Loyola University Maryland


Messina Calendar of Events Spring 2019

Please note that the information below is subject to change as we receive additional information from our co-sponsoring offices and departments. Thank you!

Messina co-sponsored theme-wide and supported events are open to all Loyola community members and the surrounding Baltimore community unless otherwise noted.

January Theme-Wide Events  
February Theme-Wide Events
March Theme-Wide Events
April Theme-Wide Events
Messina Supported Events


Monday, January 28

Viewing of "Three Identical Strangers" Messina Self and Other Image Square

“Three Identical Strangers” (2018) is a documentary film about three complete strangers who accidentally discover that they are "identical" triplets, separated at birth. The college students' joyous reunion catapults them to national and possibly international fame in the 1980s, but it also uncovers an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes significantly beyond their own lives, raising significant and telling ethical and theoretical questions about human nature vs. nurture. The so-called secret involves an adoption agency and psychiatric researcher and much more. Undoubtedly, this documentary has implications for all and particularly students of biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and theology.
A Self and Other theme-wide event
7 p.m., Library Auditorium

Thursday, January 31

"No Language" Artist Talk and Performance: Breai Mason-Campbell

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In conjunction with the exhibition "No Language," the Julio Fine Arts Gallery presents an artist talk and performance by Breai Mason-Campbell and the Guardian Baltimore Dance Company on January 31, 2019 at 6:30PM. "No Language" presents the work of six contemporary artists around the themes of race, narrative histories, and identity. "No Language" presents these artists work as a kind of response to the themes and thoughts presented in James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time." "No Language" will run from January 14 - February 17, 2019 in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery.
A Common Text and Stories We Tell theme-wide event
6:30 p.m., McManus Theater



Thursday, February 7

Bearing Witness to Europe’s Refugee Crisis – A presentation by poet A.E. Stallings

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As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings will address Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work. Stallings has published four books of original verse as well as translations of Lucretius's The Nature of Things (2007) and Hesiod's Works and Days (2018).
Sponsored by Peace and Justice Studies - A Self and Other and The Good Life theme-wide event
6 - 7:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Monday, February 18

Doug Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy, professor in Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware, will talk about his research on the many ways that insects interact with such plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association.
6 p.m., McGuire Hall East

Monday, February 25

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From Truman to Trump – A Lecture by Lisa Anderson, Senior Lecturer at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University

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This lecture traces the history of American entanglements in the Middle East since World War II, emphasizing the unusual extent to which the region enters American presidential politics, posing unanticipated, and often unwelcome, policy dilemmas and political challenges.  From Israel’s declaration of independence, to the Suez War, the ‘67 and ‘73 wars, the oil price shocks, the Iranian revolution, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, September 11th and the Arab Spring, the Middle East has produced trials for virtually all US administrations.  Why?  What does this history tell us about the US, and about the Middle East, over the seventy-five years?
Sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and Messina - A Stories We Tell and Self and Other theme-wide event
6 - 7:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

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Thursday, March 14

The Destruction of Appalachia

Human rights photographer and President of Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, Paul Corbit Brown will discuss with us the visionary legacy of Larry Gibson who grew up on Kayford Mountain and fought to project it from destruction. Through his storytelling, Mr. Corbit Brown will help us connect with Appalachia and the people who call it home as we learn about the role of the other in the destruction of the mountains. Together we will reflect on how the good life does not have to involve environmental destruction.
Sponsored by the Center for Community Service and Justice and Messina - A The Good Life theme-wide event
5:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Wednesday, March 20

Living the Mission: Confronting the Relationship between Slavery and Jesuit Higher Education

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Professor Marcia Chatelain, a historian at Georgetown and graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, will discuss Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.  In her talk, Chatelain will relate Georgetown’s deliberation on using their slaveholding past to animate its future, and she will discuss why Catholic institutions must lead the way in confronting racism and its pervasive impact in the world.

Part of Loyola Mission Week - A Common Text and The Visionary theme-wide event
3 - 4:15 p.m., McGuire Hall East


Monday, April 1

Common Text Spring Keynote: Loyola Welcome Michael Eric Dyson, Author of “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America”  Messina Image Square

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. His rise from humble roots in Detroit to his present perch as a world class intellectual, noted author of 19 books, prominent leader and national media fixture testify to his extraordinary talent. Dyson has also taught at other elite universities like Brown University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University and The University of Pennsylvania. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

This event is free, however, tickets are required for this event. If you are a Loyola student, faculty, staff, or administrator please visit the Box Office in the Andrew White Student Center Monday through Friday from 11am-7pm to pick up your ticket to this event. 

Neighbors, community members, and guests may reserve up to two tickets through Eventbrite.

Part of Loyola Mission Week - Sponsored by Messina, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Community Service and Justice- A Common Text Event
7 - 8:15 p.m., McGuire Hall

Thursday, April 4

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Join us for Baltimore's 3rd annual Ella Baker Day!  Ella Baker Days have been popping up all over the country as a way to honor and celebrate Ms. Baker's lifetime of community organizing and civil rights activism on behalf of communities (and especially women) of color.  The event is an annual event held each April - this tradition originally started in response to a 2010 declaration by then-Governor of Virginia who declared April "Confederate History Month" as a celebration of the confederacy.  Ella Baker Day was founded that year at the University of Virginia as a way to push back against this dangerous and unjust narrative and has grown exponentially in the past 8 years.  For the last three years, Ella Baker Day Baltimore has been envisioned as a way to connect with local youth in our community who are active in their pursuit of activism and social justice via art.  We are inviting youth to showcase their social justice and activism-themed art at the event, which is April 4th at 6:30pm at 2640 Space.  There will be refreshments served, as well as performances by a local theatre company, Wombwork Productions, Inc., and a local singer-songwriter-activist, QueenEarth.  Find out more about Baltimore's Ella Baker Day at http://www.ellabakerdaybaltimore.org/; follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ellabakerdaybaltimore.  Find out more about the national campaign at http://www.supportellabakerday.com/.  Know a Baltimore City K-12 student who wants to submit their art for the showcase?  Submissions can be received through March 21st at http://tinyurl.com/loyebd2019.

A Stories We Tell theme-wide event
6:30 p.m., 2640 Saint Paul Street

Wednesday, April 10

Screening of One Question Messina Visionary Image Square

We have one question for you. A thought-provoking question. One any of us can answer in any number of ways. Our ultimate goal is to illustrate the similarities that exist between our neighbors with disabilities and those who do not have a physical or intellectual disability. To see through a new lens. This event will act as a companion event for those who were able to attend Becoming Bulletproof in the fall.
A The Visionary theme-wide event
7 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

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Tuesday, March 12

A Conversation with Loyola's Business Leader of the Year, Tom Buzzuto

Focus: Leadership, Management, and Community Engagement

Learn how an English major became Loyola’s Business Leader of the Year! Please join Tom Bozzuto in a conversation about leadership, management, and community engagement. His son, Toby Bozzuto, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bozzuto Group will share in the discussion. This is a wonderful occasion to learn about the industry and the company, in addition to a great networking opportunity.
7 - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Major/Minor Exploration Week 

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A Loyola student shares seven ways her first year was shaped by the people and programs that make the Loyola experience.

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