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December 6, 2013 Issue

Loyola rings in Christmas holidays with two musical events

Santa will make an early Christmas visit to Loyola University New Orleans this weekend, in the first of two 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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Student's surfing-inspired essay exploring new era of Apple software featured nationally

Loyola University New Orleans English major and Ventura, Calif., native Stewart Sinclair used his love of surfing to inspire an evocative essay on Apple's rollout of its new operating system, OS X Mavericks, named after an extreme surfing spot in Northern California.

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Biologist confirms new species of bugs spreading deadly tropical disease

A Loyola University New Orleans researcher has offered further scientific proof of a new species at least partly responsible for spreading a deadly tropical illness-Chagas disease.

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Tonight: Loyola Symphony concert features music by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Mahler

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra presents a free concert of music by Richard Wagner, Peter Tchaikovsky and Gustav Mahler tonight, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus. The event is open to the public.

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New study: Leaving gangs doesn't always end in violence

Leaving a gang-and initiation into one for that matter-does not always follow the violent "fight to get out" or "kill to get in" mentality. That's according to the latest research on gangs from Loyola University New Orleans criminal justice professor Christian Bolden, Ph.D.

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Law professor speaks on citizenship law, race consciousness

M. Isabel Medina, J.D., the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans, shared her expertise on everything from citizenship law to race consciousness during conferences and workshops this fall.

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Art and Advent: Professor creates inspiring online resource for Catholics nationwide

If some of the world's most iconic Biblical paintings could talk, they would tell stories of faith perfect for this season of Advent. To inspire Catholics across the country this Christmas, Loyola University New Orleans professor Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D., is bringing those stories to life.

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Loyola Opera presents Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'

The Loyola Opera Theatre will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy-tale world next month with its new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mythical opera, "The Magic Flute," Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

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What's strange, ambiguous and sometimes scary? Professor explores this everyday thing in The Atlantic

In an essay featured nationally, Loyola University New Orleans English professor Mark Yakich, Ph.D., explores the poem-the everyday thing most view as sometimes strange and scary, yet always different. Published in The Atlantic, Yakich uses his experience teaching college students for "What is a Poem?"

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Women's basketball head coach earns 100th career win with Wolf Pack

Loyola University New Orleans women's basketball head coach Kellie Kennedy earned her 100th career victory with the Wolf Pack in a 75-73 thriller game against No. 20 Southern Polytechnic State University Nov. 23.

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