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Tomorrow: Loyola hosts Jesuit higher education leader

Loyola press release - February 18, 2013

Loyola University New Orleans will host worldwide leader in Jesuit higher education, Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., in a special public lecture Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Garanzini serves as the secretary for higher education for the Society of Jesus and works to coordinate and champion Jesuit higher education issues around the world. His New Orleans talk, “Making the Most of Every Crisis,” will focus on how Jesuit institutions share similar challenges.

This special event is part of Loyola’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series and is free and open to the public. A coffee and dessert reception will immediately follow the lecture held in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus. Free parking is available for attendees in the West Road garage accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

“We’re at a moment in the United States where we’re trying to take very seriously what it means to be both a Catholic and a Jesuit institution of higher education,” Garanzini said.

Garanzini’s academic credentials combine a blend of experience in teaching, research, service and administrative leadership at some of the nation's leading Jesuit institutions, including Georgetown, Fordham, Saint Louis, and Rockhurst universities, as well as Gregorian University in Rome.

Garanzini has published many books and articles on issues such as child and family therapy, moral development and Catholic education.

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