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    Dr. Christopher Schaberg, Associate Professor of English 
    Marquette Award: "Liberal Arts at Work / After David Foster Wallace"

    At Loyola over the past several years, I have found myself working on two
    seemingly unrelated projects, which have recently come together in the form of
    a new book project.

Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

A leading expert on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world's most dangerous places, documenting and battling human trafficking. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction.

Aimée K. Thomas, Ph.D.
University Senate Award: Teaching


The University Honors Program named Melanie Sferrazza Student of the Month for her trip to the Everglades with Partners in the Parks as well as her countless hours dedicated to the building and running of urban farms in the New Orleans area.

Brooke Bullock '15 recently completed a study on Insect Pollinators in Urban Parks and Community Gardens where she learned about species richness and abundance in city greenspaces.

"The research provided important insights into the costs and benefits of UV-sunscreen protection in plants and has important implications for developing crop plants that can cope with altered UV conditions occurring as a result of climate change."

Prof. Robert M. Verchick was named President of the Center for Progressive Reform

Tom Sevick (Environmental Biology '12) is now working on a graduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi where his research evaluates the value of major marsh habitats to fishes and crustaceans in coastal Mississippi. One of the ways he evaluates these habitats involves taking aerial picture of marsh, such as the one shown here.

Bob Thomas and crew complete their film MRGO-ING, GOING, GONE after a decade of stop and go


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