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Rising Junior Audrey O'Connell (Graphic Design major & Spanish minor) received one of only Spirit Cultural Exchange merit-based scholarships in 2017 to take part in a 2-4 week volunteering project in Ecuador through Fundación Bolívar Education Volunteer Program.  She will live with a host family and do volunteer work while learning more about Ecuador and its culture and languages.

¡Felicitaciones, Audrey!

BioBlitz New Orleans City Park

A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Six students from Loyola University New Orleans Parasitology class engaged in hands-on, experiential learning as they traveled to a rural village in Guatemala and implemented the Ecohealth home improvements that they studied in class. Students traveled to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala over their Mardi Gras break, Feb.

Critically-acclaimed novelist and Loyola English alumna Catherine Lacey '07, recently received rave reviews from the New York Times and Vogue for her second novel The Answers, which is the "Must Read of the Summer," according to Vogue, and one of

Dr. Glenn Hymel Received the 2017 American Massage Therapy Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

On May 16, 2017, Loyola's Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program recognized 23 students who completed the program and received their certificates this year. In addition, 25 who completed the program before this semester were recognized for their achievements, including 2 who are certified to work with the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Loyola New Orleans Philosophy Award Winners

The Philosophy Department would like to congratulate our 2017 Philosophy and Philosophy Pre-Law Majors on the awards they received at the Honors Convocation:


2017 Senior Thesis Presentations


Emily Polvado (Left) presented her thesis "State of Exception". Her advisor for this project was Dr. Joseph Berendzen.

McCalla Busman (Right) presented her thesis "Nagarjuna and the Teaching of Emptiness and Empty Language". Her advisor for this project was Dr. John Clark.


Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2017 Honors Convocation on May 12, 2017.

Kate O’Leary received the St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J. Award for Dedicated Service and Achievement in the Biological Sciences.

Cullen Maxwell Lilley received the Ruth and Lee Faust Award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Biological Sciences.

Cullen Lilley and Michael Pashkevich received the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Award for the Outstanding Achievement in the Sciences. 


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