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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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

Emmy Award-Winning Director of Gasland and How to Let Go to Discuss Environmental Justice at Loyola University New Orleans

The discussion will explore a variety of topics from what kind of policy is expected under the new presidential administration to ways in which the community can become better environmental advocates. Fox will guide attendees through these topics and answer questions about his films and the fight to improve environmental policy in this new era.

Dr. Barnes discussed climate change and the effects it could have on the world if it is ignored.     

Anthony Rizzi reported on his visit in Baton Rouge at the Public Hearing on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. 

REPORT:

April 12th, 6pm – Galvez Building 602 N. 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Public Hearing on the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline conducted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

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