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September 30, 2011 Issue

Biology department hosts career seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences at Loyola University New Orleans will host a series of career seminars featuring prominent regional scientists.

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Loyola professors collaborate to publish book, launch website on air travel

When Loyola University New Orleans English professors Christopher Schaberg and Mark Yakich met for the first time, they started sharing stories about air travel. These stories became the basis of their new co-authored memoir, "Checking In/Checking Out."

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Alumna's new book takes on relationships and money

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Marlow Felton '89 has co-authored a new book with her husband Chris, tackling the challenges of maintaining financial stability while fostering a healthy relationship.

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Loyola mourns loss of Archbishop Philip Hannan

The Loyola University New Orleans community mourns the loss of former Archbishop of New Orleans Philip Hannan, who died Thursday morning at the age of 98. Hannan served as the Catholic community's spiritual leader for nearly a quarter of a century and was instrumental in creating entities that focused on serving the poor.

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Law professor participates in environmental justice workshop

Robert Verchick, the Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, was a featured speaker today at "Closing the Environmental Justice Gap: A Workshop on Advancing Evaluation Methods," in Los Angeles.

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Law alumnus raises awareness for environmental restoration efforts

Whitford "Whit" Remer, J.D. '10, of Washington, D.C., is the policy analyst for Environmental Defense Fund's Mississippi River Delta Restoration project.

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Inaugural NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat celebrates the best of New Orleans cuisine

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the world, and for lovers of great food, it's a little slice of heaven. This is why Loyola University New Orleans is proud to celebrate the Crescent City's flair for food by presenting NolaLoyola 2011: Live to Eat.

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Family Weekend begins today

Beginning today, Sept. 30, Loyola University New Orleans will open its doors to students' family and friends for the university's annual Family Weekend.

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Thomas Hall opens doors to the community

Loyola University New Orleans opened the historic doors of Thomas Hall to the university community and the public last Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the building's year-and-a-half renovation.

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High school students learn swimming basics at Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness has partnered with the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School to provide swimming lessons at the high school.

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Loyola Chorale to sing at Red Mass

The Loyola University New Orleans Chorale is scheduled to sing at Red Mass, the official opening of the judicial year for the State of Louisiana, on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Louis Cathedral, with the procession of judges, lawyers and officials of all faiths beginning at 9:15 a.m.

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First-Year Experience program presents seminar on human trafficking

Loyola University New Orleans' Office of Academic Affairs presents Shamere McKenzie, a survivor of human trafficking in the U.S., in a lecture about her experience and the issue of modern day slavery on Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 114 of Miller Hall.

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Diboll Gallery exhibition benefits Greater New Orleans Foundation Oil Spill Fund

Loyola University New Orleans' Collins C. Diboll Gallery recently presented "Handmade Design: Fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill," an exhibition that raised $1,500 for the Greater New Orleans Foundation Oil Spill Fund.

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Loyola Theatre opens season with bold new version of classic tale

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2011-12 season with "In The Blood," Suzan-Lori Parks' contemporary story based on the main character from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."

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LIM's First Tuesdays speaker series kicks off next week

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will kick off its annual First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City free speaker series with an address by New Orleans culinary icon Leah Chase on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Chase will deliver the presentation "I Just Pray and Keep On Going."

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Loyola's Montage Series presents JeAnne Swinley and Jonathan Hays in "Living American Song"

Loyola University New Orleans presents "Living American Song," an afternoon of selected works by modern American composers, on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents seminar on Mayan calendar

Loyola University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies presents acclaimed author Gerardo Aldana, Ph.D., in "Indigeneity, Classic Mayan Astronomy, and the Calendar," a seminar about Mayan philosophy, culture and science on Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall.

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Loyola's Jazz Underground series continues with popular drummer Herlin Riley

Master drummer Herlin Riley will lead a group of Loyola University New Orleans jazz majors in a program of standards and original compositions on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Immigration detention to be topic of two-day conference at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Social Research Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice in the College of Law will come together for an event that will examine the realities of immigration detention in the southern United States.

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Loyola to host inaugural conference of the Walker Percy Center

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walker Percy's novel, "The Moviegoer", by hosting a conference about the Southern writer Oct. 14-16 on its main campus.

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Loyola hosts real estate forecasting conference

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, in conjunction with the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors, will host the 1st Annual "Real Estate and Forecast Seminar" in Roussel Hall in the Communications/Music Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 18, beginning at 8 a.m.

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