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Messina Calendar of Events Fall 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.

September Theme-Wide Events  
October Theme-Wide Events
November Theme-Wide Events
December Theme-Wide Events
Messina Supported Events

September

Tuesday, September 17

Loyola at the Senator Theatre: Rich Hill -- The Challenges and Dreams of Teenagers in a Rural American Town (2013)Messina Image Square

Rich Hill, Missouri could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home.
As they ride their skateboards, go to football practice, and arm wrestle their fathers, they are like millions of other boys coming of age. But faced with unfortunate circumstances - an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment - adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. With no road map and all evidence to the contrary, they cling to the hope that hard work will be rewarded and even they can live the American dream.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Official Selection at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Nominated for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting - Long Form at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Messina is sponsoring a shuttle from the Loyola Notre Dame Library to the Senator Theatre. The shuttle will run continuous loops from 5pm-7pm to drop off at the Senator Theatre. The bus will return after the film, running loops from 8:30pm-10pm to shuttle folks back to campus. Tickets are free! Just be sure to bring your Loyola ID.

Sponsored by Messina
A Common Text event
7 p.m., The Senator Theatre

Wednesday, September 18

Environmental Film Series: Paris to Pittsburgh

The Baltimore Environmental Film Series presents a screening of From Paris to Pittsburgh. Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Hear the stories of the local, private sector, and community leaders across the U.S. who are continuing to take action towards the Paris Agreement goals - regardless of federal inaction. 
Sponsored by Chemistry/Environmental Studies and Messina
A The Good Life theme-wide event
6 p.m., McGuire East

Saturday, September 21

Explore Baltimore: HampdenfestExplore Baltimore Image

Hampdenfest is a one day festival in a local community just a few miles south of Loyola University Maryland.  The festival features artists, music, cook-offs, toilet races, and a number of other vendors and merchants.  For more information, please visit Facebook.com/Hampdenfest/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Newman and will run on a continuous loop starting at 11:00am.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 6:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Shuttle from Newman

Saturday, September 21

Explore Baltimore: Charm City Night MarketExplore Baltimore Image

Baltimore City hosts its second annual Charm City Night Market.  The festival recognizes Asian-Americans' contributions to Baltimore and hosts a variety of vendors including artists, chefs, film makers, experimenters, and more.  For more information, please visit CharmCityNightMarket.com.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Newman and will leave campus on the hour starting at 6:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 11:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event 
6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Shuttle from Newman

Wednesday, September 25

Viewing of "Three Identical Strangers"

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Three Identical Strangers reveals the story about triplets adopted separately and became part of a “study” who discovered each other as college students. It is a cautionary tale that raises questions of nature and nurture, eugenics, identity, and clinical and research ethics. This true story might be even more relevant today as we consider genetic questions, debate identity politics, and wrestle with science and ethics. Undoubtedly, one might find the documentary enraging while also asking questions that we must discuss. A follow-up panel discussion will be held October 3, 2019. 
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the School of Education, and Messina

Film Discussion Guide

A Self and Other theme-wide event 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Library Auditorium

Thursday, September 26

The American Shakespeare Company's "Mortal Fools" Tour: The Grapes of Wrath                   Messina Image Square                             

This play is an adaption by Frank Galati  of  John Steinbeck's novel. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they are trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they seek jobs, land, dignity, and a future. 
Sponsored by the Honors Program, The Center for the Humanities and Messina.   
A Messina Common Text Event
7:00 pm, McManus Theater

Saturday, September 28

Messina Family Teach-InMessina Image Square

Messina would like to offer parents and families a chance to experience what it is like to participate in a Messina seminar. Messina will be sponsoring a Family Weekend Teach-In including sessions that demonstrate how Loyola connects learning in and out of the classroom.
A Messina event
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Flannery/Library

