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January 4, 2013 Issue

John Mahoney performs in Rochester, N.Y.

John Mahoney, coordinator of jazz studies and instrumental music at Loyola University New Orleans, recently attended and performed at the Eastman School of Music Reunion and Tribute for conductor and trombonist Rayburn Wright in Rochester, N.Y.

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Environmental activist Rebecca Solnit coming Jan. 9

A lecture Jan. 9 sponsored by the Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program offers a rare peek into that exciting world through the eyes of well-known environmental activist and writer Rebecca Solnit. She will use her wide-ranging life experiences to walk the audience down a path full of environmental concepts—a virtual “ecological walk” of sorts—during the lecture at 7 p.m. in Loyola’s Nunemaker Hall.

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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 difficult relationships, both in the past and the present, 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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Nursing student fights childhood obesity by changing conversations in the clinic

One nurse is setting out to change the way health care providers in New Orleans talk to patients—inspiring instead of mandating healthier lifestyles to curb childhood obesity. Loyola University New Orleans Doctor of Nursing Practice student Monica Alleman won a $4,000 grant Jan. 1 from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation.

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Loyola Theatre presents new take on classic Greek comedy 'Wealth'

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents an exploration of economics and ideology with a fresh new version of Aristophanes’ final comedy “Wealth.” Adapted and translated by Loyola language and culture professor Karen Rosenbacker, Ph.D., the premiere of this dark satire will run in the Lower Depths Theater in the Communications/Music Complex Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

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This weekend: Loyola holds 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. The winner of the regional auditions will advance to the national semi-final round, held in March on the Metropolitan Opera Stage in New York City.

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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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Jazz Underground Series continues with trumpet master Wendell Brunious

Wendell Brunious, acclaimed trumpeter and jazz hero, will continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo’s, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university’s main campus.

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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). A reception and ceremony is set for Jan. 19 from 5:45 to 10 p.m. in the St. Charles Room located in the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus.

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