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October 7, 2011 Issue

Loyola business professors develop electronic classroom attendance recording program

Loyola University New Orleans finance professor Mehmet Dicle, Ph.D., and economics professor John Levendis, Ph.D., have created a computer program designed to electronically check students into class, eliminating the need for a lengthy roll call and saving valuable class time.

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Take Back the Night protest puts spotlight on sexual assault

Loyola University New Orleans is partnering with Dillard and Tulane Universities to raise awareness of gender-based violence by hosting the 20th Annual New Orleans Take Back the Night ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. on the Marquette lawn on Loyola's main campus.

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Loyola's incoming first-year class increases by 12 percent

Loyola University New Orleans welcomed its largest freshman class since Hurricane Katrina this fall, and the steady growth of its student body is a significant indicator of the university's continued health and renewal since the '05 storm.

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Alumna's films to be featured in international film festivals

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Daneeta Loretta Jackson '88 has produced two short films, "Destiny Lives Down the Road" and "Mrs. Carmella Prays," that will be featured at multiple upcoming film festivals around the world.

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

testLoyola 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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Alumnus and television star Anthony Laciura to perform in New Orleans Opera's Turandot

Former Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees member and Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts alumnus Anthony Laciura '74 will perform a leading role in the New Orleans Opera Association's upcoming production of "Turandot" on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. in the New Orleans Theater at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Law professor presents at University of Aberdeen in Scotland

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor John Lovett traveled last month to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland to present his article "Progressive Property in Action: The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003" at the second annual Rural Law Conference.

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Wolfpack gives back on November 5

Loyola University New Orleans alumni, family, friends, staff and students are encouraged to show their 'Pack pride on Saturday, Nov. 5, for the 12th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service.

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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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Law alumna tapped to direct LSU law center

Erin Guruli, J.D. '03 was named director of career services and employer relations for the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Previously, Guruli served as a business development director for Special Counsel, a national full-service legal staffing organization in Washington, D.C.

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Loyola's Center for International Education continues global expansion

Whether taking voice lessons in Madrid or studying gender issues in Istanbul, more Loyola University New Orleans students than ever before are expanding their educational experience by studying abroad.

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Law professor presents at Harvard on special ed lawsuit

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Rob Garda spoke this week on special education students in charter schools at Harvard University Law School.

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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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Law alumnus and National Guard Katrina rescuer retires

Charles "Chuck" Bourque Jr., J.D. '90, from Houma, La., retired from the Louisiana National Guard after nearly 30 years of service.

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English professor creates new website, talk show exploring New Orleans' cultural economy

Loyola University New Orleans English professor Jarret Lofstead has partnered with the Louisiana Humanities Center and NOLAFugees Press to create The People Say Project, a new website and talk show designed to explore the intersections of culture and money in New Orleans.

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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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Communications alumna named executive director of Houston Public Media

Lisa Trapani Shumate '80, an Emmy Award-winning veteran of the television industry who has been a member of management with CBS affiliates KHOU and KTRK/TV/ABC 13, was named executive director and general manager of Houston Public Media.

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Law alumna named top business women of year by business association

Carol A. Newman, J.D. '84 was named one of the Top 10 Business Women of the Year by the American Business Women's Association.

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President Emeritus Carter discusses how to find God in all things in modern times

Loyola University New Orleans President Emeritus James Carter, S.J., Ph.D., will present a lecture titled, "Finding God in All Things" on Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

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Loyola to host inaugural Walker Percy conference

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. Walker Percy, a prominent Catholic novelist, taught at Loyola during the 1970s, and several of his former students will be returning to honor the author and the novel.

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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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United States Air Force Falconaires Big Band to perform at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans proudly presents the United States Air Force Academy Band's Big Band Jazz Ensemble, The Falconaires, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 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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Former visiting law professor Jolivette-Brown confirmed for judgeship

Nannette Jolivette-Brown, J.D., LL.M., former visiting assistant clinical professor at Loyola University New Orleans in the College of Law's Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, has received confirmation for a federal judgeship in the eastern district of Louisiana. Jolivette-Brown was nominated this past March by President Barack Obama.

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Champions of Change online event to be held next week

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is participating in President Barack Obama's Champions of Change webcast event on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1-2:30 p.m. This national, online conversation among law students and faculty, public service lawyers, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks to inspire thousands of future agents of legal change to talk about new ways they can use their law degrees toward the common goal of public service.

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Faculty-Staff Campaign seeks 100 percent participation

The Loyola University New Orleans 2011-12 Faculty-Staff Campaign has officially kicked off, and whether you have been giving for 29 years like Robert Reed, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, or if this is your very first gift, gifts of all sizes make a difference.

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