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David White, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences, was recently quoted in an article in the May 7 issue of Science magazine detailing the recent gulf oil crisis. The article, “Will Deepwater Horizon set a new standard for Catastrophe,” investigates what went wrong in the gulf oil spill and how the accident will affect the gulf coast. It also explores techniques, both new and old, which can be used to assist in oil recovery. To conclude, the article highlights the ecological impacts that an oil crisis creates among wildlife and coastal wetlands. To view the article, click here

Posted on May 14, 2010

Valerie Goertzen, Ph.D., assistant professor of music history at Loyola University New Orleans, will present her paper, "Clara Schumann’s Improvisations and Her Mosaics of Small Forms," at an international music history conference in La Spezia, Italy this summer. "Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," will be held July 15-17 at the Centro di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. The conference is being organized by the Società dei Concerti of La Spezia, and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca.

Posted on May 14, 2010

Mehmet F. Dicle, assistant professor of finance, and John Levendis, assistant professor of economics, were approved to present their paper "Greek Market Efficiency and its International Integration" at the Eastern Finance Association meeting in Miami, in April 2010.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Nicholas Capaldi, the Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics and professor of management, was named to the home Web page of the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Len Trevino, the Gerald N. Gaston Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, has been accepted as a member of the board of the Journal of World Business, and his paper, "A Perspective on the State of the Field: International Business Publications in the Elite Journals as a Measure of Institutional and Faculty Productivity" was accepted for publication in International Business Review, volume 16.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Lee Yao, the Fr. Joseph A. Butt, S.J. Distinguished Professor in Accounting and area chairperson of accounting, economics, and finance, presented a paper he co-authored, "Differences in Earnings Management Between Firms That are Using US GAAP and IAS/IFRS," at the American Accounting Association's International Accounting Section Conference in Palm Springs in January 2010. Another of his papers, "Are Auditor's Going Concern Options Affected by Debt-related Events?" was accepted for publication in the accounting journal Advances of Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.

Posted on March 11, 2010

College of Business Dean William Locander and David Luechauer, executive director for special projects, published "The Leadership Journey: Just Say Yes," in Marketing Management magazine's September/October 2009 issue, and "The Leadership Journey: Living in Denial" in the magazine's November/December 2009 issue.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Assistant Professor of Economics Dan D'Amico received a contract from Edward Elgar to publish a book, "Punishment and Economic Behavior in Stateless Societies." He was also awarded a summer research fellowship at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to work on this project.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Kendra Reed, associate professor of management and chairperson of management, marketing and international business, Kate Lawrence, assistant professor of marketing, and Michelle Johnston, associate professor of management and director of the executive mentor program, collaborated on a paper, "Creating a Listening Climate That Fosters Organizational Financial Performance" which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Communication.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Professors Kate Lawrence and Tom Hickman recently published the paper "Corporate Sponsorship: The Halo Effect of Supporting vs. the Pitchfork Effect of Supporting Them" in the Journal of Sponsorship. Lawrence was also recently invited to teach at the Invitation to XI International Seminar in Cordoba, Spain, in April 2010.

Posted on March 11, 2010

Two articles, "A Study of Green Movement Perceptions and Behavioral Intentions" and "Exploring the Use of Various Technologies, Perceptions of Success and Organizational Culture in Jamaica," by management professor Jing Li, were published in International Journal of Sustainable Economy and Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, respectively.

Posted on January 20, 2010

Kathy Anzelmo, instructor of biological sciences in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans and coordinator of the campus recycling program, was featured in a radio interview in New Orleans on Sunday morning, Oct. 4, at 6 a.m., on B97 (97.1 FM) and Bayou 95.7 FM and then will be rebroadcast at 7 a.m. on Magic 101.9 FM, all owned by Entercom Broadcasting.

Posted on December 17, 2009

The songs, chamber music and choral music of William Horne, composer and professor of music at Loyola University New Orleans, was showcased in a concert at Christ Episcopal Church on Nov. 7, located in Covington, La. The concert will feature the Loyola Faculty Chamber Ensemble and other guest artists from New York City. Performed selections include selections from Horne’s "Psalm in April," "Songs for Ellen" and "Five Shakespeare Songs." Also performed will be Horne’s "Seascape," Sonata for Viola and Piano, "Psalm 139" and Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello. Guest artists featured include alto Virginia Warnken and baritone Charles Wesley Evans, from the choir of Trinity Wall Street, located in New York City. Other guests include violinist John Pickford Richards and pianist Amir Khosrowpour assisted by the choir of Christ Episcopal Church, directed by Carolyn Parmenter. Also performing will be the Loyola Faculty Chamber Ensemble which includes Loyola College of Music faculty members Amy Thiaville, violin; Bruce Owen, viola; Allen Nisbet, cello and LPO violinist Elizabeth Overweg.

Posted on December 17, 2009

Philip Frohnmayer, the Rosa Freeman Wisdom Distinguished Professor of Opera and coordinator of vocal studies at Loyola University New Orleans, was honored by the University of Kentucky’s William Schmidt Foundation on Oct. 10. The ceremony, featuring a video presentation honoring Frohnmayer’s life and work, followed a masterclass he gave at the Young Artist Awards Competition in Lexington, Ky. Frohnmayer has adjudicated for the Schmidt Foundation Young Artist Awards in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida for the past 12 years. The foundation is dedicated to the discovery and nurture of young vocal talent and provides financial aid for education in the arts.

Posted on December 17, 2009

Director C. Patrick Gendusa, visiting assistant professor of theatre arts at Loyola University New Orleans, and was selected to direct "The Velveteen Rabbit" at Rivertown Repertory Theatre this December. The play chronicles the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, given to a young boy as a Christmas present.

