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October 12, 2012 Issue

Professor wins prestigious Louisiana Writer Award

Loyola University New Orleans English professor John Biguenet will receive the top literary award in the state-the Louisiana Writer Award. The award ceremony will be held at the Louisiana Book Festival Oct. 27 in Baton Rouge.

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National and local experts hold conversation on lethal violence in New Orleans

The Office of the President and the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University New Orleans present a daylong symposium aimed at ending the cycle of violence in New Orleans and restoring community peace.

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Jesuit and leading scholar named chair of Catholic theology

After a two-year search, eminent scholar Edward Vacek, S.J., Ph.D., was named this fall as The Rev. Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Catholic Studies at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola University hosting New Orleans candlelit rally to stop sexual violence

Loyola University New Orleans is joining the fight to end sexual violence by hosting a candlelit rally Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. This year the event is going social. Track #NOLATBTN2012 on Twitter.

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Graphic design professor awarded for book cover design

Nancy Bernardo, a graphic design professor at Loyola University New Orleans, was recently honored by Design Observer in the 2011 "50 Books/50 Covers Competition" for her work on "Checking In/Checking Out," a two-sided, passport-sized book written by Loyola English professors Mark Yakich, Ph.D., and Chris Schaberg, Ph.D.

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David Henry Hwang, author of 'M. Butterfly,' to speak at Loyola

David Henry Hwang, the award-winning playwright best known as the author of "M. Butterfly," will offer two presentations at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Nov. 5 in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Loyola hosts conference to prevent human trafficking at the New Orleans Super Bowl

To prevent human trafficking at the Super Bowl and shed light on an issue that thrives in the shadows, Loyola University New Orleans is hosting a conference Oct. 24 and 27.

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Future crime: Loyola assistant professor awarded FBI research project

Loyola University New Orleans' Department of Criminal Justice assistant professor Christian Bolden, Ph.D., is keeping an eye on innovative crimes happening around the world, because they could likely catch on in the U.S.

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Loyola opera workshop presents 'Oktoberfest: Opera's Greatest Drinking Songs'

The opera program at Loyola University New Orleans will present its fall workshop, "Oktoberfest: Opera's Greatest Drinking Songs," on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Nursing professor receives $50k grant to study new nursing graduates

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing assistant professor Jessica Peterson R.N., Ph.D., received a nearly $50,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the best strategies to teach undergraduate nursing students and new graduates clinical skills.

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Jerusalem String Quartet offers free masterclass at Loyola

The New Orleans Friends of Music will present the Jerusalem String Quartet in a free masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Loyola faculty to showcase film at New Orleans Film Festival

A short film by Loyola University New Orleans faculty will screen at the New Orleans Film Festival Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Jazz and Democracy? Jazz musician Victor Goines '84, links the two

The idea may be big, but the music is universal. Officials want to embrace creative arts like jazz education, for example, as one way to restore civility in public life. Jazz musician Victor Goines '84, will speak to that in an Oct. 21 lecture at Loyola University New Orleans.

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College of Law professors speak about prisoners' rights

Two Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professors participated in a prisoners' rights conference last month at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Wolf Pack gives back Oct. 20

Loyola University New Orleans alumni, family, friends, staff and students are encouraged to show their Pack pride on Saturday, Oct. 20 during the 13th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service.

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LIM hosts webinar on Catholic voting perspectives featuring Archbishop Aymond

The Loyola Institute for Ministry will present a free webinar on Catholic perspectives on voting featuring Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Michael Aymond Monday, Oct. 22.

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Diversity Committee announces logo design winner

The Diversity Committee at Loyola University New Orleans recently selected the design of junior Rachel Guillot as the winning logo for the organization's Student Logo Project.

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Loyola Theatre features two comedic productions

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2012-13 season in November with two new productions, including Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit" and the New Orleans premiere of Tanya Saracho's "El Nogalar."

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Loyola's 'green chemistry' American Chemical Society club awarded grant

The Loyola University New Orleans student chapter of the American Chemical Society received a $500 grant from the society to unify the chemistry clubs at Loyola, Xavier, University of New Orleans and Tulane University.

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Travel the world with the 2012 Country Fair

Which country has four official languages? Where was football (soccer), rugby, cricket, boxing and golfing invented? Which country produces 800 different kinds of beer? Find out the answers to these and many other questions at Loyola University New Orleans' Country Fair.

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Fall Yamauchi Lecture explores the 'spirit' of New Orleans

New Orleans has long been recognized for its special mix of culture and ecology-the city's "spirit." Anne Daniell, Ph.D., religious studies instructor at Loyola University New Orleans, is exploring that concept even further during the Fall 2012 Yamauchi Lecture series Oct. 24.

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Art and Design lecture series features internationally acclaimed artist Mark Dion

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will continue its free lecture series this month with internationally acclaimed artist Mark Dion on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114.

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Continuing legal education courses to offer winning tips to lawyers

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents a trio of daylong seminars in November aimed at teaching lawyers thought-provoking and unorthodox lessons to achieve success in the courtroom.

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Student Bar Association organizes blood drive next week

The Student Bar Association in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Bloodmobile outside the College of Law on Pine Street.

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Jazz Underground Series continues with pianist Jeff Gardner

The Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans will continue with pianist Jeff Gardner Thursday, Oct. 18 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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