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February 6, 2009 Issue

Cokie and Rebecca Roberts to join Loyola University in tribute to Lindy Boggs

Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts, H' 93, and her daughter, award-winning public radio reporter Rebecca Roberts, will visit Loyola University New Orleans during a special tribute to former congresswoman and Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs.

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Piano professor performs part two of Prokofiev piano sonata series tonight

Professor and pianist John R. Murphy will present the second concert in his three-part series highlighting the piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev tonight, Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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Famed chemist and Loyola alumnus to deliver lecture on nuclear energy

Chemist Gregory R. Choppin, a New Orleans native and a 1949 maxima cum laude graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, will present "The Future of Nuclear Energy," a lecture addressing current global issues such as global warming and locating non-carbon-based energy sources.

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Former Clinton adviser Robert Malley lectures on President Obama's options in the Middle East

Loyola University New Orleans Department of History and the Biever Lecture Series welcome Robert Malley, Ph.D., program director for the Middle East and North Africa of the International Crisis Group in Washington, D.C., to present "U.S. Middle East Policy: What Obama Might Do." The lecture is meant to promote the creation of a Middle East Peace Studies Program at Loyola University.

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College of Law student wins trip to the Grammy Awards

Tim Kappel, a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans, has been selected as a finalist for the GRAMMY Foundation's 11th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Essay Competition. Kappel's essay netted him airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, as well as a shot at scholarship money.

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Loyola theatre presents "The Scene," a comedy about ego, showbiz and a little black dress

"The Scene," a fierce, edgy and scathing comedy by Theresa Rebeck, will open the Loyola University New Orleans 2009 spring theatre season on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

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Canadian theatre scholar to present Biever lecture and workshop

Dr. Michael Devine, Canadian theatre director and founder of BoxWhatBox performance creation workshop, will present a lecture followed by a panel discussion on "Balkan Art and Politics on Both Sides of the Serbian/Kosovo Border." The lecture takes place on Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Sacred Music and Sacred Words

Loyola University New Orleans Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association will present "Sacred Music and Sacred Words," a series of concerts and lectures on Wednesdays in March and April to observe the season of Lent. Each of these free events takes place on Loyola's main campus and is followed by a coffee reception.

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Jazz Underground Series features accomplished Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz percussionist

Jazz percussionist Bill Summers will present a concert featuring selections from his recent album "Orchestra Yoruba Afro America," on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Satchmo's Jazz Café, in the lower level of the Danna Student Center.

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Tom Piazza will be featured speaker at this Tuesday's 1718

Tom Piazza, visiting faculty member in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans, and author of "Why New Orleans Matters" and "City of Refuge," will be the featured speaker at 1718, a student-run literary reading series, this Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Avenue.

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Katrina Clinic reaches milestone

The Katrina Clinic section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law recently reached a significant milestone for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Loyola Recycling to set up one-time collection for metal items

Loyola University New Orleans Recycling has arranged a one-time pick up of metal material in an effort to increase environmental awareness and sustainability on campus. The types of metal that will be accepted are aluminum, steel, iron, brass, lead and copper. All Scrap Metals in Kenner will provide a large debris container Feb. 17, 18 and 19, at the physics loading dock to remove items that are to be recycled.

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Law professor invited to lecture in Europe

Professor Keith Vetter, the Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor of International Law Studies, was invited to lecture before the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law, Centre for Legal History, in December 2008.

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Professor Mitchell Crusto to publish two articles this semester

Professor of Law Mitchell Crusto will be publishing two articles this semester. They are titled "Enslaved Constitution: Obstructing the Freedom to Travel," and "Unconscious Classism: Entity Equality for Sole Proprietors."

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Psychology professor serves as editor of peer reviewed journal

Glenn Hymel, Ed.D, L.M.T., professor of psychology in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, is currently serving as the founding executive editor of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education and Practice.

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Biology department brings scientists to campus

The Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans will host a series of career and research seminars featuring prominent regional, national and international scientists.

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Loyola student agency works with local nonprofit to restore New Orleans' lost trees

Students in Loyola University New Orleans' School of Mass Communication are developing a campaign for Hike for KaTREEna, a New Orleans nonprofit organization dedicated to replanting trees that were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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Loyola volleyball trio named on NAIA Scholar Athlete list

Loyola University New Orleans had three volleyball players, Keelyn Henderson, Sarah Howard and Mary Seals, named to the 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athletes list.

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Loyola runners participate in Mardi Gras Marathon

Six of Loyola's cross country runners participated in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon races on Sunday, Feb. 1.

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Loyola signs first baseball recruit of 2010 class

Loyola head baseball coach Gerald Cassard has announced the signing of Joey Pajares from Mandeville High, the first signing of the 2010 recruiting class.

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Smith's 20 leads Pack Past Xavier

Trenese Smith led the Wolfpack with a game-high 20 points as Loyola University New Orleans defeated Xavier University of Louisiana 66-51 in women's basketball Wednesday evening in The Den.

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Wolfpack men hold off Gold Rush 61-53

Loyola withstood a late Xavier run en route to the Wolfpack's 61-53 win Wednesday night at The Den. It was Loyola's first win over the Gold Rush in The Den in the program's history.

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