Kayla Bertucci, WGNO/WNOL put together a story on our very own NOLA Batman, Dr. Craig Hood, Director of the Environment Program, which aired on December 3, 2018. Here is the link to the story.
Bryan Whittington from ENV Class of 2017. I just wanted to give the everyone an update on my life since graduation. You may recall that I did several internships in various departments at the Audubon Zoo throughout college. Not long after graduating, I accepted a position as a full-time zookeeper at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the Primates/Carnivores department. This was an awesome experience for me to begin my career in animal care. One of the highlights was working with two ornery cheetahs and training them from square one to receiving a voluntary injection.
Oanh Nguyen, Nicholas Militello, Farhan Mohiudiin, and Robert Woodry presented their Senior Thesis projects at the bi-annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on November 29, 2018. Project titles included:
"The relation between ambivalent sexism and attitudes toward sexual street harassment"
"The effects of background music on verbal and spatial task performance"
"Physician's ethnicity and personality affecting patient thinking"
"The evidence for hierarchy of prediction errors: Visual mismatch negativity in response to deviance and omissions"
Dr. Hunter Cole is quoted and photographs of her bioluminescent art are featured in an article titled, "Meeting of the Minds" by Cheryl Lyn Dybas in BioScience, December 2018. To read the full article click here.
In addition to the new article, some of her works are being included in two exhibits, as well as a screening of her videos. The schedule is as follows:
Hutchinson Distinguished Biology professor, Dr. Patricia Dorn, and her collaborators from Guatemala, Vermont and Brazil have recently published their discovery of a new species of kissing bug, which they found in a cave in Belize.
Dr. Kim Ernst's research students presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society and at the 39th Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Accompanying Dr. Ernst were Nicholas Militello, Rabiya Farooqui, Huong Tran, and Ashley Messina. Congratulations to Dr. Ernst and her research students!
Darius Smith (Spanish 2017) is a Spanish teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies in Gretna, LA. ¡Enhorabuena, Darius!
Hannah Pico (Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice & Inequality 2017)--unofficial Spanish minor--is currently working in La Zubia, Spain (province of Granada), as a North American Cultural Ambassador English Language Assistant. While there, she is planning to work towards a Master's at the Universidad de Granada.
ENVA seniors, Andrew Harper and Shannon Hester, along with BIOL senior Arden LaGrone presented their research in the Undergraduate Mentored Research poster competition at the Nat'l Assoc. of Biology Teachers on Saturday, November 10. They did a fantastic job and represented our programs and University to the highest standard.
Seniors, Andrew Harper (ENVB '19), Shannon Hester (ENVT '19), and Arden LaGrone (BIOL '19) presented their research in the Undergraduate Mentored Research poster competition at the National Association of Biology Teachers on Saturday, November 10 in San Diego, California. They did a fantastic job and represented their respective Loyola programs and University to the highest standard.