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Loyola University New Orleans celebrates International Week

Loyola press release - March 21, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans celebrates International Week, March 31 through April 5, 2000. All events will be held on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Avenue.

Activities begin on Friday, March 31, with Flamenco Dancing performed by Laura Jerez, in the Underground, Danna Center, 3:30 p.m.

On Monday, April 3, David Carrasco, professor of religion at Princeton University, will give two lectures. At 3:30 p.m., in the Media Room 1, Monroe Library, Carrasco will discuss Latin popular culture in a lecture titled, "Politics You Can Dance To: Edward James Olmos, Sandra Cisneros, and Dr. Loco. At 7:30 p.m., in the Aubudon Room, Danna Center, he will speak about his book, City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization. Carrasco is highly regarded as an expert in Mesoamerican archaeology and has written several other books about Aztec culture and civilization.

Tuesday, April 4, features Casa Samba, performing music and dance from Brazil. They will appear at 12:30 p.m. in the Danna Center Lounge.

Loyola’s International Week concludes on Wednesday, April 5 with 20th Century Mexican and European Music interpreted by Rosa Maria Diez, soprano, and pianist Enrique Barcena in Nunemaker Hall at 7:30 p.m. This duet, one of Mexico’s most important musical acts, has performed extensively in Mexico and abroad.

Activities are sponsored by International Student Affairs, International Student Association, Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, Consulate General of Mexico, Biever Guest Lecture Series, Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, and the University Programming Board. All activities are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Loyola’s Office of International Student Affairs, 864-7550.