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Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

The person who holds the Duffy chair should share Steve Duffy’s vision of Religious Studies. Steve Duffy’s vision was that the theological endeavor should be scholarly, critical, ecumenical, and look with openness toward the future. It should rise above the traditional theology of the past with a broader and fuller vision of the theological task. It should embrace not only Christianity but the religions of our seamless world. He or she should share in this vision, which is also held by other significant theological scholars nationwide and worldwide.

 

Paul Barnes recently wrote a paper which addresses the degradation of plastics by UV in sunlight, and how this affects their spread as pollutants. The paper is titled "Oxidation and fragmentation of plastics in a changing environment; from UV-radiation to biological degradation" and was recently published in the Science of the Total Environment journal.

Read the paper here.

Latin American Studies will host the panel discussion, "Latinx Culture, Diplomacy, & Law" on Oct.5 at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Room in the Danna Center. 

Nola.com's Columnist Bob Marshall writes about Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A call for Climate Resistance"

Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

 

Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of "Dracula the Un-Dead" and "Dracul," will be sharing highlights of his archival research in his quest to better understand the research and the writing of "Dracula" (1897). Dacre Stoker will give a public lecture about his archival research at Loyola University on Nov.9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 610.

Zarya Curran recently studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador) in Spring 2022. During their trip, they were also featured in a CIE spotlight video. Spot them at 0:35, 2:08, and 6:17!

Check out the video here!

 

 

Zarya Curran recently studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador) in Spring 2022. During their trip, they were also featured in a CIE spotlight video. Spot them at 0:35, 2:08, and 6:17!

Check out the video here!

 

 

ENVA's Hilary Nguyen has recently been accepted into the CRCL (The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties) Future Coastal Leader Program. This program aims to connect local college students to our coast and the communities fighting to save it, and provide a better understanding of local and state restoration.

Congratulations Hilary!

ENVA's Dr. Frank Jordan, chair of Biological Sciences and director of the Fish Slayer Laboratory at Loyola, provided expert advice to the Times-Picayune on the effect that biocontamination has on catfish in the Mississippi river, and whether they are safe to eat or not. 

Read the full story here. 

 

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