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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to Receive Honorary Degree

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon, in an invitation-only ceremony in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium. Aquino, the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines, is being honored in recognition of his dedication to his […]


Speaker Series Spotlights Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Is there evidence supporting climate change and if there is, how does it intersect with issues of economic and social justice? A Nobel Prize-winning professor, a distinguished author, and an eco-theologian will answer these questions in a series of presentations in the coming month at Loyola Marymount University.


Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the U.S.

Few have heard the epic story of the Catholic church’s most hidden members – its black nuns – who faced prejudice both inside and outside of the church. Although the longstanding practices of racial segregation and exclusion in the U.S. Church kept their numbers statistically insignificant through the 20th century, African-American Catholic sisters pioneered religious […]

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LMU’s New Life Sciences Building Receives LEED Gold Certification

Loyola Marymount University’s new Life Sciences Building, a $110 million project that sets the standard for science education in the 21st century, has just received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the Green Building Rating System. The LEED Gold rating is a designation reserved for projects that show a high level […]

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Climate Change: Rising Intolerable Heat in the Persian Gulf May Make Region Uninhabitable

Professors at Loyola Marymount University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say extreme temperatures in major cities such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai likely due to global warming. Extreme temperatures and humidity around the Persian Gulf are likely to approach and exceed a threshold of human tolerance within this century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to […]