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Loyola hosts crime and recovery panel in Houston

Loyola press release - May 22, 2007

(New Orleans) Loyola University New Orleans has assembled a panel of experts to provide a scholarly and reasoned debate entitled "Shadows Still Remain: Myth, Truth, Crime, and Recovery in New Orleans. The event will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at The City Club of Houston at 6 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., for networking and cocktails. The panel will allow time for questions on the topic and will conclude by 7:30 p.m.

Panelists will include: Dr. Peter Burns, professor of political science, Loyola University New Orleans; Dr. George Capowich, professor of sociology, Loyola University New Orleans; Dr. Matt Thomas, professor of political science, California State University, Chico, and Ms. Lucy Bustamante, evening news anchor and journalist, WWL-TV (CBS affiliate) in New Orleans.

The citizens and leadership of Houston have been heroic supporters of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures in August 2005. The debate will address the issues of recovery, crime and national perceptions of New Orleans since Katrina.

The event is free and open to the public. The City Club of Houston is located at One City Club Drive in Houston.

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (800) 798-ALUM or (504) 861-5454 or alumni@loyno.edu.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.