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.
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
Conducting summer research at Yale Cardiovascular Research Center as a recipient of the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship
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.
Contestants and winners--Congratulations!
The first, second, and third place winners appear kneeling from left to right:
- Christina Murphy (1st place)
- Gabriel Gutiérrez (2nd place)
- Raymond Price (3rd place)
- Marley Duet (4th place)
- Hera Bogdanos (5th place)
- Jenna Guidry (6th place)
Loyola University New Orleans Journalism Senior Colleen Dulle, a former editor of The Maroon, was recently selected as one of three graduating seniors from U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities to serve as the 2017-18 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellows.
This year’s fellows are:
Loyola University New Orleans Welcomes Leading Environmental Researcher from Stanford University
(New Orleans – March 17, 2017) Loyola University New Orleans welcomes Dr. Robert Jackson of Stanford University next week for a comprehensive lecture on the environmental footprint of hydraulic fracturing. Jackson will educate Loyola and guests on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” on the climate and water quality.