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October 21, 2011 Issue

Communications professor pens 'Courtroom Carnival'

New Orleans is world-renowned for taking the simple and mundane and turning it into a Carnival-like event, from parades to funerals and, yes, even to legal proceedings. Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication associate professor and award-winning journalist S.L. Alexander has chronicled several of these colorful courtroom clashes in a new book, "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials."

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'Ignite the Spirit' with Loyola Week 2011

Loyola University New Orleans' Mission and Ministry Department and Student Government Association will co-host Loyola Week from Sunday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 5 with a number of events celebrating Loyola's Jesuit history and values.

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College of Business receives membership to prestigious international business consortium

The College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans has recently become a member of the prestigious Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education.

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Alumnus appointed acting city attorney

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's executive counsel, Richard Cortizas, J.D. '02, was appointed acting city attorney and head of the law department for the city of New Orleans.

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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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Alumnus Logan Skelton performs piano recital on campus

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Logan Skelton, '83, D.M.A., will perform a solo piano recital on Saturday, Oct. 22 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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Philosophy professor receives business ethics award

Loyola University New Orleans philosophy professor Ian A. Smith, Ph.D., will be awarded the 2011 Primeaux Prize for his paper, "On Explaining Individual and Corporate Culpability in the Global Climate Change Era," at the 18th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics in New York on Oct. 26.

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Princeton Review names Loyola's College of Law one of nation's best

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has been recognized as one of the nation's most outstanding law schools by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2012 edition of its book, "The Best 167 Law Schools."

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New College of Law Building dedication set for Oct. 25

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, along with the Office of Career Services at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, have found a new home just a block away in the new College of Law Broadway Building, following a lengthy renovation.

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Wolfpack gives back on Nov. 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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SGA's Constituency Week will feature free food and events for students

The Student Government Association invites Loyola University New Orleans students to attend Constituency Week from Monday, Oct. 24 to Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Fence to be constructed around Monroe Hall next week

Next week, the university will begin work on a construction fence in the area immediately around Monroe Hall to prepare for upcoming renovation activity.

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Loyola staffer co-produces documentary to air on WDSU-TV

"Close Ties Tying on a New Tradition," a documentary about mentoring African-American males in New Orleans, hits the small screen this weekend, airing on WDSU-TV both Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11:35 p.m.

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Author to lecture on misunderstandings of American history

Loyola University New Orleans presents "Lies My Teacher Told Me About Race and Southern History," a free lecture by James Loewen, Ph.D., open to the public in Loyola's Nunemaker Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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LIM hosts webinar on Internet-based ministry

In the spirit of the old adage, "If you can't beat them, join them," Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry is offering an online discussion titled, "Proclaiming the Good News in a Digital Age: Exploring Internet-Mediated Communication for Ministry."

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Symposium to examine Louisiana exoneration case

Former death row inmate John Thompson, founder and director of Resurrection after Exoneration, will share his powerful story about his experiences with the justice system during "Prosecutorial Immunity: Deconstructing Connick v. Thompson."

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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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Montage Series features vocal, composer masterclasses by world-renowned musicians

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will offer masterclasses with two acclaimed musicians at the end of the month.

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Loyola Theatre presents a fresh new vision of Godspell

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents a fresh production of the musical "Godspell," celebrating the show's 40th anniversary of opening on Broadway. The musical will run in Loyola's Marquette Theater on Nov. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

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Religious studies department hosts Jewish spirituality lecture

Loyola University New Orleans' Department of Religious Studies presents leading scholar Paul Mendes-Flohr, Ph.D., in a lecture, "Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig: Two Contrasting Paths to Jewish Spirituality," on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Goldie and Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life at the Tulane Hillel House.

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Residential Life staff elected to Louisiana Association of Housing Officers executive board

Three professionals from the Office of Residential Life at Loyola University New Orleans were elected to the executive board of the Louisiana Association of Housing Officers.

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Acclaimed opera singer presents vocal masterclass at Loyola

World-renowned opera singer Gordon Hawkins will present a vocal masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 230 of the Communications/Music Complex.

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International contemporary artist exhibits at Loyola's Diboll Gallery

Iranian-born, mixed media artist Avish Khebrehzadeh will launch her exhibit at Loyola University New Orleans with an opening reception on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Monroe Library.

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