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December 7, 2012 Issue

Philippe Entremont performs tonight with Loyola Symphony Orchestra

Philippe Entremont, H'83, internationally renowned pianist and conductor, is well known throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for his exceptional career and his time spent as music director of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra from 1980 to 1986. Tonight, Dec. 7, the maestro returns to New Orleans to perform the "Triple Concerto," one of Beethoven’s most celebrated compositions.

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Keulman speaks on peace-keeping, humanitarian intervention

Loyola University New Orleans professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies Kenneth Keulman, Ph.D., spoke on humanitarian and military intervention during disasters at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Diego, April 1-4.

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Hall of Fame honors inductees and presents St. Sebastian award

The 2013 Loyola University New Orleans Hall of Fame will induct Peter Finney, Sr. '49 (basketball, 1948-1949, basketball coach 1949-1950, sports information director 1950-1960); Kelly Fridge '06 (volleyball 2002-2006); and Michael Gulotta '04 (cross-country 2000-2004).

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New film series class explores cinemas of the future

A new class for the spring semester is more like a mini film festival with a unique lineup.

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Students host benefit concert tonight to gather Christmas toy donations

Loyola University New Orleans student Molly Portier wanted to use music to give back. With that idea, she spearheaded the second annual NOLA Polar Express benefit concert tonight, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at The Howlin' Wolf, located at 907 South Peters Street in New Orleans.

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Yavneh sheds light on women's roles during U.S. Constitutional Convention

Naomi Yavneh, Ph.D., director of the Loyola University New Orleans Honors Program, wants to know just exactly what women were up to during America’s Revolutionary War period. Historical documents such as letters from Sarah Livingston Jay and Lady Christina, wife of President Cyrus Griffin, tell the story.

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Biology alumnus heading up 10,000-acre Ohio zoo facility

Rick Dietz '94 heard the call of the wild and he couldn't ignore it. The Loyola University New Orleans biology alumnus, who has been volunteering and working for the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans since his Loyola days, is the new vice president of The Wilds.

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Loyola pumps $160.4 million into local and state economies

Loyola University New Orleans continues as a major economic engine for New Orleans, leaving a $160.4 million economic footprint over the region during its 2011-2012 academic year.

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Iranian 'For Neda' co-producer hosts interactive film screening Monday

Students, faculty and staff will not only get the chance to see "For Neda," the HBO documentary detailing the struggle in Iran through the life and untimely death of Neda Agha-Soltan, they will hear straight from the film's co-producer.

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Internet radio producing new variety hour at Loyola

Loyola's Studio D will transform today at 3:30 p.m. into the set of a new comedy, improv and music radio show—and faculty, students and staff have the chance to be a part its inaugural live audience.

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Students, staff win public relations awards

The work of Loyola University New Orleans public relations students and its Office of Marketing and Communications team won multiple awards from the Public Relations Society of America New Orleans chapter during an awards presentation Nov. 15 at the World War II Museum’s American Sector Cafe.

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Aspiring singers compete at annual Metropolitan Opera auditions

Promising young opera singers from across the Gulf Coast will compete for the chance to perform on one of the world's most prestigious stages at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions Jan. 5 and 6 at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Environmental activist Rebecca Solnit coming Jan. 9

Ever wonder what life as an activist would be like? A lecture Jan. 9 sponsored by the Environment Program offers a rare peek into that exciting world through the eyes of well-known environmental activist and writer Rebecca Solnit.

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Loyola Opera presents Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide'

The Loyola Opera Theatre brings the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, "Candide," Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

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