Events and Programs: 2020-2021


Paradox Symposium 2021

April 30, 2021 at 10:00 A.M (PST)

This symposium will engage a range of topics with a shared concern for paradox and will feature both student and faculty presentations. Asuka Sango (Associate Professor, Carleton College) will offer a keynote address on the issue of paradox as seen in Buddhist debate practices in medieval Japan.


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A Conversation on the LMU Liturgical Vestment Collection

April 21, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. (PST)

This ACTI Faculty Fellowship presentation will feature a conversation between Professor Leon Wiebers, Cynthia Becht, and Professor Cecilia González-Andrieu on the historic vestments held in the Archives and Special Collections of the William H. Hannon Library. 


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IGI: Interactive, Gaming and Immersive Media

April 7, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. (PST)

LMU’s new Interactive, Gaming, and Immersive Media, is known informally as IGI or Iggy, after our institution's founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. It formalizes a longstanding collaboration between the College of Science & Engineering (CSE) and the School of Film & Television (SFTV).

Join us for an hour-long discussion that will offer insights from two of the program’s founders, Prof. Tom Klein and Dr. Ray Toal. 


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L.A. Uprisings, Race, and Media (1992 & 2020)

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February 3, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. (PST)

Join us for a movie screening of L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later and a pre-recorded panel discussion with Dr. Julia Lee (LMU associate professor of English) and Eric Deggans (NPR TV critic) to address the media representations of race during the civil unrest in Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict. Lee describes her experience as the daughter of Korean immigrants whose store was burned during the uprising. Deggans describes his experience covering the unrest and its impact in Pittsburgh, where he was one of the few Black reporters working at the local newspaper. Lee and Deggans then have a conversation about the protests following George Floyd's murder and the need for media outlets to diversify their ranks and coverage.

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When Parents Kidnap

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December 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM

This pre-recorded panel discussion and this film explore the shattering impact of forcible separation of a child from a parent through parental kidnapping. This not only affects the child, but also negatively impacts the family as a whole, including the kidnapper. This program will explore this issue through the film “Sarah Cecilie”, produced and directed by LMU Professor Glenn Gebhard, and executive produced by Baroness Catherine Meyer. 


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Paradox and Comparative Monasticism: Self and Society in the Middle Ages

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November 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This panel will use the notion of paradox to examine religious thought and practice in the Middle Ages.

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A Defense of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare

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November 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM

In this discussion, Dr. Christopher Kaczor and Dr. Catherine Peters discuss the paper “A Defense of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare.”


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“Welcome to Sodom” Movie Screening & Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

October 26-28, 2020

Access the movie here and then watch a panel discussion with professors Nicole Bouvier-Brown, Charles E. Swanson, and Brian Treanor.


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Events and Programs: 2019-2020


Creativity & Playfulness in the Ignatian Tradition
Fr. Fredrik Heiding, S.J.
March 5, 2020
Embodiments of Migration
Caravan Live Performance
March 19 & March 21, 2020
Consort Singers Pay Tribute to Immigrants
Caravan Live Performance
March 3 & March 5, 2020
Artist's Talk: Betsabeé Romero
Caravan Opening Exhibit & Related Events
January 25, 2020
Caravan Exhibit
ACTI & Laband Art Gallery Present: Betsabeé Romero, José Garcia Moreno, and David Garden
January 25 - March 28, 2020
Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography
Rebecca M. Jordan Young & Katrina Karkazis
February 24, 2020
The Velvet Revolution 30 Years Later: Promises, Legacies, and Challenges
November 20, 2019
Finding Heart (tìm tim) Exhibition
Laband Art Gallery Presents: Antonius-Tín Bui
September 21 – December 14, 2019
Laband Art Gallery Artist in Residence: Antonius Tín Bui
A Party Between Revolutions
November 13-16, 2019
Finding Heart (tìm tim)
Exhibition-Related Events
The Meaning of Life
Featuring Dr. Owen Flanagan
October 17, 2019
Romero: A Man in Search of God and Truth
The LMU IX Annual Hispanic Ministry and Theology Lecture and Commonweal Conversation
November 14, 2019
A film by Oualid Mouaness
November 25, 2019

