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May 10th, 2024

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Monroe Hall 610

Join BIO & ENVA in celebrating our 2024 graduates and all that they have achieved! There will be a graduation mass in Holy Name of Jesus Church at 11AM, with a reception to follow on the first floor of Monroe Library.

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The Environment Program would like to acknowledge Dr Aimee Thomas for the publication of her paper, "Beyond Green Facades: Measuring the Ecology of Vertical Gardens in Quito, Ecuador". This paper is a collaboration with Leslie Galvez (ENVB'19 Honors graduate) on a study that was conducted for her senior thesis while she studied abroad at PUCE in Quito, Ecuador.

Anna Upman (NEUP ’24) and Abigail Miserendino (PSYC ’25) presented a research poster on psychosocial and neural correlates of emotional processing after trauma exposure.

Layla Johnson (NEUP ’26) presented research on the roles of neanderthal-derived SNPs in autism susceptibility.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Prof. Kargol and a former physics student and Loyola alum, Coleman Green, are co-authors of a paper on Quantum Biology. The paper, titled "Large scale simulations of photosynthetic antenna systems: interplay of cooperativity and disorder" is currently available in physics archive arXiv: It was written in collaboration with Dr. L.

Campus Litter Clean Up

Eva graduated with her bachelors at Loyola in Sociology in spring of 2023 and has since been living in Galicia, Ourense, Spain completing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. She is grateful to all of her professors in the Sociology Department at Loyola, especially Dr. Talukdar and Dr. Kondkar, for mentoring her throughout her undergraduate career and supporting her in her academic endeavors, no matter how big (or far)! She looks forward to pursuing a degree in Global Studies before pursuing higher education or going into the foreign service.  


The Department of Psychological Sciences would like to recognize and congratulate these students for their presentations featured at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences (LAS). These students include Mia Melo, Abigail Miserendino, Anna Upman, Catherine Coldiron, and Zora-Reign Craft.

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Congratulations to the “Green Roofs are COOL!” team for winning the People’s Choice Award of $10,000! The award will help them execute their plan to grow green roofs throughout Central City with the support of Recirculating Farms.

Thanks to all who voted for our team! Your support made a huge difference, and our win would not have been possible without the encouragement of the Loyola community.

Abigail is a second-year student but she is considered a Junior, and she is double majoring in Computer Science and Environmental Science with a Biological concentration.

Abby has been accepted into the Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Human Dominated Wetland Ecosystems REU program at RIT in Rochester, New York. The program runs from May 28, 2024 through August 2, 2024, and includes a $6000 stipend, housing in RIT’s global village, a weekly meal allowance, and up to $500 for travel to/from RIT.

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Dr. Duggar was named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Science. The position is a five-year term. Congratulations!


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