Loyola at a Glance
February 1, 2013 Issue
Some went with their baseball gloves in hand; others went prepared to go without electricity or running water. They all went with a commitment to serve others. Thirty-three Loyola University New Orleans students and staff traveled to Belize and Jamaica as a part of the university's Ignacio Volunteer Programs.
New Orleans CityBusiness recognized Leslie Shoebotham, J.D., associate professor of law at Loyola University College of Law, for her Fourth Amendment scholarship regarding canine drug detection.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and retired Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero Jr., J.D. '54, H '91, is the recipient of the 2013 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.
The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation recently pledged $1.26 million in scholarship support to Loyola University New Orleans for academically talented, first-generation college students who reside in Louisiana and demonstrate financial need.
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."
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.
Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., professor of mass communication and director of the Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication, will moderate an all-day symposium on aspects of Louisiana's natural history Feb. 23.
The Black Law Student Association at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is sponsoring a free two-day workshop to enlighten college students on the law school admissions process and provide helpful tips to effectively navigate that process and tackle the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
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.
The Tip Off Challenge, the off-the-court battle of pride and support between Loyola University New Orleans and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., has been raging since Jan. 19.
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.
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 Catholic Studies. He will headline a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 6 on that very topic.
Inspired by life in the rural Nigerian village where he was born, the Rev. Uwem Akpan will share unique tales influenced by the humor and endurance of the African poor-even in the face of the agonizing tragedies plaguing the region-in a free public lecture Feb. 18.
Literary and environmental scholar Vin Nardizzi, Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia will discuss how our affinity for green spaces can actually reap destructive consequences in a free public lecture Feb. 19.
This year's Oscar screening party, hosted by the Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute, will feature the mouth-watering aroma of fresh popcorn wafting from an old-school popcorn maker.
What song would you play if your life was on the line? That's the premise behind a documentary film featured in a Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute screening Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
An award-winning clarinetist and an internationally recognized opera star will present free masterclasses at Loyola University New Orleans this spring.
Preeminent young classical pianists from around the world will return to Loyola University New Orleans this month to perform at two events presented in conjunction with the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans.
Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center presents its 2013 Lenten Series, "Church in the Desert, Church in the World: Reflections in the Spirit of the Second Vatican Council," a series of events in February and March to observe the season of Lent.
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.
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.
A conference focusing on the impact of special education reforms on laws and practices is the central topic of a special daylong event at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
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.
Acclaimed jazz percussionist and former Loyola student Brian Blade will perform in two concerts Saturday, March 9 as part of the 44th Annual Jazz Festival at Loyola University New Orleans.
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