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May 6, 2011 Issue

Obama intends to nominate law professor to federal court

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law associate professor and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Higginson has been selected by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Longtime Loyola faculty and staff retire at semester's end

As Loyola University New Orleans seniors graduate and prepare to embark on new careers, some longtime mainstays of Loyola’s academic landscape are ending theirs.

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Loyola recognizes legendary record producer with honorary degree

Cosimo Matassa, Grammy Award-winning record producer, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Loyola University New Orleans during its commencement ceremony on May 14.

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Levert to receive honorary degree next weekend

John B. Levert Jr., emeritus member of the Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Business at Loyola’s Unified Commencement ceremony next Saturday.

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Ignatian award winners announced

Loyola University New Orleans has announced its 2010-11 Ignatian Award winners for outstanding senior and graduate students.

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Professor mentors first place science fair winners

Marjana Chowdhury and Maryama Diaw, students from The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem, recently took first place in the environmental science category at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair with the assistance of Loyola University New Orleans biology professor Frank Jordan, Ph. D.

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ASF names new class of New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship announced last week the selection of the 2011-12 class of New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows. Samuel Bradley, music therapy graduate student at Loyola University New Orleans, was selected as one of the 12 who will partner with community-based organizations developing and implementing yearlong, mentored service projects addressing health disparities throughout New Orleans.

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Marketing & Communications wins higher ed marketing awards

The work of Loyola University New Orleans Office of Marketing and Communications was recently recognized by the Higher Education Marketing Report in its 26th annual Educational Advertising Awards.

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Conference at Loyola to focus on business sustainability

The Center for Spiritual Capital, in conjunction with the Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, will host the 10th International Conference on Corporate Responsibility at Loyola University New Orleans from May 18 – 21.

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WYES to premiere 'Freedom Riders' documentary Monday evening

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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Alumni weekend takes place May 13-15

Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Weekend will take place Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15. The weekend is held in conjunction with commencement events, allowing alumni to celebrate their Wolfpack pride alongside graduating seniors.

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Student takes a spin during Wheel of Fortune's 'College Week'

A Loyola University New Orleans student recently got to spin the wheel as part of Wheel of Fortune’s “College Week,” which will air May 9 – 13 on WVUE-TV Fox 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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Music therapy faculty member presents at international conference

A proposal submitted by Joy Allen, assistant professor of music therapy at Loyola University New Orleans, has been accepted by the International Scientific Committee for presentation at the 13th World Congress of Music Therapy.

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History professor co-publishes prize-winning volume

Bernard Cook, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans, recently co-wrote a book with Dumitru Preda, Ph.D., former chief archivist at the Romanian Foreign Ministry, titled "The United States of America and Romania: Diplomatic Relations 1912-1919."

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College of Law holds annual Moot Court Banquet

Several Loyola University New Orleans College of Law students, alumni and faculty were honored at the 2011 Loyola College of Law Moot Court Banquet on April 14 at the New Orleans Board of Trade.

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John D'Arcy Becker named Adjutor Hominum award recipient

The Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association has selected John D’Arcy Becker ’61 as the 2010 recipient of the Adjutor Hominum Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.

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Daigle added to Champions of Character Team

Loyola University New Orleans catcher Steve Daigle, Jr. was honored by the Southern States Athletic Conference by being named to the Musco Lighting Champions of Character Team.

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Upcoming Events

Be sure to catch these upcoming academic and cultural events:

'Freedom Riders' documentary premiere
Monday, May 9, 7 p.m.
Roussel Hall

College of Law Graduation Mass
Thursday, May 12, 5 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

Maroon and Gold Gala for graduating seniors
Thursday, May 12, 8 p.m.
Marquette Horseshoe

2011 Alumni Weekend
Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15
Various locations

2011 Senior Crawfish Boil
Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.
Peace Quad and Parking Garage
$25 per person; graduates are free, $10 for children 12 and under

University Baccalaureate Mass
Friday, May 13, 4 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church

Commencement-Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Saturday, May 14, 9:45 a.m.
Morial Convention Center

College of Law Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 5:45 p.m.
Morial Convention Center

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