Click here for more information and to register

October

Tuesday, October 1

Baltimore Health Justice in ActionMessina Image Square

In 2012, Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., declared that “Those who stand with the poor are to erect structures of social, economic, and health care justice.” So, too, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated in 2017 that health care is a fundamental human right, one which we all share and which we have a duty to promote for the common good. As a Jesuit, Catholic university anchored in Baltimore, how does Loyola leverage its resources in a responsible, collaborative way to support community partners who are committed to this work? Come hear personal and community stories about health care justice and join in discussions on how we all may contribute to positive change in Baltimore.
Sponsored by Loyola's Commitment to Justice, the Office of the VPAA, Campus Ministry, CCSJ, the Pre-Health Society, and Messina
A Common Text Event
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Click here for the event guide

Thursday, October 3

Three Identical Strangers: Deception, Secrets, and Identity Messina Self and Other Image Square

This panel discussion is a follow up to the September 25 screening of Three Identical Strangers, a documentary that reveals the story about triplets adopted separately and became part of a “study” who discovered each other as college students. Panelists will reflect on the relevance of this film today, as we consider genetic questions, debate identity politics, and wrestle with science and ethics. Panelists will include: Andrew Futterman, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland, Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Associate Professor of Education, Sr. Rose Pacatte, Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles; Moderator: Amy Wolfson, Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Maryland.

It is recommended viewing the film in advance of attending this panel- please visit the Loyola Notre Dame Library if you are not able to attend the screening. 
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the School of Education, and Messina
A Self and Other theme-wide event
5 p.m., McGuire Hall West

Tuesday, October 8

"I'm Stuck" A Talk by Author Rebecca Makkai

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A remarkable number of novel drafts never make it past page 50; many short stories don’t make it past page 3. It’s not that your muse has abandoned you, and it’s not that your idea was a non-starter. You’re probably making some common mistakes that dry a story out too quickly, that leave a writer with nowhere to go. Or perhaps you’re simply daunted by the enormity of the distance between Point A and Point Z. Rebecca Makkai can share concrete techniques for getting out of the rut and back on track, as well as what to do next time so you don’t get stuck in the first place.
Sponsored by the Writing Department, Center for the Humanities, Education for Life, and Messina
A Stories We Tell theme-wide event
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Monday, October 14 Messina Image Square

Loyola at The Senator Theater:  Charm City -- Fighting Against Violence in Baltimore (2018)

A candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward. Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Messina is sponsoring a shuttle from the Loyola Notre Dame Library to the Senator Theatre. The shuttle will run continuous loops from 5pm-7pm to drop off at the Senator Theatre. The bus will return after the film, running loops from 8:45pm-10pm to shuttle folks back to campus. Tickets are free! Just be sure to bring your Loyola ID.

Sponsored by Messina
A Common Text event
7 p.m., The Senator Theatre

Tuesday, October 15

"I Got 99 Problems...Palsey is Just One" A Performance by Maysoon ZayidMessina Stories We Tell Image Square 

Maysoon Zayid is of Palestinian descent and was born in New Jersey in 1974. She is an American actress and a comedian. Zayid suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Throughout her childhood she had always wished to be actress despite her disability. Zayid attended Arizona State University and attained a Bachelors of Arts in Acting. Zayid is one of the first Muslim women to become a comedian in America and perform in Palestine and Jordan. Zayid is the co-founder and co-executive producer of the New York Arab Comedy Festival.

Sponsored by the English Department, Center for the Humanities, and Messina

Stories We Tell theme-wide event
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., McGuire  Hall

Monday, October 21

The Journey of Immigrant Children

A panel discussion about experiences, legal issues, and spiritual perspectives of children who flee Central America on their own to escape violence. Presenters include two immigrant youth, Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan (President Emeritus of Georgetown University and Director of Mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA), and attorneys with Esperanza Center Immigration Legal Services, a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. The presenters co-authored a recently released book called, Blessed are the Refugees: Beatitudes of Immigrant Children (Orbis). An immigrant youth who illustrated the book will sing several songs related to the topic. All author and artist royalties from the book benefit Jesuit Refugee Service and Esperanza Center.

