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Assessing the Transformative Potential of Design in Florence

Over the years, countless groups of U.S. undergrads have flocked to Florence to study Art and Art History – and what better place to do it? Loyola Marymount University Design professor Saeri Cho Dobson chose a different approach, however. Against Florence’s rich cultural patrimony and in the shadows of Renaissance masters, Dobson challenged students to […]

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Professor Henley to be Honored at Inge Theater Festival

Acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and LMU Theatre Arts Presidential Professor Beth Henley will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas, April 19-22, 2017. Henley joins the roster of renowned playwrights who have traveled to the small Kansas town, named […]

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Deepening Art Therapy Understanding in Mexico

  Broadening student experience has always been a vital component of LMU’s Marital and Family Therapy (MFTH) graduate program. In 2004, department chair Debra Linesch, a longtime advocate for informing clinical skills with social justice and cultural awareness, launched the Art Therapy in Mexico summer program. This two-week long summer program teams LMU art therapy […]

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New CFA Space Supports Innovative Learning

What does 21st century education look like? A good place to observe is in Foley Building 210, where the CFA Innovative Learning Classroom was unveiled last semester. A joint effort between the College of Communication and Fine Arts faculty/staff and the Academic Technology team of Information Technology Services, the new space addresses CFA’s evolving pedagogical […]

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Theatre, Photography Among CFA’s Undergraduate Research Presentations

The 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium attracted nearly 350 students from all five undergraduate colleges and the School of Film and TV. Among the presenters were Ariana Sturr, a studio arts major, and Brea Hammonds, a theater arts and communication studies major. Sturr, a senior with an emphasis in photography, is profoundly interested in humanity’s […]

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LMU Professors Royer, Loo Earn Honors

Royer’s Work Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award Judith Royer, C.S.J., has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40-year career dedicated to developing and fostering the talents of theatre students. Royer, a theatre arts professor at Loyola Marymount University, received the honor from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on Feb. 14 […]

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LMU to Host African Theatre Conference

The prestigious African Theatre Association conference is coming to Loyola Marymount University on July 23-26, 2015. The association’s annual conferences encourage the highest levels of scholarship in the study and practice of African performance and theatre. Scholars and practitioners gather to exchange ideas, knowledge and information on developments in African theatre. “LMU has been selected […]

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From the Classroom to the Stage

Lissa Danshaw ’13 walked out of her last final exam at Loyola Marymount University and two days later took the stage of a Hollywood club to perform her standup comedy routine. “That history exam was tough,” Danshaw said, “and I felt like I had earned my spot on the stage and the right to be […]

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Q&A with the Director of LMU’s Guitar Program

Assistant Professor Michael Miranda coordinates the instrumental music program at LMU, teaches music history and directs the LMU Guitar Ensembles. Along with Clinical Professor Martha Masters, he began the annual LMU Guitar Festival in 2004. The festival includes master classes and performances by some of today’s most renowned guitarists. He also performs as a soloist […]

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Survey Reaches Out to Art History Graduates

What are you doing now? Did you discover your love of art history at LMU? We want to celebrate our art history graduates and catch up with you. We have put together a survey that will help us bring art history majors together and guide us on improving the program. What postgraduate employment did you […]

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