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The Reverend William J. Byron, S.J. to speak at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Loyola press release - February 23, 1999

(New Orleans)óThe Rev. William J. Byron, S.J. will give a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law titled "Catholic Social Principles and Preferential Protection for the Poor." The lecture, hosted by the Gillis W. Long Poverty Law Center, begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4,1999, in Gisevius Room 308 of the law school, 7214 St. Charles Ave.

Byron teaches "Social Responsibilites of Business" in the School of Business at Georgetown University, where he holds an appointment as Distinguished Professor of Management and serves as rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community. From 1982-1992, he was president of The Catholic University of America. Prior assignments include president of the University of Scranton (1975-1982), dean of arts and sciences at Loyola University New Orleans (1973-1975), and various teaching positions in the fields of economics and social ethics.

Byron is the author of Toward Stewardship, Quadrangle Considerations (winner of the Catholic Press Associationís 1990 Best Book Award in Education), Take Your Diploma and Run!, Finding Work Without Losing Heart, The 365 Days of Christmas, and Answers from Within: Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life.

He was a founding director and past chair of National Bread for the World and an original member of the board of directors of the Federal Commission on National and Community Service (Now the Corporation for National Service).

Byron holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College, a bachelorís degree in philosophy, and a masterís in economics from Saint Louis University. He was ordained a priest in 1961.

For more information, please call the Gillis Long Center at 861-5746.