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April 15, 2011 Issue

Loyola selects new dean for the College of Law

María Pabón López, J.D., professor of law at Indiana University School of Law and an expert in immigrants’ rights, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Law at Loyola University New Orleans. López will begin work at the university this summer.

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz maintains outreach programs locally

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit devoted to jazz education, today announced plans to continue its outreach efforts in the city in partnership with Loyola University New Orleans and maintain an office on its campus, though the institute’s Jazz Performance collegiate program will transition to the University of California, Los Angeles next year.

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Wheel of Fortune calls on Loyola students to attend 'College Week'

Pat Sajak, Vanna White and the Wheel of Fortune gang are taping "College Week" on Saturday, April 16, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, and want Loyola students to be part of the live audience.

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President's Forum focuses on continued effects of oil spill

As the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaches, Loyola University New Orleans will host the 2010-11 President's Forum, "Oil and Water: Spotlight on the Gulf" on Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall’s Nunemaker Auditorium.

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Wildes, Wolfpack get props from Times-Picayune editorial staff

The Times-Picayune has featured Loyola University New Orleans in two recent editorials.

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Loyola pianist upsets rivals at national competition

Adam Mayon, piano junior in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans, can now add national champion to his résumé. He claimed first place in the piano division of the Music Teachers National Association’s (MTNA) Young Artist Competition on March 28 in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Loyola Bateman Team heads to national finals

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication Bateman Team has once again made it to the finals of the Bateman Case Study Competition, organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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Mass Comm's Thomas named 'Great Gentleman' by local hospital

Bob Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Center for Environmental Communication and chair of environmental communication at Loyola University New Orleans, has been named a "Great Gentleman" by the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary for his "outstanding contributions to the community through volunteerism."

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Loyola accounting professor called on to help trim Kenner's budget

Loyola University New Orleans forensic accounting professor Patrick Lynch was named by Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni to the newly created Streamline Task Force, a body created to investigate ways to close the city’s $3.5 million budget shortfall.

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Fulbright Scholar Preeshl reports in from India

Loyola University New Orleans Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Artemis Preeshl, M.F.A., has maintained an active academic schedule while in India researching visual literacy in performance and film as a Fulbright-Nehru senior researcher for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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WYES to premiere 'Freedom Riders' documentary at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Freedom Riders by premiering the screening of a documentary of the same name on May 9, 7 p.m. in Roussel Hall.

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Loyola law grads make the list in CityBusiness' Leadership in Law

Of the 50 honorees for the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2011, 17 are Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduates. Started in 2005, Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators.

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Council receives Jesuit All-Academic Honorable Mention

Loyola University New Orleans junior guard Keiva Council has been awarded an Honorable Mention spot on the 2010-11 National Jesuit All-Academic Team, as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities national office.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

Alumni Family Day
Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m.
Turchin Stadium - Tulane University
$15 includes game ticket as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soft drinks. Children 12 and under eat and get into the game for free

Loyola Concert Band
Saturday, April 16, 3 p.m.
Roussel Hall

Crescent City Wind Symphony concert
Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.
Roussel Hall

U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall

'Beyond Kabbalah: Recent Trends in the Study of Jewish Mysticism'
Wednesday, April 27, 5 p.m.
The Mintz Center for Jewish Life/Tulane Hillel House, 912 Broadway

MBA Open House
Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Miller Hall, Room 112

Senior One-Act Festival, presented by Loyola Theatre
Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.
Lower Depths Theater, C/M Complex

Spring 2011 President's Forum - 'Oil and Water: Spotlight on the Gulf'
Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium

Loyola Late Night: Night of Jazz
Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.

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