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Achievements

Stephanie Oblena, ENVS ’24, received the 2021 Mary Ann Riesing Flynn Scholarship and Grace of Ignatius Award in last year’s Magis Awards, and has even continued her community involvement throughout the summer break. This past summer she served as a mentor at FaithActs, a program with Loyola’s Institute for Ministry that highlights the intersection of faith and the environment. She also is a Krewe Leader and has recently been elected an SGA Senator where she serves as the Sustainability Chair. Additionally, she is a member of Students for Environmental Action and Alpha Chi Omega.

Gabriela Brewer (graduated Spring '21), a double major in Biological Sciences and Spanish, received a Language Assistant position to teach English in Madrid, Spain, through Coversa Spain. She will start in November 2021, and will work with students 18 years and younger in Madrid schools.

Dr. Paul Barnes was a contributor to a recent United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) publication titled, "Floral bullseyes and stratospheric ozone." The article discusses how the floral UV "bullseye" which guides pollinators to flowers could also help protect flowers from intensifyig solar UV radiation. Congratulation to Dr. Barnes and his colleagues! Click here to read the article.

Dr. Paul W. Barnes, Professor of Biological Sciences and the J.H. Mullahy Endowed Chair in Environmental Biology at Loyola University New Orleans, recently participated in the 2021 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol (MOP33/COP12) and the 2021 Meeting of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP). Dr.

The environment program's Dr. Paul Barnes, and mark tobler have recently contributed to a publication with Dr. Susanne Neugart, previously of the Loyola Biology department. The publication, titled, "Rapid adjustment in epidermal UV sunscreen: Comparison of optical measurement techniques and response to changing solar UV radiation conditions" was published in Physiologia Plantarum.  Click here to read the article. 

Dr. Paul Barnes was a contributor to a recent United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) publication titled, "Floral bullseyes and stratospheric ozone." The article discusses how the floral UV "bullseye" which guides pollinators to flowers could also help protect flowers from intensifyig solar UV radiation. Congratulation to Dr. Barnes and his colleagues! Click here to read the article.

2019 Environmental Science Alum Dea Devlin has accepted a position with Americorps starting this September. She will be working for the Vermont government as an assistant water quality program coordinator. Congratulations Dea!

Dr. Hillary Eklund received the 2019 Monroe Kirk Spears Award from Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 for her Spring 2019 article, "Shakespeare's Littoral and the Dramas of Loss and Store." Read the winning piece here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/725099

Loyola’s new student-run literary journal MERAKI has published its second edition! Meraki is a modern Greek term for what happens when you leave a piece of your soul, creativity, or love in your work. The journal includes visual arts and creative writing submissions from Loyola students. 

 

Check out this new issue here!

2016 ENVT Alum Destiny Karash-Givens has taken on a new position at St. George's Episcopal School teaching 4th grade students. Congratulations Destiny, we hope you continue to find success! 

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