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June 13, 2008 Issue

Danna Student Center renovation update

Loyola’s Danna Student Center will receive more than $3 million in renovations over the summer. The university has allocated $2 million for renovation costs, and Sodexo, the university’s food service provider, has donated $1 million for improvements in dining facilities and services. Construction has already begun on the project which is slated to be completed in September.

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Invitation to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Loyola Institute for Ministry is sponsoring a free public lecture, “Invitation to the Catechism of the Catholic Church,” on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Bob Thomas honored as outstanding New Orleanian

Dr. Robert A. Thomas, interim director of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication, will receive the Outstanding Citizen Diplomat Award from the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council on June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in the Riverwalk Marketplace.

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Biology professor receives grant from National Science Foundation

Paul Barnes, professor and Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J., Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology, was awarded a grant for his project, “Collaborative Research: Decomposition in drylands: Soil Erosion and UV interactions,” by the National Science Foundation, in the amount of $117,840.

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Michael Cowan awarded grant by Baptist Community Ministries

Michael Cowan, special assistant to the president, was awarded $40,000 by Baptist Community Ministries for his project, “Local Grassroots Capacity Building.”

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Molecular Ecology Workshop at Loyola next week

Dr. Lori Stevens, from the University of Vermont and an expert on using molecular tools such as DNA to understand ecological processes, will be teaching a Molecular Ecology Workshop at Loyola University New Orleans, June 16-19. This workshop is part of a unique opportunity available to select Loyola biology students that are Public Health Research Scholars, a Board of Regents funded program run by Dr. Patricia Dorn.

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Judith Hunt recieves grant from Algiers Charter Schools Association

Judith Hunt, interim associate dean for Loyola's College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, received $54,466 for her project, “Cooperative Agreement between Loyola University New Orleans and Algiers Charter Schools Association,” by the Algiers Charter Schools Association.

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