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June 8, 2012 Issue

Accounting professor receives Chinese research grants

Lee J. Yao, Ph.D., the Rev. Joseph A. Butt, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Accounting at Loyola University New Orleans, received two rare academic grants from the Chinese government to study investment strategies, as well as investment education, in the emerging Chinese marketplace.

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Boggs Center director invited to White House

Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Ph.D., executive director of the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy, will join President Barack Obama and other community activists in honoring 12 "Champions of Change" on June 13 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The event will recognize the achievements of individuals who have worked to empower struggling fathers and low-income men to become better parents.

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Alumnus, celebrated jazz pianist to perform at inaugural Alumni College

Loyola University New Orleans alumnus and noted jazz pianist Matt Lemmler '90 will return to campus to perform a special concert with the New Orleans Jazz Revival Ensemble, featuring guitarist Steve Masakowski, bassist James Singleton and drummer Geoff Clapp, on Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

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Loyola students perform at international conference, receive awards

The Trumpet Ensemble at Loyola University New Orleans, under the direction of Nick Volz, D.M., performed at the 37th annual conference of the International Trumpet Guild in Columbus, Ga. Selected through a pre-recorded audition, the group was among a dozen trumpet ensembles from around the world to perform at the conference.

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Director to screen documentary on race in America at Loyola

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law presents a screening and discussion of the documentary, "The Presumption of Guilt," on Sunday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the College of Law, Room 308. It is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by Citizens United for Economic Equity and the Irvin Mayfield Foundation.

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School of Nursing DNP program gains major accreditation

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing recently reached another milestone by gaining highly coveted accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its Doctor of Nursing Practice program. A statement mandated by the U.S. Department of Education and released by the commission confirmed the accreditation.

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Loyola panel examines Louisiana's exploding prison population

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Quality and Equity in Education, in conjunction with the Foundation for Louisiana, will host "Louisiana Incarcerated: An Evening with Cindy Chang," a panel discussion convened to examine the multifaceted issue of the business of incarceration in Louisiana. The event will be held on June 20 at 6 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street.

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Alumni relive their Loyola experience this summer

As part of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Enrichment Series, "Growing in Knowledge and Deepening our Faith," and in celebration of the university's centennial, the Alumni Association presents "Alumni College: Experience Loyola Again." This inaugural event will be held June 22-24, and is open to all alumni, spouses, parents and friends of Loyola University

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