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November 22, 2013 Issue

Hollywood comes to campus: John Goodman speaks, screens new film

John Goodman, the film and television actor famous for his iconic roles in "Roseanne," "The Big Lebowski" and "O Brother Where Art Thou?" makes a special appearance at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Nov. 25 to discuss his expansive career and offer a sneak peek at his new film, "Inside Llewyn Davis."

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Law and art: Local attorney shares passion for folk art with alma mater

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus Douglas Gitter, J.D. '92, an attorney and former restaurateur, began collecting contemporary American Folk art when he was 23 years old. Gitter is now using that 25-year passion to give back to his alma mater. He, along with his wife and fellow alumna, Cathy Gitter M.B.A. '93, donated 30 pieces of folk art that will be permanently displayed on the fourth floor of Loyola's College of Law.

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Law clinic professor joins Jesuit leaders in Spain

Hiroko Kusuda, J.D., associate clinic professor of immigration law in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans' College of Law, recently participated in the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network conference, held earlier this month in Alcala de Henares, Spain.

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Translators-in-training use new skills for good causes

Translation and interpreting students at Loyola University New Orleans aren't simply taking classes; they're putting their training to good use volunteering as Spanish-English interpreters at community health care clinics and other charity programs in the New Orleans area.

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Moot Court Team headed to finals in New York City

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Moot Court Team won first place at the University of Tennessee Regional Moot Court Competition last weekend, earning the team a spot in the nationals this February in New York City.

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College of Law dean, alumnae recognized as women of the year

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean María Pabón López, J.D., joined several Loyola alumnae in being honored at the 2013 Women of the Year ceremony, held Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency.

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Sneaux@Loyno turns campus into a winter wonderland Dec. 4

The weather forecast Wednesday, Dec. 4 is calling for snow in the Crescent City, thanks to Loyola University New Orleans. Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn, creating a winter wonderland for faculty, staff, students and neighbors.

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Globe-trotting students make Loyola a nationally ranked study abroad school

Loyola University New Orleans is among the top universities in the nation for its study abroad participation, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education this month. Loyola is ranked among the top 40 master's institutions in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs with 35.3 percent of its undergraduate students studying abroad.

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Irish singing sensations perform at Loyola next week

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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Tonight: Faculty and staff compete for Pack pride in the Den

The Loyola University New Orleans basketball teams will host a faculty and staff night during a doubleheader Friday, Nov. 22 in Loyola's Den.

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Nuns for a cause: Hundreds of sisters rally for immigration reform tomorrow

Hundreds of Catholic nuns will gather on Loyola University New Orleans' campus to rally for comprehensive immigration reform Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. Set for Loyola's Marquette Horseshoe fronting St. Charles Avenue, the demonstration aims to show the sisters' support for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

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New Orleans civic leader who helped transform Loyola honored by Archdiocese

John P. Laborde H '96, trustee emeritus of Loyola University New Orleans, has spent a lifetime doing for others. For his commitment to serving numerous Catholic causes and the community for decades, Laborde received the Pope John Paul II Award Nov. 19 from the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

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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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Violin virtuoso Gomyo presents public masterclass at Loyola

Karen Gomyo's combination of talent and technique has earned her a spot as one of the top violinists performing today, and Saturday, Nov. 23, the classical music star presents a free masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Public display reveals JFK assassination documents

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this month, the University Honors Program will present a special display of historic documents, newspapers and letters relating to that tragic day, Nov. 22, 1963.

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Loyola rings in Christmas holidays with two musical events

Santa will make an early Christmas visit to Loyola University New Orleans in December to kick off a weekend of musical events celebrating the holiday season. Singing with Santa, a Christmas sing-along for the Loyola community, is Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., and the annual Christmas at Loyola concert is Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

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A gala event: 1912 Society Dinner tickets on sale

Longtime champion of education Phyllis M. Taylor, chairwoman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, is the recipient of Loyola University New Orleans' 2013 Integritas Vitae Award, the university's highest honor. Loyola will recognize Taylor at the 1912 Society Dinner Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt New Orleans.

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EMPLOY the PACK conference brings in best-selling author, entrepreneur

To help its students and young alumni conquer the job search, the Loyola University New Orleans Career Development Center is hosting its second annual employment boot camp, EMPLOY the PACK.

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Is social media essential for nonprofits? Loyola's Donnelley Center says yes, offers free workshop

The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications at Loyola University New Orleans will host its first free workshop of the year Monday, Dec. 2, giving New Orleans-area nonprofits the guidance and information they need to navigate today's social media stratosphere where hashtags and "likes" abound.

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International street artist MOMO talks public art

MOMO, an international street artist known for his work "A Tag the Width of Manhattan," presents a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of St. Mary's Hall, located on the university's Broadway campus.

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