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August 28, 2009 Issue

Class of 2009 commemorates Katrina and honors colleges tomorrow

The Loyola University New Orleans Class of 2009 will dedicate a sculptural bench to the university on Saturday, Aug. 29, to pay tribute to 637 colleges that took in displaced Loyola students in the semester following Hurricane Katrina.

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Ron Paul talks economics and politics at Loyola

U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), will present “The Fed and Foreign Policy,” at Loyola University New Orleans this Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Hall on Loyola’s main campus.

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Center for the Study of New Orleans has first public event next week

The Center for the Study of New Orleans will officially launch next week with its first public event featuring readings by acclaimed author Jason Berry and musical performances by Dr. Michael White and John Boutté.

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Loyola continues to monitor US swine flu

Loyola University New Orleans is actively tracking the H1N1 (swine) flu virus in the United States and is working to ensure the health and safety of every member of the university community as students return to campus.

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Loyola students hold summer camp in Belize

Twelve Loyola University New Orleans students participating in the Ignacio Volunteers Program recently returned from a two-week summer camp in Belize in Central America.

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Loyola athletes lend a hand on move-in day

The new incoming class at Loyola began moving into the residence halls this week, and Wolfpack athletes are doing their part to help out.

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Religious studies professor presents in Rome

Robert Gnuse, chair of the Department of Religious Studies and the James C. Carter, S.J./Bank One Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, read a paper at the International Society of Biblical Literature in Rome, Italy.

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Mass communication professor experiences featured in new book

Mike Perlstein, visiting assistant professor in the School of Mass Communication in the College of Social Sciences, recently had a reprint of his first-person account of his experience as a newspaper reporter covering Hurricane Katrina.

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Loyola volleyball receives vote in NAIA preseason poll

The Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team received a vote in the NAIA Volleyball Top 25 Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released Aug. 18.

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Chemistry professor invited to speak at symposium

Kurt Birdwhistell, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, was an invited speaker at the national American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., this month.

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