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March 13, 2009 Issue

Pascal Calogero Jr. receives Integritas Vitae Award

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and retired Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero Jr. is the recipient of the 2008 Integritas Vitae Award.

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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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British piano duo performs virtuoso concert tonight

Internationally acclaimed British piano duo, the Cann Twins, will perform a dual piano concert featuring the music of Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Sans tonight, 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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Defense propels Wolfpack to second tourney title in three years

Loyola's women's basketball team forced 24 LSU-Shreveport turnovers, as the 20th-ranked Wolfpack secured the 2009 GCAC Tournament championship with a 61-40 win over the Lady Pilots Monday night at The Den. The Wolfpack will take on the Westminster College Lady Griffins out of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday, March 18, at noon. Loyola fans can follow the Wolfpack on JumpTV Inc.

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CSS dean promotes equity in public education in two upcoming events

Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences Dean and Professor of Sociology Luis Mirón, Ph.D., will join distinguished experts in education for two upcoming events focused on education in New Orleans.

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Festival of Lights is today

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 today, 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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Green Salon 2009 brings focus on environmental issues

Want to learn how to better green your life? Green Salon New Orleans 2009 can help. Green Salon New Orleans 2009 will feature an exciting lineup of lectures and activities focusing on current societal issues on Saturday, March 14, in Loyola's Peace Quad. Events take place all day.

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Trial Advocacy Team places second in regional competition

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Trial Advocacy Team placed second in the regionals of the American Association of Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, held Feb. 27 - March 1, in Atlanta, Ga.

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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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Loyola hosts Spring 2009 MBA information sessions and open house

The Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business will host two open houses this spring to meet students and professionals interested in earning a Loyola MBA. The open houses, on March 16 and May 19, take place at 6 p.m.

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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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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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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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Lusher Charter School tops Silver Scribe Competition

Susannah Albert-Chandhok of Lusher Charter School won the Silver Scribe Grand Award in the annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition for high school journalists held Saturday, March 7, at Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences.

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Conference will offer students opportunity to explore global peace

The Student Coordinating Committee for World Peace at Loyola University New Orleans will host the first annual Student Peace Conference, an interdisciplinary summit dedicated to global peace, March 23 27.

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Students to perform in interactive theatre piece as part of Student Peace Conference

Ben Saypol, of Interactive Theatre Carolina, will visit Loyola University New Orleans to create an interactive theatre piece with members of the Loyola's theatre community addressing the issues of increasing global awareness and fostering peace. The event is a part of Loyola's Student Peace Conference.

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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 2008 senior class presents gift to university

On March 6, Loyola University New Orleans' Senior Class Gift Committee unveiled the Class of 2008's gift to the university, "A Streetcar Named Inspire."

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Theatre professor gives commedia dell'arte performance as part of State of the Nation festival

Artemis Preeshl, associate professor of theatre arts at Loyola University New Orleans, will premiere her French and Spanish-style Mardi Gras mask solo, "All May Be Well," part 1, Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m., at Sidearm Gallery, 1122 St. Roch Ave. This performance is part of the State of the Nation annual art and performance festival.

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Loyola recycling reports success with metal pickup

In February, Loyola University New Orleans Recycling arranged a one-time pick up of large metal material in an effort to increase environmental awareness and sustainability on campus.

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College of Music features ensemble performances this weekend

This weekend, the college of music and fine arts will present performances by the Loyola Chamber Orchestra and the Crescent City Wind Symphony.

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International Bazaar to raise money for student scholarships

The Loyola University New Orleans International Student Association and the Center for International Education, will host the International Bazaar: Bid for a Good Cause, Friday, March 20, from 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center.

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Loyola's theatre program lands award nominations for theatrical productions

Last week, Gambit Weekly announced the nominees for the Big Easy Theater Awards. Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance received two nominations in the category of Best University Production for its 2008 shows "The Bug" and "Spinning into Butter."

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Loyola hosts Chinese political scholar

Chinese political scientist and mass communication scholar Mu Qiao, Ph.D., will speak at Loyola University on Tuesday, March 17, at 12:30 p.m., on "The Transition of China's Media from Mouthpiece to Marketplace: Change and Continuity." Qiao's talk will be given in Miller Hall, Room 114, on Loyola's main campus.

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Psychology professor remains busy with editorial work

Glenn Hymel, Ed.D, L.M.T., professor of psychology in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, has recently accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Massage Science.

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College of Business professor wins awards, leads conference

Inside and outside of the classroom in Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, Lee Yao, Ph.D., is keeping very busy.

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