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June 6, 2014 Issue

Alumni Weekend 2014 open to Loyola community

For one weekend only at Loyola University New Orleans this June, the Loyola community and even the public are invited to go back to college to experience special social events and classes on more than 20 topics, including “iBrains,” business management techniques inspired by Pope Francis, travel journalism secrets and many other topics.

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The dangers of 'Kissing bugs:' Professor's new research aims to inform medical professionals

Loyola University New Orleans student Traci Schlosser was browsing her physician husband’s latest copy of The American Journal of Medicine when, to her delight, she saw an article and an editorial from a familiar source—her Loyola professor and Chagas disease expert Patricia Dorn, Ph.D. The article, just published in the prestigious national medical journal, aims to inform doctors and other medical professionals of the deadly dangers of “Kissing bugs” in the Southwestern U.S.—something doctors may largely be unaware.

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Modern-day slavery expert receives international award, releases new book

Loyola University New Orleans English professor and human trafficking expert Laura Murphy, Ph.D., has won an international award for her outstanding African literary studies work culminating in her book, “Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature.” Murphy received the inaugural African Literature Association First Book Award. The prestigious accolade comes on the heels of Murphy’s newest book on human trafficking, “Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives,” which was just released this spring.

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Help Loyola win $10,000 in 'I am a TOPS grad' contest

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, commonly known in Louisiana as TOPS, is giving Loyola University New Orleans students and alumni a chance to share their stories about how the program helped or is currently helping them pursue an education at Loyola.

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Loyola offers 'Hollywood South' screenwriting workshop and other summer creative writing classes

Responding to New Orleans’ burgeoning film industry and tapping into the growing trend of “Hollywood South,” the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans is offering a new one-day screenwriting workshop set for Saturday, June 7 as a part of its lineup of summer creative writing classes.

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Father's Day event celebrates 40 local role model fathers

The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy at Loyola University New Orleans and the New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium will showcase role-model fathers who are making vital contributions as parents and men in the community at the Fifth Annual Favorite Fathers Celebration, “Taking Back our Fathers” Friday, June 13.

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New Starbucks coming to the Danna Student Center

The Loyola University New Orleans Danna Student Center will soon feature the first full-service university Starbucks in the entire Crescent City and only the third fully licensed, university-based Starbucks in the state. Preparations for the new Starbucks begin this summer; the coffee shop will open for business in time for the fall semester beginning in August.

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Loyola recognized nationally for campus fire safety

Loyola University New Orleans has been singled out nationally for its commitment to campus fire safety. The Princeton Review named Loyola among the top 23 colleges and universities in the nation with the highest fire safety scores. The rating is part of The Princeton Review’s Fire Safety Honor Roll 2014, which was recently released.

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