Season 6 of CPR's Connect the Dots with ENVA's Dr. Verchick is now available on all major platforms! In Episode 1, Dr. Verchick explores resiliency, real estate, and how climate change is beginning to impact people's decisions on where to live. To learn listen and learn more, click here.
The November 3rd 2021 Water Forum Panel was a success! Click here to watch the recording.
Kitty Perslweig ENVB’22 was selected to participate in Louisiana Wildlife Federation's 2022 Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC). Through this program she will receive expert training from today’s leaders in conservation, increase her knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy. Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what you do with this incredible opportunity.
Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program students and faculty spent a November
weekend presenting on a panel at Rice University's Symposium “In the Path of Disaster(s):
Narratives around Natural Catastrophes in the Americas/Circum-Caribbean.” Their theme was
“Facing Disaster in a Coastal City: Scholarship, Service Learning, and Holistic Community
Engagement”. Dr. Uriel Quesada, Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, and
Academic Engagement introduced the panelists
Pictured above: Einstein, Sitzman, Thomas
Vairleene Einstein and Anna Kay Sitzman (Environmental Studies ’22) presented their research in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the 2021 Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) in Atlanta, GA. They competed against other college students who have conducted research in their discipline and were judged by scientists and science educators in their respective fields.
Dr. Paul Barnes received a letter of appreciation from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) regarding his work as a Co-Chair of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. Dr. Paul Barnes is the only member of this scientific assessment panel from a Jesuit University as well as an undergraduate institution. His work allows him to interact with scientists from around the world and delegates from all 198 countries of the United Nations that are signatories to the Montreal Protocol.
On November 3rd the Environment Program and Biology Department hosted it's Water Forum Panel. The Panelists were William Veatch, U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Tyler Antrup, Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Arien Hall & Luisa Abballe, Mastodonte. Chuck Morse, Thrive New Orleans and Sam Commagere, Urban Conservatory. Thanks to everyone who showed up!
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, "The Function of Flavonoids in the Diurnal Rhythm under Rapidly Changing UV Conditions—A Model Study on Okra" was published by Plants. Click here to read the article.
Dr. Paul Barnes of the Environment Program has recently contributed to a major United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) environmental effects assessment panel (EEAP) titled The success of the Montreal Protocol in Mitigating Interactive Effects of Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Climate Change on the Environment. This panel assesses the success of the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement which has been one of the most important societal actions to help mitigate climate change. Congratulations, and thank you for your contribution Dr. Barnes!
Loyola's Environmental Communication Director Dr. Bob Thomas was recently interviewed by WWL-TV about the possibility of using storm debris to help strengthen Louisiana shorelines. Congratulations Dr. Bob! Read the article here.