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October 25, 2013 Issue

Tomorrow: Billy Joel drummer, SNL vocalist and others examine changing music industry 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.

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Loyola grad wins prestigious global health scholarship

A Loyola University New Orleans graduate known for her service to others is the sole winner of a prestigious global health scholarship from the Medical School for International Health, a joint program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Art and design student wins Nintendo of America fan art challenge

Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez is one of five winners in a national Nintendo fan art competition commemorating and inspired by the rerelease of "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker" for the video game corporation's new console, Wii U.

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String and sax quartets wrap October Montage events

Two free concerts by faculty ensembles next week showcase the variety of talent and artistry in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Loyola's PRSSA chapter participating in national conference in Philadelphia

The Loyola University New Orleans chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is participating in the organization's annual national conference in Philadelphia, Penn.

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Alumna wins $20,000 and major art exhibition in St. Louis

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Carlie Trosclair '08 was one of three artists selected for the Great Rivers Biennial, a collaborative exhibition presented by the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis in Missouri.

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Film, TV music supervisor speaks at Loyola forum

Jonathan Christiansen, a Los Angeles-based music supervisor, has worked on more than 400 episodes of primetime network television and seven major motion pictures, including the trailer for Louisiana-shot "Django Unchained." On Monday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., he will discuss his successful career in the music and film industry at a Loyola University New Orleans forum.

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Donnelley Center hosts open house for nonprofits Oct. 28

The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications is rolling out the red carpet for its annual open house Monday, Oct. 28.

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Event showcases documentary work on Dooky Chase's Restaurant

The Loyola University New Orleans Documentary and Oral History Studiowill 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 Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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Public lecture Oct. 30 explores American Jewish life

Dubbed as one of the nation's most influential American Jews, Jonathan Sarna, Ph.D., will headline a free, public lecture Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Loyola University New Orleans examining key trends that will affect American Jewish life in the 21st century and beyond. The event is held in conjunction with the centennial celebration of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.

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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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Support men's basketball as they take on Tulane

The Loyola University New Orleans community is invited to show their Pack pride during the Battle of Freret Street: Loyola vs. Tulane Pep Rally Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Traveling exhibition honors the art of book workers

At a time when the prevalence of bookstores is declining and the popularity of e-books is steadily increasing, a new art exhibit opening at Loyola University New Orleans honors the legacy of the book workers' craft. "Horizon," a nationally touring exhibit presented by the Guild of Book Workers, features 53 works celebrating leading examples of book arts today.

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Legal historian discusses Lincoln's quest to abolish slavery

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will present a free lecture by American historian and legal scholar Paul Finkelman, Ph.D., on how Abraham Lincoln, once a railroad lawyer, eventually became known as the "great emancipator."

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Irish singing sensations The Priests return to Loyola

The Priests, a classical music group of three Northern Ireland Catholic priests from the Diocese of Down and Connor, are one of the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. With increased global fame and a U.S. tour under their belt, Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy return to Loyola University New Orleans Tuesday, Nov. 26 for a special holiday performance.

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Bicentennial celebration of Verdi and Wagner boasts Loyola symphony, chorus and illustrious alumni

A free concert commemorating the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Alfred Walker '96, Greer Grimsley '76 and Luretta Bybee.

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