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September 27, 2013 Issue

Today: Loyola dedicates Cabra Hall with live jazz, refreshments

Loyola University New Orleans will showcase Cabra Hall's freshly renovated apartment-style suites today, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. during a dedication and open house event.

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Free Prism Concert features Loyola's major music ensembles this weekend

From classical to jazz, Loyola University New Orleans will boast its talented music ensembles during the annual Prism Concert this Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the university's Family Weekend.

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International and national experts to discuss peace, democracy in the Middle East at Loyola

With plenty to fuel the discussion on the future of peace and democracy in the Middle East-including potential U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, recent bloody events in Egypt and Iran's last presidential election-leading experts in the fields of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies will hold a crucial roundtable and Q-and-A discussion at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

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Prototype phase for new Loyola invention funded by NASA grant

Someday soon, smart phones could be charged in a pocket using only body heat to power up the devices. That's within the realm of possibility thanks to a new patent pending Loyola University New Orleans invention by physics professor Patrick Garrity, Ph.D., now entering the prototype stage.

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Alumni chosen for exclusive business startup mentor program

Three Loyola University New Orleans alumni have been chosen to be a part of the 2014 class of the IDEAxcelerator program, an intensive 11-week program run through Idea Village, which pairs local startups with established entrepreneurs who will act as mentors.

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Loyola's legal education approach recognized nationally as innovative

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law has been recognized among the top innovative law schools in the country by the National Jurist and preLaw magazines for its new approach to legal education to debut in fall 2014.

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Loyola's new translation and interpreting certificate program holds open house

The Loyola University New Orleans Certificate in Translation and Interpreting-the first program of its kind in the Gulf region-will hold an open house Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the St. Charles Room, located on the first floor of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Austrian artist explores the art of sound in public lecture

Austrian artist Thomas Grill will present a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of St. Mary's Hall, located on the university's Broadway campus. The event is part of the annual Art and Design Lecture Series.

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New Loyola documentary exposes tough lessons of now-defunct Mississippi River Gulf Outlet

A documentary a decade in the making reveals the backstory of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet-the infamous and now closed 76-mile shipping channel implicated in the catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Katrina. The film is produced by the Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication and e/Prime Media.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry kicks off free 'Spirituality in the City' series

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry begins its "First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City" series in October.

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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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Letters to Japan: Loyola celebrates New Orleans' sister city anniversary by sharing prized Lafcadio Hearn letters

Helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Orleans' Japanese sister city, Loyola University New Orleans is sharing copies of letters from 19th-century literary and cultural icon Lafcadio Hearn with Matsue, Japan-the town where Hearn fell in love with the local folklore and traditional tales for which he is best-known in Japan.

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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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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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Public lecture explores the rise of China as a global power

A free, public lecture Oct. 16 hosted by Loyola University New Orleans will explore the rise of China as one of the world's largest national economies.

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Loyola community invited to 'Havoc's Fan Fest'

The New Orleans Pelicans French Quarter Flyers, the NBA team's high flying dunk squad, will headline the Fourth Annual Havoc's Fan Fest Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Sports Complex.

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Event details global resistance to big oil

A public event hosted by Loyola University New Orleans Friday, Oct. 4 explores the roles communities situated near oil reserves-from Nigeria to the Gulf Coast-play in the social, ecological, political and ethical dimensions of the global oil industry and resistance movements to big oil abuses.

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