In early 1962, Tony Piazza (JFRC ’62–’63) was nearing the end of his sophomore year at Santa Clara University when he saw a bulletin board notice that Loyola was starting up a Rome Center. Upon being accepted to what would be the first full-year term at the Rome Center, he set sail on the SS [...]
Refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war in Syria now number in the millions, over half a million
of whom are registered in nearby Jordan. Loyola senior Grace Swanson spent a semester in Jordan, where she interviewed officials in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as women living in the urban capital city of Amman who receive [...]
Christian Capanna, a rising senior biology and classical civilizations double-major, called Montego Bay, Jamaica, his home for 12 weeks this summer.
Through an international health program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Capanna conducted research on public awareness of prostate cancer by interviewing 600 men in Jamaica.
“I don’t think I’ve ever [...]
A Loyola junior studies energy usage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Conner Keeffe, a junior double major in environmental studies and international film production, was one of eight students selected by the Office for International Programs to receive a US State Department scholarship to spend the spring semester in Ho Chi Minh City through Loyola’s [...]
David Ensminger, PhD, was one of the educators involved in a program established by Loyola to train Indonesian teachers in Catholic schools about contemporary teaching methods.
“We wanted to put the students in the role of information gatherers and disseminators instead of just passive receivers,” says Ensminger, an assistant professor in Loyola’s School of Education.
The program [...]
It was the culmination of a year of work when seniors Natalia Hajnas, Jacob Marshall, Elizabeth Esparza, and associate professor of clinical psychology Amy Bohnert, PhD, went to Honduras in March of this year. They had spent the year coming up with a research proposal to examine depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and spirituality among rural [...]
Thierry Meynard, S.J., began his term as the third director of The Beijing Center in August. Meynard, a former professor at Fordham University, holds a PhD in Chinese philosophy from Peking University and currently teaches at Sun Yat-sen University. Loyola magazine recently spoke with Meynard about his experiences in China and at The Beijing Center.
Since the launch of Insieme per il futuro, the $12 million campaign for the John Felice Rome Center, many exciting renovations have taken place at the center’s now-permanent home. An existing chapel was renovated to become an ultra-modern information commons, where JFRC students can study and connect during their formative time abroad. The information commons [...]
For 35 years, Rinaldo and Nella Fiorini have operated a café at the John Felice Rome Center. If you spent time at the JFRC , chances are, you’re quite fond of the Fiorinis. After serving up countless panini and cappuccini, Rinaldo and Nella are hanging up their aprons and beginning a well-deserved retirement. Although the [...]
Three dozen Loyola law students stashed their swimsuits in favor of legal briefs over spring break as part of the law school’s comparative law seminar program. In early March, 23 law students traveled to Tanzania with Diane Geraghty, the A. Kathleen Beazley Chair in ChildLaw. During the same week, 12 students traveled to Chile with [...]