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Dr. Shaawn Ali '08 is chief resident at a Miami hospital, finishing up medical school and a program that had him traveling around the Middle East practicing medicine.

How He Got There: He wanted to be involved in the local health care system, majored in pre-health psychology, conceived and conducted a study on campus with his faculty mentor, won first place overall in the social sciences category at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, turned down an offer for a full-time position with the Saints to focus on his studies in medicine.

The Department of Physics is pleased to announce the newest addition to our faculty, Arnaldo J. Vargas. Arnaldo is a graduate of Universidad de Puerto Pico. He will soon be receiving his Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington where he has worked for the last 7 years educating students as their laboratory instructor, discussion leader, and course instructor. Arnaldo has had multiple publications in the Physics Review and has presented his research at seminars throughout the US and Japan.

Arianna Efstathiou (Latin American Studies, 2015) has been accepted into the Law School of the University of Maine to study Immigration Law. Arianna tells us this: "I have been working as an immigration paralegal for the last 1.5 years in New Orleans, and am hoping to practice immigration in the future. I speak Spanish all day long at my job, and have been very grateful for my experience with the LAS [section of Languages and Cultures] at Loyola, which prepared me for this job and for my future practice."

¡Felicitaciones, Arianna!

A Debate: Should the Justice Department Police the Police?

Dr. Serpas recently called on Trump's administration in a recent Op-Ed not to return to what it deemed failed crime-fighting strategies.

This landmark anthology brings together more than sixty myths, poems, memoirs, manifestos, and works of fiction translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time. It is an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture, featuring historiographies by mestizo intellectuals of the Colonial periods; thought-pieces by eighteenth-century Jesuits; personal accounts by indigenous authors, women in struggle, and labor activists; and excerpts from Reinaldo Arenas, the exiled gay Cuban poet, playwright, and novelist.

Dr. Connie Rodriguez, chair of the Classical Studies department and president of the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will present a lecture to the Caledonian Society on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in The Christopher Room located at 6254 Vicksburg Street.  Her topic will be "Kirkmichael, Castle Craig and the Urquhart Clan of the Black Isle, Scotland."

The Loyola Certificate Program in Translation and Interpreting (TRIN) provides extensive training and support for our students to become professional translators/interpreters. Students are very active providing community service and language access for the underserved LEP Hispanic community in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes:

There is a total of eight students who are registered interpreters for the LA Supreme Court; two who are Certified interpreters in Louisiana; and one student is nationally certified as a Healthcare Interpreter.

Christopher was a Biology graduate who conducted an UG Honors Thesis with Dr. David White, graduating in 2004. His thesis was his introduction to ecological research and landscape ecology that led him to a career as a research scientist. He went on to receive a Ph.D. and has developed as an outstanding wetland ecosystem ecologist. His just published paper in Nature Climate Change is an important contribution to our understanding of the roles of coastal wetlands in an age of global climate change.

Christopher was a Biology graduate who conducted an UG Honors Thesis with Dr. David White, graduating in 2004. His thesis was his introduction to ecological research and landscape ecology that led him to a career as a research scientist. He went on to receive a Ph.D. and has developed as an outstanding wetland ecosystem ecologist. His just published paper in Nature Climate Change is an important contribution to our understanding of the roles of coastal wetlands in an age of global climate change.

Students from Loyola's award-winning School of Mass Communication are using Snapchat Spectacles to help report Mardi Gras coverage for the Pulitzer Prize-winning media outlet The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. Students from Loyola's Social Media Strategies class will be helping to man The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com’s acclaimed Parade Cam throughout the Carnival season and helping to produce parade coverage.

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