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April 12, 2013 Issue

Founders 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 Founders Day.

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Nicholas Carr delves into what the Internet is doing to our brains

Is Google making us stupid? Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr poses this question in his upcoming talk, "The Mind in the Net," which takes place Wednesday, April 17 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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From jazz to classical, Montage series hosts free April concerts

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will continue the series of free concerts by faculty and student ensembles this month as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans. All of the performances are open to the public.

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Student Media adviser elected to leadership spot for national college newspaper organization

Loyola University New Orleans Student Media adviser and instructor Michael Giusti '00, M.B.A. '12 was elected to the board of directors for College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers Inc.

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Campus community invited to celebrate life of former English professor

The Loyola University New Orleans community is invited to celebrate the life and career of Richard Johnson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of English at Loyola. Johnson passed away Feb. 28 at the age of 78.

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Student journalists win top regional honors for writing, photography

Student journalists at Loyola University New Orleans won top awards, sweeping multiple categories from the Society of Professional Journalists regional chapter covering Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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Center for Spiritual Capital co-sponsors Protestant Reformation anniversary event

The Center for Spiritual Capital in the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans is co-sponsoring the Reformation Quincentennial Conference April 25-26 at Louisiana State University.

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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 its seniors during two new exhibits in April and May.

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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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Loyola Film Buffs first in Southern U.S. to premiere Hungarian animated feature film

The Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute will screen for the first time in the Southern U.S.-and only the second time in the U.S. since the New York City Film Festival-the epic Hungarian animated feature film, "The Tragedy of Man," Friday, April 19.

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Chamber Singers present free concert

The Loyola University Chamber Singers will present a free concert this month as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Physics major lands summer research spot at Columbia University

This summer, Loyola University New Orleans physics senior William Duhe will get a look inside black holes, supernova remnants and more deep space phenomenon with the help of high-powered technologies used at an observatory in Southern Arizona.

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Loyola marks BP oil spill anniversary with 'Dirty Energy' screening

Marking the third anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and celebrating the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, Loyola University New Orleans' Environment Program and the Loyola Film Buffs Institute will screen the film, "Dirty Energy."

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Ballet celebrates centennial and National Dance Week with contemporary and classical works

The Loyola Ballet, directed by Laura Zambrano, celebrates National Dance Week with a mixed repertory program of classical, contemporary and character works including an excerpt from the graceful Russian ballet, "La Vivandiere."

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Andre Perry speaks at NBC's 2013 Education Nation Summit today

Today, Loyola University New Orleans staffer Andre Perry, Ph.D., is a featured guest on a panel during the 2013 Education Nation New Orleans Summit, hosted by NBC News and moderated by "Today" co-anchor Hoda Kotb.

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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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