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November 15, 2013 Issue

Tomorrow: Fall open house welcomes prospective students

Loyola University New Orleans will host a fall open house for prospective students, offering engaged learning sessions with Loyola’s top professors and researchers, as well as campus tours. The free event is from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 16. Registration is available online.

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Biologist and students develop iPad nature app in National Science Foundation-funded project

Loyola University New Orleans biologist Aimée K. Thomas, Ph.D., is helping college students teach younger children the wonders of nature through an iPad app they helped create. The fruit of their labor, the iPad app “GO to Lake Thoreau,” is now available free in the iTunes app store.

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Hollywood comes to campus: John Goodman speaks, screens new film

John Goodman, the film and television actor famous for his iconic roles in “Roseanne,” “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother Where Art Thou?” makes a special appearance at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Nov. 25 to discuss his expansive career and offer a sneak peek at his new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

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Monday: Resident funnyman Harry Shearer discusses the art of comedy at Loyola

Loyola University New Orleans artist-in-residence Harry Shearer will lead a discussion on the mechanics of comedy in cinema during “What’s So Funny About That,” a public forum Monday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

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Paying it forward: Loyola comes together for typhoon relief effort

The Loyola University New Orleans Honors Program raised more than $1,250 in its Typhoon Haiyan relief fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 14. The funds raised will go to the Red Cross and the Philippine Jesuit Foundation, the official U.S. fundraising organization for Jesuits and Jesuit works in the Philippines.

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November music events include concerts by student ensembles

The Loyola Wind Ensemble continues a series of concerts this month by Loyola University New Orleans’ leading musical ensembles as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. All performances are free and open to the public.

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Exhibit reveals JFK assassination documents

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this month, the University Honors Program will present a special exhibit of historic documents, newspapers and letters relating to that tragic day, Nov. 22, 1963.

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Faculty and staff compete for Pack pride Nov. 22 in the Den

The Loyola University New Orleans basketball teams will host a faculty and staff night during a doubleheader Friday, Nov. 22 in Loyola’s Den.

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Bicentennial celebration of Verdi and Wagner boasts Loyola symphony, chorus and illustrious alumni

A free concert commemorating the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner features the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus alongside special guests and Metropolitan Opera stars Alfred Walker ’96, Greer Grimsley ’76 and Luretta Bybee.

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Violin virtuoso Gomyo presents public masterclass at Loyola

Karen Gomyo’s combination of talent and technique has earned her a spot as one of the top violinists performing today, and Saturday, Nov. 23, the classical music star presents a free masterclass at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Nuns for a cause: Hundreds of sisters rally for immigration reform

Hundreds of Catholic nuns will gather on Loyola University New Orleans' campus to rally for comprehensive immigration reform Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. Set for Loyola’s Marquette Horseshoe fronting St. Charles Avenue, the demonstration aims to show the sisters’ support for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

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International street artist MOMO talks public art

MOMO, an international street artist known for his work "A Tag the Width of Manhattan," presents a free lecture at Loyola University New Orleans Monday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of St. Mary’s Hall, located on the university’s Broadway campus.

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Irish singing sensations The Priests return to Loyola

The Priests, a classical music group of three Northern Ireland Catholic priests from the Diocese of Down and Connor, are one of the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. With increased global fame and a U.S. tour under their belt, Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy return to Loyola University New Orleans Tuesday, Nov. 26 for a special holiday performance.

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A gala event: 1912 Society Dinner tickets on sale

Longtime champion of education Phyllis M. Taylor, chairwoman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, is the recipient of Loyola University New Orleans’ 2013 Integritas Vitae Award, the university’s highest honor. Loyola will recognize Taylor at the 1912 Society Dinner Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt New Orleans.

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EMPLOY the PACK conference brings in best-selling author, entrepreneur

To help its students and young alumni conquer the job search, the Loyola University New Orleans Career Development Center is hosting its second annual employment boot camp, EMPLOY the PACK.

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