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ENVA's Dr. Paul Barnes recently attended the 34th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol being held in Montreal.

 

To read more about the meeting click here!

Daisi Rivera, ENVS ’23 + SOCI ‘23, is a double major studying the
mainstream news media in relation with social media of environmental
issues. She is currently serving as Theta Phi Alpha president, working two
jobs, and just began her research studying the MIGS Community Garden on
the Loyola campus. She has spent the past two years volunteering with
Greenlight Nola by painting rain barrels for members of the community. She
is passionate about reducing her water impact in the New Orleans area. In

Hilary Nguyen, ENVB ‘24 + THEA ‘24, is a double major studying the MIGS
Community Garden they helped design on campus where seasonal plants are
grown and donated to Iggy’s Cupboard. A composting station is planned in
conjunction with the garden as well. Hilary is currently collaborating with Dr.
Aimee Thomas and Mark Tobler to educate students in the Foundation of
Environmental Science class who are currently conducting course-based
undergraduate research experiences utilizing the fall vegetable garden.

Daisi Rivera, ENVS ’23 + SOCI ‘23, is a double major studying the
mainstream news media in relation with social media of environmental
issues. She is currently serving as Theta Phi Alpha president, working two
jobs, and just began her research studying the MIGS Community Garden on
the Loyola campus. She has spent the past two years volunteering with
Greenlight Nola by painting rain barrels for members of the community. She
is passionate about reducing her water impact in the New Orleans area. In

Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

The person who holds the Duffy chair should share Steve Duffy’s vision of Religious Studies. Steve Duffy’s vision was that the theological endeavor should be scholarly, critical, ecumenical, and look with openness toward the future. It should rise above the traditional theology of the past with a broader and fuller vision of the theological task. It should embrace not only Christianity but the religions of our seamless world. He or she should share in this vision, which is also held by other significant theological scholars nationwide and worldwide.

 

Paul Barnes recently wrote a paper which addresses the degradation of plastics by UV in sunlight, and how this affects their spread as pollutants. The paper is titled "Oxidation and fragmentation of plastics in a changing environment; from UV-radiation to biological degradation" and was recently published in the Science of the Total Environment journal.

Read the paper here.

Latin American Studies will host the panel discussion, "Latinx Culture, Diplomacy, & Law" on Oct.5 at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Center. 

Nola.com's Columnist Bob Marshall writes about Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A call for Climate Resistance"

Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

 

Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of "Dracula the Un-Dead" and "Dracul," will be sharing highlights of his archival research in his quest to better understand the research and the writing of "Dracula" (1897). Dacre Stoker will give a public lecture about his archival research at Loyola University on Nov.9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 610.

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