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October 4, 2013 Issue

Loyola University mourns the loss of longtime faculty member Philip Frohnmayer

Loyola University New Orleans mourns the loss of Philip Frohnmayer, a longtime faculty member and artistic pillar of the music community. Frohnmayer passed away Friday, Sept. 27, surrounded by his wife and fellow Loyola voice professor, Ellen, family members and loved ones.

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Men's hoops earns top GPA in country

The Loyola University New Orleans men's basketball team earned the top GPA in division I of the the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for the 2012-13 school year.

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Muslims in America: Loyola professor, students lead interactive discussions at New Orleans Public Library

As Islam and countries with large Muslim populations dominate recent news headlines, a Loyola University New Orleans professor and two of his students will help shed light on Muslims living in America during interactive discussions at the New Orleans Public Library Norman Mayer Branch beginning Oct. 15.

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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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New Loyola documentary exposes tough lessons of now-defunct Mississippi River Gulf Outlet

A documentary a decade in the making reveals the backstory of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet-the infamous and now closed 76-mile shipping channel implicated in the catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Loyola will host a free, public prescreening of "MRGOing, Going, Gone?" Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Bobet Hall, room 332 on the university's main campus.

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Pitch perfect: Local TV producers provide tips to PR professionals for getting their stories covered

The Press Club of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans are teaming up to host a professional development luncheon for public relations professionals Monday, Oct. 7, in Loyola's Danna Student Center.

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Local education journalist headlines event kicking off effort to connect academics, policymakers

A public discussion Oct. 9 featuring Sarah Carr, a 12-year veteran education journalist and author of "Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children," aims to spark a dialogue on the most pressing education issues in New Orleans.

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Loyola hosts lecture on epidemic of sexual assaults in military

Anu Bhagwati, executive director and co-founder of the Service Women's Action Network, will present a free lecture on the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, Thursday, Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Miller Hall 205.

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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-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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Metropolitan Museum of Art curator explores African art history in Loyola public lecture

Ya螔le Biro, assistant curator of African arts at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, will examine the role of archival research within the field of African art history during a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Walker Percy 'Still Lost in the Cosmos' conference held next weekend

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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College of Business hosts MBA information sessions and open houses

Two upcoming open houses for the MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will showcase a recently revised curriculum launched this semester.

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Loyola community invited to 'Havoc's Fan Fest'

The New Orleans Pelicans French Quarter Flyers, the NBA team's high flying dunk squad, will headline the fourth annual "Havoc's Fan Fest" Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Sports Complex.

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Denim and Teal Day sexual violence fundraising effort open to faculty, staff

Loyola University New Orleans is joining the fight to end rape and other forms of sexual violence by hosting the 22nd annual New Orleans Take Back the Night candlelit rally Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Loyola faculty and staff can join in on the effort during the day by donating $5 to wear denim and teal-the color of sexual violence awareness.

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Loyola event uncovers little-known Jesuit ballets

Most know the Society of Jesus as the largest Catholic order in the world with a rich Jesuit educational tradition. Many people, however, don't know about the order's involvement in dance, which was especially strong in 17th-century Paris. Author and dancer Judith Rock, Ph.D., will bring the little-known world of Jesuit ballets to life in a free, public Loyola University New Orleans lecture Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Event showcases documentary work on New Orleans icon, Dooky Chase's Restaurant

The Loyola University New Orleans Documentary and Oral History Studio will bring to life how one of New Orleans' most celebrated eateries-Dooky Chase's Restaurant-played a pivotal role in the Crescent City's music, culture, civil rights and food scene in a free, public event Oct. 29.

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