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March 19, 2010 Issue

Loyola president and experts aid in New Orleans' renewal serving on Landrieu transition team

The Loyola University New Orleans community is well represented on the Transition New Orleans Task Forces of Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu, L'85.

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Loyola announces honorary degree recipients

On Saturday, May 8, Loyola University New Orleans will award honorary degrees to Drew Brees, Super Bowl XLIV MVP; R. King Milling, longtime New Orleans environmental and civic leader; and Clyde Kerr Jr., trumpeter and music mentor to countless young New Orleans musicians.

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Moot Court Team victorious in Chicago

The DePaul University College of Law National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition was held in Chicago, Ill., earlier this month, and Loyola University New Orleans walked away as the inaugural champions.

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Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts well represented at annual Gambit Awards

On Tuesday, March 9, many of the city's finest arts organizations and artists gathered at the Hotel Monteleone for the 16th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts. Among those recognized were several performances and faculty members from Loyola University New Orleans with a total of five nominations and one win.

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Law student honored for tireless social justice efforts

Nikki Demetria Thanos, a third-year College of Law student at Loyola University New Orleans, is the recipient of the 2010 Working in the Public Interest Student Achievement Award, presented by the student-led WIPI group at the University of Georgia School of Law.

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Annual scholarship banquet this evening

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 tonight, March 19, at 6 p.m., in the Danna Student Center St. Charles Room.

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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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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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Race Judicata is Saturday

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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Loyola MBA students give advice, participate in weeklong entrepreneurship festival

Six Loyola University New Orleans College of Business MBA students will participate in the Nation's Top Talent for Entrepreneurship Festival and New Orleans Entrepreneur Week from March 20-27.

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Last Lecture by Dr. Ted Cotton is Sunday

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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Fr. Michael Bouzigard delivers the spring 2010 Yamauchi Lecture in Religion

Rev. Michael Bouzigard, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, will be the featured speaker at the spring 2010 Yamauchi Lecture in Religion.

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Visiting lecturer uses Shakespeare to theorize on desire

Madhavi Menon, Ph.D., associate professor of literature and the director of the M.A. Program in literature at American University, D.C., will visit Loyola University New Orleans to give a lecture, "Un-visible Bodies: Desire in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,'" as part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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." The symposium is on Saturday, March 27.

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Grace King High School sweeps Silver Scribe competition hosted by SMC and Press Club

Bridget Rogers of Grace King High School in Metairie, La., won the Silver Scribe Grand Award in the annual Tom Bell Silver Scribe Competition for area high school journalists.

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Staff Conference Day enrollment forms due Monday

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. Program and enrollment forms were mailed to campus boxes last week, and they should be filled out and mailed to Human Resources, Box 16, by March 22.

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Dance team tryouts to be held next month

The Loyola University New Orleans Dance Team will hold tryouts for the 2010-11 dance team on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

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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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Religious studies professor lands consulting editor position

Denis Janz, Ph.D., the Provost Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies in Loyola's College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, has been appointed as a consulting editor by Fortress Press.

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