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February 13, 2009 Issue

Monk Institute artistic director lands another Grammy

Terence Blanchard, artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Loyola University New Orleans, was recognized Sunday night with a Grammy Award for the category Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.

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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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Loyola to induct new class into Wolfpack Hall of Fame

Loyola University New Orleans will honor three individuals and one team at the university's athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Danna Student Center.

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Wolfpack moves to top of GCAC

Trenese Smith led the Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball team to sole possession of first place in the GCAC, defeating No. 21 LSU-Shreveport 69-52 last night at The Dock in Shreveport.

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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, 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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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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Loyola offers a host of events in celebration of Women's History Month

Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with its Women's Resource Center, will celebrate Women's History Month with a variety of events that pay tribute to women who make a difference in our community and beyond. The events are all free and open to the public.

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Loyola student receives Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

Danish Siddiqui, a pre-med biology senior at Loyola University New Orleans, was a recent recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace celebration hosted by Loyola, Xavier, Tulane and Dillard universities.

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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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Loyola basketball to host Wolfpack Nation for the Cure

Loyola University New Orleans men's and women's basketball teams, with an assist from the Greek community on the Uptown campus, will host the third annual Wolfpack Nation for the Cure game on Saturday, Feb. 14.

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Loyola hosts screening of carnival documentary "By Invitation Only"

Loyola University New Orleans Office of Co-curricular Programs will screen filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker's documentary "By Invitation Only" Monday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Snedeker. The screening and discussion, which will take place at Satchmo's Lounge in the Danna Student Center, is free and open to the public.

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Loyola Athletics debuts commercial

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness debuted a commercial this week on Cox Cable.

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Law students head to Haiti next month

Konbit Pou Edikasyon, a nonprofit group of law students, along with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, recently held "Nuit de Soleil," a night of art and music to benefit an education fund for children in Haiti.

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Theatre professor wins international award to perform in Ukraine

Artemis Preeshl, assistant professor of theatre arts at Loyola University New Orleans, won the international competition, Shakespeare: Four Sketches, in January and was selected by the International University Global Theatre Experience to travel to Ukraine in May.

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Chemistry chair receives award for published paper

Thomas Spence, associate professor and chair of the chemistry department in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences received a Most Highly Cited Paper award for his contribution to the journal, Plasma Sources Science and Technology.

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Psychology professor publishes books and serves as journal editor

Glenn Hymel, Ed.D, L.M.T., professor of psychology in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, has recently published two textbooks, "Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies" and "Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting," published by Elsevier/Mosby Publishing.

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