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May 3, 2013 Issue

Loyola's commencement activities begin next week

Students, faculty, staff and parents who will attend this year's commencement exercises should visit the commencement website for detailed instructions regarding arrival times, parking and maps of the Superdome. The undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony will be webcast live Saturday, May 11 at 9:45 a.m., providing access to family and friends who are unable to attend. The webcast for the College of Law commencement ceremony is set for Saturday, May 11 at 5:45 p.m.

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Tonight: Student volunteer orchestra hosts charity concert benefiting Lower Ninth Ward

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra, founded and directed by Loyola University New Orleans students, is hosting a charity concert tonight to benefit the Youth Orchestra of the Lower Ninth Ward.

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Haiti earthquake hero receives Loyola's top alumni award

Loyola University New Orleans alumna Dr. Vanessa Rouzier-Taluy '98 helped save trauma victims from the rubble after the 2010 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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First-in-region Spanish/English translation, interpreting program launching in August

Loyola University New Orleans is launching a new program-the first in the Gulf region-to prepare professional interpreters and translators to meet the growing demand for their services in the health care and legal fields.

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Outstanding alumni honored during reunion weekend

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will honor Nicholas Poche '03 as its Young Alumnus of the Year along with five other outstanding alumni on Saturday, May 11 at The Cannery, located at 3803 Toulouse Street.

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Loyola student journalist wins national honors for feature story

A story written by Loyola University New Orleans student journalist Shannon Donaldson detailing how college students are reaping the benefits of a booming Hollywood South film industry won national recognition May 1 in the Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards.

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Psychology professor mentors, inspires African-American youth

As a mentor to young African-American boys, Loyola University New Orleans psychology professor Charles Corprew, Ph.D., will get the chance to inspire an even larger audience this year. He will deliver the commencement address June 1 for the second graduating class at Sci Academy, a charter high school run by Collegiate Academies in New Orleans East

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Biology professor sheds light on Louisiana's emerging deadly tropical diseases

Loyola University New Orleans biology professor Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., will join nine local experts to explore how Chagas disease, West Nile and other neglected tropical diseases are emerging as health threats in Louisiana during a Research!America forum Wednesday, May 15. The forum is free and open to the public.

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Southern Rep and Loyola join forces to host summer theatre camps

The Department of Theatre Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will team up for the first time with New Orleans' only year-round professional theatre, Southern Rep, to host three new theatre camps this summer for children ages 9 to 18. Each camp will concentrate on a specific production for a designated age group and conclude with staged performances.

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Law student awarded fellowship for women's justice

First-year Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student Sophia Mire is the recipient of the 2013 Helena Rubenstein Fellowship for Women's Justice, given by the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. The Rubenstein fellowship is made possible by the Helena Rubenstein Foundation and is given to a law student with a strong commitment to public interest law and advancing women's justice.

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Art and Design seniors exhibit in Diboll Gallery

The Department of Art and Design at Loyola University New Orleans boasts the works of its seniors during a new exhibit this month.

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Jazz camps on tap for summer

The College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans will host two jazz camps this summer.

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Centennial Challenge wrapping up: 9 days left and 600+ new donors needed

An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge to Loyola University New Orleans, promising to give $100,000 to the university if 2,500 new donors join him in giving back to Loyola by May 12. Donations of any size and to any program are counted, but gifts must be received by the May 12 deadline in order to be included in the challenge. To date, Loyola has received 1,816 donations and needs 684 more to meet the challenge.

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The Maroon wins Associated Press awards

Student journalists working for Loyola University New Orleans' student newspaper, The Maroon, won several awards from the Louisiana and Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Association College Contest.

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Graphic design students create multilingual project with local elementary school

Department of Art and Design students from Loyola University New Orleans recently initiated a collaborative, multilingual, motion graphics project with second graders from the International School of Louisiana. The ongoing research project and design experiment embraces the vibrant French-speaking subculture that thrives in New Orleans.

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Loyola showcases revamped MBA program in open house May 7

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will launch a fully revamped MBA program in August, marking the culmination of changes to offer cutting-edge business education and real-world certifications to its students. It will showcase the new MBA program in an open house May 7.

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Campus community invited to pinch and pull at the Senior Crawfish Boil

Nothing says New Orleans like a crawfish boil. The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association is keeping that tradition alive by hosting its annual Senior Crawfish Boil Friday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Peace Quad.

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