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Senior Alanna Olsen has been selected as a recipient of a 2023 Sigma Delta Pi Undergraduate Study Abroad Award! Alanna Olsen is also the current President of Loyola University's chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish Honor Society.

This book offers an in-depth discussion of contemporary crime and media issues. Specifically, this book is the first of its kind to examine crime and media issues from a modern and approachable standpoint. Moreover, this book heavily focuses on how various forms of media interact with the three components of the criminal justice system (e.g., law enforcement, courts, and corrections). Topics in this book include:


·      Crime Construction and Real-World Effects

·      Crime Perceptions and Fear of Crime

·      Dramatization

Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage" was recently featured in the Financial Times in an article about notable new books relating to climate and the environment. 

Read the article here.

In the wake of the catastrophic train derailment and subsequent chemical spill in East Palestine,
Prof. Robert Verchick appeared on WWL on February 27th to advocate for modern rail safety measures.

Dr. Jamileh Beik Mohammadi, an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of the Physics Department, has received the 2023 Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Come listen to Dr. Angeline Dukes give her talk titled Bridging Identities as an Addiction Neuroscientist and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader on February 9th 12:30 - 1:30 in Monroe 410. Lunch will also be served.

Dr. Madison Silverstein, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences has expanded her research to address the psychological effects of the COVID pandemic and how it has impacted those with pre-existing mental and physical health issues, as well as now supervising a student’s research regarding the residual cognitive 'fog' that COVID sufferers have reported.

Dr. Rob Verchick will be going on tour in 2023 to promote his new book, “The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience.”

View the schedule below, or visit his website for more info:



March 9-11, 2023
New Orleans Book Festival


April 12, 2023, 7:00pm
(in conversation with Angie Coiro)
Kepler's Books and Magazines

ENVA's Dr. Paul Barnes was recently awarded the Jon T. Altschul Senate Award for Excellence in Community Engagement. He received this award for his work with the United Nations Environment Effects Panel (UNEP) in support of the Montreal Protocol.The EEAP consists of about 50 scientists from around the world and provides regular reports on the state of the science on the effects of ozone depletion and climate change on human health and the environment.  As the lead author of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Working Group within the EEAP, Dr.


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