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February 28, 2014 Issue

Is Loyola in your family tree? Alumni Legacy Scholarship deadline is March 7

Loyola University New Orleans students who have family members who have attended Loyola are eligible for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Award. This year, the Loyola Alumni Association will award a total of $30,000.

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New Loyola grant focuses on helping vulnerable Louisiana and Mississippi families

The Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans recently received a $200,000 grant to enhance its efforts helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable families in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Loyola students can attend 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza in New Orleans for free

The 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza is coming to New Orleans for the first time ever-and with it, Loyola University New Orleans students have the chance to attend the international film festival Saturday, March 8 for free with a Loyola student ID.

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Is jazz a man's genre? Film screening, musician's panel features lost stories of female jazz instrumentalists

The ladies of jazz have a story to tell. That's the central theme of a special film screening Thursday, March 13 of "Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz," a documentary capturing the lost stories of American women jazz instrumentalists from the early 1920s to the 1970s.

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Where law professors reign as Carnival royalty: Loyola revives 'Mardi Law'

During Mardi Gras in 1977, a group of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law students halfway through an academic year of hitting the books decided to blow off some steam and throw their own Mardi Gras party.

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Loyola team shoots ecohealth video in Guatemala to help villagers combat deadly tropical diseases

A Loyola University New Orleans team is spending Mardi Gras in El Guayabo, a small village in Guatemala, to capture on film an innovative approach proven to help villagers in the most impoverished regions stop the threat of Chagas disease and other illnesses caused by poor living conditions. Based on scientific research, the method has the power to change the developing world.

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Register now for Race Judicata, a 5K fundraiser for at-risk youth

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Boys Hope Girls Hope are sponsoring Race Judicata, a family- and pet-friendly charity 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk Saturday, March 8 to help provide a safe environment for at-risk children through Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans.

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Attention graduating seniors: Win the first payment for student loans

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will foot the bill for the first payment on a student loan for one lucky graduating senior in each of the university's five colleges-the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, College of Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Music and Fine Arts and College of Law.

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Loyola awards endowed professorships to 7 outstanding faculty

On Feb. 26, seven professors from the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, College of Law and College of Music and Fine Arts were honored at the 2014 Loyola University New Orleans Investiture Ceremony.

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Sorcery in the soil: Archaeology lecture uncovers magic rituals in ancient Egypt

Do you believe in magic, ancient magic that is? While thoughts of ancient villages might conjure up images of old women who curl fingers around thumbs to avoid the evil eye or ill townspeople seeking out spells and cures from the local wise woman, today archaeologists are using Graeco-Roman artifacts from ancient Egypt to reconstruct and understand magic rituals.

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Backpack journalism: Loyola offers new for-credit summer class for high school students

Loyola University New Orleans announces "Backpack Journalism: From Beignets to Bayous," a new two-week summer program starting June 9 that will send high school students roaming across New Orleans for a journalism experience in one of the world's most colorful cities.

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Professor teaches poetry to prisoners

Loyola University New Orleans English professor Mark Yakich, Ph.D., is teaching poetry to inmates in the Orleans Parish Prison-not to help them fulfill GED requirements, but simply for the sake of learning.

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First Tuesdays series continues with presentation on Muslim Spirituality

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry continues its "First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City" series next month with a presentation on Muslim spirituality.

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2014 Lenten Series to offer reflections on Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Loyola University New Orleans' Jesuit Center presents its 2014 Lenten Series, "The Heart of Ignatian Spirituality: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola," a collection of events in March and April to observe the season of Lent.

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Public event offers a guidebook glimpse into New Orleans' literary, distinctive hotspots

Two authors will offer an insider's guide to New Orleans' memorable sites and literary hotspots that reflect the distinct culture existing only in the Crescent City.

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Loyola Theatre joins Sherlock craze with 'Hound of the Baskervilles' running in March

It's been more than 125 years since the famous British detective Sherlock Holmes appeared in print, but the popularity of the mystery stories never fades. Joining the Sherlock craze most recently evidenced by the hit BBC TV series, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans will run "Hound of the Baskervilles" for two weekends in March.

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Loyola Jazz Festival features concert with famed jazz musician Victor Goines

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Victor Goines '84, world-renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, educator and one of the most respected jazz musicians today, will perform Saturday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. with the Loyola Jazz Band at the 45th annual Loyola Jazz Festival.

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