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Dr. Paul Barnes recently attended the "World Congress on Light and Life" in Barcelona, Spain, where he presented a poster together with Dr. Susanne Neugart entitled “Different irradiances of UV and PAR in the same ratios alter the flavonoid profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana wild-types and UV-signally pathway mutants.”  At the conference Dr.

Dr. Aimée Thomas, director of the ENVA program and her father Dr. Bob are featured in an article by WGNO writer Stephen Maloney on August 30th, 2019. The piece focuses on their rescue of none other than university president Tania Tetlow from an “enormous scary spider.” Click here to read the article! 

Dr. Aimée Thomas, director of the ENVA program was recently featured on a WWL radio program hosted by Tommy Tucker on September 3rd, 2019. Click here to listen to the program!

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN) is a program of the Urban Conservancy, a New Orleans-based nonprofit. BASIN is designed for school-aged New Orleanians to introduce them to the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to fully understand what it means to live with the water that surrounds (and often floods) our city, and develop into effective ambassadors of “living with water” principles. Campers also learn how to be good stewards of their bodies, community, and their environment.

This paper highlights the findings of the UNEP EEAP panel’s recent quadrennial assessment on the environmental effects of ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate change. June 2019

Kissing bugs, which feed on vertebrate blood, are thought to have evolved from the so-called assassin bugs. The assassin bugs feed on and kill other bugs. Dr. Dorn is a contributing author of a recent article testing if kissing bugs can still survive feeding only on other bugs (specifically the hemolymph, the equivalent of blood in insects). Surprisingly, one of three species tested, the largest in the U.S.

Dr. Thomas has surpassed what it means to teach with excellence. In the classroom, she strives to provide students with content in a manner that is both engaging and easy to understand. She has pioneered many courses, including BioInquiry and Foundations of Environmental Science that include curriculums designed to adequately prepare first-year students with the skills essential to a career in science. 

Drs. Donat-P. Häder and Paul W. Barnes coauthored an article on “Comparing the impacts of climate change on the responses and linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems” May 2019

To read the full article, click here.

Kristen Williams (BIOL '19) was awarded The Alumni Association Graduation Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation on May 10, 2019. Congratulations, Kristen!

Four Biology seniors receive awards at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation on May 10, 2019. The Ruth and Lee Faust Award: Kyle Cleveland, Monica Nguyen and Arden LaGrone. The Reverend John H. Mullahy, S.J., Award: Arden LaGrone. The St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J., Award: Joshua Quintana. 

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