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March 27, 2009 Issue

School of Mass Communication announces new director

Sonya Forte Duhé, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of Loyola University New Orleans' School of Mass Communication within the College of Social Sciences.

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Interactive theatre to play a role at Student Peace Conference

Ben Saypol, of Interactive Theatre Carolina, will visit Loyola University New Orleans to create an interactive theatre piece with members of the Loyola community race relations on Loyola's campus called, "Swept under the Carpet." The event is a part of Loyola's Student Peace Conference.

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"The Last Lecture" tradition comes to Loyola on Sunday

The University Honors Program at Loyola University New Orleans is sponsoring its inaugural "Last Lecture" this Sunday, March 29, at 6 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center, on Loyola's main campus. Professor Conrad Raabe, Ph.D., a longtime political science professor in the College of Social Sciences and founding director of the Honors Program, will present "The Joy of Depression."

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World-renowned Indian musicians to perform at Loyola

It's not often that most people have the opportunity to hear a santur or tabla played, but it's even more of a rarity to hear them played by a pair of the most respected Indian musicians in the world. This Thursday at Loyola University New Orleans, Grammy Award-winning Zakir Hussain and world-renowned musician Pandit Shivkumar Sharma will perform "Maestros in Concert," revealing the enchanting sounds of Indian music while they showcase their virtuosity with these instruments.

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Final call, "Trojan Women" closes Saturday

Fulbright Scholar and guest artist from Albania Arben Kumbaro will round out Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance's theatre season by directing Euripides' 417 B.C. classic "Trojan Women," adapted by Ellen McLaughlin.

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Commencement: faculty and administrative staff participation

Please let the Office of Public Affairs know of your ability to participate by completing the online Faculty-Staff Commencement Participation Form before April 17, 2009. Cap, gown and hood rentals may be handled through the Bookstore in the Danna Student Center prior to April 17 as well.

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Loyola College of Social Sciences names new associate dean

Loyola University New Orleans College of Social Sciences Dean Luis Mirón is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Frady, M.S.W., to associate dean for professional studies and online programs in CSS.

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Professional development opportunities abound with Staff Conference Day 2009

Staff Conference Day, a day dedicated to the development and appreciation of Loyola's staff and administration, will be held on Tuesday, April 7.

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College of Law hosts annual Brendan Brown lecture

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will present its annual 2009 Brendan Brown Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m., in Room 405. The lecturer this year is Jacques Ziller, professor of European Union Law at the University of Pavia in Italy, who will speak on "The Constitutionalization of the EU."

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Loyola music professor and jazz pianist presents eclectic concert

Brilliant jazz pianist and Loyola University music professor Sanford Hinderlie will perform a concert featuring selections from his recording, "Hinderlie Plays Hinderlie," and other jazz standards on Sunday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Law professor to serve as breakout session leader for upcoming Junior Achievement event

Professor of Law Mitchell Crusto has been chosen to serve as a breakout session leader for the Junior Achievement's 2009 Connecting to Success: A Business Conference for High School Students.

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Chef John Besh to judge Loyola's Iron Chef competition

Who has what it takes to be king of the kitchen? Student teams from southeastern Louisiana will return to Loyola University to find out at the 2009 Iron Chef competition on Thursday, April 2. The free event is open to the public and presented by the Loyola Asian Student Organization.

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Loyola's McCabe, Tuszynski named to Scholar-Athletes list

Two Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball players, juniors Matt McCabe and Nick Tuszynski, were recently named to the 2008-09 NAIA Men's Basketball Daktronics Scholar-Athletes list.

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1718 reading series features New York Times journalist and memoirist

The 1718 series will continue next week featuring New York Times journalist and memoirist David Carr. Carr will present a reading from his memoir, "The Night of the Gun," on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m., at the Columns Hotel, located at 3811 Saint Charles Ave.

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Jazz Underground headlines the music of Thelonious Monk

The timeless jazz hits of Thelonious Monk will be featured at "3 Now 4 Now Monk," a concert performed at Loyola University by the adventurous improvisational quartet, "3 Now 4," lead by James Singleton. The performance takes place Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., in Satchmo's Jazz Café.

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Loyola University Honors Program hosts inaugural Jesuit Summer Institute

This summer, students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the country will travel to Loyola University to immerse themselves in all things New Orleans as part of the first Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Study.

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Three Wolfpack basketball players named to NAIA All-American team

Loyola men's forward Ryan Brock was named All-American honorable mention by the NAIA for the 2008-09 season. For the women, Trenese Smith was named third team, while Trenell Smith was also given honorable mention.

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College of Business sophomore sets sights on Wall Street

Ricardo Rivera, a sophomore in the Loyola University College of Business, has been awarded a two-year academic scholarship and paid summer internship by the Richard B. Fisher Scholars Program at Morgan Stanley.

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Loyola celebrates the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil

University Ministry in the Loyola University Office of Mission and Ministry invites the university community to the celebration of the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.

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