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Kori Doran, BIOL ’20, has been accepted into the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University.  This is a free summer program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions and provides an opportunity to gain exposure to various health professions through shadowing, lectures and lab simulations.

Students of the Loyola University Physics Department recently completed the build of a 16-band audio spectrum analyzer.The goal of project was to build an electronic device that is capable of filtering the frequencies of an audio signal from 20Hz to 20 kHz across 16 channels while displaying the level of each channel on a corresponding 10-segment bar graph. With the assistance of Dr. Rousseau, the students involved in the project were Cody Smith, Andrew Eddins, Coleman Green, Jake Rubin, and William Bagget.

 

Destiny Karash-Givens, ENVT ’16, will travel to Israel this summer to teach English to elementary-aged students through a program that addresses education inequality by providing underprivileged Israeli students with the opportunity to learn English. She will then travel to Taiwan to teach English and Science during the 2017-18 academic year.  Destiny says she wouldn’t have even thought to push herself on these journeys if it wasn’t for her experience and education at Loyola University. She cannot wait to go experience new cultures and continue to set the world on fire!

The Loyola chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma inducted three new members into the honors society on Tuesday, April 25th. The inductees include Cody Smith, Spencer Rosenbohm, David Olivier (not pictured) and physics professor, Tirthabir Biswas.

The SPS honors society is very active within the Loyola physics department and puts on seminars throughout the year with speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and professions who discuss current topics related to physics and other sciences.

Andrea Cornelius, Loyola University '17 Alumna, won the 2016 Southeastern Psychological Association's Graduate Student Research Award for her presentation titled, "Personality Traits and Perceptions of Sexual Infidelity". Cornelius completed her Senior Thesis with Dr. Kim Ernst, Associate Professor of Psychology. She is currently a graduate student at the University of West Florida studying Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She will begin the Ph.D. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at St.Louis University this August 2017.

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Conducting summer research at Yale Cardiovascular Research Center as a recipient of the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship

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2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar starting Ph.D. research in zoology at the University of Cambridge focusing on the functional role of spiders in Southeast Asian oil palm plantations and how plantation management techniques affect overall spider biodiversity; will be a member of the Insect Ecology Group in the Department of Zoology

More graduates going global! Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce that recent graduate Mathew Holloway ’16 is the second student selected as one of the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipients. Holloway will teach English in Panama while pursuing a supplementary research project of his own.

NYT best-selling author and Loyola alumna Kelly Williams Brown '06 is set to release a new book, Gracious: The Subtle Art of Charm, Tact & Unsinkable Strength this coming Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Brown's first book "Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps," a guide for millennials in managing the stormy seas of adulthood, was widely acclaimed, reached success on the New York Times Bestseller list, and was translated into nine languages.

The students and faculty of the physics department participated in Fools Fest this past weekend on campus. Fools Fest is a "Loyola Family Affair" event put on by Loyola students that include live music, food, and booths by different committees and organizations. The Physics department had multiple interactive demonstrations such as a rotating bicycle wheel, which shows the angular momentum and gravity torque, and electrostatics with a Van de Graaf generator.

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