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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.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards from the Department of Psychological Sciences at the 2015 Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation Ceremony:


Distinguished Student of Psychology Award

Ms. Jessica D. Williams

Dr. Gerald S. Clack Distinguished Professional Service Award

Mr. Samuel A. Golden
Mr. Brian G. Reaney, II

Dr. Paddy Ann Doll Senior Academic Achievement Award

Ms. Mara T. Steven

Outstanding Research Award

Kenneth Keulman, Provost Distinguished Professor, was an invited speaker and roundtable participant on European Identity Politics, at the 1989 Generation Initiative Conference on the Redefinition of the European Mission, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on June 26.

Behrooz Moazami, Ph.D., the Patrick G. O'Keefe Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans, spoke with Garland Robinette of WWL 870 AM. A recording of the 12 minute interview can be heard here.

Dr. Justin Nystrom of the History Department gave an account of the segregation laws in New Orleans as they applied to liquor-consumption and the "corner-grocery culture" at a recent Southern Food Alliance symposium. More...

On July 23rd, 2015, Dr. Justin Nystrom of Loyola's Department of History participated in the national debate over Confederate iconography. Earlier this month, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-0 in favor of beginning the legal actions needed to remove four controversial monuments from public display. Nystrom, along with other local historians, informed the discussion by providing context for the objects. More... 

On Saturday, 08 August, the History Department's Dr. Mark Fernandez will present a lecture at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The lecture, “Atomic Woody: Woody Guthrie, Einstein, and the Atomic Age,” examines Woody's experience of WWII and how he reflected on the implications of that conflict for the modern world.  

Two years ago, Lisbeth Philip, Ph.D., helped launch Loyola University New Orleans’ Spanish/English Translation and Interpreting Certificate Program, the first in the Gulf Coast region. On June 25, Philip made history again, becoming one of the first five Certified Court Interpreters for the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Philip, who is academic director of Loyola’s Translation and Interpreting Program, was sworn in by The Hon. Jeannette Theriot Knoll ’66, J.D.

Congratulations to these Languages and Cultures students who received special awards at the 2015 Humanities and Natural Sciences Honors Convocation:

The Excellence in French Award—Michael G. Ikossi, Alexandria, VA

The Honorary Consul of Spain in New Orleans Award—Florence A. Clement, New Orleans, LA

The Richard A. Frank Memorial Award for Excellence in Modern Foreign Languages—Michaela J. Brown, Madison, AL

The Latin American Studies Award:

Arianna Efstathiou, York, ME

Annie G. McClure, Peoria, IL

Students in Dr. Hillary Eklund’s course in “Tudor and Stuart Drama” not only read a number of examples of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama but also explored in depth one of its forms (the court masque) through a workshop production of Ben Jonson’s Masque of Queens. Find out how they wound up on stage in Canada... 


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