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January 11, 2008 Issue

Internationally recognized expert to discuss Islam in America

The first topic for the Spring 2008 President’s Forum on Current Issues and Controversies is “The Qur’an, A New American Scripture,” by Jane McAuliffe, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on the Qur'an.

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Economics professor receives 2007 Dux Academicus Award

Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics Walter E. Block, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2007 Dux Academicus Award.

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Loyola journalism professor receives $34,955 humanities grant

Leslie Parr, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Mass Communication and journalism sequence head, was recently awarded $34,955 from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for a project entitled “Looking at History: Photography and the American Past.”

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Creative writing professor awarded $25,000 fellowship

Chris Chambers, a creative writing professor member, received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship in Creative Writing for 2008 for work on a novel-in-progress.

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Wolfpack women’s basketball Trenese Smith named GCAC Player of the Week

Player of the Week awards are getting familiar to sophomore guard Trenese Smith who was named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending December 30, for the second consecutive week.

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Wolfpack woman’s basketball Smith ties 96-97 and 97-98 record in win, featured on NAIA website

Loyola’s Trenese Smith tied the Wolfpack single game scoring record with 35 points Saturday night, January 5. Her record-tying performance is featured on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Web site.

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Internationally renowned harpist and violinist to perform French music program

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts is proud to present Rachel van Voorhees, harpist, and Gregory Fulkerson, violinist, as part of the 2008 Montage Fine and Performing Arts series, on Wednesday, January 16, in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Loyola Opera Theatre to present comical satire about love, hate, and hell

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts proudly presents "Orpheus in the Underworld," by the Loyola Opera Theatre, under the direction of David Morelock, on Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20, in Roussel Performance Hall.

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Loyola hosts additional viewing of local director’s film: “By Invitation Only”

Loyola is hosting a viewing of local director Rebecca Snedeker's, “By Invitation Only: An Insider’s View of Old-Line Carnival,” one year after it was first screened at Loyola, last February.

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Calendar of Events

Events for January 7th - 24th.

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Faculty/Staff Footnotes

News about Loyola faculty and staff.

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