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Dr. Margaret Peacock is an Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at University of Alabama. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in December of 1994. She originally majored in Political Science, but after taking a German history class with the now retired Dr. Cook, she decided to best know politics you need to know history and changed her major. During her time at Loyola, Dr. Peacock studied abroad in Russia just five months after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Dr. Aimée Thomas was invited to speak as a panelist at the LSU Dellinger Symposium on February 23, 2022. The title of her talk was "Addressing environmental issues, racial inequities, and injustices in New Orleans." 

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 NOAA Intern this summer, she will turn her passion for the environment, specifically anything related to weather, water, and climate, into purpose and advance her leadership skills.  She is currently also serving as a Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana student ambassador and together with this internship, will develop her Environment Program thesis capstone experience.  Through these experiences and

Rachel Henderson is a Loyola University New Orleans graduate. She graduated in 2008, and after giving some thought to graduate or law school, she decided it was not right for her. She says she has no regrets on skipping out on grad school as she feels that the people she has met and things she has accomplished would not have been possible had she continued in school. Rachel was led to Loyola by a high school History teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado who encouraged her to attend college at a Jesuit University to get a well rounded education.

Gabriela Cornejo was accepted to the Irvine Summer Internship in Neuroscience Program, a neuroscience internship program at the University of California, Irvine. The program provides a $600 weekly stipend, paid housing and meal package, and travel to and from California. Through the program, Gabriela will conduct interdisciplinary neuroscience research on the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory and present her research at the Spring CNLM Annual Conference.


At the President's Convocation in February 2022, Dr. Naomi Yavneh-Klos was awarded the University Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Teaching 2021-2022 as well as a Marquette Fellowship to complete her book, "In Quarantine with Anne Frank: Lessons of Compassion in a Time of Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Hate."

Season 6 of CPR's Connect the Dots with ENVA's Dr. Verchick is now available on all major platforms! In Episode 1, Dr. Verchick explores resiliency, real estate, and how climate change is beginning to impact people's decisions on where to live. To learn listen and learn more, click here

The November 3rd 2021 Water Forum Panel was a success! Click here to watch the recording.

Kitty Perslweig ENVB’22 was selected to participate in Louisiana Wildlife Federation's 2022 Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC). Through this program she will receive expert training from today’s leaders in conservation, increase her knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy. Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what you do with this incredible opportunity. 

Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program students and faculty spent a November
weekend presenting on a panel at Rice University's Symposium “In the Path of Disaster(s):
Narratives around Natural Catastrophes in the Americas/Circum-Caribbean.” Their theme was
“Facing Disaster in a Coastal City: Scholarship, Service Learning, and Holistic Community
Dr. Uriel Quesada, Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, and
Academic Engagement introduced the panelists


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