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Anna Smith (PHYS '19) was awarded The Reverend John H. Mullahy, S.J., and Donald C. Faust, M.D., Award at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation on May 10, 2019. Congratulations, Anna!

Three Physics seniors receive awards at the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation on May 10, 2019. The Reverend Karl A. Maring, S.J., Award: Sandrine Ferrans. The Reverend Francis A. Benedetto, S.J., Award: Anna Smith. The Special Projects Award in Physics: Kennedi Turner.

The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium with presentations given by Biology and Physics students. We acknowledge their hard and time-consuming work and congratulate them on a job well done! Click here to view the full program.

The Department of Biological Sciences hosted its 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium with presentations given by Biology and Physics students. Seniors Sandrine Ferrans, Anna Smith and Kennedi Turner presented their research. We acknowledge their hard and time-consuming work and congratulate them on a job well done! Click here to view the full program.

Dr. Armin Kargol has published a book titled "Introduction to Cellular Biophysics. Part I: Membrane Transport Mechanisms". It is intended as a textbook for an undergraduate course in Cellular Biophysics and is based on a course Dr. Kargol developed for the Biophysics major at Loyola. The book, which is the first part of a two-volume series, has been published by Morgan and Claypool in ebook and print formats: click here. Part I is an inventory of physical transport processes occurring in cells while the second volume, titled "From membrane transport to neural signaling" and to be published later this year, will be a closer look at how complex biological and physiological cell phenomena result from these very basic physical processes

Cody has been employed as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory's branch at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a part of the Acoustic Simulation, Measurement, and Tactics branch, she helps develop computational models and databases to study the propagation and scatter of acoustic signals in the ocean and atmospheric environments.

Loyola Physics senior Sandrine Ferrans was accepted into the highly selective LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to pursue research at Caltech over the summer 2018. LIGO stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory, and Sandrine worked on a project called In-Situ Laser Mode Spectroscopy for Mirror Phase Mapping.

Dr. Armin Kargol, Professor of Physics and the Chair of the Physics Department, has received the 2018 University Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also recognized for his teaching in 2015 when he received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Excellence in Teaching award.

Dr. Martin McHugh was interviewed on WDSU TV Morning News about the "blue moon" phenomenon occurring on Wednesday, January 31 in the morning hours.

Loyola Physics students Anna Smith, Kennedi Turner, Ariel Hall, and Sandrine Ferrans attended the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, CUWiP, held in Jacksonville, Fl, in January 2018.

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