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September 13, 2013 Issue

Loyola named best value school by U.S. News & World Report for sixth consecutive year

Loyola University New Orleans was singled out as a great value school by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" 2014 edition released Sept. 10, marking the sixth consecutive year the university has ranked in the top 10 in the best values category.

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Professor releases new book on lost history of World War I

In time for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I coming in 2014, a new book by Loyola University New Orleans English professor John Mosier, Ph.D., uncovers the largely unknown battles of Verdun, a site in France where eight distinct battles were waged.

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Loyola student named among top 10 college journalists in the nation

Loyola University New Orleans student journalist Lucy Dieckhaus is recognized among the top 10 college reporters in the nation. She is a finalist for "Story of the Year" from the Associated Collegiate Press for her coverage last year of the Student Government Association featured in The Maroon, Loyola's student newspaper.

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Students learn fish biology firsthand in biodiversity hotspot

Loyola University New Orleans students enrolled in a Biology of Fishes class started the fall semester gaining real skills through exposure to fish habitats in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

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Scholarship pays tribute to beloved opera singer and World War II volunteer

The late Iona Mae Heuer Aden, a talented singer and former Loyola University New Orleans student, epitomized the "Greatest Generation" by working as a senior administrator at the New Orleans Naval Air Station during World War II. The College of Music and Fine Arts is honoring her legacy with the dedication of the new Iona Mae Heuer Aden First Generation Endowed Scholarship.

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Piano professor's inaugural performance devoted to Chopin

Brian Hsu, D.M.A., Loyola University New Orleans' new assistant professor of piano performance, will take to the stage Thursday, Oct. 10 for his inaugural recital in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Loyola hosts Constitution Day exhibit of rare historical documents

As part of Loyola University New Orleans' Constitution Day celebration this month, the University Honors Program and the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library are partnering to display an exhibit of rare historical documents relating to the U.S. Constitution, including the first printing of the Constitution from an 18th-century magazine in Philadelphia.

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Community courses available for local writers

The Loyola University New Orleans Writing Institute wants to help new writers blossom and accomplished story-tellers thrive. It is hosting four community writing classes taught in eight-week sessions beginning Sept. 17.

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Loyola researchers examine state of medical music therapy in new book

Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor of music therapy Joy Allen, Ph.D., tapped into her expertise to edit and contribute to a new book on medical music therapy. The

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Registration opens for Family Weekend 2013

Loyola University New Orleans invites its students' family and friends to visit the campus for Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.

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Vienna Boys Choir returns to Loyola

The Vienna Boys Choir is hailed as a musical treasure of Austria and one of the world's foremost children's choral groups. Five years after their Loyola University New Orleans debut, the group returns Tuesday, Oct. 22 for an encore performance.

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Corprew selected to present work at national education research conference

Loyola University New Orleans psychology professor Charles Corprew, Ph.D., will present his work dealing with African-American boys' education at the American Educational Research Association national conference in Philadelphia April 3-7, 2014.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry commemorates Father Fagin's new book, released posthumously

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will pay tribute to the late Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Fagin, S.J., with a celebration event Sept. 25 to commemorate the posthumous release of his new book, "Discovering Your Dream: How Ignatian Spirituality Can Guide Your Life."

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Loyola Theatre opens season with HIV/AIDS docudrama 'Patient A'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2013-14 season with Lee Blessing's "Patient A," a dramatic exploration of the first-known case of clinical transmission of HIV.

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Headscarves optional? Public lecture explores new rules for Muslims in the West

New rules for Muslims living in the West are allowing women to take off their headscarves, allowing Muslim families to take out mortgages (in Islam interest is normally forbidden) and are even permitting intermarriage to non-Muslims. Loyola University New Orleans Islamic Studies professor Adil Khan, Ph.D., will explore the topic in a free, public lecture Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of Monroe Hall on Loyola's main campus.

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Loyola teams up to host regional college workshop for high school students

To provide high school students the information they need to achieve their dreams of attending college, higher education professionals from throughout the region will team up for a Southern Association for College Admission Counseling Mini Camp College Saturday, Sept. 28 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Center for Spiritual Capital hosts conservative philosopher Roger Scruton

Conservative English philosopher and author Roger Scruton, Ph.D., will give a free lecture, "Our Church," at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Miller 114.

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Sex trafficking survivor shares powerful story at Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project, led by assistant professor Laura Murphy, Ph.D., will host sex trafficking survivor Minh Dang for an inspiring free, public talk Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. about how the power of language can achieve change and end injustice.

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Walker Percy 'Still Lost in the Cosmos' conference held on campus in October

Inspired by Walker Percy's best-known nonfiction book "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book," the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans will host its second biennial conference, "Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy and the 21st Century," Oct. 11-12.

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