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Monroe Library presents 'All about New Orleans'

September 10, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library and the Center for the Study of New Orleans will host “All about New Orleans,” an evening of stimulating lecture and engaging conversation about the unique city of New Orleans. The event will be held in the library on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 4-6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

The event will cover a number of topics relating to the city, including Mississippi River Delta ecology, Louisiana literature, race and class relations, and other aspects of the history of the Crescent City.

The discussions will be led by some of Loyola’s top faculty members including CSNO director and mass communication professor Leslie Parr, Ph.D., assistant sociology professor Sue Mennino, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communications and Loyola Chair of Environmental Communications, Bob Thomas, Ph.D., English professor Barbara Ewell, Ph.D., and special collections librarian and archivist Patricia Nugent.

The discussions, adopted from courses taught as part of Loyola’s New Orleans Studies minor, continue the mission of the Center for the Study of New Orleans through promoting research of the city’s history, culture and society.

The event will give Loyola students, faculty, staff and friends an opportunity to learn more about the history of the city and the forces that shaped it into what it is today. Following the presentations, a wine reception will be held in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery located on the fourth floor of the Monroe Library.

The event will utilize the library’s innovative teaching spaces, including multimedia and library instruction classrooms. Participants should meet in the main lobby of the library at 4 p.m. before attending the different seminars.

For more information, contact Liz Cashman, outreach and development coordinator of the Monroe Library, at 504-864-7045 or cashman@loyno.edu.

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