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March 6, 2009 Issue

Tavis Smiley visits Loyola tomorrow

Broadcaster and best-selling author Tavis Smiley will conduct a series of town hall meetings in conjunction with his 10-city tour in support of his new book, "ACCOUNTABLE: Making America As Good As Its Promise." Smiley will host one of those town hall meetings at Loyola University on Saturday, March 7, from 12 Ė 2 p.m. in Monroe Hall's Nunemaker Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is required. Call the Office of Co-Curricular Programs at 865-3622 to reserve your seats. Tickets can also be picked up in the Office of Co-Curricular Programs, located on the ground floor of the Danna Student Center.

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Cokie and Rebecca Roberts to join Loyola 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 Tuesday, March 10 during a special tribute to former Congresswoman and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs.

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Gaston Lecture Series features astronomy scholar lecturing about the spiritual implications of finding methane on Mars

What does the discovery of methane on Mars have to do with God? Br. Robert Novak, Ph.D., C.F.C., professor of physics and chair of the physics department at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., will explore this and other spiritual queries during his lecture, "Belief in God while Searching for Life on Mars." Novak will speak at Loyola University New Orleans on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Gillis Long Poverty Law Center presents 2009 distinguished speaker

Loyola University New Orleans Gillis Long Poverty Law Center has invited Charles Lane, author and former editor of Newsweek and The New Republic, to be its 2009 Distinguished Speaker at the Gillis Long Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m., in the College of Law, Room 405. It is free and open to the public.

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Maroon staffers take home journalism awards

Four Loyola University New Orleans student staffers of The Maroon placed in the 2009 Southeastern Journalism Conference Best of the South Awards, held Feb. 12-14 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. The Maroon is the student-run newspaper of Loyola University.

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Race Judicata lends a hand to the Boys Hope Girls Hope

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a 5K race and one mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 21, at Audubon Park, Shelter 10, at the Magazine Street entrance to Audubon Park. The funds raised from this race will go directly to support BHGH of New Orleans.

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Loyola's Trenese Smith named GCAC player of the year, Trenell Smith All-GCAC

The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced today that Loyola's Trenese Smith has been named 2008-09 GCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.

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Commencement: faculty and administrative staff participation

All faculty and administrative staff are invited and encouraged to participate in ceremonies honoring the 2009 graduates. Please let the Office of Public Affairs know of your ability to participate by filling out the online form at www.loyno.edu/ia/publicaffairs/commencement.html

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Trenese Smith's double-double powers Wolfpack to semis

Loyola junior guard and forward Trenese Smith picked up her second double-double on the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds to spur the 20th-ranked Wolfpack to an 80-62 win over the Mobile Lady Rams in the GCAC Tournament quarterfinals Wednesday night at The Den.

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Festival of Lights shines on Loyola

The Loyola Asian Student Organization and the University Programming Board join together with the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana and the Asian Pacific American Society of New Orleans to present "Festival of Lights," a cultural celebration of Asia, on Friday, March 13, from 3:30 - 8 p.m., in the Residential Quad on Loyola's main campus. It is open to the public and free to attend.

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LIM presents Rev. Lambrecht's final public lecture at Loyola

The Loyola Institute for Ministry presents "The Seven Last Words of Jesus," a 2009 Lent lecture and workshop, presented by the Rev. Jan Lambrecht, S.J. The free lecture, which will be Lambrecht's final public lecture at Loyola, takes place Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m., and the workshop takes place Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Cello professor featured in Sunday's Loyola Symphony Orchestra concert

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola's main campus.

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Woodrow Wilson Fellow and screenwriter Dan Wakefield visits Loyola

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, novelist, journalist and screenwriter Dan Wakefield will visit Loyola University New Orleans to screen films and lecture about his experiences as a writer. All events are free and open to the public.

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Fulbright Scholar directs poignant version of Euripides "Trojan Women" at Loyola

Fulbright Scholar and guest artist from Albania Arben Kumbaro will round out Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance's theatre season by directing Euripides' 417 B.C. classic "Trojan Women," adapted by Ellen McLaughlin.

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Loyola hosts guest concert and masterclass with UL-Lafayette flutist and professor

Andrea Loewy, D.M.A., the Heymann II Endowed Professor of Flute and Theory and graduate studies coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will visit Loyola University New Orleans on Tuesday, March 10, to give a masterclass and performance.

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Film studies professor has film accepted into prestigious film festival

Loyola University New Orleans Professor of Video Technology Jim Gabour's film, "Choices," was chosen to be juried as a featured selection at the fifth annual International Festival of Independent Cinema held May 2-9 in the Buenos Aires resort of Mar de la Plata, Argentina.

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Students awarded art exhibitions in Danna Student Center Gallery

The artwork of the winners of the Scully Scholarship and the Mark Grote Endowed Award in Visual Art will be on display in the Danna Student Center Gallery this month

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International piano duo performs virtuoso concert at Loyola

Internationally acclaimed British piano duo, the Cann Twins, will perform a dual piano concert featuring the music of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Saint-SaŽns on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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Alumna brings storytelling skills to New Orleans

Full-time professional storyteller and 1969 Loyola Arts and Sciences alumna Connie Regan-Blake, along with fellow storyteller Laura Simms, will visit New Orleans the week of March 9 for a workshop and performance. Both will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., in New Orleans and are free and open to the public. The visit is being made possible by KIDsmART and Mercy Corps' program, "Comfort for Kids."

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Former Mayor Moon Landrieu reflects on faith during Lenten Series

Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu will discuss how his faith has affected his life and career during the Lenten lecture, "Living Authentic Lives," Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., in Bobet Hall's Ignatius Chapel, located on the main campus of Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola welcomes White House Project founder Marie Wilson

As part of Women's History Month, Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with its Women's Resource Center, welcomes Marie Wilson for "Add Women: Change Everything," on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium on Loyola's main campus.

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Wolfpack's Brock and Bennett named All-GCAC; Brock wins Newcomer of the Year

The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced today that Loyola's Ryan Brock and Sean Bennett have been named All-GCAC for men's basketball. Brock, who transferred from the University of New Orleans, was also awarded with Newcomer of the Year.

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