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October 9, 2009 Issue

Loyola law professor joins Obama administration

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Robert Verchick has been selected to become the deputy associate administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation.

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Former FDA commissioner to speak at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., on Monday, Oct. 12, to present "Transforming Health Care in the 21st Century: The New Reality."

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Loyola increases first-year enrollment by 16 percent

Loyola University New Orleans admissions officials report the university is continuing to see strong growth in its student body, with a 16 percent increase in first-year students and a 6 percent increase in total enrollment.

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'The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later' comes to campus Monday

Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will join playwright Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project in a global follow-up epilogue of the powerful play and movie, "The Laramie Project."

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Biever series features lecture on 'Apocalypse in the White House'

Defining how American presidents have prevented the fulfillment of apocalyptic biblical prophecies will be the subject of a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans, featuring Ira R. Chernus, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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College of Law sponsors seminar on eradication of poverty

"Not Meant to Live Like This" features two days of seminars examining poverty eradication, Oct. 16 and 17. Presented by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice and Fourth World Movement the event will also commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17 at 3 p.m.

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Paul Vallas joins education leaders to examine schools in New Orleans

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, the Journal of Public Interest Law and the Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education present "Reconstructing Education in New Orleans Post-Katrina: Lessons in Education Reform," on Friday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 5:45 p.m., in Room 405 of the College of Law.

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Mass and reception celebrate the life of the Rev. Louis Twomey, S.J.

The life and legacy of social justice pioneer, the Rev. Louis Twomey, S.J., will be celebrated on the 40th anniversary of his death, Sunday, Oct. 11, with Mass in his honor at the Loyola University New Orleans Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall.

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Moot court team reaches finals in international competition

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law moot court team placed second overall in the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law last weekend in Chicago, Ill.

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'Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes' finds the funny in Hollywood stereotyping

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans and director Laura Hope kick off the 2009-10 theatrical season with Yussef El Guindi's award-winning comedy, "Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes."

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Loyola women's and men's basketball placed in latest GCAC poll

The Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball team was voted by the coaches of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference as the top team in the 2009–10 women's basketball pre-season poll, which was released on Oct. 7.

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Political science students honored by city for their research

Three Loyola University New Orleans political science students were honored with an official proclamation by the New Orleans City Council for their policy brief, "Customer Service in New Orleans, Louisiana."

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Loyola and the Press Club host networking night for students and professionals

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication and the Press Club of New Orleans will unite students and media professionals looking to build relationships on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Take Back the Night march to raise awareness of sexual violence

Loyola University New Orleans joins its neighbor Tulane University to call for an end to sexual violence in the 18th annual Take Back the Night, on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Ecological scholars address global warming in upcoming lectures

Is global warming real? What are the future ecological implications for global warming and what can we do to help? Scientists and internationally recognized ecologists from Stanford University will answer these questions and more in a series of lectures held at Loyola University New Orleans.

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2009-10 Campus Directory now available

The 2009-10 Campus Directory has recently been completed and distributed to mailboxes around the university.

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Loyola hosts preview of upcoming PBS art show

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Visual Arts will host a preview screening and discussion panel for the upcoming PBS show "Systems." "Systems" is part of "Art:21," a four-show series that airs throughout October.

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Wolfpack's Gill earns GCAC volleyball honor for second week

Loyola volleyball outside hitter Gina Gill was named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference hitter of the week for the week ending Oct. 4.

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Montage to feature guest cello and jazz percussion artists next week

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents exciting solo concerts next week featuring classical cello and jazz percussion artists.

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Assistant professor of theatre arts directs show in Ukraine

Artemis Preeshl, assistant professor of theatre arts in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans, recently retuned from Donetsk, Ukraine, where she directed a scene from Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," in Russian.

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Loyola cross country at the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede

The Loyola men's and women's cross country teams continued to improve as the Wolfpack competed Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Equestrian Center in Pensacola, Fla.

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