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Jesuit Summer Institute exhibits city to fellows

June 5, 2009

This week and next, the Jesuit Summer Institute for Advance Study at Loyola University New Orleans is putting New Orleans on display for 28 honors students from various Jesuit universities around the county. While here, visiting fellows are participating in a wide array of seminars, meeting experts and activists, and exploring post-Katrina New Orleans.

The fellows are engaging in activities including walking tours of Jean Lafitte Park, Barataria Preserve and Studio in the Woods; dinner and dance lessons at Mulate’s restaurant; participation in service projects with Habitat for Humanity, St. Bernard Project and Common Ground; “Wind, Water, and Race: Ethnic Group Relations in the Aftermath of Katrina,” a lecture by Lance Hill of the Southern Institute for Education and Research; and student presentations about their visit.

For more information, contact Patrick Armstrong in Loyola’s Honors Program at honors@loyno.edu or call 504-865-2708.

About the Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Study

The Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Study is a collaborative effort of the honors programs at Jesuit colleges and universities from across the United States. Over two weeks, visiting fellows will participate in a wide array of seminars, meet experts and activists, and explore post-Katrina New Orleans.

Led by Loyola’s John Biguenet, acclaimed author and professor of English, and John Clark, award-winning professor of philosophy, this inaugural session of the JSIAS will focus on New Orleans’ distinctive culture and its long history of crisis and calamity through the lenses of history, philosophy, ecology, music, literature, art and cuisine. The institute aims to provide selected fellows with an opportunity for academic and cultural exploration in a setting that fosters continuing dialogue grounded in the mission of Ignatian education.

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