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"American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands. Following decades of research, a snake species on the island of Santiago and Rábida now bears the name Pseudalsophis thomasi. The honor comes following more than 20 years working to classify the snakes of the archipelago."

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As part of a segment on "creepy critters" for Halloween, Drs. Craig Hood and Patricia Dorn from the Department of Biological Sciences were interviewed by WVUE/FOX8 morning news show about their research on bats and kissing bugs, respectively. The clip can be viewed here: GO »

Drs. Bob and Aimee Thomas discuss spooky creatures on local news station. GO »

Ella Hall (ENVB '19) and Abby Perez (BIOL '20), co-directors of Late Nights at Loyola, received the Loyola Strength in Diversity Grant to help fund Late Nights for this academic year.

The Loyola Bat Lab, which includes Dr. Craig Hood and 6 Environment majors, are presenting and demonstrating Louisiana bats and bat biology in 4 events throughout the coming weeks. Dr. Hood talked about bat biology at the first event of the series last Sat. October 20 at the Jean Lafitte National Park. 

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Andrew Harper held a talk on Sept. 22 about the natural history of the damselfly and dragonfly, two insects that he currently conducts species diversity research on for his senior thesis. The event was geared to get kids and their families excited about nature and the lives of both the damselfly and dragonfly. 

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"American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands. Following decades of research, a snake species on the island of Santiago and Rábida now bears the name Pseudalsophis thomasi. The honor comes following more than 20 years working to classify the snakes of the archipelago."

Click Here to read the full article. 

On Friday, September 21, 2018, Dr. Nathan Henne gave the inaugural presentation for the new Loyola Faculty and Staff Seminar Series, "Encountering Heritage and History." His talk, "(Dis)Respecting Sovereignty: US Interference in Central American and the Current Migration Crisis," in the Whitney Presentation Room of Thomas Hall was a huge success--the room was packed and all were fascinated with the facts presented and the images projected by Dr. Henne.

The podcast, produced by the Center for Progressive Reform, is called CPR’s “Connect the Dots” with Rob Verchick. My goal is to offer engaging, accessible discussions with top experts, helping listeners “connect the dots” between real stuff in their lives and developments in the la

Congratulations to Abby Perez (BIOL'20) and Ella Hall (ENVB'19) for receiving the Loyola Strength in Diversity grant to fund the Late Nights at Loyola events that they will co-direct this academic year.  We would love for all of you to come see what our students are doing to make a difference with kids who attend Anna's Place, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich inner city, economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth in the Nola area.

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