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March 21, 2014 Issue

Edwin Edwards, Kathleen Blanco and Buddy Roemer to speak at governors forum

Not one, but three former Louisiana governors will headline the Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Former governors Kathleen Blanco, Edwin Edwards and Buddy Roemer will reflect on their extraordinary experiences in politics and discuss the top issues facing Louisiana today.

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Louisiana State Legislature honors College of Law

This year, state lawmakers are marking "Loyola Law Day" at the capitol. The special day is part of a formal resolution issued by the Louisiana State Senate recognizing the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's centennial this year and its instrumental place in the state's history.

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New tech certificate offered for evolving legal job market

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will offer students a new Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship certificate this fall to meet an increased demand in the job market for trained lawyers who advise entrepreneurs.

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MBA students are helping to brew up success during Entrepreneur Week 2014

Six Loyola University New Orleans MBA students will put their consulting skills to the test when they team up with Cajun Fire Brewing Company, a locally owned and operated New Orleans-based craft brewery, to compete during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, March 22-28.

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Law conference addresses how best to represent immigrants in Louisiana

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and nonprofit Human Rights First are hosting a daylong conference "Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation," Friday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College of Law, room 308.

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Wolf Pack rugby team clinches No. 1 spot in the South, advances to national rounds

The Loyola University New Orleans men's rugby team won its regional championship March 16 beating Valdosta State University 19-15. The big victory came after it won its Deep South Collegiate Rugby Conference.

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'Hound of the Baskervilles' wraps up this weekend

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 end its run of "Hound of the Baskervilles" this weekend.

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Women's basketball wins first round of NAIA tournament

Loyola University New Orleans Women's Basketball team converted 14 of its first 15 shots in the game en route to an 87-80 upset win over Georgetown College of Kentucky Thursday night in the first round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament at the Frankfort Civic Center.

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CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser to address Loyola's Class of 2014

David Gergen, adviser to four presidents and senior political analyst for CNN, will address the Class of 2014 during Loyola University New Orleans' spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 10.

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Undergraduate symposium showcases student's ecohealth project among other student research

Loyola University New Orleans senior biology major Justine Sundrud has a passion for public health. That's why she teamed up with Loyola professor and Chagas disease expert Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., and New Orleans-based filmmaker Benjamin Reece of Deltree films to capture villagers in Guatemala using an innovative ecohealth approach proven to help people in the most impoverished regions stop the threat of Chagas disease.

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This one time at band camp...high schoolers team with award-winning composer for free March concert

Leading high school bands from Louisiana and Alabama will converge at Loyola University New Orleans Saturday, March 22 to participate in ensemble performances and workshops as part of the Loyola Invitational Bands Festival featuring guest conductor and award-winning composer Andrew Boysen Jr.

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2014 Lenten Series continues 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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Evan Christopher showcases New Orleans clarinet tradition in Loyola's Jazz Underground series at the Old U.S. Mint

Ambassador of the New Orleans clarinet style Evan Christopher will lead an ensemble of Loyola University New Orleans jazz students in a 90-minute program of classic standards and original compositions Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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Consulate of Mexico hosts editorial presentation of law dean's book

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will host an editorial presentation of the book "Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Students."

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Symposium focuses on complex legal side of entertainment industry

Top entertainment and copyright litigator and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus Richard Busch, J.D. '90, also named to Billboard Magazine's 2012 Power 100 list of the most influential people in the music business, will return to his alma mater as the keynote speaker at the Entertainment Law Symposium next month.

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Calling all budding writers: Loyola offers community writing courses next week

The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans is offering five non-credit community creative writing classes this spring through the Loyola Writing Institute. The classes, all taught by published writers, meet one evening a week for eight weeks, beginning the week of March 23. Registration is now open.

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Loyola online programs offer new scholarships to alumni-nominated applicants

Loyola University New Orleans announced it is now offering a new scholarship that allows alumni to bestow friends, peers and family members $1,000 toward an eligible online graduate program.

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Professor leads first official reporting of human trafficking problem in New Orleans

A first-ever report on human trafficking in the New Orleans metro area released today by Loyola University New Orleans sheds light on the problem, highlighting indicators that suggest sex trafficking and forced labor are significant concerns for the area.

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Annual golf tournament supports Wolf Pack athletics

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Wellness presents the 17th Annual Wolf Pack Golf Tournament Friday, April 11 at the Audubon Park Golf Course.

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