Posted on December 17, 2009

Karen Ashley Greenstone, instructor in the Intensive English Pilot Program at Loyola University New Orleans, presented a reading from her in-progress Hurricane Katrina memoir at the annual conference of the Louisiana Association of College Composition in November. At the conference, Greenstone presented three excerpts: “Where Are My Loved Ones,” describing the three-week process of locating her disabled brother; “Hurricane Katrina and Refrigerators,” describing the ruined refrigerators of New Orleans, which composed a gallery of refrigerator art for months along the curbs of the city; and “Why Didn't They Evacuate” addressing the question of why more people did not leave the city before the storm. Greenstone’s memoir chronicles her hurricane experience, from memories of Hurricane Betsy (1965) through her Hurricane Katrina evacuation, the shock of returning to a devastated city, the loss of her teaching position and her subsequent three-year sojourn in North Carolina, and her final homecoming to both New Orleans and Loyola.

Posted on December 17, 2009

Uriel Quesada, Ph.D., director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, was invited by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá to give a four-day workshop about the art of writing short stories. He was one of a group of special guest writers who traveled to Bogotá in November to teach at the prestigious UNC creative writing workshop. While in Bogotá, Quesada also met with undergraduate students interested in pursuing degrees in literature with a specialization in creative writing.

Posted on December 17, 2009

Kenneth Keulman, professor of ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, attended the 10th annual International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute in Nancy, France, June 24-27. While there, he gave a presentation on "Human Security in the New Counterinsurgency Doctrine" at a conference session on innovating and implementing human security. Keulman also moderated a panel called “NAFTA: Issues and Opportunities.”

Posted on December 17, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business professors Michelle Johnston and Kate Lawrence and Dean Bill Locander met early in October with representatives from the University of L’Aquila, to talk about rebuilding after a disaster and partnering with local enterprises. L’Aquila, which is in the Abruzzo region of Italy, was devastated by an earthquake in April, which killed almost 300 residents and students of the university. The representatives were professors and deans from the University of L’Aquila, who wanted insights into how Loyola University regrouped after Katrina and how the COB partners with local businesses in its Executive Mentor Program. The visit was arranged through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Posted on December 9, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business accounting, economics and finance Chair Lee J. Yao, Ph.D., went on a whirlwind international tour in November, lecturing in Saudi Arabia and presenting a research seminar in the Netherlands. Yao, who is also the J.A. Butt Distinguished Professor in Accounting, delivered two lectures in Saudi Arabia. The first was a speech on forensic accounting at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran before business school faculty members from around the entire kingdom. From there, he traveled to the eastern port city of Dammam, where he lectured on corporate governance before senior executives from all the Big Four accounting firms, large international oil and gas companies and members of the Arab Gulf Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, Nov. 6, Yao hosted a research seminar on earnings management to the faculty and research students of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Business at the University of Amsterdam.

Posted on December 9, 2009

New Orleans filmmaker and Loyola University New Orleans Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Video Technology Jim Gabour has been selected as a featured director for the annual International Broadcasters Conference in Amsterdam. The conference, which typically draws more than 50,000 international technical and creative executives each year, will be held September 10–14, at the RAI Convention Center, in the Netherlands. As part of the conference, Gabour will present a masterclass on the making of his current feature-length concert film which documents the 25th anniversary tour of the legendary mockumentary rock band, Spinal Tap. The film, “unwigged & unplugged,” will be released globally on September 1. The video project features Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer performing acoustic versions of their original tunes and reprised songs written for Guest’s movies “A Mighty Wind” and “Waiting for Guffman.” It also includes vintage clips of the original band, along with fans’ outrageous YouTube videos. Gabour produced and directed the concert with eight high-definition cameras utilizing the New Orleans YES Productions location truck, a New Orleans-based technical crew and a Loyola graduate as production coordinator. He also supervised post-production, sound remix, color correction and DVD authoring of the 2 hour seventeen-minute film. Gabour has been given the IBC honor twice before, once in 2001, showcasing his Quincy Jones and Kelsey Grammer projects, and again in 2003 for his worldwide number 1 DVD, “Norah Jones Live in New Orleans.”

Posted on August 26, 2009

Loyola College of Law professor Mitchell Crusto recently published a scholarly article in the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law (Vol. 11, No. 2 , January 2009). The journal “provides a forum for the interdisciplinary study of and rigorous analysis of constitutional law.” Crusto’s article, “Unconscious Classism: Entity Equality for Sole Proprietors,” explores the constitutionality of failing to treat sole proprietors as legal entities for titling purposes and provides insight into how the law legally disadvantages small and minority businesses.

Posted on June 1, 2009

Lydia Voigt, Ph.D., distinguished professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, William Thornton, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and Patrick D. Walsh, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, presented a paper titled “Crime, Criminal Justice and Community Efficacy: Insights Gained from the Katrina Disaster” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Boston, Mass., in March 2009.

Posted on June 1, 2009

William E. Thornton, Ph.D., professor of sociology and chair of the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Criminal Justice, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Security Research published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

Posted on June 1, 2009

Hiroko Kusuda, clinical instructor of the immigration law section of the Loyola Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, presented “Recent Developments on the Law of Asylum, Withholding of Removal and U.N. Convention Against Torture,” at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network annual convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., in May. Kusuda presented the paper with Regina Germain, legal director of Rocky Mountain Survivors Network in Denver and author of “Asylum Primer.” Kusuda and Germain discussed recent Board of Immigration Appeals and federal circuit court cases involving cutting-edge asylum issues, including a recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving a Loyola Law Clinic client.

Posted on June 1, 2009