering are unconstitutional, it has avoided taking a stand on partisan gerrymandering. That may change this coming October, when the court will hear a case about whether the partisan drawing of legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has gone too far.

A Conversation With Demian Willette

Using a testing technique known as Environmental DNA, Demian Willette, a biology instructor in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, and his students study fish fraud — the mislabeling of fish species — as a way of improving the traceability of fish in the food supply chain.

A Conversation With Marissa Montes LLS ’12 and Emily Robinson LLS ’12

Marissa Montes and Emily Robinson are co-directors of Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, which they founded in 2012 at Loyola Law School. LIJC provides free consultations and legal services and education twice a week to the immigrant community of Los Angeles at Homeboy Industries and Dolores Mission Catholic Church, as well as real-world experience in immigration law to Loyola Law School students. We spoke to them about recent developments in immigration issues in Los Angeles.

Deluge and Drought

During the past several months, California’s skies have unexpectedly opened up and drenched the state with rainfall. Prof. Joseph Reichenberger discusses whether the state’s multi-year drought finally is over.

Sushi Scam

Fish fraud — species substitution — can occur anywhere in the fish supply chain: where they are hooked, processed, or even served at a restaurant in your neighborhood. Prof. Demian Willette documented mislabeling of fish in sushi in more than two dozen L.A. restaurants.

America’s Muslims

Anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice became a hallmark of the recent U.S. presidential election. Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies, counters myths, lies and stereotypes as he discusses the long history of Muslims in America.