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August 23, 2013 Issue

Music education alumni accept teaching positions around the U.S.

From Alabama and Louisiana to Oklahoma and Texas, young alumni from Loyola University New Orleans music education program were recently chosen for teaching positions at schools across the United States.

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Loyola welcomes new faculty for the 2013-14 academic year

Loyola University New Orleans welcomes 21 new members of the faculty from a plethora of academic backgrounds and specialties, including experts on Victorian literature, nanoparticles, religion, maritime law and classical piano.

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CityBusiness selects College of Law Dean as a Woman of the Year

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean María Pabón López, J.D., is a 2013 Woman of the Year, an honor given by New Orleans CityBusiness.

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Loyola awards prestigious Ignatian Scholarships for Academic Excellence to nine first-year students

Loyola University New Orleans awarded its prestigious Ignatian Scholarships for Academic Excellence to valedictorians, a professor in the making, an aspiring writer, a future music educator, a world traveler and other exceptional students this academic year.

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Wolf Pack Athletics howls into the season with a new look

Loyola University New Orleans is kicking off its 2013 athletics season sporting a fresh new look for the Wolf Pack.

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Alumna creates viral online video responding to new NFL bag rules

Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication alumna Lauren LaBorde '09 and fellow standup comedian Colleen Allerton poked fun at the NFL's new, stricter bag policy this week in a satirical video posted online.

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College of Law students to the legal profession: There's an app for that

Law students at Loyola University New Orleans are working on technology projects—like iPhone apps—to help represent clients in court and improve the practice of law.

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Panel discussion open to students focuses on Trayvon Martin case and race

Loyola University New Orleans is hosting a panel discussion, "After Trayvon: A Loyola Community Conversation about Race, Class and Privilege in American Life," giving students the opportunity for a frank discussion about race.

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Public event explores Biblical vision to combat New Orleans' crime issues

Michael Cowan, Ph.D., who has played an important role in the reform of the city's government and its criminal justice system since Katrina, will explore through a religious lens how the city has improved on these fronts—and describe work that still remains—in a free, public lecture Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

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Archaeology lecture uncovers how castles work

Ever wonder what went on inside a medieval castle? Anthropology and archaeology expert Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., will uncover the inner-workings of castles in Southeast England in a free, public lecture at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Montage series featured at Culture Collision art season kickoff event

Arts lovers are in for a treat next week when the Loyola University New Orleans Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series joins more than 60 local arts organizations for the fifth annual Culture Collision, a one-night-only event that kicks off New Orleans' 2013-14 cultural season.

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Preparatory Arts Program offers new dance classes, including flashmob

Loyola University New Orleans Preparatory Arts Program is expanding this fall to offer three new types of dance classes, including a Michael Jackson-themed flashmob class taught by Loyola ballet alumnus Kenneth “Kynt” Bryan ’99.

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Professor clears up common misconceptions about divorce

While most may think divorce is a modern-day invention, it's not. Divorce was probably more prevalent in medieval times than it is today, according to a new book by Loyola University New Orleans history professor Sara Butler, Ph.D.

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Montage Series presents Beethoven's 'Diabelli Variations'

Eminent music scholar and pianist William Kinderman, Ph.D., is heralded as the world's foremost authority on Ludwig van Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations." On Thursday, Sept. 12, Kinderman will visit Loyola University New Orleans to perform Beethoven's masterpiece.

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