• LOYOLA UNIVERSITY: Strategists and political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin will discuss the 2016 presidential election at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall at Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Gambit publisher Clancy DuBos will moderate the discussion, fielding a few questions from the audience. A reception will follow in the lobby.
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: C.S. Lewis scholar Andrew Lazo will present a series of workshops Friday and Saturday in the Lac Pontchartrain Room of the Student Life Center (Building 23) at the Delgado Community College City Park Campus, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. At 2 p.m. Friday, he will present a faculty workshop on guiding students through developing civic and moral responsibility. At 7 p.m. Friday, he will present a lecture, “C.S. Lewis and Leadership,” for Delgado students, employees and community members. Finally, he will lead a workshop, “Cops and Clergy: Faith-based Policing,” at 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: The 2016 Interior Design Student Exhibition is on display through April 7 in the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The public is welcome, and there is no admission charge. The exhibition will close with a wine and cheese reception and silent auction fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7.
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS: A composition by University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber will be performed by the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Saturday, marking the world premiere of the work. Haber’s “break_break_break” was commissioned jointly by the Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall, as part of its 125 Commissions Project. In order to celebrate its 125th anniversary, at least 125 new works will be commissioned from leading composers and premiered at Carnegie Hall between the 2015 and 2020 seasons. The performance will take place in Zankel Hall, one of Carnegie Hall’s three performance spaces. Haber is a 2005 Guggenheim fellow and a 2007 Rome Prize winner in music composition. At UNO, he directs the composition program and teaches advanced theory and upper-level seminars.
  • NUNEZ OPEN HOUSE: Early registration for fall 2016 at Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, will be Tuesday through April 7. Nunez will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 6. The open house will offer prospective students an opportunity to learn more about the academic, technical and workforce development programs offered at Nunez. Representatives from admissions and student affairs will be available to assist students with the application and enrollment processes. Advance registration for the open house is appreciated, but not required. To register, visit www.nunez.edu/open-house.
  • NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE: City Business has chosen Diana Velez, manager of the paralegal studies program at Nunez Community College, as a 2016 Leader in Law. Since joining the Nunez faculty in August, she has added an internship course and expanded practicum experiences for students. Prospective students interested paralegal studies can contact Velez at dvelez@nunez.edu.
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY: A top administrator at Loyola University of New Orleans received a national award recently for her leadership and service to students. The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators awarded its most prestigious honor, the Rev. Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J., Award, to M.L. “Cissy” Petty, vice president of student affairs and associate provost at Loyola. Petty recently served as president of the association, during which time she involved all 28 of its member institutions in a strategic planning process that resulted in a reimagining of its leadership model and annual conference.