FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nicholas D. Kristof to Speak at LUMA
New York Time Columnist Will Lecture on the Genocide in Darfur
CHICAGO, January 22, 2007 – The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) announced today that Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof will present “First Genocide of the 21st Century: A Report from Darfur” on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. in Kasbeer Hall, 25 East Pearson, Loyola University Chicago. Kristof will discuss the current situation in Darfur, his own experiences there, and how we can help to stop the slaughter and bring peace to a nation at war.
Kristof, an op-ed columnist with the newspaper, has traveled to Darfur six times and was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for his in-depth commentary and for traveling at great personal risk through Darfur and Chad. His talk comes as part of a companion series of public education programs relating to Georges Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre, a series of 58 prints. Each artwork serves as a contemporary icon of scripture, social concerns, and the human response to war. The presentation will help to remind the audience that such powerful images-almost a century old-are still socially and politically relevant.
Kristof has a long history at the New York Times. He initially joined the paper in 1984, covering economics, and has served as a correspondent in Los Angeles, as bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, and as associate managing editor responsible for the Sunday Times. In 1990, Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement, becoming the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism.
Kristof has also been presented the George Polk award, the Overseas Press Club award, the Michael Kelly award, the Online News Association award, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors award. He and his wife are authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia.
Sponsored by LUMA and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kristof’s lecture, will cost $5 for LUMA members and Loyola students, staff, and faculty and $10 for non-members. Reservations are strongly suggested, and can be made by calling 312-915-7630 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miserere et Guerre is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Loyola University Museum of Art, opened in October 2005, is dedicated to the exploration, promotion, and understanding of art and artistic expression that attempts to illuminate the enduring spiritual questions and concerns of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit Mission and is dedicated to helping men and women of all creeds explore the roots of their own faith and spiritual quest. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the main floor (street level), 2nd and 3rd floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicagos famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu/luma.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education,U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu.