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October 28, 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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Entergy Charitable Foundation awards grant to support environment program

Entergy Charitable Foundation has awarded Loyola University New Orleans a gift of $100,000 for projects related to the school's new Program in the Environment. Loyola is one of more than 50 nonprofit groups selected to receive funding from the foundation.

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History professor lectures in Moldova, co-authors book

Earlier this month, Bernard Cook, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans, traveled to Moldova to deliver a series of lectures on United States foreign policy since the end of the Cold War.

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Professor emerita of education receives award

Jane C. Chauvin, Ph.D., a Loyola professor emerita of education, was the recent recipient of the Milton J. Ferguson Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented by the College of Education at the University of New Orleans.

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Medina presents at Loyola Chicago

M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, presented "Derivative Citizenship - What's sex (and race) got to do with it? Revisiting Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service in the shadow of Flores-Villar v. United States," at Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Second Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium on Oct. 21, 2011.

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Alumnus honored for legacy in civil and public defense

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate Samuel Dalton, J.D. '54, H'94, the founding chairman of the Jefferson Parish Indigent Defender Board in Louisiana, is one of two recipients of this year's Kutak-Dodds Prizes.

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Be Loyola loyal-last week of Faculty-Staff Campaign

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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Loyola gets high marks from Kiplinger's, Princeton Review

Two national publications recently recognized Loyola University New Orleans as being a best value private college and as having a top-rated business school.

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Loyola alumnus inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus John Deveney '88 will be inducted into the Public Relations News Hall of Fame at a ceremony next month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Student chemistry group receives national award

The Loyola University New Orleans student chapter of the American Chemical Society has received an honorable mention award for its activities conducted in the 2010-11 academic year.

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Loyola pumped almost $164 million into area economy last school year

During the 20102011 academic year, Loyola University New Orleans made a $163.9 million economic impact, most of which went into the Greater New Orleans and Louisiana economies, according to a report prepared by the College of Business.

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Law alumnus named chair-elect of taxation section of the American Bar Association

Rudolph R. Ramelli '74, a partner at the New Orleans law firm of Jones Walker, was elected to serve as chair-elect of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.

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Mass comm alumna joins Lafayette TV station as weekday reporter

Caroline Balchunas '10, joined the KLFY-TV news team in Lafayette, La., in September as a weekday reporter for Eyewitness News.

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WGSO to broadcast 10 Loyola basketball games

Loyola University New Orleans and WGSO have renewed their partnership to broadcast 10 men's basketball games for the 2011-12 season.

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Cost comparison another reason Loyola's School of Nursing lives up to national ranking

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing is consistently ranked by both U.S. News & World Report and thebestcolleges.com as having one of the premiere nursing schools in the country.

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History alumna publishes book

Martha Fitzgerald '73, from Shreveport, La., published "A Louisiana River Journal" with Skipper Dickson, chronicling Dickson's 400-river-mile trip across the heart of Louisiana on a 30-year-old houseboat with his fishing buddies.

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Loyola Brass Society hosts jazz concert, masterclasses

Loyola University New Orleans' Brass Society is hosting a series of free masterclasses and a jazz concert this weekend. The virtuosic Brooklyn Brass Quintet will perform tonight, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Performance Hall.

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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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History department hosts Holocaust lecture

Loyola University New Orleans' Department of History presents guest lecturer Geoff Megargee, Ph.D., in a lecture, "A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands: The German Army's Crimes in the East," on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 157.

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Montage Series features Mozart's Requiem, chamber music and jazz

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents a week of chamber music, jazz and choral concerts in Roussel Performance Hall in November. All events are free and open to the public.

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Grammy Award-winner delivers lecture to music class

Grammy Award-winner Roger Linn recently delivered the lecture, "The Coming Revolution of New High Tech Musical Instruments," to a group of music students at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Biever Guest Lecture Series presents women's studies lecture

Loyola University New Orleans' Biever Guest Lecture Series, in conjunction with the Women's Resource Center and the Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Program, presents guest speaker Donna Lillian, Ph.D., in a lecture, "Women's Studies or Gender Studies? What's in a Name?" on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. in the Audubon Room.

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