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David Zelaya PSYC'12 has been selected as the 2022 Young Alumnus of the Year. This award honors one young alumnus who has given most generously of their time, talent, and philanthropy to their alma mater and community.

After graduating from Loyola with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, David pursued his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University.

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Tim Cahill, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award of $35,000 is administered by the American Institute of Indian Studies and allows him to pursue his research on 17th-century Sanskrit poetry in India for seven months. The research proposal has been approved by the Government of India, allowing Cahill to receive a research visa and an affiliation with Banaras Hindu University during his time in India.

Dr. Catherine Wessinger, Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions, has published a new book Theory of Women in Religions. It was published by NYU Press, and is regarded as a major achievement in the field. 

 

You can purchase the book here.

Classical Studies graduate Connor Kelly ('20) received an M.A. degree in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. 

Classical Studies professor, Dr. Wayne Rupp, was elected President of the Louisiana Classical Association in 2022.


Photo by Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune

 

Congratulations to our Loyola Psychological Sciences alum Erika Rajo, '09 for being apart of the Gambit's 40 Under 40 class of 2022 list. She is currently the director of the University Medical Center Trauma Recovery Clinic and co-director of the Spirit of Charity Trauma Center Psychiatry Research Unit in New Orleans. 

Zach Dowling, who received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans in 2021, has received a Fulbright Fellowship. 

Dr. Mark Fernandez was featured as a guest on a new podcast called "No Root, No Fruit" which explores the history of folk and Americana music. The episode is "Woody Guthrie: Dust Bowl Ballads," which explores Woody Guthrie's album of the same name. He was recommended for the show by the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as they consider him to be one of their top researchers. To listen to the podcast episode, click here!

Catch Dr. Bob and Dr. Aimée Thomas on their new podcast "The Southern Naturalist" with Louisiana PBS. The series follows their exploration of wild areas of Louisiana and their conversations with fellow scientists and naturalists along the way.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Environmental Law chair Rob Verchick has launched a new podcast called "Connect the Dots." He hosts engaging and accessible discussions with top policy experts, helping listeners relate new developments in climate change to real issues in their lives.

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