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February 10, 2012 Issue

Biology alumnus focuses his work on vaccine development and host-pathogen interactions

Juan Calix '05 recently co-authored a major article in Clinical Infectious Diseases, a leading journal in the field of infectious disease with a broad international readership. The article focused on the evolution of the significant human pathogen, streptococcus pneumoniae, in response to different environments within the host.

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Loyola faculty to present at Chicago conference

Four faculty members from Loyola University New Orleans have been selected to present at the upcoming conference, "Heartland-Delta Faculty Conversations: Jesuit, Catholic and Green," at Loyola University Chicago, Feb. 24 - 26.

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Graphic design juniors take on 'MoWall'

Students in the Advanced Graphic Design 4 class at Loyola University New Orleans are currently working on "MoWall," a massive design project aimed at reinventing the semi-permanent wall that has been constructed outside of Monroe Hall.

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Loyola rolls out centennial plans to the campus in true carnival style

Plans for the upcoming centennial year will be revealed to the Loyola University New Orleans campus community in a uniquely New Orleans way - with a Mardi Gras parade party and lots of lagniappe! All students, faculty and staff are invited to a Centennial Campus Carnival on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Peace Quad.

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Music industry forum features never-before-seen interviews of Mardi Gras Indians

The music industry studies program at Loyola University New Orleans presents Jim Gabour, extraordinary professor of video technology, in "Jockomo-fee-nahnay," a forum highlighting the history of the Mardi Gras Indians on Monday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. The forum, which features never-before-seen footage and interviews of some of New Orleans' most legendary Indian tribes, is free and open to the public.

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MTV looking for students to cast for 'MADE'

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the producers of MTV's three-time Emmy award-winning series, "MADE," will be on the Loyola University New Orleans campus searching for college students who want an opportunity to change the rest of their lives.

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Grad Fair to be held Feb. 14 and 15

As seniors prepare for their upcoming graduation, they are encouraged to attend the 2012 Undergraduate/Graduate Grad Fair, a one stop shop for all graduation needs.

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Law professor speaks at University of Georgia

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor and education law expert Rob Garda was the featured speaker at the University of Georgia School of Law and College of Education last week.

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It's not just Carnival time - it's Canine Carnival time at Loyola

"Paws on Parade," the newest public art project featuring sculptures of different theme-oriented dogs, unveiled its latest installment, "Canine Carnival," at Loyola University New Orleans' Broadway Campus on the corner of Broadway and St. Charles Avenue.

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Loyola advises campus community to play it safe during Mardi Gras

Laissez les bons temps rouler, but be careful! Loyola University New Orleans encourages its students and employees to enjoy a safe and festive Mardi Gras celebration. Classes will be suspended Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday, and will resume on Monday, Feb. 27. The university will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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School of Nursing director lands prestigious spot on national board

Ann H. Cary, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., professor and director of Loyola University New Orleans' School of Nursing, was one of only five people nationwide elected as a board member to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Loyola, AT&T create emergency scholarship fund

Loyola University New Orleans and AT&T Louisiana have jointly created a special scholarship fund that offers financial assistance to students who have undergone an unexpected hardship during the course of the semester and are in jeopardy of not being able to pay their tuition bill. Currently, nearly a third of Loyola students are the first members of their families to go to college.

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Montage Series features opera, string quartet masterclasses

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series will offer two free masterclasses with acclaimed musicians this month. Robert Lyall, artistic and general director of the New Orleans Opera Association and artistic director of Opera Grand Rapids, will give an opera masterclass today, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 230 of the Communications/Music Complex. The Grammy-nominated St. Lawrence String Quartet will offer a masterclass on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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'Love Your Body Week' celebrates positive body image

The Women's Resource Center at Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate health and well-being with "Love Your Body Week," Feb. 13 - 17. This year's theme is "Considerations of Body Image," and several of the events will also recognize Black History Month. All events are free and open to the public.

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Center for Spiritual Capital discusses morality in business

The Center for Spiritual Capital, in conjunction with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, presents "Catholicism and Free-Market Economics: Compatible or in Conflict?" on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The event is free and open to the public with free parking in the West Road garage.

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Iranian film series continues with award-winning 'The Song of Sparrows'

The Department of History, in conjunction with the Middle East Peace Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans, continues the spring Iranian film series with the award-winning movie, "The Song of Sparrows," on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 157. The film series is free and open to the public.

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Music education lecture focuses on technology and music education in the digital age

The Music Education Department at Loyola University New Orleans presents leading scholar James T. Frankel, Ph.D., in a lecture on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. Sponsored by Loyola's Music Education Lecture Series, the seminar is free and open to the public. Louisiana continuing learning units will be awarded to music teachers who participate.

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