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February 15, 2013 Issue

Free LSAT workshop is this weekend

The Black Law Student Association at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is sponsoring a free two-day workshop starting this weekend 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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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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Sanford Hinderlie presents at two international conferences

Loyola University New Orleans Interim Chair of the Department of Music Industry Studies Sanford Hinderlie presented his research on learning technologies at two international conferences in November.

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The state of Jesuit higher education: Loyola University Chicago president speaks on campus

Loyola University New Orleans will host worldwide leader in Jesuit higher education, Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., in a special public lecture Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

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Loyola offers new online degree specialization in cyber forensics

Responding to the overwhelming need for trained computer security professionals, Loyola University New Orleans announced a new online degree specialization in cyber forensics investigation and administration.

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Black History Month exhibit offers peek into the past of slavery, emancipation

To commemorate Black History Month, the Loyola University Honors Program is exhibiting 18th and 19th century documents relating to the history of slavery and emancipation in the United States.

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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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Lecture uncovers stories behind artifacts from Istanbul's Armenian Orthodox Churches

There is a story behind the artful objects recovered from the Armenian Orthodox churches of Istanbul, Turkey, and it is more than just the metal, stone and wood many are fashioned from.

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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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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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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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Georgia rockers the Black Lips share music industry knowledge with students

Georgia garage/punk rock band the Black Lips will speak about the modern-day music industry at a forum at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

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NPR, ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts speaks at Loyola

Her voice is synonymous with NPR's Morning Edition and she is a nationally recognized political reporter. Cokie Roberts, New Orleans native and daughter of prominent U.S. Representatives Hale and Lindy Boggs, will headline a free event at Loyola University New Orleans Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

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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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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 talks 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 daylong event at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

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Loyola's Institute of Politics features CNN's Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic strategist and New Orleans native Donna Brazile is the featured speaker for the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans March 5 at 7 p.m.

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Influential conservative Christian thinker speaks about religious and civil liberties

Robert P. George, J.D., Ph.D., former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will deliver a free lecture at Loyola University Orleans Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus.

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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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College of Law sponsors 5K Race Judicata to support at-risk children

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a family- and pet-friendly 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held Saturday, March 9 at Audubon Park in Shelter 10 located at the Magazine Street entrance.

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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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Jazz Underground Series presents the genius of Ellis Marsalis

Celebrated jazz patriarch and Loyola alumnus Ellis Marsalis M.M.E. '86 will lead an ensemble of jazz students in a rousing program of classic jazz standards and iconic original compositions on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint, located at 400 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans.

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Mission Partners program launches for staff

The Loyola University New Orleans Office of Human Resources announces the launch of the Mission Partners program, an ongoing series of free sessions open to all employees and dedicated to staff development.

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Loyola hosts Heartland Delta conference next week

Faculty from the more than 20 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide will converge on Loyola University New Orleans as it hosts the annual Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations conference Feb. 22-24.

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Tip Off Challenge heads into overtime

The Tip Off Challenge-the off-the-court game of Jesuit pride and bragging rights between Loyola University New Orleans and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.-was tied 57-57 when regulation ended Sunday.

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Students cast as extras in series finale of 'Treme'

More than 30 students from the Department of Music Industry Studies at Loyola University New Orleans recently worked as paid extras in the series finale of the HBO hit drama, "Treme."

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