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September 20, 2013 Issue

Loyola dedicates Cabra Hall with live jazz, refreshments

Loyola University New Orleans will showcase Cabra Hall's freshly renovated apartment-style suites Friday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. during a dedication and open house event.

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The Advocate moves into New Orleans with help from Loyola business professor

Michelle Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Loyola University New Orleans, spent the summer practicing what she teaches in her leadership and business communications classes.

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Army ROTC student soldier wins Louisiana award

Recognizing his hard work as a soldier-in-training, Loyola University New Orleans junior and Army ROTC cadet Zachary Leftwich recently received the Louisiana Chapter's Order of Founders and Patriots of America Award.

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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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Design instructor screens short film at New Orleans, Chicago film festivals

A short film by Loyola University New Orleans graphic design instructor Tom Varisco will screen at the TIMECODE: NOLA Film Festival in New Orleans this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the AllWays Lounge and Theatre on St. Claude Avenue. Varisco's assistant Erik Winkowski edited the film.

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Students investigate ethics and food in New Orleans

The idea that food is huge in New Orleans is an understatement, but a class for freshmen this fall at Loyola University New Orleans is showing the dynamics of Crescent City cuisine, from its impact on families and the community to its role in business.

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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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Ignacio Volunteers have life-changing experiences through service in Belize, Jamaica

Over the summer, 30 Loyola University New Orleans students immersed themselves in a new country, giving a whole new meaning to the word "service." Fifteen Loyola students participated in a 10-day service trip to Kingston, Jamaica in May while another 15 students traveled to Belize from late July to mid-August.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry commemorates Father Fagin's new book, released posthumously

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will pay tribute to the late Gerald "Jerry" Matthew Fagin, S.J., with a celebration event Sept. 25 to commemorate the posthumous release of his new book, "Discovering Your Dream: How Ignatian Spirituality Can Guide Your Life."

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Registration opens for Family Weekend 2013

Loyola University New Orleans invites its students' family and friends to visit the campus for Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.

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Sculpture unveiled of Stuart H. Smith at law clinic

Stuart H. Smith, J.D.'86, one of the largest donors to the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and founder of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at the university's Broadway campus, was honored Sept. 18 with a sculpture unveiling of his likeness.

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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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Prism Concert features Loyola's major music ensembles

From classical to jazz, Loyola University New Orleans will boast its talented music ensembles during the annual Prism Concert Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of the university's Family Weekend.

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Loyola Institute for Ministry kicks off free 'Spirituality in the City' series

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry begins its "First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City" series in October.

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Center for Spiritual Capital hosts conservative philosopher Roger Scruton

Conservative English philosopher and author Roger Scruton, Ph.D., will give a free lecture, "Our Church," at Loyola University New Orleans Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Miller 114.

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Sex trafficking survivor shares powerful story at Loyola

The Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project, led by assistant professor Laura Murphy, Ph.D., will host sex trafficking survivor Minh Dang for an inspiring free, public talk Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. about how the power of language can achieve change and end injustice.

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International and national experts to discuss peace, democracy in the Middle East at Loyola

With plenty to fuel the discussion on the future of peace and democracy in the Middle East-including potential U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, recent bloody events in Egypt and Iran's last presidential election-some of the leading experts in the fields of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies will hold a crucial roundtable and Q-and-A discussion at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

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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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Public lecture explores the rise of China as a global power

A free, public lecture Oct. 16 hosted by Loyola University New Orleans will explore the rise of China as one of the world's largest national economies.

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Loyola's Preparatory Arts Program awards new piano scholarships

The Preparatory Arts Program at Loyola University New Orleans recently awarded new merit-based scholarships for students currently enrolled in the piano program. The scholarships went to students who received the highest number of combined points at the annual Louisiana Music Teachers Association's piano rally held in April.

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Golf coach completes 100 holes in a day

The Loyola University New Orleans head men's and women's golf coach Lisa Tinkler participated in the 100 Holes for History charity golf tournament at Audubon Golf Club on September 3.

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