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December 14, 2012 Issue

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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Physics major completes epic Mount Kilimanjaro climb for charity

Loyola University New Orleans physics major Douglas Alexander summited Mount Kilimanjaro climbing more than 19,300 feet this summer to raise more than $5,200 for physics equipment for New Orleans public schools.

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Leader in Catholic studies shines light on discords within the Church

The Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, explores the sometimes fiery relationships, both historical and modern, among three crucial sources for the life of the Church in his talk, "The Church, Bishops and Theologians: A Dynamic Tension."

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Intensive English instructors present at Louisiana conference

Loyola University New Orleans Intensive English Program instructors Karen Greenstone and Jessica Haley presented a demonstration on "Common Reading: Its Many Uses for English for Speakers of Other Languages Classes" at the Louisiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference Oct. 27.

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Loyola biology lab regenerates limb joints, research featured in top journal

In a biology lab at Loyola University New Orleans, something miraculous happened—something no scientist had seen before. Biology professor Rosalie Anderson, Ph.D., and her undergraduate students cut a tiny hole to remove just the elbow joint of a chicken embryo’s wing. Eighteen hours later, a new joint amazingly grew back.

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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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