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November 16, 2012 Issue

End of the world? Loyola professor researches millennialism and impact on cultures

As the purported end of the Mayan calendar approaches on Dec. 21-the day some are expecting varying degrees of spiritual and world change-Loyola University New Orleans professor Catherine Wessinger, Ph.D., still plans to go in to work like she does every day, and continue her research on millennialism.

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Moot Court team headed to national championships

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Moot Court Team won first place in the National Moot Court Competition Region VII Regional Rounds, earning the team a spot in the nationals in New York City Jan. 28-31.

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Loyola mourns the loss of College of Business professor Lee Yao

The Loyola University New Orleans community is mourning the loss of Lee J. Yao, Ph.D., the Rev. J. A. Butt, S.J. Distinguished Professor in Accounting in the College of Business. Yao passed away Nov. 14 due to complications from cancer. He was 54.

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Loyola ranked nationally for study abroad

Loyola University New Orleans is among the top universities in the nation for its study abroad participation, according to a report released Nov. 12 by the Institute of International Education.

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Rev. Fred Kammer speaks on immigration, social justice in Washington, D.C.

Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D., director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans will give the keynote address on immigration at a national teach-in shedding light on social justice issues in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17.

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Loyola students demonstrate how physics is fun in New Orleans East

Loyola University New Orleans students shared their love for science with elementary school children in New Orleans East last week.

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Loyola law professor, alumni named to 40 Under 40 list

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law associate professor Johanna Kalb, J.D., 34, was named to Gambit's 40 Under 40 list-a roll that puts the spotlight on the Crescent City's high achievers under age 40.

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Loyola purchases Veritas Hall, expands Broadway campus

Loyola University New Orleans has recently acquired the property known as Veritas Hall located at 7300 St. Charles Avenue, formerly owned by St. Mary's Dominican Sisters of Peace.

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Loyola Ballet celebrates centennial with classic and contemporary works

The Loyola Ballet launches its new season tonight with a mixed repertory concert featuring excerpts from Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed Russian ballet, "The Stone Flower," Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m.

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College of Business hosts MBA information session and open house

Those looking to improve their business acumen and expand their education are invited to a free MBA open house hosted by the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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Support men's basketball as they take on Tulane

The Loyola University New Orleans community is invited to show their Pack pride during the Battle of Freret Street: Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally Nov. 27. The rally takes place from 5-7 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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Loyola presents at National Collegiate Honors Council

Two Loyola University New Orleans Honors Program students-Mara Steven and Evan LaBranche-along with the University Honors Program director Naomi Yavneh, Ph.D., and library liaison Teri Gallaway are presenting this week at the National Collegiate Honors Council in Boston.

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Piano virtuoso presents free masterclass at Loyola

Stephen Hough, lauded as one of the world's leading concert pianists, will present a masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.

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Blood drive to help Loyola instructor's daughter, Children's Hospital

The holidays are right around the corner, and as the spirit of the season blooms, faculty, staff and students at Loyola University New Orleans have united to organize a campus-wide blood drive to benefit the daughter of alumnus and music finance instructor Jude Boudreaux '00.

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Famed French maestro Philippe Entremont returns to New Orleans to perform with Loyola Symphony Orchestra

Philippe Entremont, H'83, internationally renowned pianist and conductor, is well known throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for his exceptional career and his time spent as music director of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra from 1980 to 1986. On Friday, Dec. 7, the maestro returns to New Orleans to perform the "Triple Concerto," one of Beethoven's most celebrated compositions.

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Loyola Theatre presents New Orleans premiere of 'El Nogalar'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans continues its season with the New Orleans premiere of Tanya Saracho's "El Nogalar," an explosive tale of humor and heartache in today's changing Mexico.

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Loyola celebrates Christmas with two musical events

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the Christmas season with two musical events Sunday, Dec. 2. Singing with Santa, a Christmas sing-along for the Loyola community, will take place in the Danna Student Center's St. Charles Room at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, the public is invited to Christmas at Loyola, an annual Christmas concert held at Holy Name of Jesus Church at 3 p.m.

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'Thou Shalt Not Kill' signs posted on campus

Loyola University New Orleans is proud to join with Archbishop Gregory Aymond and the Archdiocese of New Orleans in posting the campaign's "Thou Shalt Not Kill" yard signs on both of its campuses this week.

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Loyola Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide'

The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, "Candide," Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

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Department of Counseling wins mental health fundraising challenge

Loyola University New Orleans Department of Counseling doesn't hesitate when it comes to raising money for a good cause. It raised the most money among local universities this year for mental health resources to benefit the community.

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