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Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Dr. JANE EASON Physical Therapy LSUHSC

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Elizabeth Rainey · earainey@loyno.edu

Location: Monroe Hall Rm 152

Careers in Physical Therapy in Private Practice, Hospitals, Schools: Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing health care fields in the United States. Come hear about how you can be part of this growing field.

Address inquiries to Dr. E. Letitia Beard – 865-2768 beard@loyno.edu

Dead Man Walking: At the intersection of law, art and the death penalty

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Contact: M. Isabel Medina · medina@loyno.edu · 504-861-5655

Location: College of Law, Room 308

Cost: Attendees much purchase a ticket to the opera. Get Tickets

This program, planned to coincide with the New Orleans premiere by the New Orleans Opera of the Dead Man Walking on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, explores the intersection of art and law specifically in the context of the death penalty.

In 1993, Sister Helen Prejean’s book, Dead Man Walking:  An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty, brought national attention to the death penalty, in particular, as it was practiced in Louisiana.  Two years later, the book was made into an award-winning film.  In 2000, the book was the basis for an opera first presented by the San Francisco Opera, composed by Jake Heggie with libretto by Terrence McNally.  The opera has been performed in Australia, Canada, Dresden, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and Sweden and throughout the United States. 

During this period of time, the United States Supreme Court has considered challenges to some aspects of the death penalty throughout the United States, including Louisiana.  The law on the death sentence has developed incrementally, with the Court increasingly open to enforcing limitations on capital sentencing schemes and in particular on the categories of individuals who may be subject to the death penalty.  This symposium brings together author Sister Helen Prejean, artistic director of the New Orleans Opera Robert Lyall and others to explore the evolution of the death penalty, the lived experiences on death row, and the powerful impact that literary works and other art forms may have on the development of law.

Free and open to the public.  Participants who wish to receive CLE credit must purchase a ticket to the New Orleans Opera production of Dead Man Walking, Friday, March 4 and Sunday, March 6 (matinee).  The symposium has been submitted for approval for accreditation of 2.8 CLE credit hours by the MCLE Committee in Louisiana.


To purchase your ticket, which doubles as an entry ticket to the CLE program and to Dead Man Walking, click here before 5:00pm on Monday, Feb. 28th.

  • Select the event date for Dead Man Walking seat(s) from the seating chart and proceed to the shopping cart.
  • Sections 4 and 8 are specially priced at $55, other sections are discounted 15%.
  • Confirm your ticket selection and type “CLE” in the “Coupons” box. Hit "Update Total" to apply the discount for your opera tickets which include entry to the CLE event.
  • Remember to bring your ticket with you to get  your CLE program form.


The Panza Monologues: Latin@ Theatre in the US, Comedy, and Social Consciousness

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Nathan Henne · nchenne@loyno.edu · 865-3844

Location: Monroe Library--Multimedia 2

Loyola graduate, Dr. Trevor Boffone, will give a public lecture about the state of Latin@ Theatre in the United States. The talk will include some scenes from The Panza Monologues. Join us for this event, sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Feminist Festival: Electric Girls and Women in STEM Demonstrations and Reception

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Patricia Boyett · pbboyett@loyno.edu · 865-3082

Location: Monroe Hall 610

Evening Event: Shattering Glass Ceilings: Women in STEM



Location: Monroe 601; Time: 5:30-6:30 PM


About Electric Girls: The program develops girls into confident leaders and role models in technology by creating a community where girls learn from each other;



Ms. Flor Serna, Founder/Partner


Ms. Maya Ramos, Partner


Location: Monroe Hall, labs outside 202; Time: 6:30-7:30 PM




Dr. Joelle Underwood, Augustus Elmer, Jr., Assoaciate Professor and Distinguished Professorshi in Chemistry

Dr. Christine Heinecke, Assistant Profess of Chemistry

Dr. Lynn Koplitz, Chairperson, Earl and Gertrude Vicknair Distiguished Professor of Chemistry