Paul W. Barnes (editor)
New Orleans, August–October 2017.
A moment of reflection
In New Orleans, summer is a time when life generally slows down as the heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms settle in and it becomes less than comfortable to pursue vigorous outdoor activities. Thus, in this part of the world, summer is a good time to relax, eat and drink good food and beverages, and ponder (Figure 1.1).
"The diversity of the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the main Central American vector, Triatoma dimidiata, from Mexico to Colombia."
"UV Screening in Native and Non-native Plant Species in the Tropical Alpine: Implications for Climate Change-Driven Migration of Species to Higher Elevations."
BioBlitz New Orleans City Park
A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.
"Kiss of Death"
Team of scientists testing for Chagas disease in Bisbee, Arizona.
Six students from Loyola University New Orleans Parasitology class engaged in hands-on, experiential learning as they traveled to a rural village in Guatemala and implemented the Ecohealth home improvements that they studied in class. Students traveled to Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala over their Mardi Gras break, Feb.
At this year's 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation Dr. Paul Barnes received the Excellence in Research Award - which is presented to faculty who have demonstrated consistent superiority in scholarship and in publication of books, articles, creative endeavors, and conference presentations.
Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2017 Honors Convocation on May 12, 2017.
Kate O’Leary received the St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J. Award for Dedicated Service and Achievement in the Biological Sciences.
Cullen Maxwell Lilley received the Ruth and Lee Faust Award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Biological Sciences.
Cullen Lilley and Michael Pashkevich received the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Award for the Outstanding Achievement in the Sciences.
Congratulations to the 2017 Outstanding Ignatian Seniors - Michael Pashkevich, Biological Sciences and Kate O'Leary, Biological Sciences/Pre-Med.
Kori Doran, BIOL ’20, has been accepted into the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at UCLA/Charles R. Drew University. This is a free summer program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions and provides an opportunity to gain exposure to various health professions through shadowing, lectures and lab simulations.