Week of Aug 31-Sep 6, 2014

Wednesday 03 September

Underwater Modernisms: Imagining the Oceans

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Contact: Prof. Sarah Allison · sallison@loyno.edu

Location: Thomas Hall, Whitney Bank Presentation Room, First Floor


Professor Margaret Cohen (French, Stanford University) will present a public lecture on how the history of modern underwater exploration has shaped literature and the arts.  Her talk is part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series.  Those who attend her lecture will be asked to rethink their own “imaginings” of the world we live in, and challenged to consider the land we live on in proportion to the great oceans that surround it.  This presentation of new research builds on her book, The Novel and the Sea (Princeton UP, 2010), which “recounts the novel’s rise, told from the perspective of the ship’s deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination,” and which was awarded the Louis R. Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the George and Barbara Perkins Prize from the International Society for the Study of the Narrative. Cohen's work brings together novel theory, ecology, philosophy, and a contagious passion for the sea. 

Sponsored by the Biever Lecture Series, the Department of English, the Environment Program and Sigma Tau Delta.

For more info. on English student organization see: http://chn.loyno.edu/english/clubs-organizations

Thursday 04 September

Religious Studies Lunch & Degree Requirements Meeting

Time: 12 pm to 1:45 pm

Contact: Sara Clark · srclark@loyno.edu · 504 865 3943

Location: Octavia Rooms, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

A mandatory meeting for all Religious Studies majors and minors: New degree requirements will be discussed including new responsiblities for department students that will take effect in Fall 2014. Lunch will be served, and a good time will be had by all!

Pre-Health Professions Informational meeting for students

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Lynn Koplitz · KOPLITZ@LOYNO.EDU · 504-865-3274

Location: Monroe Hall, Room 610

Loyola's Pre-Health Professions Committee is hosting an important informational meeting for all students interested in careers in the health sciences. Join Chemistry professor Lynn Koplitz, Ph.D., and College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Dean Maria Calzada, Ph.D., for the informational session. 

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