Events and Programs: 2018-2019


A World on Fire: Sharing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Other Religions
Featuring Dr. Erin Cline
April 9, 2019
Town Hall 475x325
2019 BCLA Graduate Student Symposium
This symposium is an opportunity for BCLA Graduate students to share and discuss their scholarly work with peers
March 30, 2019
The Bernstein MASS
Bellarmine Forum's Spring Signature Event
March 27, 2019
What’s the Matter: Idol or Sacred? Gold and Wood, Stone and Story in Medieval Irish Art
Featuring Dr. Dan Bradley
March 8, 2019
Jesuits in Space: Science Fiction and the Jesuit Imagination
Featuring Dr. Susan Scheibler, Dr. Steven Mailloux & Br. Michael Breault
February 28, 2019
Social Media for Social Justice
Featuring Patrisse Cullors (of #blacklivesmatter), Monica Ramirez, & Myrla Baldonado (of #timesup)
February 28, 2019
Secrets, Scandal, and Shame: What We Know about Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church
Featuring Dr. Kathleen McChesney
February 7, 2019
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration & Prayer Breakfast
Featuring Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr.
January 24, 2019
Confess: An Installation by Trina McKillen
Exhibition and Related Events
Dignity and Disability
Film screening and discussion
November 7, 2018
Phenomenology and Artistic Creation
The American Institute for Levinassian Studies
November 6, 2018
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor
Featuring Yossi Klein Halevi
October 30, 2018
Faith at the Polls
Featuring Dr. David Campbell
October 26, 2018
Commemorating the History of R.S.H.M.'s Legacy and Partnership with LMU
Featuring Fr. Michael Engh, SJ
October 9, 2018
The Human Difference
Featuring Dr. Sean McGrath
September 14, 2018
How Can I Live Well?
Featuring Fr. Thomas Sherman, SJ
September 10, 2018
Town Hall 475x325
Town Hall Discussion
April 10, 2018
Virtuous Imagination, Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit Rhetoric
March 20, 2018
Chapel Sunken  for Idea Conference 475x325
Conference: "The Idea of the Catholic University in the 21st Century"
March 15-16, 2018
Catholic Identities and Screen Representations
March 14, 2018
March 1, 2018
Diversity and Difference 475x325
LMU & Place Series: "Diversity and Difference at the Catholic University"
February 21, 2018
Meeting Christ in Faith and Art: Opening Event
February 8, 2018
Archbishop Gomez 475x325
LMU & Place Series: "A Conversation with Archbishop Gomez"
January 30, 2018
Historical Legacy Ad Picture 475x325
LMU & Place Series: "Coming to Terms with the Past: The Catholic University and Historical Legacy"
January 18, 2018
Christ of the Bread Line 475x325
Reading Group: Catholic Universities, Justice, and Compassion
Spring 2018
Toward an Ecological Civilization
November 3, 2017
Jenkins portrait 475x325
The Bellarmine Forum Lecture: The Idea of the Catholic University in the 21st Century
October 24, 2017
"Dancing with Fire. When Aveillan Rekindles Rodins Flame (2017-1917)"
October 18, 2017
"Every Beggar, Male and Female": Gender, Begging, and the Law in Late Medieval Germany
October 17, 2017
Divino Inferno: Rodin and the Gates of Hell
October 16, 2017
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Surveying LMU: Mission, Identity, and the Future
October 4, 2017
Kerry Cronin 475x325
Falling in Love: Dating and Discernment on Campus
October 3, 2017
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Common Book Panel Discussion
September 26, 2017
Understanding Others: Ignatian Reflections on an Intellectual Virtue
September 26, 2017
Mystery, Imagination, and the Catholic University
September 14, 2017
Common Course Debate Photo 475x325
Debate: What Preserves Catholic Identity?
September 7, 2017
Charlottesville: Hate Speech, Violence and the Constitution
September 7, 2017
Reading Group: The Catholic University and Minority Experience
Fall 2017
Outdoor Movie Night
April 21, 2017
The Spiritual Exercises & the Virtues of Introspection
March 21, 2017
Interrogating Incarceration
February 15, 2017
Beauty and Evangelization
January 24, 2017
With Bishop Robert Barron
Refugees and the Call of Mercy
November 1 & 3, 2016
Religions of Mercy
October 20, 2016
Virtuous Exemplars
September 27, 2016
Twinsome Minds
September 23, 2016
A multimedia experience
Short Film Night
September 9, 2016
An ACTI/SFTV Collaboration
Pope Francis Book Launch
April 18, 2016
with Allan Deck, SJ and Tom Rausch SJ
Who Do You Think You Are?
April 12, 2016
with Anne O'Byrne, PhD
Laudato Si' & Climate Change Series
Spring 2016
Laudato Si': A Prophetic Challenge for the 21st Century
February 24, 2016
with Fr. Sean McDonagh, SSC
The Relevance of Medieval Philosophy
February 19, 2016
with Emmanuel Falque, PhD
This Changes Everything
February 8, 2016
with Naomi Klein
The Science Behind the Rhetoric
January 28, 2016
with Jeremy Pal, PhD
Science, Faith, and the Cosmic Future
September 30, 2015
with John Haught, PhD
Faculty Colloquium
September 25, 2015
with Rebecca Sager, PhD and Tom Ward, Ph
The Pope and the Planet
June 21, 2015
with Brian Treanor, PhD
Care for the Earth: A Faculty Roundtable on Pope Francis' Ecological Encyclical
September 17, 2015
2015 Freshman Academic Convocation: What is a University For?
August, 2015
with Brian Treanor, PhD
Science, Religion, and the Art of Storytelling
March 11, 2015
with Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