OFD Recorded Events

Friday Faculty Colloquium Series


Medieval Tragedy, or Can We Have an Audience without a Play?" (11/10)
John Sebastian, VP for Mission & Ministry, English

Every Body Matters: Immigrant Activists on the Race, Class & Citizenship Lines of 'Bio-neglect'" (11/3)
Nadia Y. Kim, Professor, Sociology

The Past is Another Country: Accounts of Life in the Japanese Concentration Camps in Occupied Indonesia, 1942- 1945” (10/6)
Theresia de Vroom, Professor, English and Michael Berg, Professor, Mathematics

"Making Black Los Angeles" (09/22)
Marne Campbell, Associate Professor, African American Studies

"Embracing Uncertainty" (04/17)
Ben Fitzpatrick, Clarence J. Wallen, S. J. Professor & Chair, Mathematics

"The Magic Chair Project" (03/17)
Gregory Ruzzin, Associate Professor, Production Film and Television

"The Work of Han Dai-Yu" (02/17)
Han Dai-Yu, Associate Professor, Art and Art History


"The Ghost of a Raging Woman: or I Need Your Love" (04/08)
Sylvia Morales, Associate Professor, Production Film and Television

"Understanding How Birds Time Their Breeding and Migration" (03/18)
Heather Watts, Assistant Professor, Biology

"Toward a Political Epistemology of the City" (02/19)
Sina Kramer, Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

"Stoned Thinking, Writing Rocks: The Petriverse of Pierre Jardin" (02/12)
Paul Harris, Professor, English


"Interactivity’s Immensity: Complexity in Time, Flight Safety, Interdisciplinarity, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll" (11/13)
Timothy Law Snyder, Loyola Marymount University President

"The Public Intellectual" (11/06)
Fernando Guerra, Professor, Political Science Professor, and
Michael Genovese, Professor, Political Science

"The Healthy City" (10/02)
Cheryl Grills, Professor, Psychology, and
Eric Strauss, President's Professor, Seaver College of Science & Engineering

"Without God, Everything is Permitted: Some Medieval Reflections on Morality and God's Freedom" &
"Meeting in the Middle: How The Religious and Secular Work Together and Learn from Each Other in Charity and Community Organizing" (09/25)
Thomas Ward, Assistant Professor and Graduate Director of Philosophy, and
Rebecca Sager, Associate Professor, Sociology

"Teaching Religion Through an Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Global Sport Culture" (04/10)
Susan Abraham, Associate Professor, Theological Studies

"Undo, Unravel, Unwind: Public Un-Knitting and the Alexander Technique" (03/06)
Jane Brucker, Professor, Art and Art History


"Black racial formation and American Pop Culture" (11/14)
Adilifu Nama, Professor, African American Studies

"Does career and technical education strengthen the STEM pipeline? Comparing youth with and without disabilities." (11/07) 
Ernie Rose, Professor, School of Education Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

"The Drug War on Both Sides: Art, Violence and Healing in México and America" (10/17)
Rubén Martinez, Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair, English

"Tweetspill!:The role of activist Twitter appeal strategies in the traditional Media Coverage of the Keystone Pipeline Controversy" (03/21)
Christopher Finlay, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

"Ingestion and Identity:Class,Consumption, and social Reform in Victorian Britain and Ireland" (03/14)
Amy Woodson-Boulton, Associate Professor, History


"Schooling the Flesh: The Body, Pedagogy and Inequality" (11/18)
Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Professor, Marketing and Business Law

"Schooling the Flesh: The Body, Pedagogy and Inequality" (11/08)
Antonia Darder, President's Endowed Chair, Educational Leadership

"The Seething Sapphic Septet: Revolting Bodies, Queer Intimacies, and the Neoliberal Penal State" (10/25)
Kyra Pearson, Associate Professor, Communication Studies

"Measuring Pesticides & Other Organic Contaminants in Southern California Coastal Waters" (09/27)
Rachel Adams, Professor, Civil Engineering

“Classmates with Disabilities and Students’ Socio-Emotional Outcomes” (04/05)
Michael Gottfried, Assistant Professor, Specialized Programs in Urban Education

“Ecosystem Aromas: Implications or Earth’s Atmospheric Health"  (03/22)
Nicole Bouvier-Brown, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

"Imperial Politics: Environmentalism, Power, and the Life and Death of the Salton Sea" (02/15)
Traci Voyles, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies

"Choreographing Oral Histories" (02/08)
Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts & Dance

"The Making of a Narrative Feature Film within the Context of LMU: The Gods of Garbage - presentation and screening of excerpts" (02/01)
Mikael Kreuzriegler, Assistant Professor, Film & Television Production


"Perplexities about the Good: the Case of Bioethics" (11/30)
Roberto Dell'Oro, Professor, Theological Studies

"Fashioning Citizenships: Ugly Betty, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Resistant Cultural Politics on Television" (11/02)
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies

"Notes on Teaching the Subject of Grief" (10/05)
Ronald Marasco, Professor, Theatre Arts

"Lessons in Equity, K-12 and 13-16: A Sabbatical Report" (09/21)
Jacqueline Dewar, Professor, Mathematics

"Lifting as We Climb: Women and Peace Building in Post-Conflict Liberia and Uganda" (04/13) 
Cassandra Veney, Associate Professor, Political Science 

"Interdisciplinarity and Film, TV and Media Studies" (03/30)
Sue Scheibler, Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies 

"Mediated Sport, Gender, Fanship, and Consumer Culture: Reflections on a Dirty Research Agenda" (03/23)
Lawrence Wenner, Von der Ahe Chair, Communication and Ethics

"Nanoparticles and Energy: How Little Things Control the Transport of Heat" (03/09)
Todd Otanicar, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

"Koreatown/Remixed: Twenty Years After the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992" (02/17)
Edward Park, Director, Asian Pacific American Studies

"Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Cultivating Heretofore Largely Untapped American Mathematical Talent" (02/10)
Herbert Medina, Professor, Mathematics

"The Death of Mercy" (01/27)
John Parrish, Associate Professor, Political Science


"The Church in China" (12/02)
Thomas Rasuch, S.J., Professor of Theological Studies

"A Role for Quantum Mechanics in Clean Energy" (11/18)

Emily Jarvis, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

"Postcards from Greece: The Uses of Antiquity in Late Interwar Tourist Publications" (audio only) (11/11)
Katerina Zacharia, Professor, Classics

"Benefits and Obstacles: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Second Life" (10/21)
Stephanie August, Associate Professor, Computer Science, and
Michele Hammers, Associate Professor, Communication Studies 

"Student Expression: Facebook and Beyond" (10/07)
Martha McCarthy, Presidential Professor, Educational Leadership

"Keeping Company with the Saints: The Latin@ Sense of the Sacred" (09/30)
Cecilia González-Andrieu, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

Faculty Spotlight

Arthur Gross-Schaefer - Recipient of the 2012 Rains Award for Excellence in Service
Brian Treanor - Recipient of the 2011 President's Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award 
Michael Genovese - Recipient of the 2011 Rains Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship or Creative Work 
Christopher Chapple - Recipient of the 2011 Rains Award for Excellence in Service 

Other Events
2011 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 09/22/11

2012 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 09/20/12

2013 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 04/24/13

2014 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 04/30/14

2015 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 04/29/15

2016 Faculty Awards Ceremony 04/27/16

2017 Rains/Burns Faculty Awards Ceremony 04/28/17