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 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"
“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
7:00pm, Library Auditorium
"No Language" Artist Talk and Performance: Breai Mason-Campbell
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
6:30pm, McManus Theater
Thursday, February 7
Bearing Witness to Europe’s Refugee Crisis – A presentation by poet A.E. Stallings
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 & Justice Studies - A Self & Other and The Good Life theme-wide event
6:00pm-7:30pm, 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.
6pm, 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
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 Messina Stories We Tell and Self and Other event
6:00pm-7:30pm, 4th Floor Program Room
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Thursday, March 14
An Evening with Paul Corbit Brown
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 & Justice and Messina. A The Good Life theme-wide event
6:30pm, Location TBD
Wednesday, March 20
Living the Mission: Loyola Welcomes Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University
Marcia Chatelain is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. The author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015), Chatelain is a scholar of African American life and culture. In 2014, Chatelain organized her fellow scholars in a social media response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, entitled #FergusonSyllabus. #FergusonSyllabus has led to similar initiatives online and has shaped curricular projects in K-12 settings, as well as academia. Chatelain was also a co-host of “Undisclosed: The Killing of Freddie Gray,” a podcast. Chatelain recently served on Georgetown University’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation. She is currently researching African American communities and McDonald’s for her next book.
Part of Loyola Mission Week, A Common Text and The Visionary theme-wide Event
3:00pm-4:15pm, 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”
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.
A Common Text Event
7:00pm-8:15pm, McGuire Hall
Thursday, April 4
Ella Baker Day
More information coming soon!
A Stories We Tell Event
Time and Location TBD
Wednesday, April 10
Screening of One Question
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
7:00pm, Fourth Floor Program Room