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March 28, 2013 Issue

NPR, ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts speaks at Loyola next week

Her voice is synonymous with NPR's Morning Edition, and she is a nationally recognized ABC political commentator. 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 Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

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Alumnus wins prestigious Metropolitan Opera award

The Metropolitan Opera bestowed its prestigious Beverly Sills Award upon Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Bryan Hymel '01 Monday, March 25. The $50,000 prize, named after the late American artist, annually recognizes a vocalist age 25 to 40 who has appeared in a featured role at the Met.

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Loyola undergraduates to present ground-breaking research next week

One undergraduate researcher at Loyola University New Orleans spends hours-days even-deep in the mud of the Mississippi River Delta picking live fish and other creatures from large, square traps to study how major disasters such as the 2010 BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 affect aquatic life today.

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'The Simpsons' voice actor, bassist Harry Shearer speaks at Loyola

Harry Shearer, the legendary bassist in the 1984 rock and roll mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" and the voice of more than 15 characters on the hit animated sitcom "The Simpsons," will discuss the evolution of his career at a forum at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m.

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Professor's latest play chronicling levee collapse now showing in New Orleans

"Mold"-the latest play from Loyola University New Orleans professor and Louisiana Writer Award winner John Biguenet chronicling the 2005 levee collapse, horrific flooding and its aftermath-is showing in New Orleans until April 14. Produced by the Southern Rep Theatre, "Mold" will run at the Freeport-McMoRan Theater in the Contemporary Arts Center located at 900 Camp Street in New Orleans. Tickets are available for purchase in advance.

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LIM speaker series to feature Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer

Loyola University New Orleans voice professors Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer will be featured guests next month at the Loyola Institute for Ministry's First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City Speaker Series.

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All Athletic Reunion celebrates 100 years of Wolf Pack Athletics

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Ramon Vargas '09, former sports editor of The Maroon and current staff writer for The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will help ring in 100 years of Wolf Pack athletics history at the All Athletic Reunion Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Art and Design seniors exhibit in Diboll Gallery

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will boast the works of more than 15 of its seniors during three new exhibits in April and May.

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Loyola hosts open house event for class of 2017

Loyola University New Orleans will open its doors for students admitted to the class of 2017 Saturday, April 6 for its President's Open House.

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Seniors pay it forward with class gift scholarship fund

The 2013 Loyola University New Orleans Senior Class Giving Committee will use this year's senior class gift to pay tribute and pay it forward. Every donation of $20.13 will go toward a scholarship for an incoming freshman.

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Founder's Fest helps close out Loyola's centennial year

After a year of birthday events, Loyola University New Orleans will punctuate the end of its centennial with a Jazz Fest-style celebration honoring its Founder's Day.

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Viola, opera masterclasses set for next week

Grammy-nominated violist Roberto Díaz and acclaimed opera tenor Bryan Hymel '01 will present free masterclasses next week as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola maintains prestigious business accreditation

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Free choral events on tap for Montage Series

Two free choral events at Loyola University New Orleans next month will showcase the wide variety of vocal talent and artistry in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Loyola showcases how nanotechnology isn't just for researchers

On April 4, a giant carbon nanotube fashioned from black balloons in front of Loyola University New Orleans' Danna Student Center will serve as an obvious and larger-than-life sign that the Department of Physics is passionate and excited about nanotechnology and nanoscale science.

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National social justice conference held at College of Law

The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law are hosting the second annual People's Law Conference, April 5-6.

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Loyola issues Centennial Challenge to university community

An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge to Loyola University New Orleans, and the president and the Office of Institutional Advancement is calling on all alumni and members of the university community to meet it head on.

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'The Witness' kicks off spring theatre festival

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents "The Witness," an award-winning, one-act play written by professor emeritus the Rev. Ernest Ferlita, S.J. The play is part of the Senior One-Act Festival and is set to run in the Lower Depths Theater April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.

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Lecture examines business relationships between Germany and U.S.

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans presents a panel discussion on Germany featuring the German Honorary Consul to the U.S. Paul Andersson and German native Jan Heinrich Garbers, director of geomatics at TMG Consulting.

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Students explore 'Islamaphobia' in annual peace conference

Loyola University New Orleans students are putting on the annual Student Peace Conference April 8-12, hosting a series of interactive lectures, concerts, dances, film screenings and more designed to keep the community talking about hope, renewal and global peace.

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'Brasil Sensacional!' event brings live Brazilian music, dancing and food to Loyola

Ready to experience beats like the samba, an evening of dancing and mouth-watering Brazilian foods? The "Brasil Sensacional!" event April 18 at 6 p.m. boasts live music and performances from New Orleans-based traditional Brazilian dance troupe Casa Samba.

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U.S. Foreign Service professionals from dozens of countries visit Loyola

Twenty-five members of the current training class of U.S. Foreign Service Nationals-locally hired professional staff at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world-spent a day on the Loyola University New Orleans campus recently.

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Continuing Legal Education program presents 2013 Annual Longshore Conference

The Continuing Legal Education program at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the U.S. Department of Labor present the Annual Longshore Conference, a two-day program for maritime lawyers focusing on changes in the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

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