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Achievements

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.

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!

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.

Law Enforcement to President Trump: How to keep America safe

Dr. Serpas is the co-chair of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, a group of 180+ cops and prosecutors from all 50 states who believe their experience in the field can be a valuable guidance as the new administration sets its course on crime policy. He has over 3 decades of experience implementing crime fighting strategies.

Michael Pashkevich ('17), the first Gates Cambridge Scholar from Loyola University New Orleans, will pursue a PhD in Zoology to investigate the role of spiders in Southeast Asian oil palm plantations and how riparian margin restoration within plantations affects spider biodiversity and behaviour.

History Professor Ashley Howard, an expert in the global history of racial violence, was recently featured by Scholars Strategy Network's podcast No Jargon to discuss protests that turn violent in American history. 

The podcast explains protest origins, and how new laws, policing methods, and social media have changed the way people demonstrate.

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Laurie M. Joyner ’86 (sociology), president of Wittenburg University in Ohio, has been chosen as president of St. Xavier University in Illinois. She previously served in multiple vice presidential and decanal roles at Rollins College in Florida and was on the faculty at Loyola. In addition to her Loyola undergraduate degree, she holds master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Tulane University. She is a two-time recipient of POWER 50 (in 2014 and 2015), which honors the most influential female executives in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Emmy Award-Winning Director of Gasland and How to Let Go to Discuss Environmental Justice at Loyola University New Orleans

The discussion will explore a variety of topics from what kind of policy is expected under the new presidential administration to ways in which the community can become better environmental advocates. Fox will guide attendees through these topics and answer questions about his films and the fight to improve environmental policy in this new era.

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