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Interim President Rev. William Byron, S.J. To Lecture On Business Ethics

Loyola press release - October 22, 2003

Loyola University New Orleans Interim President presents lecture on Christianity and capitalism

(New Orleans)—The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry (LIM), partnering with the Biever Lecture Series and the university’s Institute for Spirituality and Ethics in Business, will present Rev. William J. Byron, S.J., on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “Old Ethical Principles for the New Corporate Culture,” will be in Miller Hall Room 114 on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Byron, interim president of Loyola University New Orleans, is an economist and former CEO. He will present a public lecture about the relevance of ancient Christian ethical principles as they apply in this current post-Enron, post-Worldcom corporate culture. Byron will speak to some of the hottest business issues using experience gained as an academic, chief executive officer for prestigious institutions of higher education and as an intellectual in the political arena.

Bryon is the former president of The Catholic University and the University of Scranton and the former dean of arts and sciences at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the former Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics at Georgetown University and has held various teaching positions in the fields of economics and social ethics.

Byron is the author of the following books, Toward Stewardship, Quadrangle Considerations (winner of the Catholic Press Associations 1990 Best Book Award in Education), Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life, Finding Work Without Losing Heart, The Causes of World Hunger, and Take Courage: Psalms of Support and Encouragement, Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Lay Colleagues and Friends.

For more information, contact Loyola Institute for Ministry at 865-3728.