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Dr. Paul W. Barnes, J.H. Mullahy Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology, and Dr. Susanne Neugart, Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology, recently attended a network meeting of the International Association of Plant UV Research (UV4Plants) held in Bled, Slovenia from April 15-18.  Scientists and students from 20 countries (mostly in Europe) attended this conference to learn about recent research aimed at better understanding how ultraviolet radiation in sunlight influences plants and ecosystems.  Dr.

Laura Gomez (Psychology and Translation & Interpretation Major, '18) and Ana Longo (Psychology Premed and Biochemistry Premed, '18) presented research with Dr. Erin Dupuis at the Southeastern Psychological Association's 64th Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC on March 7th. Their research poster was titled, "Effect of Political Statements on Attitudes and Behavior Toward Women."

Dr. Christian Bolden's article "Gang Organization and Gang Types" was released in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

The article can be seen here:

http://criminology.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.001....

Rachel Nuwer ('07) has her first book published, "Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking". Click here for more information.

Criminal Justice Alum Tiffany Delery Davis '00 of Liskow & Lewis was named to New Orleans City Business' 14th Leadership in Law class. Tiffany will be honored at a reception on May 14, 2018, at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Luis E. Rivera II ’01 (political science), an attorney at Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt PA in Florida, was selected as an emerging leader in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 Under 40 initiative. He was formally recognized at ABI’s 2017 Winter Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. Rivera has broad experience in business litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and insolvency counseling. He is board-certified in business bankruptcy law and consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, one of only 12 attorneys in Florida to hold this dual certification.

Dr. Aimée  K. Thomas and Shannon Hester (ENVT '19) just published a paper in Southeastern Naturalist in collaboration with California Academy of Sciences scientist, Dr.

Sociology Alum Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht '07 will be joining the University of California, Berkeley, as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Lead Office (student leadership). For the past several years, Anthony has been at Loyola Marymount University serving as the Director of Leadership Programs and LGBT Student Services. He is also working on his Ph.D. at Chapman University.

Dr. Kim Mix and her research students, Kate Birdwhistell (Chemistry ’15), Cullen Lilley (Biology and Music ’17), and Andrea Alarcon Uquillas (Biology ’17), attended the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting in New Orleans on March 10-13, 2018.   ORS is the leading research society supporting engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, and clinicians in pursuit of a world without musculoskeletal limitations.

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