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April 5, 2013 Issue

'The Simpsons' voice actor, bassist Harry Shearer speaks Monday

Harry Shearer, the legendary bassist in the 1984 rock and roll mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap" and the voice of more than 15 characters on the hit animated sitcom "The Simpsons," will discuss the evolution of his career at a forum at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m.

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Joint regeneration of the future? Undergraduate researcher investigates

For Loyola University New Orleans undergraduate student researcher Jeffrey Coote, coaxing the human body to grow its own replacement joints isn't a far off possibility mentioned only in science fiction novels. In fact, Coote and Loyola biology professor Rosalie Anderson, Ph.D., were among the first to regenerate chicken embryos limb joints in the lab.

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Alumnus receives Fulbright award

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Brian Ea '12 received a Fulbright U.S. Student award to Thailand.

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Founders Fest helps close out Loyola's centennial year

After a year of birthday events, Loyola University New Orleans will punctuate the end of its centennial with a Jazz Fest-style celebration honoring its Founders Day.

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All Athletic Reunion celebrates 100 years of Wolf Pack Athletics

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Ramon Vargas '09, former sports editor of The Maroon and current staff writer for The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com, will help ring in 100 years of Wolf Pack athletics history at the All Athletic Reunion Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Crime scene investigation: Student's researcher could aid forensic investigators

Human hair could provide clues for forensic investigators trying to determine how long corpses are underwater, helpful in calculating the time of death. The clues may lie in algae that grow on each individual hair strand, according to novel research by Loyola University New Orleans student Shelly Wu.

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Art and Design seniors exhibit in Diboll Gallery

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans will boast the works of more than 15 of its seniors during three new exhibits in April and May.

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Nicholas Carr delves into the Internet's impact on users in Loyola talk

Is Google making us stupid? Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr poses this question in his upcoming talk, "The Mind in the Net," which takes place Wednesday, April 17 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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NBC's 'Today' co-anchor Hoda Kotb coming to Loyola

NBC's "Today" co-anchor and former WWL-TV anchor Hoda Kotb will bring her signature wit to share her journalism experiences and advice with Loyola University New Orleans students April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Studio A of the Communications/Music Complex.

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Catch Loyola on WWL's 'Louisiana Made, Louisiana Proud' series

WWL-TV will spotlight Loyola University New Orleans in its "Louisiana Made, Louisiana Proud" series, which tells compelling stories of the past, present and future of local businesses.

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From jazz to classical, Montage April concerts feature student and faculty ensembles

The Loyola Chamber Orchestra will kick off a series of six free concerts by faculty and student ensembles this month as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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'The Witness' kicks off spring theatre festival

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents "The Witness," an award-winning, one-act play written by professor emeritus the Rev. Ernest Ferlita, S.J. The play is part of the Senior One-Act Festival and is set to run in the Lower Depths Theater April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.

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Free choral events on tap for Montage Series

Two free choral events at Loyola University New Orleans this month will showcase the wide variety of vocal talent and artistry in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

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Loyola issues Centennial Challenge to university community

An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge to Loyola University New Orleans, and the president and the Office of Institutional Advancement is calling on all alumni and members of the university community to meet it head on.

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Students explore 'Islamaphobia' in annual peace conference

Loyola University New Orleans students are putting on the annual Student Peace Conference April 8-12, hosting a series of interactive lectures, concerts, dances, film screenings and more designed to keep the community talking about hope, renewal and global peace.

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Marta Espinos presents free piano masterclass

Award-winning Spanish pianist Marta Espinós will present a free masterclass for students as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Lecture examines business relationships between Germany and U.S.

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans presents a panel discussion on Germany featuring the German Honorary Consul to the U.S. Paul Andersson and German native Jan Heinrich Garbers, director of geomatics at TMG Consulting.

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Local filmmaker and Loyola alumnus shares tragic story of Pan Am plane crash in film screening

The Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute is hosting local filmmaker and Loyola alumnus Royd Anderson '98 Thursday, April 11 to remember the tragic 1982 plane crash in Kenner, La., as it is immortalized in Anderson's documentary film, "Pan Am Flight 759."

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VP of Student Affairs receives service medal from JASPA

Loyola's Vice President of Student Affairs M.L. "Cissy" Petty, Ph.D., was honored by the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators with the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Service at its annual conference in Orlando on March 16.

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Loyola staffer featured in post-Katrina education reform documentary

Loyola University New Orleans Associate Director for Educational Initiatives Andre Perry, Ph.D., is featured in an upcoming documentary on schools in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.

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Ballet celebrates centennial and National Dance Week with contemporary and classical works

The Loyola Ballet, directed by Laura Zambrano, celebrates National Dance Week with a mixed repertory program of classical, contemporary and character works including an excerpt from the graceful Russian ballet, "La Vivandiere."

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