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September 6, 2013 Issue

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. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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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 week with "Bathworks," an exhibition by fellow Loyola alumnus Brett Reif '94.

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Loyola researcher showcases how man and machine make music in presentations worldwide

Jeffrey Albert '93, Ph.D., assistant professor of music industry technology at Loyola University New Orleans, is uncovering the music that results when you pair up a musician-not with another human or instrument-but with a machine.

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Law student receives prestigious Baker Donelson award

As a Cuban-American from Miami, Fla., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law evening student Carlos "Chuck" Benach '09, uses his distinct perspective on cultural differences as a learning tool, helping others understand diversity. Recognizing his efforts, he was one of only three nationwide to receive the 2013 Baker Donelson Diversity Award.

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Tonight: 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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English professor uncovers the secret lives of objects for The Atlantic

Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor of English Chris Schaberg, Ph.D., is uncovering the secret lives of objects and stories of how they transform the world.

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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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John Coltrane tribute starts 2013-14 Jazz Underground Series

In an annual homage to revolutionary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane, Loyola University New Orleans saxophone professor Tony Dagradi and friends will present the Jazz Underground concert "Coltrane's Sound," Thursday, Sept. 26.

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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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Professor takes lead role in promoting safe, healthy learning in Orleans Parish

Loyola University New Orleans psychology professor Charles Corprew, Ph.D., is taking a leading role in Orleans Parish PLACE MATTERS, a local initiative supported by the Joint Center for Politics and Economic Studies, aimed at promoting safe and healthy learning environments for youth and families.

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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 play from Loyola's John Biguenet wins national award

"Broomstick," a new play by Loyola University New Orleans professor John Biguenet, won a national award to help support its premiere at theaters across the country, including New Orleans.

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Loyola hosts Constitution Day exhibit of rare historical documents

As part of Loyola University New Orleans' Constitution Day celebration this month, the University Honors Program and the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library are partnering to display an exhibit of rare historical documents relating to the U.S. Constitution, including the first printing of the Constitution from an 18th-century magazine in Philadelphia.

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Art and design lecture series begins next week

Loyola University New Orleans Department of Art and Design will begin its annual visiting artist lecture series next week. All events are open to the public.

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Montage Series features clarinet, viola recitals

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

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Loyola teams up to host regional college workshop for high school students

To provide high school students the information they need to achieve their dreams of attending college, higher education professionals from throughout the region will team up for a Southern Association for College Admission Counseling Mini Camp College Saturday, Sept. 28 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Vienna Boys Choir returns to Loyola

The Vienna Boys Choir is hailed as a musical treasure of Austria and one of the world's foremost children's choral groups. Five years after their Loyola University New Orleans debut, the group returns Tuesday, Oct. 22 for an encore performance.

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Loyola hosts community courses for local writers

The Loyola University New Orleans Writing Institute wants to help new writers blossom and accomplished story-tellers thrive. It is hosting four community writing classes taught in eight-week sessions beginning Sept. 17.

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Headscarves optional? Public lecture explores new rules for Muslims in the West

New rules for Muslims living in the West are allowing women to take off their headscarves, allowing Muslim families to take out mortgages (in Islam interest is normally forbidden) and are even permitting intermarriage to non-Muslims. Loyola University New Orleans Islamic Studies professor Adil Khan, Ph.D., will explore the topic in a free, public lecture Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of Monroe Hall on Loyola's main campus.

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Walker Percy 'Still Lost in the Cosmos' conference held on campus in October

Inspired by Walker Percy's best-known nonfiction book "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book," the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans will host its second biennial conference, "Still Lost in the Cosmos: Walker Percy and the 21st Century," Oct. 11-12.

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