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Adrienne Ingram ENVB'18, currently a science faculty member at Haas Hall Academy, was
chosen for the NSF-funded Arkansas Data Analytics Teacher Alliance (AR-DATA) program that
provides mathematics, computer science, and pre-engineering teachers with transformative
research experiences thematically centered on data analytics, especially engineering
applications towards smart and connected health, infrastructure, and community. This summer
she developed a curriculum that uses computer programming courses as a conduit for teaching

Marie Haddad, a spring 2023 Environmental Studies graduate, has secured a job using the skills she learned in the GIS course only months after graduating! Her final project in the class was focused on environmental justice and air quality. She took temporal air quality data and interpolated it across the entire state to show estimates of concentrated pollution. She linked the pollution data to census data to investigate whether the areas were marginalized. 
 

Olivia Guerra received the Environment Program Outstanding Research Award in Spring of 2023. This is awarded to a student who has made outstanding contributions to research in either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies. A student's outstanding work in their Capstone project is perhaps the best demonstration of this.

 

Congratulations Olivia!

Sydney Lowman received the Environment Program Outstanding Service Award in Spring 2023. This is awarded to a student who has made outstanding contributions to the many Environment program activities, projects, as well as engaging in many ways with the students, faculty and staff of the Environment Program, as well as to the Loyola Community and beyond.  

 

Congratulations Sydney!

Dr. Paul Barnes, a member of UNEP EEAP (United Nations Environmental Program Environmental Effects Assestment Panel), recently helped author a document answering common questions on ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate on humans and the environment. Read the full document below. 

 

Questions and Answers about the Effects of Ozone Depletion, UV Radiation, and Climate on Humans and the Environment

As part of his ongoing book tour, Robert Verchick was featured on a Seattle morning TV talk show called “New Day Northwest.” 

Check out the interview here.

Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage" was recently featured in the Financial Times in an article about notable new books relating to climate and the environment. 

Read the article here.

In the wake of the catastrophic train derailment and subsequent chemical spill in East Palestine,
Prof. Robert Verchick appeared on WWL on February 27th to advocate for modern rail safety measures.

Dr. Rob Verchick will be going on tour in 2023 to promote his new book, “The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience.”

View the schedule below, or visit his website for more info: robverchick.com

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA

March 9-11, 2023
New Orleans Book Festival

MENLO PARK, CA

April 12, 2023, 7:00pm
(in conversation with Angie Coiro)
Kepler's Books and Magazines

ENVA's Dr. Paul Barnes was recently awarded the Jon T. Altschul Senate Award for Excellence in Community Engagement. He received this award for his work with the United Nations Environment Effects Panel (UNEP) in support of the Montreal Protocol.The EEAP consists of about 50 scientists from around the world and provides regular reports on the state of the science on the effects of ozone depletion and climate change on human health and the environment.  As the lead author of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Working Group within the EEAP, Dr.

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