Loyola at a Glance
March 7, 2008 Faculty/Staff Footnotes
Jessica D. Murphy, Ms.Ed, assistant director for co-curricular programs, and M.L. “Cissy” Petty, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs and associate provost, were recently published in MAGIS, The Jesuit Journal for Student Development Volume II, pages 10-14.
The article, “Engaging Student Strengths for the Common Good,” can be read if you click here.
Professor Lisa Martin, mass communication professor, was recently appointed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Multicultural Advisory Board, where she is working with the agency to put together a board locally that will deal with, among other things, civil rights issues, counter terrorism, and dealings with the elderly.
Professor Lisa Martin will also be traveling to Boston, Mass., with representatives from the Tulane School of Medicine and a host of New Orleans city leaders March 3-4. During the trip, the group will look at health care models in Boston in hopes of incorporating working models of similar facilities here in New Orleans.
Professor Lisa Martin also field produced the 2 Kings party during the NBA Allstar weekend, held Feb. 14-17, 2008. The party was hosted by rapper Jay-Z and NBA player Lebron James. During the party, Martin interviewed Jay-Z, Lebron James, martial artist Jet Li, and actress Gabrielle Union. She shot footage of filmmaker Spike Lee, singer Beyonce, rapper and actor Ludacris, NBA player Jason Kidd, sportscaster Ahmad Rashad and a host of others.
James Klebba, professor of law, gave a demonstration and explanation of his computer-assisted exercise in Civil Procedure "Jurisdiction over the Person" in the CALI booth at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York on January 4.
James E. Viator, professor of law, submitted a proposal to a referee-competition, and was invited to present a paper at an early December 2007 conference in Charleston, S.C.
Sponsored by the University of South Carolina and the Association for Research on Ethnicity & Nationalism in the Americas (ARENA), with funding provided by the Institute for Southern Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the conference was entitled “Secession as an International Phenomenon.” Viator's paper examined “Secession as a Contractual Right: The USA and EU Approaches Compared.”
William P. Quigley, professor of law, was the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, on the weekend of February 22-24, 2008, at Yale University.
Professor of Law Cynthia Lepow’s Fall 2007 Evidence class held a film festival featuring law films they produced. The four videos, one of which was a musical, portrayed the famous tort case, Palsgraff and the Constitutional law case Madsen. The students wrote, acted, produced and edited the films.
Lepow submitted proposals to relieve the burden on aging taxpapers by revising the tax forms and directions to be comprehensible to everyone.
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