The summer after my sophomore year of college, I traveled with Dr. Connie Rodriguez and a group
of other classical studies students as the first group to break ground on Castle Craig, a world
heritage site in Scotland (Figure 1). This experience kick-started my passion for archeology and
sparked my ambition to pursue a career in the field. During my junior year, I had the pleasure of
taking the Human Ecology course offered at Loyola. This class led me down the track of earning a
Dr. Bob was recently featured in a WWL interview by Nikki Davidson. He spoke on the recent explosion of the Brown Anole population in the New Orleans area and speculates on their origins. Click here to read the interview.
Dr. Aimée Thomas, director of the ENVA program was recently featured on a WWL radio program hosted by Tommy Tucker on August 28th, 2019. Click here to listen to the program!
Listen as Katie Rompf, ENVB ’20, shares her current research on brown widow spiders for the Crosstown Conversations show with host Jeanne Nathan on WBOK, 1230am in New Orleans, LA. Click to listen to her 15-minute interview. Congrats Katie!
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.
Dr. Phil Bucolo is an aquatic biologist and a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University. He appeared in an article in The New Orleans Advocate about an acidic lake atop a gypsum pile in Convent, LA. The article is titled "Risk falling for potential environmental disaster from slipping waste pile, Mosaic officials say" by David Mitchell. In the article, Dr. Bucolo gave insight into how high acidity levels would impact freshwater plants. Read the full article here.
Dr. Chris Schaberg of the Environment Program wrote a collaborative essay with his May-term 2019 "Nature Writing" students. The essay SINKING INTO THE ANTHROPOCENE was just published at Terrain.org. https://www.terrain.org/2019/nonfiction/sinking-into-the-anthropocene/
Dr.Phil Bucolo's "Investigating Nature" course makes a cameo appearance, early on in the piece.