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Achievements

Give someone the gift of literature this holiday season, brought to you by a few of our esteemed English faculty.

 

Women, Art, and the New Deal

By Katherine H. Adams, William and Audrey Hutchinson Professor, and Michael L. Keene

The Loyola University New Orleans student chapter of the American Chemical Society was selected out of 400 nationwide student chapters to receive an Honorable Mention award for its activities conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.

Professors Kurt Birdwhistell and Clifton Stephenson were academic advisors to the chapter during the 2014-15 academic year and were included in the recognition.

English Professor John Biguenet was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books about his two new books, the Rising Water Trilogy and Silence, a volume in Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series.

English Professor Christopher Schaberg and co-author Ian Bogost were recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books about their new book series, Object Lessons.

Seven chemistry students are traveling to Memphis, TN on November 4 to present their research at the Regional ACS Meeting. These students represent two research teams in Loyola's Chemistry & Biochemistry Department: one is headed by Dr. CJ Stephenson and studies synthetic organic chemistry, and the other is headed by the department's chair Dr. Lynn V. Koplitz and studies computational physical chemistry . The students under Dr. Stephenson who will be traveling to Memphis are Dayla Rich (`17), Nate Kamm (`18), Nathalie Argueta (`18); the students under Dr.

Our first edition of the "FRENCHOTHON: a trivia competition on France" drew 30 students who participated actively during the 75-minute session on October 21, 2015. The students' majors were varied, and the winners received some amazing prizes!
Here are the winners followed by their major and their respective score:

- 1st place: Kelsey Van Dam (Biology) 84%

- 2nd place: Ashlyn Haycook (French/Sociology) 74%. She is a current tutor in the language lab!

- 3rd place: Lauren Lankenau (International Business & Economy) 72%

Grants were awarded to two professors of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department by the University Committee of Internal Grants on October 22, 2015. Dr. CJ Stephenson received a research grant for his proposal titled "Formation and Testing of Novel Fluorescent Compounds for Sensing." Dr. Qian Qin was awarded a Marquette Faculty Fellowship for summer 2016.

Congratulations to both professors. 

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.

As part of activities marking the centennial of the publication of Albert Einstein’s groundbreaking work in General Relativity, the American Physical Society has put together a short list of the landmark papers published in APS journals these past one hundred years. Among the works authored by celebrated physicists such as Einstein himself, Stephen Hawking, Robert Oppenheimer, Roger Penrose etc. is a paper by our own Carl Brans (coauthored with Robert Dicke).

"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."

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