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March 30, 2012 Issue

Sociology professor presents environmental disaster research at three regional conferences

According to Loyola University New Orleans sociology professor Anthony Ladd, Ph.D., America's energy policy and its effect on our environment is a hot topic. Ladd, who specializes in environmental disaster research, has spoken at two different conferences on the subject in the last two weeks and is currently addressing the Midwest Sociological Society in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Environmental science major awarded research grant

Tom Sevick, an environmental science major at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently awarded $2,500 from the Louisiana Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program to conduct research this summer.

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Loyola University New Orleans celebrates a century!

Throughout 2012 and 2013, Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its chartering as a university. The centennial will be observed from April 2012 to May 2013, featuring a number of signature and academic events that celebrate and explore Loyola's rich history. Festivities will begin April 10, 2012, with a host of public activities and lectures on campus following throughout the week, finally leading to a major kick-off event on April 14, 2012, the Founder's Day Celebration.

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John 'Jack' Dardis named Adjutor Hominum award recipient

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association has selected John "Jack" Dardis '63 as the 2011 recipient of the Adjutor Hominum Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.

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Mock trial team wins national championship

The A.P. Tureaud Black Law Student Association's mock trial team from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law recently took home top honors at the National BLSA Mock Trial Competition in Washington, D.C.

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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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Distinguished alumni honored at jazz brunch

Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will honor prominent alumni from four colleges at its annual jazz brunch on Sunday, April 15 as part of the 2012 Alumni Weekend. Recipients include: Michelle Clarke '06, John Deveney '88, Eric Eckholdt '89, Jean Arnoult Gaul '55, '92 and Georgia McBride '06, MBA '11.

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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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Iron Chef 2012 heats up Loyola campus

Student cooking teams from southeastern Louisiana will return to Loyola University New Orleans to battle it out during the 2012 Iron Chef competition on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room.

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Monroe Library celebrates Loyola centennial

A series of exhibits in the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library are helping to commemorate the centennial of Loyola University New Orleans. Items on display in the exhibits, which are being held in a number of locations in the Monroe Library and in Thomas Hall, feature historical memorabilia, souvenirs, photographs, video and artifacts from the library's Special Collections and Archives, the Archives of the New Orleans Jesuit Province and personal collections of Loyola alumni and friends.

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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 take place Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Loyola's Pack News featured on PBS

The Loyola University New Orleans student-run multimedia journalism outlet, Pack News, recently wrote and produced a full-length web news story for "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill," a national news program featured on the PBS network.

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Montage Series pays tribute to founder of music preparatory program

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents a "Remembrance and Tribute Concert" in honor of Janet Swanzy, Ph.D., founder and director of the Loyola Preparatory Department of Music and Dance, on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance 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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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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Loyola men's basketball receives Five Star Champions of Character Award

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has recognized the Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball team as the 2011-12 Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team. The NAIA presents the award to one team at the end of the season for each of the 23 championship sports.

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Chart-topping recording sensations make US debut at Loyola

In celebration of Loyola University New Orleans' centennial, the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series is proud to present the United States debut of the chart-topping recording sensations, The Priests, along with special guest vocalist Sarah Jane McMahon '02.

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Psychology major honored at annual Louisiana Academy of Sciences meeting

The Louisiana Academy of Sciences recently honored Amy Sprout, a psychological science major at Loyola University New Orleans, with the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award in the social sciences division for her senior research work.

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Montage Series hosts graphic design exhibit, unveils completed 'MoWall'

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will open its annual graphic design show next month with two exhibitions, "Transitions" and "MoWall," held simultaneously at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Staff counselor wins Ignatian Award

Brooks Zitzmann, staff counselor at the University Counseling Center in the Office of Student Affairs, was awarded the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs.

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Archaeology lecture explores history of ancient Roman highway

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Languages and Cultures presents Greek scholar Yannis Lolos, Ph.D., in "Via Egnatia: A Journey Across the Lower Balkans Through Time," a lecture about the first Roman highway built east of the Adriatic Sea, on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Montage Series presents Musaica's 6th season finale

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents the chamber ensemble, Musaica, on Thursday, April 12 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.

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Jewish Lecture Series continues with noted author and cultural historian

The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans presents American cultural and literary historian, Sander Gilman, Ph.D., in the lecture, "When Did the Jews Become Funny? A New Debate About the Limits of Representation After 9/11," on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue.

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Loyola opera and theatre programs receive Big Easy Entertainment Awards

Loyola University New Orleans recently received multiple Big Easy Entertainment Awards for performances in the 2011-12 Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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