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April 11, 2008 Issue

Times Picayune gives rave reviews of Loyola Prof Mark Yakich’s latest work

Mark Yakich, creative writing professor at Loyola University New Orleans and a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series, has released his latest poetry collection, “The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine,” and the buzz has begun.

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Music industry management gurus to share strategies for success at Loyola’s Artist Management Seminar

Gary Gersh, former president of Capitol Records responsible for discovering artists such as Nirvana, the Counting Crowes, the Foo Fighters and Sonic Youth, will be a featured speaker at an Artist Management Seminar on Monday, April 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Japanese philosopher Kojin Karatani at Loyola University

Kojin Karatani is widely renowned as the most important literary critic and philosopher of contemporary Japan. On April 24, Karatani will visit Loyola University New Orleans as part of its Biever Guest Lecture Series. His presentation, “Toward a World Republic: Beyond the Trinity of Capital, Nation and State,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium. The lecture, followed by a book signing, is free and open to the public.

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Loyola students and faculty get close-up view of state penitentiary system during visit to Angola Prison

On Thursday, faculty, staff and students from the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University New Orleans visited the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola to see first-hand how the state prison system operates.

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Faculty and staff commencement reminders

Cap, gown and hood rentals for spring 2008 Commencement (May 9 and 10) may be handled through the Loyola University New Orleans Bookstore in the Danna Student Center prior to April 18, 2008.

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Biever large grant proposal deadline is next week

The deadline for the submission of proposals for Biever large grants for the 2008 academic year will be April 16, 2008.

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Faculty/Staff Footnotes

News about Loyola faculty and staff.

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