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February 26, 2010 Issue

Ayiti Cheri concert tonight benefits Haitian relief efforts

The ongoing relief efforts underway in earthquake-devastated Haiti will be supplemented by a benefit concert at Loyola University New Orleans tonight at 7 p.m., in Roussel Hall, located in Loyola's Communications/Music Complex.

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Loyola launches new center in name of literary giant Walker Percy

The memory and contributions of prominent Catholic-American author and former Loyola University New Orleans faculty member Walker Percy will be honored at the university through the creation of a new center bearing his name.

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Loyola music professor leads the effort to bring music instruments to Haiti

In an effort to revitalize music education in Haiti, Loyola University New Orleans music professor and Haitian native Jean Mont├Ęs, D.M.A., will travel there in late March with a group of students and volunteers to deliver music instruments to the earthquake-devastated Holy Trinity School of Music.

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Loyola celebrates jazz with annual Loyola Jazz Festival

Next week, jazz music will be celebrated in style at Loyola University New Orleans as the annual Loyola Jazz Festival kicks off with several nights of events. The festival includes a series of performances featuring Loyola faculty, students and guest artists, and masterclasses that are open to the public.

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Loyola welcomes the Turtle Island Quartet to Roussel Hall

For one night only, the two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet will wow audiences at Loyola University New Orleans with their glorious fusion of jazz and chamber music.

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Miami Herald columnist to speak at Loyola

Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald columnist and 2004 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary, will be the distinguished speaker at Loyola University New Orleans' 2010 Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Award Ceremony.

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Loyola celebrates International Women's Day

In recognition of International Women's Day 2010, Loyola University New Orleans will participate in two Half the Sky events. "Half the Sky," written by Pulitzer Prize winners Nick Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, is the recently published book about the extraordinary struggles and triumphs of women in developing countries.

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College of Law hosts environmental law conference

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the Loyola Environmental Law Society will host the 23rd annual conference for the National Association of Environmental Law Societies, March 4-7, 2010.

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Law student teams shine in major competitions

Loyola University New Orleans took top honors during the 15th Annual Mardi Gras Moot Court Competition hosted by Tulane University Law School.

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Loyola theatre presents classic Russian comedy "Heart of a Dog"

"Heart of a Dog," Frank Galati's modern adaptation of Bulgakov's classic comedy, closes the 2009-10 theatrical season for Loyola University New Orleans' Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. Written as a reaction to the socialist revolution, "Heart of a Dog" is a wonderfully witty 1920s Russian comedy brought to the Loyola stage by director Benjamin Clement.

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Loyola to host "Rags" Scheuermann Scholarship reception

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness and the Office of Institutional Advancement will hold a special reception honoring former baseball coach Louis "Rags" Scheuermann at the Rock n' Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 28.

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Loyola police receives grant to help teach women self defense

The Loyola University Police Department has been awarded a $2,050 grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation to be used for the department's Rape Aggression Defense System program at the university.

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Trial Advocacy Team reaches semi-finals in Austin

Two Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Trial Advocacy Teams competed in the Texas Young Lawyers' Association Competition in Austin, Texas in early February, with one team advancing to the semi-finals.

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Race Judicata lends a hand to 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.

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Book release and lecture focuses on Ignatian spiritual exercises

"Who has God called me to be?" That is the question the Rev. Gerald M. Fagin, S.J., ponders in his new book "Putting on the Heart of Christ: How the Spiritual Exercises Invite Us to a Virtuous Life."

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Loyola women's tennis gets first victory since program's return

The Loyola University New Orleans women's tennis program captured their first victories since the program returned this spring after it was discontinued in the 1990s.

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College of Law offers free financial forum

The Office of Career Services within the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents, "Navigating Your Financial Path: Loan Forgiveness, Fellowships, and Other Resources."

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Law professor delivers paper in Serbia

James M. Klebba, Victor H. Schiro Distinguished Professor of Law, delivered a paper titled "A Comparative Look at the Judiciary in the United States and Continental Europe," in December 2009 at the Mount Kopaonik School of Natural Law's annual conference, held in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Crusto to collaborate on Katrina case study

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto has been selected by The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York to collaborate on a Katrina case study.

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