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February 1, 2013 Issue

Ignacio volunteers serve abroad in Belize and Jamaica during Christmas break

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.

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Law professor recognized for Fourth Amendment scholarship

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.

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Longest-serving justice in Louisiana Supreme Court history honored by College of Law

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.

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Patrick F. Taylor Foundation pledges more than $1 million in scholarships for Loyola

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.

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Monday 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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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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Center for Environmental Communication director to moderate symposium

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.

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Workshop to give real-world experience to potential law students

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).

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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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Loyola vs. Spring Hill Tip Off Challenge goes into final period

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.

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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 Catholic Studies. He will headline a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 6 on that very topic.

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Nigerian priest shares stories of African village life, resilience of children facing tragedy

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.

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Are green spaces killing us? Ecocritic speaks Feb. 19

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.

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Film Buffs Institute hosts Oscar party with old-school popcorn machine

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.

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Film screening features Louisiana musicians 'singing their way out of prison'

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.

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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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Loyola hosts international pianists in concerto showcase, solo recital

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.

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2013 Lenten Series features Christian vocalist Kara Klein

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.

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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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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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Experts gather in New Orleans to discuss special education reform

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.

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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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Loyola Jazz Festival boasts two performances by famed percussionist Brian Blade

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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