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Ellis Marsalis, the celebrated jazz musician and patriarch of his noted musical family, will head an ensemble of Loyola University jazz students Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint.

The program will feature classic jazz standards as well as original compositions, the university announced today. According to the announcement:

A Loyola university student was sexually assaulted in a campus parking garage by an acquaintance this past Friday, the university announced that evening in an e-mail sent by the campus police department.

The woman was assaulted at approximately 4:12 a.m. on Jan. 15 in the stairwell of the Freret St. garage, according to the university's statement. Loyola says the victim has identified her attacker, and the New Orleans Police Department is handling the investigation.

Loyola has released a series of safety tips to the campus community:

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The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has pledged $1.26 million in scholarship support to Loyola University for first-generation college students who live in Louisiana and demonstrate financial need.

The grant will provide seven $15,000 scholarships per year over the next 12 years. The first batch will be awarded in August.

Students who receive the scholarship must carry at least 15 class hours per semester and meet a 2.3 grade-point-average after the first year, and a 2.5 GPA for each subsequent year.

A Loyola University student has won a grant to help teach health care providers at a New Orleans area school counseling skills aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

The $4,000 grant from the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation is going to Monica Alleman, a student in Loyola's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Alleman is teaching health care professionals at John Ehret High School in Marrero a technique called motivational interviewing. It involves speaking to patients in ways that illicit the patients' own solutions — instead of trying to command behavior.

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.

Both performances take place in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will precede Friday’s performance at 6:30 p.m.

Loyola Biology Lab Regenerates Limb Joints

Dec 18, 2012
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In a biology lab at Loyola University New Orleans, something miraculous happened — something no scientist had seen before. Biology professor Rosalie Anderson 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.

Loyola to Hold Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Dec 10, 2012
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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. 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.

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll visit the Garden District, where several homes are being dressed for Holiday Tours. Also, we'll journey to Central City, where the Ashé Cultural Arts Center kicks off Holiday on the Boulevard festivities.

For classical music lovers, Maestro Philippe Entremont performs Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Ballet Hispanico returns to New Orleans for an energetic evening of dance with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

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Stephen Hough, lauded as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, will present a masterclass at Loyola University Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.

Hailed by the press as a piano virtuoso, Hough’s distinguished career includes performances around the world and a catalogue of more than 50 albums. In 2001, he was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and later received Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in piano and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award.

Let It Sneaux: Loyola To Truck In 20 Tons Of Snow

Nov 19, 2012
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Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University next month, creating a winter wonderland open to Loyola faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.