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March 23, 2012 Issue

Loyola University selects new provost and VP of academic affairs

Loyola University New Orleans has selected Marc Manganaro, Ph.D., as its new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Manganaro, who is slated to begin work at Loyola on July 1, is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University and is a professor of English. Manganaro's appointment follows the announcement of current Provost Edward J. Kvet's retirement in July 2012.

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Loyola business professor speaks at Paris Institute of Political Studies conference

Loyola University New Orleans Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics Nicholas Capaldi, Ph.D., will deliver a paper at a conference at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, in Paris, France, on Friday, April 6. Capaldi's address will discuss the dichotomy of philosopher and economist John Stuart Mills' views on socialism and how these ideas are being played out in modern economies across the world today.

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Loyola students cast as extras in HBO's 'Treme'

More than 30 students from the digital filmmaking, theatre arts and digital media departments at Loyola University New Orleans recently had the opportunity to work as costumed extras in a Carnival scene for an upcoming episode of the HBO hit series, "Treme."

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Philosophy student receives prestigious scholarship

Andrew Albert, a sophomore in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans, is one of 12 college sophomores nationwide to receive a scholarship to attend the Institute for Responsible Citizenship's 10th annual summer rigorous leadership program for high-achieving African-American male college students.

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Biology professor and alumna publish paper on litter decomposition

Paul Barnes, Ph.D., biology professor and the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J., Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology at Loyola University New Orleans, and Loyola alumna Michele Abbene '05, recently published a paper on litter decomposition.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham to address Loyola's centennial class

Pultizer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will address the Loyola University New Orleans Class of 2012 during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at 9:45 a.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Meacham, the executive vice president of Random House Publishing, will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during commencement exercises

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Loyola granted membership into international business development organization

Loyola University New Orleans, through the College of Business, was recently granted a university chapter of AIESEC, the world's largest student-run organization that fosters leadership capabilities through instructional leadership development programs and foreign internships.

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Theatre department holds senior one-act festival next month

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans will continue its Senior One-Act Festival next month in the Lower Depths Theater in the Communications/Music Complex. Performances run Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Renwick Lecture Series features Washington political insider

Will rising gas prices hurt President Obama's re-election chances? Who will independents vote for in the upcoming presidential election? Can the Democrats win back Congress? These questions and many more are up for discussion as respected Washington political insider, Charlie Cook, visits the Loyola University New Orleans campus to take part in the Institute of Politics' Ed Renwick Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

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Montage Series features wind ensembles and opera excerpts

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents a variety of music events for the remainder of March.

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Lenten Series closes with lecture by the Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D.

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center and the Alumni Association present "The Spiritual Exercises: The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality," a series of lectures on Wednesdays in March to observe the season of Lent.

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National magazine editor speaks at School of Mass Communication

Jerry Sealy, creative director for the print and digital tablet editions of National Geographic Traveler in Washington, D.C., will present a lecture on how to successfully design effective iPad applications for online media publications.

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Four additional LUPD police officers certified as RADS instructors

Four police officers from the Loyola University New Orleans Police Department have successfully completed the three-day Rape Aggression Defense System instructor's course, hosted by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office. The certification allows them to teach the training course designed to maximize the physical defense abilities of women.

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Jazz Underground series continues with bassist Roland Guerin

Roland Guerin, a versatile, in-demand bassist who frequently tours and performs with Allen Toussaint, will continue Loyola University New Orleans' Jazz Underground series with music from his most recent CD, "A Different World," on Thursday, March 29 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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Annual Brendan Brown Lecture Series presents international criminal law professor

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents "The Role of Criminal Law in the Response to Serious Violations of Human Rights," a lecture by Carlos Eduardo Japiassú, professor of criminal law and international criminal law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Centennial Lecture Series presents: 'Leading the Way - Loyola and the Desegregation of New Orleans'

As a part of Loyola's centennial celebration, the university presents "Leading the Way: Loyola and the Desegregation of New Orleans," a candid discussion about the role Loyola played in the civil rights movement in New Orleans during the 1950s and 60s on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Frozen in time: Loyola celebrates centennial with historic photo display

A photographic trip through the last century, as seen through the eyes of Loyola University New Orleans, will be on display as the university presents "Loyola's Photographic Treasures with University Photographer Harold Baquet." The retrospective and lecture are part of Loyola's centennial celebration and takes place Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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History department hosts lecture on sanctuary during the reign of King Henry VIII

The Department of History at Loyola University New Orleans presents Margaret McGlynn, Ph.D., in the lecture, "The end of an era? The Rite of Sanctuary in the Reign of King Henry VIII," on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public.

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Montage series celebrates Loyola's centennial with a weekend of free band, choral concerts

In celebration of Loyola's centennial, the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series presents three free band and choral concerts on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.

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