Six years after his graduation from Loyola University New Orleans, Chemist Gregory R. Choppin '49 and three other chemists discovered chemical element 101, which they named Mendelevium.
Florence Bourg is the author of "Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Christian Families as Domestic Churches" and writes book reviews for Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality.
Emily Drabek, a May'09 physics graduate, started working as a research assistant at Fermilab.
In June, English alumna Claire Keegan was awarded the 2009 Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award.
In 2001, Skelly McCay, double major in Philosophy and English, was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship. In Fall 2001 Mr. McCay entered the graduate program in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Currently, Skelly is entering his third year at Tulane Law School.
Alex was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and transferred to Loyola in 2006. He graduated summa cum laude from the University Honors Program in 2009 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Classical Humanities. While at Loyola he completed his senior thesis, titled “Is Hegel a Strong Individuational Holist,” under the direction of Dr. Berendzen. His main philosophical interests include Hegel and German Idealism, philosophy of mind, and the nature of concepts and conceptual content. He is particularly interested in the intersection of these three. These interests have led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.
John P. Clark, Ph.D., Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor in Humane Letters and Professions, was awarded the Loyola University New Orleans 2008 Dux Academicus Award
Constance Mui, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, was invested with the Rev. Youree Watson, S.J., Distinguished Professorship in Arts and Sciences.
Kevin Rabalais is co-editor of Novel Voices, conversations with award-winning American writers and winner of the Eaton Literary Award.
Times-Picayune writes glowing review of Mark Yakich's latest poetry collection: "The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine."