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Congratulaions to ENVA alum Champagne Cunningham for winning the 3rd place Environmental Science Poster award Presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science on November 21, 2020, hosted by East Tennessee State University. She will be recognized in an upcoming issue
of the Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 

To read more click here.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Sitzman is a scholar-athlete devoting much of her time to swimming and in the classroom as an Environmental Studies (Social Sciences) scholar.  In her role as a CRCL student ambassador, she will strengthen the Loyola University New Orleans campus community by helping address the challenges threatening our coast by gaining an in-depth understanding of the restoration efforts happening along our coast while building professional skills and a network.  CRCL is a non-profit organization "working to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana throug

Madeline Janney (PSYC '16) was named 2020 Young Alumna of the Year for her service to the university and New Orleans community. After graduating from Loyola University, Madeline merited a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University. Currently, she is a speech-pathologist working with adults recovering from stroke or traumatic brain injury and children with with developmental disabilities. Madeline has been serving on the Young Alumni Board for three years and currently holds the position as President of the Board. 

Francesca Lausen (PSYC '21) has been named recipient of the Alumni Association Award, which awards $1,000 for tuition costs to only one graduating student per academic college at Loyola. Francesca is graduating this spring semester and is planning to apply to child clinical psychology PhD programs. The Psychology Department Faculty wants to congratulate Francesca Lausen on this achievement.

Dr. Kim Mix presented at the 28th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in July 2020.  The presentation focused on the impact of applying bioinformatics methods to investigate SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences in molecular genetics class.  Students learned how to evaluate mutation fitness and virus phylogeny in collaboration with scientists from Pine Biotech.  This model for integrating bioinformatics into a molecular biology course was successfully reproduced by Dr. Laurie Minns at the University of Montana in an online summer course.

ENVT '21 majors Amanda Snyder and Amanda Tang Nian have been working together at New Orleans City Park in developing an environmental education curriculum. They presented their environmental hands-on learning strategies at this years NABT conference. Congratulations to you both!


Anne Daniell is our Professor of the Month for November. Anne Daniell teaches in the Religious and Environmental Studies programs, and one of her most popular courses is Eco-Feminist Theologies. Dr.

Dr. Bob recently talked to the New York Times for an article titled "When Invasive Species Become the Meal." In this article he talks about the possibilities of using a large herbivorous rodent called nutria as an alternative food source. To read more, visit the article here.

Get tangled in the spider web of facts with Dr. Aimée Thomas. Read the Times-Picayune article here



Dr. Paul Barnes has recently participated in three separate environmental conferences.

On Sept. 17-30 he participated in a virtual meeting of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, where he prepared an update report that will be published early next year. As a Co-Chair of this panel, he co-organized the meeting in addition to writing and editing the report.

On Oct. 7-8 he participated in a virtual Ozone Research Managers Meeting that addressed international efforts to monitor the emissions of ozone depleting substances.


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