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Dr. Aimée Thomas was invited to speak as a panelist at the LSU Dellinger Symposium on February 23, 2022. The title of her talk was "Addressing environmental issues, racial inequities, and injustices in New Orleans." 

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Sitzman is a scholar-athlete devoting much of her time to swimming and in the classroom as an Environmental Studies (Social Sciences) scholar.  In her role as a NOAA Intern this summer, she will turn her passion for the environment, specifically anything related to weather, water, and climate, into purpose and advance her leadership skills.  She is currently also serving as a Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana student ambassador and together with this internship, will develop her Environment Program thesis capstone experience.  Through these experiences and

Season 6 of CPR's Connect the Dots with ENVA's Dr. Verchick is now available on all major platforms! In Episode 1, Dr. Verchick explores resiliency, real estate, and how climate change is beginning to impact people's decisions on where to live. To learn listen and learn more, click here

The November 3rd 2021 Water Forum Panel was a success! Click here to watch the recording.

Kitty Perslweig ENVB’22 was selected to participate in Louisiana Wildlife Federation's 2022 Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC). Through this program she will receive expert training from today’s leaders in conservation, increase her knowledge of conservation policy and build skills in leadership and advocacy. Congratulations and we can’t wait to see what you do with this incredible opportunity. 

Loyola University New Orleans Environment Program students and faculty spent a November
weekend presenting on a panel at Rice University's Symposium “In the Path of Disaster(s):
Narratives around Natural Catastrophes in the Americas/Circum-Caribbean.” Their theme was
“Facing Disaster in a Coastal City: Scholarship, Service Learning, and Holistic Community
Engagement”.
Dr. Uriel Quesada, Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, and
Academic Engagement introduced the panelists

Pictured above: Einstein, Sitzman, Thomas

 

Vairleene Einstein and Anna Kay Sitzman (Environmental Studies ’22) presented their research in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the 2021 Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) in Atlanta, GA. They competed against other college students who have conducted research in their discipline and were judged by scientists and science educators in their respective fields.  

Dr. Paul Barnes received a letter of appreciation from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) regarding his work as a Co-Chair of the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. Dr. Paul Barnes is the only member of this scientific assessment panel from a Jesuit University as well as an undergraduate institution. His work allows him to interact with scientists from around the world and delegates from all 198 countries of the United Nations that are signatories to the Montreal Protocol.

On November 3rd the Environment Program and Biology Department hosted it's Water Forum Panel. The Panelists were William Veatch, U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Tyler Antrup, Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. Arien Hall & Luisa Abballe, Mastodonte. Chuck Morse, Thrive New Orleans and Sam Commagere, Urban Conservatory. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

 

Click Here to Watch Panel

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, "The Function of Flavonoids in the Diurnal Rhythm under Rapidly Changing UV Conditions—A Model Study on Okra" was published by PlantsClick here to read the article. 

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