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January 20, 2012 Issue

Thomas receives Dux Academicus Award

School of Mass Communication professor Robert Thomas, Ph.D., was awarded Loyola University New Orleans' top faculty honor, the 2011 Dux Academicus Award, during today's President's Convocation for faculty and staff.

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Law alumni luncheon honors Stephen M. Barbas

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and former Loyola board of trustee Stephen M. Barbas, J.D. '79, is the recipient of the 2012 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.

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Program in the Environment names new director

Loyola University New Orleans Associate Professor of Philosophy Francis Coolidge Jr., Ph.D., has been named the new director for the Program in the Environment. The new appointment came in December after a unanimous vote by the faculty on the program's steering committee.

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Loyola announces appointment of new dean of libraries

Loyola University New Orleans has selected Michael P. Olson, M.L.S., Ph.D., professor and associate university librarian for information commons at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as the new dean of libraries for the nationally-recognized J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library. Olson will begin work at Loyola on Aug. 1.

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Gridiron innovator joins 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame

Legendary college football coach Clark Shaughnessy, often credited as the "father of the T-formation" and early innovator of the modern passing game, headlines the Loyola University New Orleans Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012, which includes baseball players Jerry Brady '62 and David Lindsey '00, and cross country standout Stephanie Legleu Crews '02.

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Loyola Opera presents classic comedy, 'The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein'

The Loyola University New Orleans Opera presents its new production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein," a classic comedy filled with lively satire and rousing music, in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus, on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.

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Pharmacy alumnus elected to state board of medical examiners

Dr. Melvin G. Bourgeois '57, from Morgan City, La., was elected to a two-year term as president of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

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Mass Communication director named to Leadership Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication director Sonya Duhé, Ph.D., has been selected for inclusion in Leadership Louisiana, sponsored by the Council for a Better Louisiana. The nationally-recognized, civic-minded program was created to enhance the capacity of emerging or current leaders from across the state.

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Loyola Theatre debuts screwball comedy, 'Anton in Show Business'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans debuts the madcap comic play, "Anton in Show Business," a sharp, wry comedy based on three actresses who have been cast in an ill-fated production of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters."

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College of Law alumnus named a 'Louisiana Super Lawyer'

Larry Curtis, J.D. '77, was selected for inclusion as one of Louisiana's top 50 lawyers in the 2012 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers.

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Religious studies professor receives contract to edit 'Women in Religions' book series

Catherine Wessinger, the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J., Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans, has received a contract from New York University Press to edit the "Women in Religions" series, consisting of eleven volumes written for both classroom assignment and personal reading.

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Religious studies department hosts Jewish spirituality lecture

Loyola University New Orleans College of Humanities and Natural Sciences' Jewish Lecture Series presents leading scholar Yael Hirsch, Ph.D., in a lecture, "The Last Marranos: Examining 20th Century Jewish Converts to Christianity in Light of the Holocaust," on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. A reception preceding the lecture will begin at 6:15 p.m.

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Loyola's Montage Series presents acclaimed husband and wife piano duo

Acclaimed husband and wife pianists, David Sutanto and Shao-Shan Chen, will present a duo piano recital featuring works by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin at Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Loyola celebrates Music Therapy Program's 55th anniversary with new workshop

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents Russell Hilliard, Ph.D., M.T.-B.C., L.P.C., L.C.A.T., in a workshop, "Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy," on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.

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National legal journalist presents 'Lions of the Trial Bar'

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "Lions of the Trial Bar," a lecture by award-winning legal journalist and bestselling author Mark Curriden on Feb. 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium located in Monroe Hall.

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VITA provides free tax help for the needy

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this year to provide free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. The sessions, designed by the Internal Revenue Service, begin Monday, Jan. 23, and continue through Thursday, April 12.

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Regal Loyola documentary to air during Carnival season

"Rex: Inside the School of Design," a documentary produced by Loyola University New Orleans' Center for Music & Arts Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of New Orleans, will air on WYES-TV on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 p.m. The film offers an inside look at the history, tradition and backstage workings of Rex, King of Carnival.

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