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The American Historical Association has awarded the prestigious John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History to the History Department's Dr. Rian Thum for his book, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History (Harvard University Press, 2014).  

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

String theory is widely believed to be the best candidate for a unified theory of all the four fundamental forces in nature. Recently, Dr. Biswas along with his collaborator, Dr. Okada, from University of Alabama investigated whether a particular "stringy" feature, "nonlocality", can be detected at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) run that is currently underway. LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator consisting of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way. 

Jose E. Lozano ('15) was accepted to graduate school at Loyola University Chicago, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 

Wayne Mitchell ('15) was accepted to Applied Mathematics Graduate Program in the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

In October, Maria Estorino will join the History Miami Museum as the Vice President of Museum Collections. In this newly created position, Ms. Estorino will oversee both object and archival collections and the museum's research center with an emphasis on making such collections discoverable and accessible and activating them in support of the museum's mission to tell Miami's stories.

When biology professor David White, Ph.D., takes his students into the swamp, he likes to go after dark. The wetlands south of New Orleans that he leads his classes through in canoes are full of snakes, spiders, and insects, and he will periodically tell students where to point their flashlights so they can reflect constellations of red alligator eyes.

Mara graduated with honors in 2015. In her final year at Loyola she racked up an impressive number of awards including a Fulbright U. S. Student Grant to teach English in Tajikistan. She received the Department of History's "Outstanding Graduate Award," and completed her three-year stint as editor-in-chief of the Loyola University Student Historical Journal. Mara's honors thesis "Woody Guthrie: Instrument of Change: Woody Guthrie as a Social Justices Advocate, Leader, and Enduring Inspiration" received the Constance Mui and John T. Sebastian Award for Outstanding Research in Honors.

Mr. Dougherty, who took his BA in History in 2014, was recently awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach English in Indonesia.  When asked to reflect on his time at Loyola, he said, “Between its faculty and its student body, the humanities departments at Loyola University New Orleans provided me with a progressive community of thinkers and activists from which to grow intellectually and socially.  More specifically, I can directly attribute my development as a writer and critical thinker to my history major courses.

Christopher Backes received the Emmett M. Bienvenu Award for Excellence in Greek during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015.

Rose Dicks received the Rev. Paul L. Callens, S.J. Award for Excellence in Latin during the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation in May 2015. 

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