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In his recent article "'A Hero Who Made This Country Proud’: Boxing, Nation, and the Politics of Sport in Kenya, ca 1950–1980," Professor Dawson McCall explores the history of Kenyan boxing from the late colonial period through the first decades of Kenyan independence.

Dr. David White (emeritus) from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Program in the Environment at Loyola University New Orleans with expertise in “landscape plant ecology” of greater southeastern Louisiana has published the results of an important study of nearly 3 decades of research within the Mississippi River “Birdfoot'' Delta.   The paper titled “Twenty-eight Years of Plant Community Development and Dynamics in the Balize Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana, USA '' can be found in the appropriately named international journal “Water”.

Classical Studies boldly goes where no class has gone before ...

"Classics and Science Fiction" is being offered this Spring 2024 semester and will be taught by Professor Samantha Urso. The class, CLHU-N294-001, will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:20 to 9:05 p.m. In the class, you'll explore topics of ancient Greek and Roman antiquity as portrayed through modern science fiction media. May the force be with you!

Dr. Grams shared her research on the cholera epidemics of the 19th and 20th century in Syria on New Lines Magazine's podcast, The Lede, which had many similarities to the COVID-19 outbreak. Listen here to learn more!

Spearheaded by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development with faculty leadership from Dr. Hood, Director of the Environment Program, an amazing team of students studying Environmental Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Classical Latin, Business Management, Economics, Humanities and Architecture (Tulane) beat out teams from Harvard, Tulane and Sapienza University of Rome. The Loyola team, “People First”  composed of four Loyola and one Tulane student won honorable mention. 

The Loyola team, “People First”  composed of six Loyola and one Tulane student won honorable mention in the global “Students Reinventing Cities” competition. Mayor LaToya Cantrell will honor Sydney Lowman, Evan Roden, Mya Butler, Leila Avery, and Natalia Arredondo in a ceremony on September 25 and has asked them to make a  30-minute presentation of their proposal to revitalize East New Orleans.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues awarded Dr. Madison Silverstein $2,000 for the Training and Mentoring Program for Future Psychologists of Color. The program was developed to address the exclusion and marginalization of racially/ethnically minoritized (REM) students in the field of psychology. This grant award will aid in the evaluation of the program for effectiveness for wider dissemination. 


Congratulations to Dr. Evan Zucker for being recognized with the Faculty Excellence in Advising Award! Thank you for all the effort you put into your students, the Department of Psychological Sciences is grateful for you!

The Louisiana Classical Association will meet on Saturday, October 28 at 9 a.m. in the Audubon Room in the Danna Center. Speakers will make presentations, and continental breakfast treats will be served!

Come check out this event!

Alexis Baptiste (NEUP ’23) presented a research poster of her thesis project which investigates associations between trauma, neurocognition, and ethnic identity.

Zaria Rodriguez (NEUP ’23) gave an oral presentation and presented a poster of her research on the effect of social media usage on neural mechanisms of attention. Zaria also received an award for best undergraduate research poster in the division of Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Well done, Alexis and Zaria!


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