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January 25, 2013 Issue

Law clinic director honored by NAACP

William P. Quigley, J.D. '77, professor and director of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will be honored for his work in several voting rights cases around the state.

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Tom Brokaw to address Loyola's Class of 2013

Tom Brokaw, venerated television journalist and long-time anchor of "NBC Nightly News," will address Loyola University New Orleans' Class of 2013 during its spring commencement ceremony.

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Students rally to support Super Bowl volunteer efforts

Some Loyola University New Orleans students have joined the volunteer ranks to assist the Super Bowl Host Committee in putting on a successful Super Bowl experience for the city next weekend.

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Donnelley Center holds open house to aid New Orleans nonprofits

The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications at Loyola University New Orleans is holding a free open house Monday, Jan. 28 aimed at helping local nonprofits obtain advertising and promotional campaign services they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

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Hundreds of students to unite Saturday for MLK Day of Service

This Saturday, more than 900 New Orleans-area university students will participate in a day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Loyola Theatre presents new take on classic Greek comedy 'Wealth'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents an exploration of economics and ideology with a fresh new version of Aristophanes' final comedy "Wealth."

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DNP nursing professor part of $1.3 million colorectal cancer study

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing professor Laurie Anne Ferguson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C., is an integral part of a five-year, innovative colorectal cancer study funded by a $1.3 million grant from the American Cancer Society.

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Wanted: Diversity-themed photos for student contest

What does diversity mean to Loyola's student body? How is it important? What does it look like? Can it be captured in a photograph? Now students will have the opportunity to tell their story and share their perspective of diversity on campus by participating in the Face(s) of Loyola Diversity Photo Contest.

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Fox News analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano gives free lecture

Political and senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel Judge Andrew P. Napolitano presents a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Latin American globalization at center of lecture next week

The Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., president of the Catholic University in the State of Tachira in Venezuela, presents "Political Implications of a Humanizing Globalization," Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Audubon Room, located in the Danna Student Center.

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Jazz Underground Series continues with trumpet master Wendell Brunious

Wendell Brunious, acclaimed trumpeter and jazz great, will continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 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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February forum features special guests from Treme's underground Mardi Gras tribes

After the overwhelming success of last year's forum highlighting the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, Loyola University New Orleans Extraordinary Professor of Video Technology Jim Gabour returns to present "Treme's Underground Carnival: Baby Dolls and Skeletons."

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College of Business hosts four MBA information sessions and open houses

The MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will showcase its recently revised MBA program in four open houses and information sessions this spring.

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Free lecture: Vacek explains love and grace like never before

Love and grace are common words that seem to pop up everywhere, but rarely are clearly defined. That's according to the Rev. Edward Vacek, S.J., Ph.D., who is Loyola University New Orleans' The Rev. Stephen J. Duffy Chair in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology. He will headline a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 6 on that very topic.

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Former Loyola professor Dorothy Brown remembered

Dorothy Harrell Brown, Ph.D., professor emerita of English at Loyola University New Orleans and 1991 recipient of the Dux Academicus Award, passed away Jan. 13 in Decatur, Ga., where she had lived since July 2011. She was 86.

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Albert examines improvisation in laptop orchestras

Imagine a stage filled with seated musicians. Instead of playing traditional instruments such as violins and trombones, they are making music with their laptop computers.

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Loyola's work against sexual violence is nationally recognized

The American College Health Association singled out Loyola University New Orleans' Advocacy Initiative, and University Counseling Center staff will present the innovative program at the association's annual meeting May 28-June 1 in Boston, Mass.

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Loyola takes on rival Spring Hill in fundraising challenge

While the two schools often duke it out on the court, Loyola University New Orleans is taking on longtime rival Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., in a unusual way.

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Loyola centennial float debuts in Krewe of Tucks parade

What started as a rag-tag parade of cars pulling boats founded by Loyola University New Orleans students Lloyd Frischhertz '70, J.D. '73 and Mike Abadie '71, in 1969 has become an elaborate mainstay of the New Orleans Carnival season. To celebrate the university's 100-year history, an official Loyola centennial float will debut in the Louisiana history-themed Krewe of Tucks parade this year.

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Montage series presents free masterclasses by world-renowned musicians

An award-winning clarinetist and an internationally recognized opera star will present free masterclasses at Loyola University New Orleans this spring.

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Design superstar April Greiman to speak at Loyola

April Greiman, an art and design luminary whose collaborations with acclaimed architects such as Frank Gehry and RoTo Architects have earned her frequent critical praise and an international following, will present a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Loyola's Jazz Underground features New Orleans' jazz all-stars

The "All-Star Jam" at Loyola University New Orleans Feb. 28 will bring together some of New Orleans' most innovative jazz artists in celebration of the historic jam session tradition.

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Loyola Theatre premieres new musical by Ricky Graham

Celebrated playwright and New Orleans native Ricky Graham will present the world premiere of his musical, "The Money Box," at Loyola University New Orleans in March.

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