Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

"Science, Religion and the Cosmic Future" - Academic Lecture and Reception
Location: Life Sciences Building Auditorium

Lecture by John F. Haught, Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University
Introduction by Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

John F. Haught, Distinguished Research Professor in Theology at Georgetown University, will discuss whether Pope Francis’ hope for the cosmic future in Laudato Si’ is intellectually compatible the with current scientific understanding of nature. Dr. Haught is the author of 20 books including his most recent, Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe.

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Life Sciences Building Dedication and Reception
Location: Life Sciences Building, William H. Hannon Courtyard

Loyola Marymount University is pleased to dedicate the Life Sciences Building, which represents the university's commitment to student-centered education. The building provides 24 teaching labs as well as 9,000 square feet of faculty research space. The LSB was designed to accommodate the interdisciplinary demands of education and research in the sciences. The dedication will include the opportunity to engage with students and faculty as they highlight the important elements of the building. Reception to follow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Inauguration Day

10 a.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit Celebrating the Inauguration of Timothy Law Snyder
Location: Sacred Heart Chapel

11:30 a.m.
Community Lunch
Location: Alumni Mall

11:30 a.m.
Delegate Lunch
Location: Jesuit Residence

1:30 p.m.
Inauguration Ceremony
Location: Gersten Pavilion
(Gersten Pavilion will be open for guest seating at 12:50 p.m.)

The inauguration ceremony will celebrate the formal installation of Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., as the 16th president of Loyola Marymount University. The installation ceremony will provide an opportunity for the university to look ahead to its future while honoring its traditions. In addition, it serves as an official recognition of President Snyder's entrance into the international community's academic leadership. Albert Gersten Pavilion will be open for guest seating at 12:50 p.m. The installation ceremony will begin immediately following the procession and end at approximately 3:15 p.m., at which time the academic flags, platform party and international flags will begin the inauguration recession.

3:15 p.m.
Inauguration Reception
Alumni Mall

Following the recession, all guests are invited to attend a celebratory reception held on Alumni Mall.