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Achievements

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. 

Melanie Sferrazza, Environmental Science Senior received two awards at Loyola Honors Convocation. The Most Outstanding Environment Major Research Award and The Most Outstanding Environment Major Service Award. Congratulations! 

The Environment Program would like to congratulate Adrienne Ingram, Environmental Science major, on receiving The Center for Environmental Communication Outstanding Student Award.  

The Environment Program would like to congratulate Raechel Stewart, an Environmental minor, on receiving The Rev. Alvin J. Holloway, S.J. Award for Excellence in Philosophy Pre-Law at Honors Convocation this year. 

Destiny Karash-Givens, ENVT ’16, will travel to Israel this summer to teach English to elementary-aged students through a program that addresses education inequality by providing underprivileged Israeli students with the opportunity to learn English. She will then travel to Taiwan to teach English and Science during the 2017-18 academic year.  Destiny says she wouldn’t have even thought to push herself on these journeys if it wasn’t for her experience and education at Loyola University. She cannot wait to go experience new cultures and continue to set the world on fire!

Loyola University New Orleans Welcomes Leading Environmental Researcher from Stanford University

(New Orleans – March 17, 2017) Loyola University New Orleans welcomes Dr. Robert Jackson of Stanford University next week for a comprehensive lecture on the environmental footprint of hydraulic fracturing. Jackson will educate Loyola and guests on the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” on the climate and water quality.

As a Belizean and a LOYNO alumnus, I am pleased to share that I will be attending Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Y&ES) starting in Fall 2017, where I will pursue a Master’s degree in Forestry. The Forestry program will equip me with the knowledge and tools needed to contribute to my country’s development via the improvement of forest resources policy and management. Since concerns about climate change have expanded, the demand for proper forest management is essential.

As a recent graduate of Loyola New Orleans, I am happy to announce that I will be pursuing my doctorate degree in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at the University of Texas in Austin. The EEB program allows the collaboration of many scientists from across the natural sciences to ask questions as to how and why organisms and ecosystems exist the way they do today. Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Ryan, I will be exploring these questions on the family of live-bearing fish known as Poeciliidae.

Loyola University Chicago Climate Change Conference March 16-17, 2017

Dr. Eric Hardy, History and Environment Program faculty member, and 4 Environment majors Max Boyce, Adrienne Ingram, Anthony Rizzi, and Brigid Richwine attended and participated in the LUC Climate Change Conference this year. The students presented their poster on Sustainability and Community Practices on Environmental Justice. Twelve AJCU Universities had representatives from their Environment Programs participate and discuss better ways of developing Campus Sustainability on their respective campuses. 

Christopher was a Biology graduate who conducted an UG Honors Thesis with Dr. David White, graduating in 2004. His thesis was his introduction to ecological research and landscape ecology that led him to a career as a research scientist. He went on to receive a Ph.D. and has developed as an outstanding wetland ecosystem ecologist. His just published paper in Nature Climate Change is an important contribution to our understanding of the roles of coastal wetlands in an age of global climate change.

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