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January 23, 2009 Issue

Philosophy professor receives 2008 Dux Academicus Award

John P. Clark, Ph.D., Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and Professions, was awarded the Loyola University New Orleans 2008 Dux Academicus Award today by President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D, during the Spring 2009 Convocation.

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Former Loyola trustee to serve under Obama

Desiree Glapion Rogers, a Loyola University New Orleans trustee from 2002 - 2003 and a New Orleans native living in Chicago, begins her post this week as the first African-American White House social secretary, under President Barack Obama.

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Biology faculty members receive grant funding

Loyola's College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Biological Sciences faculty members Patricia Dorn, Ph.D., and Rosalie Anderson, Ph.D., recently received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Loyola law students hold benefit for children of Haiti

Konbit Pou Edikasyon, a nonprofit organization formed by Loyola law students, along with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, will hold “Nuit De Soleil,” a night of art and music to benefit an education fund for children in Haiti.

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Life of Edward Douglas White portrayed by local legal notables

The Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents “Father Chief Justice: E.D. White and the Constitution,” a staged reading, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall on Loyola’s main campus. Doors open at 5:45.

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Loyola hosts Metropolitan Opera auditions judged by famed mezzo-soprano

Loyola University New Orleans will host several outstanding young singers as they compete and showcase polished technique, performing spectacular arias in pursuit of operatic stardom, in the New York Metropolitan Opera National Council Gulf Coast Regional Auditions.

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Loyola Opera Theatre performs Donizetti's comedy "The Elixir of Love"

Melody and magic meet in Loyola University New Orleans Opera Theatre’s presentation of Donizetti’s comic opera, “The Elixir of Love.” Stage director David Morelock and music director Carol Rausch will lead the cast and live orchestra in two performances on Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 1, at 3 p.m.

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Loyola celebrates the lives of four African-American women

Loyola University New Orleans Women’s Resource Center, LUCAP, the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice and the Center for Intercultural Understanding have joined together to co-sponsor “Ain’t I a Woman,” a celebration of the lives of four important African-American women.

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Video technology professor publishes article about Republicans in Louisiana

Jim Gabour, professor of video technology at Loyola University New Orleans and featured writer for London’s openDemocracy.net, recently published an article about Louisiana politics, “Three regular guys,” in several publications, including USA Today, Business Exchange, Australia.TO and Internal Relations and Security Network.

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Loyola men receive votes in latest poll

After finishing the past week with a 1-1 record, the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team received 20 votes in the latest 2008-09 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

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