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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Institutional Advancement Events

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Monroe Hall Rededication Open House

Time: 6 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Angela Turnbull · amvachet@loyno.edu · 504-861-5848

Location: Monroe Hall

In celebration of the rededication of the renovated Monroe Hall, Loyola's largest and most diverse academic facility, an Open House will take place throughout the building.

Student volunteers will showcase building renovations, spotlighting fantastic new art studios and theatre facilities, as well as state-of-the-art Chemistry, Physics and Biology labs designed to encourage careers and interests in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM). Take a tour of our new rooftop green house, enjoy a liquid nitrogen ice cream making demonstration (complete with samples), find out why Physics is fun, learn about printmaking, see costumes crafted for Loyola theatre productions, and learn about scientific research conducted by Loyola students.

Immediately following the Open House, Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. will present a program talk entitled “Jesuits and Science.” A dessert reception will follow. Brother Consolmagno's lecture will be livestreamed on the university website: http://president.loyno.edu/guestseries

Presidential Guest Lecture Series: Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Angela Vachetta Turnbull · amvachet@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5848

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

In celebration of the rededication of the renovated Monroe Hall, Loyola's largest and most diverse academic facility, which now houses both the sciences and the arts, the Presidential Guest Lecture Series presents noted astronomer Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J. Brother Consolmagno will discuss the impact of Jesuits on science in a program entitled "Exploring New Worlds, From Peru to Mars; Jesuits and Science."

Recently appointed the director of the Vatican Observatory by Pope Francis, Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J., a Jesuit brother for over 20 years, is the co-author of five books on astronomy and has spent time as a visiting professor and scientist around the country. Before being named director in September, 2015, Consolmagno served as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in the Castel Gandolfo, one of the largest in the world, and his research explores the connections between meteorites and asteroids, and the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. He was the host of a five-part series on BBC Radio, "A Brief History of the End of Everything," where he discussed  how our ideas about the end of the universe have been shaped by religion, science, and belief.

Brother Consolmagno's lecture will be livestreamed on the University's website: http://president.loyno.edu/guestseries