Loyola at a Glance
January 27, 2012 Issue
M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, was elected to the executive committee of the constitutional law section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Rob Dordan, J.D. '11, recipient of the Best Comment Award from Loyola's Journal of Public Interest Law for 2011, had his work cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Plans for the upcoming centennial year will be revealed to the Loyola University New Orleans campus community in a uniquely New Orleans way - with a Mardi Gras parade party and lots of lagniappe! All students, faculty and staff are invited to a Centennial Campus Carnival on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Peace Quad.
To help the Class of 2012 make their final months at the university something special to remember, the Student Government Association, the Loyola Alumni Association and the Office of Co-Curricular Programs are hosting "100th Night," an evening event that marks the start of the students' final 100 days here at Loyola.
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.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and former Loyola 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.
Loyola University New Orleans' A.P. Tureaud Black Law Student Association Chapter Mock Trial Team won first place at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, held last week in Birmingham, Ala.
Several members of the campus community received awards and recognition during the Loyola University New Orleans' Spring 2012 President's Convocation for faculty and staff on Jan. 20.
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.
Loyola University New Orleans presents "The Romantic Cello," an evening of selected works by familiar composers such as Edvard Grieg, Antonin Dvorak and Erno Dohnanyi on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street. The event is free and open to the public.
In a little more than a year, Loyola University New Orleans M.B.A. students have gone from pro-bono advisers to part-owners of an organization that decides how and where to invest more than $3 million dollars in local startup companies.
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 Frederic Chopin at Loyola University New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.
Students who attend Loyola's summer abroad program in Italy spend four weeks experiencing some of Italy's most unique assets, from archaeological excavations in Pompeii and a tour of the Sistine Chapel to the famed nightlife of Rome's piazzas and a visit to Blue Capri Island. Last summer, students even had the opportunity to visit Miguel Diaz, United States Ambassador to the Vatican.
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.
"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.
The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Languages and Cultures presents "The Lost Eagle: The Untold Story of the Legionary Eagle on Rome's Most Famous Statue," on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. This lecture explores the Prima Porta Augustus, the most widely-recognized marble statue from the Roman Empire, and is free and open to the public.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry features "Catholics and the Climate: Fostering Mission-Based Sustainability," a unique webinar presented by Bishop Emeritus William Skylstad, former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Loyola University's Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series kicks off its spring visual arts season in February with two contemporary printmaking exhibitions held simultaneously in the Collins C. Diboll Gallery. Featuring the premiere of the Southern Graphics Council International's traveling exhibition and Dirk Hagner's "Texted Haiku Broadsides," both exhibits are in conjunction with the 2012 SGCI Conference.
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