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Loyola University New Orleans Biever Guest Lectures offers riveting fall schedule

Loyola press release - September 25, 2001

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans fall 2001 schedule of the Biever Guest lectures is packed with intellectual, informative and exciting events.

CANCELED - "Public Relations Within the Music Industry"— Monday, October 8

To kick off events in October, the Loyola Music Business Program presents "Public Relations Within the Music Industry" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 8, in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. The night’s program will explore the marketing, promotion, and public relations imperative in the music business industry. This summer, Loyola Music Business Program students and New Orleans and Louisiana community members will begin a functional marketing and promotion company. The goal of this company is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn marketing, promotion, and public relations techniques as well as provide a service to Loyola and the larger community. Speaker Debbie Catalano brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a public relations entrepreneur. She has proven to be successful in the Northeast and her experience would be an asset to Loyola and the New Orleans and Louisiana community members. Other sponsors include Music & Entertainment Industry Students Association, the Louisiana Music Commission, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and OffBeat Magazine. For more information, contact Music Business Program at 865-3883 or mbinfo@loyno.edu.

"Mother-tongue Education: Indigenous Resources for Post-Colonial Africa"—Wednesday, October 10

On Wednesday, October 10, Biever Guest Lectures series presents "Mother-tongue Education: Indigenous Resources for Post-Colonial Africa." The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room in the Danna Center. Participants discuss the central role of mother-tongue education for Africa’s future. The speaker is the honorable Paulo Wangoola, founding president of Mpambo, the African Multiversity. He was the secretary-general for the African Association for Adult Education for 12 years. Under his leadership, the association became the most respected Pan African NGO on the continent. He has been an elected minister of the state and a consultant at different periods of his career. Other sponsors include the Center for African and American Studies at SUNO, Boggs Literacy Center, and Touro Synagogue. For more information, Contact Professor Michael Cowan at Boggs Literacy Center at 864-7081 or mcowan@loyno.edu.

Artists’ roundtable—Thursday, October 11

Five prominent artists will engage in a round-table discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Diboll Gallery on the fourth floor of the Monroe Library at Loyola. The artists include Jennifer Durant, James Faure Walker, William Henderson, Bruce Russell Gary Wragg, Mark Grote and discussion chair Simeon Hunter. They will discuss the exhibition, currently in Diboll Gallery, that represents the work of five British abstract painters who showed in the 1979 Hayward Gallery Annual Exhibition. Works from the original exhibition and works from the present moment will be included in order to represent the respective developments of those participating. The artists will talk about the development of their practices. The panel discussion will permit the presentation of material relating to development of a career over time. This is a real debate in the context of avant-garde practice, where becoming known for a particular innovation can stifle growth and innovation. For more information, contact Mark Grote at 861-5458 or rote@fastband.com.

"Who Murdered Chaucer?"—Sunday, October 21

Also in October, former Monty Python member, author, actor, director Terry Jones presents a slide presentation. The presentation titled "Who Murdered Chaucer?" begins at 7 p.m. in Roussel Hall on Sunday, October 21. Jones is also an Oxford-trained medievalist and author of a critical study on Chaucer's Knight. Jones’ formal training in medieval studies is in part responsible for the medieval themed works by the Monty Python such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For more information, contact Professor Julian Wasserman at 865-2277 or wasser@loyno.edu.

"Where are the Philosophers Now?"—Thursday, October 25

"Where are the Philosophers Now?" is the topic of a discussion by Professor Brian Martine, chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University ofAlabama, Huntsville. The talk begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 25, in Nunemaker Hall in the Monroe Hall. Martine is secretary of the Metaphysical Society of America and the author of the books, Individuals and Individuality and Indeterminacy and Intelligibility. His lecture is concerned with the nature ofphilosophy and its forgotten role in public life. For more information, contact Professor Francis Coolidge in Loyola’s Department of Philosophy at 865-3940 or fpcoolid@loyno.edu.

"Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust: Victim or Villain"—Thursday, October 25

"Pope Pius XII and the Vatican: Victim or Villain" is the subject of a stirring discussion to be held Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Audubon Room. The discussion will be lead by the Rev. Gerald P. Fogarty, S.J. Fogarty is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Religious Studies and History at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the International Catholic Jewish Historical Committee that investigated Vatican archival material apropos of the Holy Sea’s role during the Second World War. His publications include the books: "The Vatican and the Americanist Crisis" and "The Vatican and the American Hierarchy from 1870-1965." His most recent book is Commonwealth Catholicism: A History of the Catholic Church in Virginia. The religious studies department at Loyola also sponsors the lecture. For more information, contact Peter Bernardi, S.J., at 865-3941 or bernardi@loyno.edu

"Russia and the Black Sea Region in the 21st Century"—Wednesday, November 7

On Wednesday, November 7, Professor of History Nina Dyulgerova will discuss "Russia and the Black Sea Region in the 21st Century" at 5 p.m. in Bobet Hall, Room 214B. Dyulgerova will speak about the future prospects of the Baltic Sea Region, and Russia’s past and present interest in this great strategic and economic importance region and the prospects for future Russian involvement there. Dyulgerova is director of the program in International Relations at the Free University of Varna in Bulgaria and head of the History Section of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria. An expert on the Balkans and international relations in Eastern Europe, she has authored two books and 50 articles on the diplomatic history of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. For additional information, contact Professor Bernard Cook at 865-2564, 865-3537 or cook@loyno.edu.

Author Michael Martone to read from his works—Monday, November 12

Award-winning author Michael Martone will read from his works on Monday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 157. Martone is the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Flatness and Other Landscapes, which was awarded the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction in 1999. His work draws upon architecture, history, visual art, pop culture, film, industrial design, music, and geography. Martone is also a teacher (Syracuse and the University of Alabama), a publisher (Story County Press), and an editor (The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction). For more information, contact Christopher Chambers at 865-2475 or crchambe@loyno.edu.

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