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March 20, 2009 Issue

"Trojan Women" opens tonight in Marquette Theatre

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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Conference offers students chance to explore options for global peace

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

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Xavier President Norman Francis reflects on faith during Lenten Series

Xavier University of Louisiana President Norman C. Francis, Ph.D., L'55, H'82, will discuss how his faith has affected his life and career during the Lenten lecture, "Living Authentic Lives," Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in Bobet Hall's Ignatius Chapel, located on the main campus.

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Loyola Invitational Band Festival kicks off this weekend

This weekend, several high schools will travel to Loyola University New Orleans to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola University Invitational Band Festival. Mark Camphouse, composer, conductor and professor of music at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., will serve as the guest clinician.

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Interactive theatre to play a role at Student Peace Conference

Ben Saypol, of Interactive Theatre Carolina, will visit Loyola University New Orleans to create an interactive theatre piece with members of 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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Office of Marketing and Communications wins admissions awards

The publications and web communications teams of Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Marketing and Communications were recipients of two national Admissions Advertising Awards for projects produced in 2008.

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"The Last Lecture" tradition comes to Loyola University New Orleans

The University Honors Program at Loyola University New Orleans is sponsoring its inaugural "Last Lecture" on March 29, at 6 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center, on Loyola's main campus. Professor Conrad Raabe, Ph.D., a longtime political science professor in the College of Social Sciences and founding director of the Honors Program, will present "The Joy of Depression."

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Professional development opportunities abound with Staff Conference Day 2009

Staff Conference Day, a day dedicated to the development and appreciation of Loyola's staff and administrators, will be held on Tuesday, April 7. Program and enrollment forms were mailed to campus boxes this week and they should be filled out and mailed to Human Resources, Box 16, by Friday, March 27.

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Race Judicata is Saturday morning

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 tomorrow, 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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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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College of Law hosts annual Brendan Brown lecture

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will present its annual 2009 Brendan Brown Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m., in Room 405. The lecturer this year is Jacques Ziller, professor of European Union Law at the University of Pavia in Italy, who will speak on "The Constitutionalization of the EU."

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Loyola baseball sweeps Tougaloo

Loyola swept a doubleheader from Tougaloo on Sunday, March 15, at Smith Wills Stadium.

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Law professor contributes to Times-Picayune article

Professor Mitchell Crusto contributed to the March 8 Times-Picayune article titled, "Court issues string of policyholder-friendly rulings in insurance cases."

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Religious studies professor publishes book and headlines lecture at La Salle

The Rev. Peter Bernardi, S.J., associate professor of religious studies in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, recently published his book, "Maurice Blondel, Social Catholicism, & Action Française: The clash over the Church's role in society during the Modernist Era." The book was released in January by the Catholic University of America Press.

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Economics professor responds to critics

Walter Block, Ph.D., the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, will address the issues of racism and sexism and respond to critics in a lecture on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Students lobby for clean energy during Power Shift '09

Seven students from the Loyola University Community Action Program, along with staff adviser Josh Daly, recently attended Power Shift '09, an environmental conference in Washington, D.C., devoted to holding elected officials accountable for climate and clean energy policy.

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Biology professor has manuscript published in Public Library of Science journal

Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., professor of biology in Loyola University New Orleans' College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, was selected to have a manuscript that she contributed to about Chagas disease published in the March 2009 issue of the Public Library of Science's Journal for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Biology students present research findings at annual symposium

Students from Loyola's Department of Biological Sciences will present research ranging from molecular processes to how ecosystems function at the 19th annual Undergraduate Symposium.

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Boston College philosopher visits Loyola to discuss immigrant interaction

Philosopher, novelist and professor Richard Kearney will visit Loyola University New Orleans to give a lecture, "Hosting the Stranger: Aliens, Enemies and Others," on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will focus on how Western culture has historically been uncertain with whether to be hostile and hospitable when it comes to dealing with those who are uninvited.

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