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November 11, 2014 Issue

New rooftop greenhouse funded by Loyola's Faith in the Future campaign unveiled

People with glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but biology students and professors should grow plants in theirs. Thanks to a generous donation from the Azby Fund as part of Loyola University New Orleans' $100 million Faith in the Future campaign, the university has a new state-of-the-art greenhouse to benefit students and faculty of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences. The local philanthropic foundation has committed $250,000 to the project.

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50th anniversary ballet season kicks off with Fall Concert & upcoming international ballet competition

The Loyola Ballet University and Preparatory Program will kick off its 50th anniversary performance season with a Fall Concert Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. The event will also offer a preview of what is to come for its anniversary season, including an international ballet competition that will draw young dancers from around the world to New Orleans.

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Loyola researcher: There's some good news about ozone depletion, at least for plants

There's been a lot of bad news about ozone depletion, but a Loyola University New Orleans professor helped uncover surprising good news about ozone depletion and the effects of ultraviolet rays on plants and ecosystems. Loyola researcher Paul Barnes, Ph.D., said recent findings indicate that ultraviolet rays reaching plants can actually help them repel pests and other dangers like herbivores. Those details will be released in January in a United Nations report on the effects of ozone depletion and climate change.

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Local dentist honored for her devotion to those in need

Loyola University New Orleans will honor a local dentist, and the driving force behind a massive, one-day New Orleans charity dental clinic, with its highest honor. A 1988 Loyola graduate, Maria Ribando Burmaster, D.D.S., showed her commitment to Loyola's Jesuit tradition of living her life with and for others during Loyola's national day of service, Wolves on the Prowl, which helped make possible last year's American Dental Association's Mission of Mercy charity dental clinic. Her dedication to the community and to the teachings of the Catholic Church are just some of the reasons she is the 2014 recipient of Loyola's Integritas Vitae Award.

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