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Monday, November 9, 2015

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Behind-the-Scenes Animation Presentation and Q&A with Disney Pixar Artist Michael O'Brien

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Daniela Marx · dmarx@loyno.edu · dmarx@loyno.edu

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Michael O’Brien joined Pixar Animation Studios in February 2000 as a member of the Tools department. The first feature film he worked on was “Monsters, Inc.” and from there he went on to work in the production department for the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” and returned to the Tools department on “The Incredibles,” “WALL-E” and “Up” where he helped implement and support the effect pipeline. O’Brien came back into production to work as part of the Effects team for Golden Globe®-winner “Cars,” and as the technical effect lead for Academy Award®-winning “Brave.” In addition to his work on feature films, O’Brien has lent his effects talents to the short films “BURN-E” and “Tokyo Mater.” He served as the Effects Supervisor on short film “The Blue Umbrella,” and as the Technical Effects Lead on Pixar 2015 short, “LAVA,” which opened theatrically in front of “Inside Out.” Most recently, O’Brien worked as the technical effects lead on Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” set to release on November 25, 2015.

Prior to joining Pixar, O’Brien worked as a software developer at Alias/Wavefront working on Maya. Before that, he worked at SGI as a software developer while getting his degrees in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from Santa Clara University. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife and their four children.

Loyola Institute for Ministry Online Open House

Time: 8 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Tom Ryan, Director · tfryan@loyno.edu · (504) 865-2069

Location: Online Open House

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Valkyries, Shieldmadens, And Toothless Bitches: Negotiating Gender In Old Norse Literature

Time: 8 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Connie Rodriguez, PhD · rodrigue@loyno.edu · 865.2287

Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room


A Lecture by
Dr. John Sebastian
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Loyola University

Monday, November 9, 2015
Whitney Bank Presentation Room
Thomas Hall
8 pm
free admission and free parking on campus

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Classical Studies and the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Actress Katheryn Winnick, who portrays Lagertha on the successful History Channel television series The Vikings, has recently introduced mass audiences to the controversial figure of the shieldmaiden, the legendary warrior-woman of the medieval sagas.  While these fierce fighters are well-attested in Old Norse literature that postdates the Viking Age, the surviving historical and archaeological record provides little certain evidence for the actual existence of the skjaldmær.  What the literary and historical literature do support, however, is a conception of Norse society during the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries CE) and beyond in which women’s deviations from their expected gender roles often follow on men’s failures to perform sufficiently their own masculinity.  This lecture introduces and explores the fluidity of gender categories in Old Norse literary and legal texts through a series of case studies of legendary and historical women.