A The Good Life theme-wide event
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Monday, October 28

Becoming BulletproofMessina Visionary Image Square

Join us for a movie night! Complete with popcorn, candy, and an opportunity. Becoming Bulletproof is a film about people making a film. A film that will introduce you to a pretty amazing cast of individuals. A film you'll look forward to watching again. Join us to see how a simple movie can offer you an opportunity to think, to connect, to act.  Sponsored by the Writing Department and Messina

A The Visionary theme-wide event
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

November

Saturday, November 2

Explore Baltimore: Book Festival/Light City
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For the first time ever, in 2019, Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival will be held at the same time in downtown Baltimore!  The festival will feature authors, workshops, and light-based art.  For more information, please visit  https://brilliantbaltimore.com/light-city/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from the Library and will leave campus on the hour starting at 12:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 11:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
12 p.m. - 11 p.m., Shuttle from the Library

Thursday, November 7

Combatants for Peace: Working Together for Peace in Israel/PalestineMessina Self and Other Image Square

Combatants for Peace (CFP) is a movement made up of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in Israel/Palestine, and now collectively advocate for a just peace through nonviolent means. Their mission is “to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation.” Through joint marches, alternative Memorial Day ceremonies, educational events, and joint efforts to address the problems facing local Palestinian communities as a result of occupation, they seek to demonstrate that there is another way to be together, and that peace is possible. Suliman Khatib and Tuly Flint will share their personal stories as well as talk about the movement, its goals and activities, and the challenges they face.
A Self and Other theme-wide event 
Sponsored by the Office of Peace and Justice and Messina
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Friday, November 8

Cyberwar: Coping with the Challenges Posed by Trolls and Hackers Messina Image Square

About the speaker:
Computers, networks and online control systems are increasingly being used by state actors and others for espionage, sabotage and cyberattacks. In this lecture, Kathleen Hall Jamieson will marshal the 2016 Russian troll posts, the hacked content, and a synthesis of media effects research to show the ways in which the Russians manipulated the US public and press in 2016 and will ask how we can prevent a sequel.  
 
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. Jamieson has authored or co-authored 16 books, most recently Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President (Oxford University Press), which won the 2019 R.R. Hawkins Award from the Association of American Publishers. Including Cyberwar, six of the books that Jamieson has authored or co-authored have received a total of nine political science or communication book awards (Packaging the Presidency, Eloquence in an Electronic Age, Spiral of Cynicism, Presidents Creating the Presidency, and The Obama Victory.) She recently co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication and The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication.

Jamieson has won university-wide teaching awards at each of the three universities at which she has taught and has delivered the American Political Science Association’s Ithiel de Sola Poole Lecture, the National Communication Association’s Arnold Lecture, and the NASEM Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Henry and Bryna David Lecture. Her paper “Implications of the Demise of ‘Fact’ in Political Discourse” received the American Philosophical Society’s 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize.Jamieson’s work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard, and Annenberg Foundations. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org and its subsidiary site, SciCheck, and director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students. Jamieson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association, and a past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
A Common Text event 
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Office of Mission Integration, the Writing Department, and Messina
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Friday, November 8

Explore Baltimore: Light CityExplore Baltimore Image

For the first time ever, in 2019, Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival will be held at the same time in downtown Baltimore!  The festival will feature authors, workshops, and light-based art.  For more information, please visit  https://brilliantbaltimore.com/light-city/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from the Library and will leave campus on the hour starting at 6:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the festival at 11:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Shuttle from the Library

Tuesday, November 12

How Might We Build Community? HACKATHON

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Join faculty, staff, alumni, and students from all years as we tackle the question of how to build community. We’ll spend two hours together solving for how we can grow an even stronger community, and hacking into what works, and what innovations we can develop for further experimentation. As a member of the Loyola community, you will be the expert! There is a cap of 40 individuals that may participate in this event. More information to come on how to register to be a part of this hackathon.
Sponsored by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Messina
A The Visionary theme-wide event
4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lange Court Lounge

