"The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast"

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
McGuire West

Repeat engagement of Odds Bodkin's performance, presented by the Classics Department.

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Cardin Chair Seminar Series

LCAS faculty are invited to participate in seminar discussions on "Qur'ānic Perceptions of Jews and Christians," hosted by Dr. Pim Valkenberg, 2017-18 Cardin Chair in the Humanities (Theology Department). Under Dr. Valkenberg’s guidance, seminar participants will read and discuss passages from the Qur'ān that refer to or address Jews or Jews and Christians together, as well as passages that refer to events in Jewish history. The approach will be to discuss the Qur'ān as a rhetorical text.

Attendance is open to all faculty members, and little or no preparation is required. Texts will be distributed beforehand or at the seminar. The following is a list of the dates and times we will meet throughout the Fall. Times for the Spring semester will be determined later.

*All sessions will be held in the Theology Dept. Seminar Room, HU-042-R.

  • Mon 9/18, 12 pm -1 pm
  • Friday 10/20, 12 pm -1 pm
  • Monday 11/6, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Monday 11/27, 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Monday 12/11, 12 pm - 1 pm

If you hope to attend the first session on September 18th, please kindly indicate so by emailing the Theology Administrative Assistant, Bess Garrett, ( so that she knows how many copies of the relevant texts to prepare for that session.

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

September 19, 2017:  "Climate Change: The Causes, the Challenges, the Consequences" - featuring a panel discussion with renowned scholars and advocates Richard Alley, Ph.D., Francisco Alpizar, Ph.D., and Danny Richter, Ph.D.   Tickets and more details.
7 pm, McGuire Hall

The Bunting Peace & Justice Studies Speaker Series

September 21, 2017:  "Baltimore Ceasefire" - Erricka Bridgeford and Ellen Gee speak about their efforts to reduce gun violence in the city.
5 pm, McGuire Hall East

October 3, 2017: "Religious Persecution and Peacebuilding in India" - Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D., Archdiocese of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, India, Co-sponsored with Catholic Studies
6 pm, Knott Hall B01

January 24, 2018: "No Justice, No Peace? The Future of the Justice Pillar in the Colombian Peace Accords" - Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
6 pm, Fourth Floor Programming Room

March 19, 2018: "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference" - Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, Co-sponsored with Messina and Mission Integration 
6 pm, McGuire Hall    

Nachbahr Award Talk

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Andrew White Student Center
Fourth Floor Program Room

Saturday, October 7, from 1 – 3 p.m. for our parents weekend event, The Big Dig II: Diving into the Wreck, presented by Loyola’s Center for the Humanities. The celebration is to feature the annual Nachbahr address by Loyola professor Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D. and Loyola student summer research presentations.

The first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary Center for the Humanities mug.  

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STEM Career Fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
McGuire Hall East

Details coming soon.

Sister Cleophas Lecture

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time and location t.b.d.

Details coming soon.

A Theology Common Text Event

Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
McGuire Hall

Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary) in New York, will speak on the interpretation of Genesis in Jewish Theology.

The Cardin Lecture

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time and location t.b.d.

The Cardin Lecture, featuring Steven Nadler, William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities, and Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Details coming soon.

Natural and Applied Sciences Grand Seminar

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
McGuire Hall, 6:30 pm

Keynote presented by Dr. John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.  Dr. Warner is a founder of green chemistry and recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry. A meet & greet prior to Dr. Warner's talk will take place from 5:30 - 6:30, location t.b.d.

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