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March 12, 2010 Issue

Loyola bestows highest honor to Tom Benson

Tom Benson, H '87, owner of Super Bowl XLIV championship team the New Orleans Saints, is the recipient of the Integritas Vitae Award, Loyola University New Orleans' highest honor.

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Judge Hatchett to address College of Law graduates

Judge Glenda Hatchett, champion of youth mentoring and star of the nationally-syndicated daytime television program, "Judge Hatchett," will address Loyola University College of Law graduates on Wednesday, May 12, at 6 p.m., at the Morial Convention Center auditorium.

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Loyola and Tulane work together to launch car-sharing program for students, faculty and staff

Loyola University and Tulane University New Orleans have announced a partnership with WeCar, a car-sharing program by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to provide a cost-effective and convenient transportation solution to students, faculty and staff of both universities who enroll in the program.

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Turtle Island Quartet to play tonight

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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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts to speak at College of Law

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 hosts symposium on songwriting

On Saturday, March 20, Loyola University New Orleans will host a songwriting symposium featuring renowned songwriting panelists John Braheny, Jim Photoglo, Barbara Cloyd and Bud Tower.

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Loyola hosts forum on the needs of the New Orleans Latino community

On March 18, Loyola University New Orleans will host "ˇJuntos! A Forum on Latino New Orleans," featuring panelists from service agencies which directly engage the growing local Latino population.

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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.

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Loyola hosts Last Lecture by Dr. Ted Cotton

The University Honors Program at Loyola University New Orleans is sponsoring its second annual Last Lecture on Sunday, March 21, at 6 p.m., in the Danna Student Center St. Charles Room.

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Award-winning filmmakers to lecture and screen films on campus

Award-winning filmmakers Nina Rosenblum and Dennis Watlington will present a lecture and screening of their new documentary films "In the Name of Democracy: America's Conscience, A Soldier's Sacrifice," on Thursday, March 18, and "Twin Lenses," Friday, March 19, at Loyola University New Orleans.

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'Meet the Press' executive producer inaugurates Ed Renwick Lecture Series

NBC "Meet the Press" executive producer Betsy Fischer will kick off the Ed Renwick Lecture Series at Loyola University New Orleans on Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m., with a discussion of her work behind the scenes on one of the world's leading political/public affairs television programs.

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Westerfield Fellows gather for workshops

The Westerfield Fellows Program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Emerging Legal Scholarship: The Westerfield Fellows Inaugural Workshops."

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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, which will be held Saturday, March 20, at Audubon Park, Shelter 10, at the Magazine Street entrance to Audubon Park.

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Staff Conference Day 2010 offers professional development

Staff Conference Day, a day dedicated to the development and appreciation of the staff of Loyola University New Orleans, will be held on Wednesday, March 31.

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Center for the Study of New Orleans holds last event of academic year

The Loyola University New Orleans Center for the Study of New Orleans will host its final event of the 2009-10 academic year, "Taken Against Their Will: Kidnappers, Detectives and Slaves."

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International Student Association hosts 8th annual scholarship banquet

Ever heard of "tinikling?" The Loyola University New Orleans community will get a chance to learn about this form of traditional Filipino dancing, named for the movement a large bird makes in rice fields, as well as Filipino politics and history, during the International Student Scholarship Banquet.

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Loyola Life holds pregnancy resource forum March 15

Loyola Life will sponsor a panel discussion to help inform the Loyola community of the resources available to pregnant students, faculty and staff, who want to continue study and work at Loyola.

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Department of Criminal Justice plans Easter basket delivery to children living in shelters

Members of the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Criminal Justice are hoping to deliver the spirit of Easter to children living in domestic violence and homeless shelters in the city next month.

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Health care and education leaders headline, Saints exec honored at College of Business alumni luncheon

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business Alumni Board will take a candid look at issues vital to businesses wishing to relocate to New Orleans or stay in the city at its annual alumni luncheon on Friday, March 26, at 11:30 a.m., on the second floor of the Westin New Orleans Canal Place.

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Anti-trafficking issues examined in presentation

Jennifer ChacĂłn, a professor at University of California Irvine School of Law, recently visited the Loyola University College of Law to present her paper "Tensions and Trade-offs: Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the Era of Immigration Enforcement," as part of the 2009–10 Working Paper Series.

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Loyola baseball shuts out Blackburn, 17-0

The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team completed the two-game series sweep of the National Collegiate Athletic Association-III Blackburn College with a 17-0 victory on March 10 at Segnette Field.

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Trial Advocacy Team competes in Dallas

Two Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Trial Advocacy teams competed recently in a mock trial competition for the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy in Dallas.

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Loyola's Trenese Smith named finalist for All-American

Trenese Smith, a senior guard/forward for the Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball team, was recently named one of 29 finalists for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

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LIM hosts author of 'Googling God' for lecture and Young Adult Day of Reflection

The Loyola Institute for Ministry will host Mike Hayes, former editor of BustedHalo.com, a ministry of the Paulist Fathers, and author of "Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s," on March 26 and 27 for a lecture and day of reflection.

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Students showcase research at annual Loyola Biology Symposium

Students from Loyola's Department of Biological Sciences will present research ranging from molecular processes to how ecosystems function at the 20th Annual Biological Sciences Undergraduate Symposium.

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Symposium tackles negotiation tactics for lawyers

The Loyola Law Review in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Getting to Yes: New Perspectives in Legal Negotiation and Persuasion."

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Loyola women's tennis defeats LSU-Shreveport

The Loyola University New Orleans women's tennis team continued Gulf Coast Athletic Conference play on Feb. 6 at the Cockrell Tennis Center against LSU-Shreveport and came away with a 9-0 victory.

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