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Achievements

Alumna Allison Belcher (Environmental Studies and Classical Studies, '20) did a nine-month internship focused on underwater archaeology with the Sint Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (SECAR).

LAS alumna Shoshana Shattenkirk is writing the music for her musical, "Fever Dreams," which is about pandemics and started as part of an invitation from the New York Public Library to create musicals based on materials in its archives. Shattenkirk collaborated with a lyricist and book writer to create the musical based on the correspondence of a doctor during the Yellow Fever pandemic of 1798. A draft of the first portion of the musical was performed virtually and is on The New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center website.

Dr. Paul Barnes has recently contributed to the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) Environmental Effects Assessment Panel on the environmental effects of ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate change. He was also the lead author of a shorter summary report for Policy Makers. 

In January 2021, Dr. Eileen Doll was awarded the University Senate Award for Community Service.

A student in Dr. Doll's Immigration class (SPAN A404) said:

"(In) Dr. Doll’s Immigration class, she gave us the opportunity to participate in Service Learning within our local New Orleans community by teaching English as a second language to ‘latine/latinx’ immigrants.

Dr. Doll exceeded the limits, for she taught us how to understand and respect different cultural values while also teaching our students a new language."

Dr. Madison Silverstein has a new publication in Psychometric properties of the assessment of COVID-19 attitudes and behaviors, published in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policies (Silverstein, Mekawi, Alonzi, & La Torre).

 

Congratulations to Dr. Madison Silverstein for receiving the Marquette Fellowship for the summer of 2021. The Marquette Fellowship is awarded as an opportunity for summer full-time research and/or creative work. 

Congratulaions to ENVA alum Champagne Cunningham for winning the 3rd place Environmental Science Poster award Presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science on November 21, 2020, hosted by East Tennessee State University. She will be recognized in an upcoming issue
of the Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 

To read more click here.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Sitzman is a scholar-athlete devoting much of her time to swimming and in the classroom as an Environmental Studies (Social Sciences) scholar.  In her role as a CRCL student ambassador, she will strengthen the Loyola University New Orleans campus community by helping address the challenges threatening our coast by gaining an in-depth understanding of the restoration efforts happening along our coast while building professional skills and a network.  CRCL is a non-profit organization "working to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana throug

Madeline Janney (PSYC '16) was named 2020 Young Alumna of the Year for her service to the university and New Orleans community. After graduating from Loyola University, Madeline merited a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Southeastern Louisiana University. Currently, she is a speech-pathologist working with adults recovering from stroke or traumatic brain injury and children with with developmental disabilities. Madeline has been serving on the Young Alumni Board for three years and currently holds the position as President of the Board. 

Francesca Lausen (PSYC '21) has been named recipient of the Alumni Association Award, which awards $1,000 for tuition costs to only one graduating student per academic college at Loyola. Francesca is graduating this spring semester and is planning to apply to child clinical psychology PhD programs. The Psychology Department Faculty wants to congratulate Francesca Lausen on this achievement.

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