Conversations

Kate Micucci ’03 Makes Her Mark

Kate Micucci — smart, witty, musical, artistic, funny — could make a living five different ways. From club gigs to television and movies, she has built a mosaic of a career on those talents. We interviewed Kate about funny songs, love, the creative process and the pressure of making a living solely by one’s wits and talent.

A Conversation With Allan Ides

Perhaps the biggest prize for the winner of the 2016 presidential election is the ability to shape the Supreme Court and the judicial branch. We spoke with Allan Ides, professor of law and Christopher N. May Chair at Loyola Law School, about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Early in his career, Ides clerked with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Byron R. White. He was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Europe’s Lessons of History

Europe has taken center stage in the eyes of much of the world in recent months as it deals with refugees and migrants. But its past may be just as useful for lessons about political and economic turmoil there and in the United States today. We spoke about the lessons of history with Professor Elizabeth Drummond, associate professor of modern Central European history in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. She was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Party Control

Richard Fox, professor of political science in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, teaches and researches courses on the U.S. Congress, elections, media and politics, and gender politics. He has published in professional journals including the American Journal of Political Science, and has written op-eds for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Regular Exorcise With William Friedkin

Academy Award-winner William Friedkin has directed several seminal films, including “The Exorcist,” “To Live and Die in L.A.” and “The French Connection.” Friedkin spoke on campus in late March as part of the School of Film and Television’s “The Hollywood Masters” series. Vanessa Newell, associate professor of film production in SFTV, spoke to him about his work and the film industry.

Brain Damage

The issue of concussions recently has received a great deal of attention in a range of sports including baseball, football and soccer. Sarah Strand, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering and director of the LMU athletic training program, studies concussions in female athletes. We talked to her about the dangers of concussions and how to treat them. Strand was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

Fair Game: A Conversation With Billy Bean ’86

In July 2014, a year after prohibiting baseball players from harassing and discriminating against other players on the basis of sexual orientation, Major League Baseball named Billy Bean ’86 its ambassador for inclusion. Bean’s role is to fight prejudice with talk, meeting with players, coaches, general managers and owners to share his story of playing big league baseball while protecting a secret. We spoke with Bean about his work with MLB and his career. Bean was interviewed by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.