Stephanie Oblena, ENVS ’24, received the 2021 Mary Ann Riesing Flynn Scholarship and Grace of Ignatius Award in last year’s Magis Awards, and has even continued her community involvement throughout the summer break. This past summer she served as a mentor at FaithActs, a program with Loyola’s Institute for Ministry that highlights the intersection of faith and the environment. She also is a Krewe Leader and has recently been elected an SGA Senator where she serves as the Sustainability Chair. Additionally, she is a member of Students for Environmental Action and Alpha Chi Omega.
The environment program's Dr. Paul Barnes, and mark tobler have recently contributed to a publication with Dr. Susanne Neugart, previously of the Loyola Biology department. The publication, titled, "Rapid adjustment in epidermal UV sunscreen: Comparison of optical measurement techniques and response to changing solar UV radiation conditions" was published in Physiologia Plantarum. Click here to read the article.
Dr. Paul Barnes was a contributor to a recent United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) publication titled, "Floral bullseyes and stratospheric ozone." The article discusses how the floral UV "bullseye" which guides pollinators to flowers could also help protect flowers from intensifyig solar UV radiation. Congratulation to Dr. Barnes and his colleagues! Click here to read the article.
2019 Environmental Science Alum Dea Devlin has accepted a position with Americorps starting this September. She will be working for the Vermont government as an assistant water quality program coordinator. Congratulations Dea!
2019 ENVS Alum Anthony Rizzi has been busy exploring the Cenotes of Central America.
2017 ENVB Alum Bryan Whittington has taken on a position as an animal care staffer at the Audubon zoo. Congratulations Bryan!
To view a video of Bryan in action, click here.
2016 ENVT Alum Destiny Karash-Givens has taken on a new position at St. George's Episcopal School teaching 4th grade students. Congratulations Destiny, we hope you continue to find success!
Tori Rodrigues (ENVA), Susan Thomassie (Bio), and Olivia Guerra (ENVA) won second place for their virtual presentation "Status of a recently established population of Cuchia (Amphipnous cuchia) in Bayou St. John, New Orleans" at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in May 2021. Congratulations!
Aimee Thomas, the Environment Program's very own "Spider Woman" was recently featured on WGNO with Rosie the spider.
Click here to view the spot on the WGNO website. Congratulations Dr. Thomas!
Professor Verchick was in for a big surprise this week when one of his virtual law classes came together to thank him for all his hard work over the pandemic. The students shared their thanks with him using several hand made signs which they presented during their last Zoom meeting of the semester. A recording of the gesture has gone viral on TikTok, and so far has over five million views and two million likes.