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The Most Outstanding Environment Major Research Award - given to an Environment student for excellence in research for your natural history studies on the brown widow spider.  We look forward to seeing how you use your degree to make a difference in the environment sector.

Dr. Kim Mix reflects on teaching COVID-19 in an article published in Inside Higher Ed. The article tells the story of teaching Molecular Genetics through current events. To read the full article, click here.

Amidst the rapidly growing cases of COVID-19 in the United States, Dr. Kate Yurgil was able to give feedback during two press interviews on the relevance of trauma and community in the current pandemic in the late March of 2020. You can read the published articles here:


"Coronavirus a familiar, but different, kind of disaster for New Orleanians that faced Katrina" by Keith Spera (Times Picayune/       

I recently transitioned into an Ecologist position within my company, Arcadis. I am doing wetland delineation, environmental impact surveys, and writing reports for the DOT concerning the environmental/ecological impact of infrastructure expansion in Georgia. Arcadis subsidizes higher education and I intend to pursue my Masters and potentially a PhD in the coming years. It’s an exciting opportunity and my education at Loyola has helped me find my way here. 


Earned, not given. 

I graduated as a US Coast Guardsman and I couldn’t be happier! Next stop: USCGC Petrel in San Diego!

Congratulations to Chloe Dupleix, Biology senior and DSAC rep, for getting accepted into her FIRST CHOICE vet school program at the University of Illinois. Great work Chloe! We are proud of your hard work and accomplishments!

Department of English alumnus Kirby Voss graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Film and Digital Media. At 14, Kirby realized he wanted to be a director after watching the 1964 comedy Dr. Strangelove, and that passion for films and filmmaking has inspired him ever since.

In a paper published late last year, Dr. Grissom, along with colleagues from the Brain Institute at Tulane University, demonstrated that estrogen receptors remain active in the brains of mice even when the ovaries have been removed (OVX), and that neuroestrogens contribute to this activity for a limited time.

During the summer of 2019, Lowell Smith, a senior in Psychological Sciences, presented work on cognitive changes and sex differences in stress hormone release in aged rats at the Society for Behavioral Neuroscience national conference at Indiana University.

Glory "Tomi" John (BIOL '20) has been accepted to the Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program (HIP) for summer 2020!  The award includes free room and board on the Harvard Cambridge campus and a $5000 stipend. Congratulations, Tomi!!


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