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Dr. Emily Drabek-Maunder (PHYS '09) is a co-author on an article published September 14 in the journal Nature Astronomy entitled 'Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus'. This gas is used as a biosignature and its discovery potentially points to the presence of microbial life on Venus.

ENVA alum Emma Reid '15, has been selected as a recipient for the Conservation Communicator of the Year award by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. She was presented with her award in Baton Rouge on September 28, 2020. Congratulations Emma!

To lean more, visit the LWF awards page.

Professor Rob Verchick of ENVA has contributed an essay to "Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education” on the topic of environmental studies. His essay is titled “Outsmarting Climate Change."

Click here to read more and view his essay.

Gabriela Carballo ’22 is making an impact through her involvement with the environment on and off campus. Gaby is the communications associate at Restore the Earth Foundation, working to restore 1 million acres in the Mississippi River Basin. She is also the president of Students for Environmental Action on campus. Gaby also was just elected to serve as the student representative on the Dean's Student Advisory Council for the second straight year. Gaby is also a managing editor at The Maroon this semester.

Eric Hardy is a historian and sociologist of technology and science whose research focuses on twentieth century urban development and environmental politics. In addition to publishing works for the American Planning Association Press, Technology and Culture and the Journal of Urban History, he is wrapping up  a book on water policy in post-WWII American cities. Since arriving at Loyola University in 2010, Dr.

Dr. Barnes presented a webinar in honor of World Ozone Day at a virtual conference at Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University in Junagadh, India.

To watch the webinar, click here!

Featured Student of the Month, Vairleene Einstein ’22 is making an impact through her research assisting Dr. Thomas on the Mirabeau Water Garden Project, where a water garden is being built in the Gentilly Neighborhood utilizing green infrastructure methods.

Dr. Thomas and Dr. Hardy have joined scientists from Jean Lafitte and LSU to help clean up and collect data on the nurdles that spilled in the Mississippi river at the beginning of August. They were also joined by Loyola students Katie Rompf, Walt Ramsey, and Stephanie Oblena.

Read more here!

Associate professor of psychological sciences and director of neuroscience Kate Yurgil, an expert in the psychology of disaster, speaks to the Times-Picayune about Katrina memories and cancelled commemorations while living through hurricanes and a pandemic.

Ariel Hall (PHYS '20) was accepted to the University of Florida College of Medicine and won multiple awards while attending Loyola University New Orleans. We are proud of her and wish her much success! 


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