The Loyola team, “People First” composed of six Loyola and one Tulane student won honorable mention in the global “Students Reinventing Cities” competition. Mayor LaToya Cantrell will honor Sydney Lowman, Evan Roden, Mya Butler, Rinny Barcenas, Leila Avery, Natalia Arredondo, and Ileanna Calcano in a ceremony on September 25 and has asked them to make a 30-minute presentation of their proposal to revitalize East New Orleans.
Spearheaded by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development with faculty leadership from Dr. Hood, Director of the Environment Program, an amazing team of students studying Environmental Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Classical Latin, Business Management, Economics, Humanities and Architecture (Tulane) beat out teams from Harvard, Tulane and Sapienza University of Rome. The winner is a team of 11 students from the Imperial College London, the third highest ranking school in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues awarded Dr. Madison Silverstein $2,000 for the Training and Mentoring Program for Future Psychologists of Color. The program was developed to address the exclusion and marginalization of racially/ethnically minoritized (REM) students in the field of psychology. This grant award will aid in the evaluation of the program for effectiveness for wider dissemination.
The Louisiana Classical Association will meet on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. in the Audubon Room in the Danna Center. Speakers will make presentations, and continental breakfast treats will be served!
Come check out this event!
China Dix (NEUB ’23) receives the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for achieving and maintaining the highest grade point average in the major. Alexis Baptiste (NEUP ’23) receives the Outstanding Service Award for demonstrating continued commitment to the Neuroscience program, College of Arts & Sciences, and university, as well as her extensive community service. Zaria Rodriguez (NEUP ’23) receives the Outstanding Research Award for her thesis research entitled, Examining the Relationship Between Social Media and Attention
Alexis Baptiste (NEUP ’23) presented a research poster of her thesis project which investigates associations between trauma, neurocognition, and ethnic identity.
Zaria Rodriguez (NEUP ’23) gave an oral presentation and presented a poster of her research on the effect of social media usage on neural mechanisms of attention. Zaria also received an award for best undergraduate research poster in the division of Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
Well done, Alexis and Zaria!
Loyola is now among Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s University Affiliates. This program engages students in environmental stewardship and sustainability practices and is the largest and most successful program of its kind in the United States. The Environment Program's Mark Tobler is the university's KLB program manager.
Dr. Cody R. Melcher's syllabus, for his course Race Scholars Denied, was recently published by the American Sociological Association's Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, a peer-reviewed repository for pedagogy resources in the discipline.
The course, which focuses on the work of forgotten Black sociologists whose work was integral to the development of the discipline, is typically offered every spring. Dr. Melcher received the CAS Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching in the spring of 2023, the last time the course was taught.
Dr. Constance Mui, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, received the College of Arts & Sciences 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Mui has a long record of success in teaching and mentoring students. In recent years she has, along with her normal teaching duties, mentored a Fulbright scholar, directed multiple honors theses. Also, a former student, Jared Schoch ‘97, created an endowment for the Philosophy Department in honor of her teaching.
This endowment was established in 2021 by Jared, Communications ’97, and Elaine Schoch in honor of two professors who had a profound effect on Jared and countless other students through the study of philosophy. Dr. Constance Mui has served as a professor of philosophy at Loyola since 1987. She specializes in continental philosophy, and has published edited volumes on Jean-Paul Sartre and feminist theories, as well as articles and book chapters on phenomenology, Sartre, Beauvoir, Marcel, Laruelle, Malabou, Stiegler, Derrida, and Dufourmantelle. Fr.