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August 30, 2013 Issue

Loyola hosts newly appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary

Loyola University New Orleans President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., hosted a round-table discussion on campus Aug. 28 with newly appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and a group of 10 regional business leaders about the issues confronting local and regional businesses today.

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Loyola professors honored for professionalism in business community

Patrick Lynch, visiting assistant professor of accounting at Loyola University New Orleans, and Clayton White '78, M.B.A. '93, J.D. '07, alumnus and adjunct professor in the MBA program, are honorees in the 2013 Money Makers program, presented by New Orleans CityBusiness.

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Tom Ryan uncovers what medieval Biblical commentaries can teach us today

Medieval biblical interpretation isn't just a curious antiquity, according to Tom Ryan, Ph.D., director of Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry. It can illuminate contemporary scriptural practices often taken for granted as well as suggest new perspectives on the Bible and God.

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Fellow Loyola grads unite in Freret Street rebirth, art gallery exhibition

After recently renovating their small, local art gallery, Loyola University New Orleans alumni Renee deVille '96 and Jean-Paul Villere '96, are set to re-open the Du Mois Gallery next month with "Bathworks," an exhibition by fellow Loyola alumnus Brett Reif '94.

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College of Law student wins first place in statewide essay contest

Third-year Loyola University New Orleans College of Law student Lynsey R. Johnson won first place in the 22nd Annual Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Essay Contest.

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Loyola receives high marks in Washington Monthly's 2013 College Guide

Loyola University New Orleans was ranked 33rd nationally among master's universities, according to Washington Monthly's 2013 College Guide and Rankings.

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English professor grows readership of literary journal, New Orleans Review

Loyola University New Orleans English professor Mark Yakich, Ph.D., will host a release party for the latest issue of New Orleans Review, Loyola's 45-year-old journal of contemporary literature and culture, at Maple Street Book Shop, located at 7529 Maple St., in Uptown New Orleans Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Alumni volunteers help Loyola fundraising reach its highest mark in 20 years

Loyola University New Orleans donors and alumni volunteers are backing the Pack now more than ever, and year-end giving numbers show it. Loyola marked the close of its 2012-13 academic year July 31, and according to the Office of Development, donors provided the university with its highest level of gift income in the past 20 years.

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Boxing ring and law school: Loyola student flourishes in both worlds

College of Law student Annie McBride '07 isn't afraid to take chances. As an undergraduate studying Spanish at Loyola, McBride always knew she would go to law school, but it was her introduction at a local gym that set her on a very different path from her peers. McBride became an amateur competitive boxer for four years and even got her first knockout last year.

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A Jesuit tradition: Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrates the beginning of school year

Loyola University New Orleans' Mass of the Holy Spirit is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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Playwriting 101: New Orleans dramatist and Loyola professor shares tips with high school students

Episcopal High School students in Chad McElveen's English class will actually get to meet the man who wrote the play they've been studying in class. That's because the playwright is Loyola University New Orleans professor John Biguenet.

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Panel discussion open to students focuses on Trayvon Martin case and race

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting a panel discussion, "After Trayvon: A Loyola Community Conversation about Race, Class and Privilege in American Life," giving students the opportunity for a frank discussion about race.

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Montage Series presents Beethoven's 'Diabelli Variations'

Eminent music scholar and pianist William Kinderman, Ph.D., is heralded as the world's foremost authority on Ludwig van Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations." On Thursday, Sept. 12, Kinderman will visit Loyola University New Orleans to perform Beethoven's masterpiece.

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Loyola Theatre opens season with HIV/AIDS docudrama 'Patient A'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2013-14 season with Lee Blessing's "Patient A," a dramatic exploration of the first-known case of clinical transmission of HIV.

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Montage Series features clarinet, viola recitals

Loyola University New Orleans' Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series gets into full-swing in September with two free recitals in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.

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Public event explores Biblical vision to combat New Orleans' crime issues

Michael Cowan, Ph.D., who has played an important role in the reform of the city's government and its criminal justice system since Katrina, will explore through a religious lens how the city has improved on these fronts-and describe work that still remains-in a free, public lecture Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

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Archaeology lecture uncovers how castles work

Ever wonder what went on inside a medieval castle? Anthropology and archaeology expert Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., will uncover the inner-workings of castles in Southeast England in a free, public lecture at Loyola University New Orleans.

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New painting exhibit, visiting lecturers featured in Montage Series

Loyola University New Orleans Department of Art and Design will open a new exhibit and host a series of lectures by visiting artists in September. All events are open to the public.

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Preparatory Arts Program offers new dance classes, including flashmob

Loyola University New Orleans Preparatory Arts Program is expanding this fall to offer three new types of dance classes, including a Michael Jackson-themed flashmob class taught by Loyola ballet alumnus Kenneth "Kynt" Bryan '99.

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