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January 9, 2009 Issue

New dean rolls up sleeves in New Orleans after semester in Qatar

The new dean for the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, Jo Ann Moran Cruz, began her tenure here this week after wrapping up a semester-long teaching assignment in Doha, Qatar, for Georgetown University.

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Wolfpack athletic history exhibit opens this month

Athletics at Loyola University New Orleans has a lengthy and colorful history, and the Wolfpack's diverse past will be showcased this spring during a special exhibit, "Maroon and Gold: The History of Athletics at Loyola University."

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Loyola alumnus Dominic Massa wins Emmy

Loyola University School of Mass Communication alumnus and WWL-TV Executive Producer Dominic Massa, A'98, was awarded a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award on Dec. 6 in Miami, Fla. Massa won in the category of nostalgia program for "Celebrating 50 Years: The Story Behind the Spirit," which chronicled WWL-TV's 50th anniversary.

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Physical plant team busy with campus improvements

While students and staffers were enjoying the holidays, Loyola's Physical Plant team began a series of campus improvement projects.

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Original works featured in new French Quarter gallery

Christopher Deris, instructor of visual arts, is currently exhibiting "Cowboys, Zombies, and Prosthetic Eyes" at Ammo Gallery, located at 938 Royal Street.

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Loyola athletes encourage elementary students to read

Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball coach Dr. Michael Giorlando, along with players Nick Tuszynski, a junior from Dallas, Texas, and Darrinton Moncrieffe, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, recently participated in the New Orleans Hornets Read to Achieve assembly at Bethune Elementary School.

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Theatre professor to participate in prestigious teacher's program

C. Patrick Gendusa, visiting assistant professor of theatre arts and production manager in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, has been chosen to participate this summer in The Actors Center Teacher Development Program in New York City.

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Monroe Library's Laurie Phillips publishes book chapter

Laurie Phillips, associate dean for technical services in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, has published a book chapter titled, "Creative Ideas in Staffing: Shared Responsibilities, Hybrid Positions, and Taking Full Advantage of the Connections Between Public and Technical Services," in "More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services," edited by Brad Eden.

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Falcone is women's cross country Newcomer of the Year

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association recently selected Loyola's Madeline Falcone as women's cross country Newcomer of the Year in December 2008.

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Visual arts professor's etchings displayed at NOMA

Karoline Schleh, assistant professor of visual arts and director of the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, currently has two etchings on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit, "Prints Past & Prints Present: Limited Editions from Louisiana." The exhibit will be on display at NOMA through March 1.

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Law professor to be visiting fellow in Boston

Professor William P. Quigley, Janet Mary Riley Professor of Law, will be the 2009 Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellow at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Mass., this month.

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Loyola learning communities encourage personal, academic growth

Loyola University New Orleans hosts a number of learning communities, in which students can choose to live and learn together. Currently, there are four communities and plans for four more in the 2009-2010 school year.

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Trenell Smith named GCAC player of the week

The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference named Loyola University New Orleans junior forward Trenell Smith Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3.

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Loyola staffer publishes first book of poetry

Omaira Falcon, distributed systems support analyst for Loyola University's Information Technology Department, has published, "Life Is Beautiful . . . and It Stinks: A Book of Poetry and Art from the Magical Land of New Orleans."

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Loyola men defeat Dillard in GCAC opener

Loyola had five players in double figures as the Wolfpack opened GCAC play with a 81-74 victory over Dillard Thursday night at Dent Hall.

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Loyola women open GCAC play with win over Dillard

In the GCAC opener for both teams, Loyola outscored host Dillard 24-11 in the opening 10 minutes of the second half as the Wolfpack cruised to a 59-42 victory Thursday night in Dent Hall.

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