Wednesday, November 20

How to Retire a Millionaire, and Other Financial Life LessonsMessina Image Square

Learn how taxes work, how to make debt less painful, and why now is the best time to start planning for retirement.
Sponsored by the Accounting Department and Messina
A Messina event
2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

Thursday, November 21

Common Text Fall Keynote: Messina Welcomes Jonathan Metzl, Author of "Dying of Whiteness How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland"Messina Image Square

Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America’s heartland seeking to better understand the politics of racial resentment and its impact on public health. Interviewing a range of Americans, he uncovers how racial anxieties led to the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, stymied the Affordable Care Act in Tennessee, and fueled massive cuts to schools and social services in Kansas. Although such measures promised to restore greatness to white America, Metzl’s systematic analysis of health data dramatically reveals they did just the opposite: these policies made life sicker, harder, and shorter in the very populations they purported to aid.  Thus, white gun suicides soared, life expectancies fell, and school dropout rates rose. 
Powerful, searing, and sobering, Dying of Whiteness ultimately demonstrates just how much white America would benefit by emphasizing cooperation, rather than by chasing false promises of supremacy.

Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II professor of sociology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and director of its Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. He is the author of several books and a prominent expert on gun violence and mental illness. He hails from Kansas City, Missouri, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Common Text event 
Sponsored by Messina
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

December

Friday, December 6

Explore Baltimore: Hampden Lights Explore Baltimore Image

Hampden, a local Baltimore community, hosts Miracle on 34th Street.  This display of holiday lights is located on the 700 block of 34th Street and includes trains, animated figures, artwork, snowmen, and other symbols of the holiday season.  For more information, please visit https://www.christmasstreet.com/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Boulder and will run on a continuous loop starting at 6:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the event at 11:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Shuttle from Boulder

Sunday, December 8

Explore Baltimore: Hampden LightsExplore Baltimore Image

Hampden, a local Baltimore community, hosts Miracle on 34th Street.  This display of holiday lights is located on the 700 block of 34th Street and includes trains, animated figures, artwork, snowmen, and other symbols of the holiday season.  For more information, please visit https://www.christmasstreet.com/.

Messina is sponsoring a free shuttle service for students to and from this event.  Shuttles will pick-up students from Boulder and will run on a continuous loop starting at 5:00pm.  The last bus returning to campus will depart the event at 9:00pm.

An Explore Baltimore event
5 p.m. - 9p.m., Shuttle from Boulder

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Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 22

French Section Excursion to Montreal, Canada

The French Section's annual excursion to Montreal will be held this year September 19-22, 2019. Students spend a weekend of French immersion in Montreal, where they meet other students, see new sights, and taste new cuisines.
Sponsored by Education for Life, SGA, International Programs, Student Acitivites, Modern Languages, Catholic Studies, and Messina
A Messina Supported event

Wednesday, September 25 - Friday, September 27

American Shakespeare Company

The Honors Program presents the American Shakespeare Company's "Mortal Fools" Tour September 25-27, 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.loyola.edu/academics/honors-program/events.
Sponsored by the English Department, Center for the Humanities, and Messina
A Messina Supported event

Friday, November 1

International Festival

ALANA sponsors programs that enhance the community's awareness of its cultural richness.  For more information, please visit Loyola.edu/department/alana/events.
A Messina Supported event
3 p.m. - 5 p.m., McGuire Hall

Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 10

French Week 2019:Le Français dans tous les sens/French Every Which Way

The theme for French Week 2019, "Le Français dans tous les sens/French Every Which Way,” celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language. In addition to a roundtable discussion on what not to say in a Francophone country and other linguistic mishaps, there will be a memorial service for four French Marines who died in Baltimore during World War I, a film screening, and a mass in French and English. Venez nombreux!
Sponsored by Education for Life, Center for the Humanities, International Programs, Student Acitivites, Modern Languages, Film Studies, Catholic Studies, the Honors College, and Messina
A Messina Supported event

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