Gabriela Carballo ’22 is making an impact through her involvement with the environment on and off campus. Gaby is the communications associate at Restore the Earth Foundation, working to restore 1 million acres in the Mississippi River Basin. She is also the president of Students for Environmental Action on campus. Gaby also was just elected to serve as the student representative on the Dean's Student Advisory Council for the second straight year. Gaby is also a managing editor at The Maroon this semester.
Eric Hardy is a historian and sociologist of technology and science whose research focuses on twentieth century urban development and environmental politics. In addition to publishing works for the American Planning Association Press, Technology and Culture and the Journal of Urban History, he is wrapping up a book on water policy in post-WWII American cities. Since arriving at Loyola University in 2010, Dr.
Dr. Barnes presented a webinar in honor of World Ozone Day at a virtual conference at Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University in Junagadh, India.
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Featured Student of the Month, Vairleene Einstein ’22 is making an impact through her research assisting Dr. Thomas on the Mirabeau Water Garden Project, where a water garden is being built in the Gentilly Neighborhood utilizing green infrastructure methods.
Dr. Thomas and Dr. Hardy have joined scientists from Jean Lafitte and LSU to help clean up and collect data on the nurdles that spilled in the Mississippi river at the beginning of August. They were also joined by Loyola students Katie Rompf, Walt Ramsey, and Stephanie Oblena.
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Associate professor of psychological sciences and director of neuroscience Kate Yurgil, an expert in the psychology of disaster, speaks to the Times-Picayune about Katrina memories and cancelled commemorations while living through hurricanes and a pandemic.
Ariel Hall (PHYS '20) was accepted to the University of Florida College of Medicine and won multiple awards while attending Loyola University New Orleans. We are proud of her and wish her much success!
LaACES balloon flight project provides a unique opportunity for those who want to participate in a team project and learn basic electronics, programming, interfacing. Two Loyola student teams will build balloon payloads to measure various properties such as temperature and pressure during flight. At the end of the project, participating students will have a paid trip to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Texas.
Courtney Graves, 2018 graduate with a double major in Latin American Studies and Strategic Communications/Public Relations, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright research grant to Brazil. Her research will study women's networking. Congratulations, Courtney! We are so proud of you!
More information in the summer edition of Loyno Magazine, p. 6
Many recent department graduates are continuing their work in philosophy this fall.