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October 11, 2013 Issue

Deris unveils new work this weekend at St. Claude art gallery

Loyola University New Orleans art and design instructor Christopher Deris will unveil new artwork this weekend at an opening reception for his new exhibit, "The Soul Silently Fidgets."

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Princeton Review names College of Business as one of nation's best

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business has been recognized as one of the nation's best business schools by The Princeton Review.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art curator explores African art history in public lecture

YaŽlle Biro, assistant curator of African arts at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, will examine the role of archival research within the field of African art history during a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Biology professor's expertise featured by Botanical Society of America

Loyola University New Orleans biology professor David A. White, Ph.D., was a featured speaker at the Botanical Society of American Annual Meeting held in New Orleans this summer.

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The last of the nomads: Student filmmaker documents changing Mongolian lifestyle, music

When Loyola University New Orleans senior music industry studies major Dimitri Staszewski began his academic career four years ago, he never imagined he would travel 7,000 miles across the globe on a quest to document the changing musical traditions of Mongolian herders.

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Muslims in America: Loyola professor, students lead interactive discussions at New Orleans Public Library

As Islam and countries with large Muslim populations dominate recent news headlines, a Loyola University New Orleans professor and two of his students will help shed light on Muslims living in America during interactive discussions at the New Orleans Public Library Norman Mayer Branch beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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College of Law volunteers use their legal education for good

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law students, alumni, faculty and staff participated in a day of service Saturday, Sept. 28, including an event in the Treme neighborhood, where volunteers assisted more than 500 people seeking to have their criminal records expunged.

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College of Business hosts MBA information sessions and open houses

Two upcoming open houses for the MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will showcase a recently revised curriculum launched this semester.

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Loyola community takes a bite out of opera in New Orleans Opera's 'The Vampire'

Students, faculty, staff and alumni from Loyola University New Orleans are quenching their thirst-for opera and all things supernatural-as part of the New Orleans Opera Association's production of Heinrich Marschner's 19th century masterpiece, "The Vampire."

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Loyola named a NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

The NAIA tabbed Loyola University New Orleans as a NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. The 2012-13 season was the fifth consecutive year that Loyola garnered the five-star distinction.

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Wednesday: Public lecture explores the rise of China as a global power

A free, public lecture Wednesday, 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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'Havoc's Fan Fest' features NBA dunk squad

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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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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LPO's Prieto and Italian pianist Lupo offer public masterclasses at Loyola

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor and Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and award-winning Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo will present free masterclasses this month at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Take Back the Night protest puts spotlight on sexual assault

Loyola University New Orleans is joining the international wave of peaceful protests to end rape and other forms of sexual violence by hosting a candlelit vigil Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

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Students showcase cultures from around the globe in Loyola's Country Fair

Students at Loyola University New Orleans are turning the campus into a multicultural destination Friday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.

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Dine out for Wolf Pack basketball Oct. 23

Wolf Pack Athletics and the Alumni Association of Loyola University New Orleans have partnered with Ye Olde College Inn for an evening to support the university's basketball program.

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Loyola hosts local human trafficking author and journalist

The Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project is hosting New Orleans-based journalist Stephanie Hepburn, author of "Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight."

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Italian drummer Andrea Marcelli performs at Loyola

Italian drummer and composer Andrea Marcelli joins saxophonist Woody Witt in a concert to continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo's, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university's main campus.

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Loyola event uncovers little-known Jesuit ballets

Most know the Society of Jesus as the largest Catholic order in the world with a rich Jesuit educational tradition. Many people, however, don't know about the order's involvement in dance, which was especially prevalent in 17th-century Paris. Author and dancer Judith Rock, Ph.D., will bring the little-known world of Jesuit ballets to life in a free, public lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Beggars Fraternity celebrates 90 years of brotherhood

The Beggars Fraternity of Loyola University New Orleans-the first social fraternity ever established on a Jesuit campus-will celebrate its 90th anniversary Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Billy Joel drummer, Saturday Night Live vocalist and others examine changing music industry business in 'The Sessions'

Liberty DeVitto, legendary musician and long-time drummer for Billy Joel, headlines a panel of national musicians and experts gathering at Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to examine the ever-changing landscape of the music industry business.

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Event showcases documentary work on New Orleans icon, Dooky Chase's Restaurant

The Loyola University New Orleans Documentary and Oral History Studio will bring to life how one of New Orleans' most celebrated eateries-Dooky Chase's Restaurant-played a pivotal role in the Crescent City's music, culture, civil rights and food scene in a free, public event Oct. 29.

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Loyola brings Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' to the stage

The world of William Shakespeare comes to life in November as the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents the bard's groundbreaking dramatic masterpiece, "The Merchant of Venice," an unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed.

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