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"The diversity of the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the main Central American vector, Triatoma dimidiata, from Mexico to Colombia."

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Brianna Daniel-Harkins won the Bronze Medal in the 2017 College Greek Exam, the nationally standardized exam for assessing students in their first year of college-level Greek.

"I love the Greek language because it challenges me and does not forgive me--it forces me to forgive myself and allow myself to make mistakes while I translate. Translating is like a puzzle or a math problem to me and teaches me self discipline and critical thinking skills each and every day," says Daniel-Harkins, pictured wearing her prestigious medal. 

Edward Schneider, ENVA ‘16, As I slipped on the algae hugging the concrete banks of Bayou Saint John, flooding my chest waders to obtain a water sample for bacterial analysis, I thought to myself "I sure hope this pays off." Lo and behold, the efforts I made towards my senior capstone project which involved sampling beach, bayou and drinking water set me in a comfortable position when

Airportness: The Nature of Flight
Book by Christopher Schaberg
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 21, 2017

Sydney Young, ENVA ’17, just finished two months of field work with a Syracuse University PhD student studying plant island biogeography at Clarks Hill Lake just north of Augusta, Georgia. Every day they went to locations on different islands to measure tree diameter, estimate shrub cover for the plots, and take soil samples. They also collected tea bags to measure decomposition rates and took photos of the canopy. She learned the statistics program R while assisting with data analysis.

Steven Gergen, ENVT ’16, is a Naturalist at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Every day he has the opportunity to work in both of his fields: Environmental Science and Education. Gergen says, “It's thrilling to be able to engage with the public outdoors and to work in a field tied so closely with what I fell in love with studying at Loyola.”

Lydia Voigt, William E. Thornton, Leo G. Barrile and Dee Wood Harper. (2017). Why Violence? Leading Questions Regarding the Conceptualization and Reality of Violence in Society. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

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MCJ and BCJ alum Nicole Powell was recently recognized with the International Association of Police Chief's Police under 40 award.

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Dr. Arnaldo Vargas gave invited talks in the meeting “Antiproton physics in the ELENA Era” organized by the Royal Society of London in Sept. 2017. He was also given the honor of being the first speaker at the “International Conference on Exotic Atoms and Related Topics” held by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Sept. 2017.

Patrick Klena (magna cum laude, 2016) has entered the Graduate Program in Philosophy at St. Louis University. While at Loyola, Patrick received the Guy Lemieux S.J. award for his outstanding work as a philosophy major, and his senior thesis ("John Duns Scotus on the Problem of Individuation") was recognized by the University Honors Program as the Best Humanities honors thesis of his year. At St. Louis, Patrick intends to pursue his interest in ancient and medieval philosophy. The Department wishes him great success in his future studies!


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