This year's Bobet Fellowship winners showcase a group of diverse and ambitious endeavors, including creative teaching, faculty research, faculty/student travel, a science summer camp, and collaborative faculty/student projects. See the list of projects here.
Molly Alper, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish (2014), will travel to South America to do research on human trafficking, an issue she has been studying since her freshman year at Loyola. "I plan to research how governments and nonprofits can improve social services for victims of human trafficking," Alper said. "More specifically, I will be interviewing trafficking survivors about the reintegration process and how we can improve long-term services so that victims do not have to return to that life.
Jazmin Woods (Spanish 2015) received the Outstanding Achievement in Service Learning Award in 2015. The award was presented at the Magis Student Leadership Awards ceremony held at Loyola on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Jazmin received this honor due to her diligent work at the APEX Youth Center in Fall 2015 as part of her class with Dr. Eileen Doll, SPAN A311, Survey of Spanish Literature II: Technology and Literature.
The History Department is proud to report that two of its recent graduates, Joseph Patrick Dougherty (‘14) and Mara Steven (‘15), are among the more than 1,900 American students offered an opportunity to travel and study abroad for the 2015-16 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
Mr. Dougherty will travel to Indonesia to teach English, and then return to New Orleans to teach.
Dr. Armin Kargol received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at the May 2015 HNS Honors Convocation.
Dr. Connie Rodriguez received the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Faculty Excellence in Advising Award at the May 2015 HNS Honors Convocation.
Kathryn Lambeth (Classical Studies major, '12) completed her Masters degree in Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology at Louisiana State University in May 2014. She will be starting medical school at LSU in the fall of 2015.
Simon Whedbee (Classical Studies minor, '15) will be attending the MA program at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. In addition to Toronto, he was offered positions at Durham University, the University of York, King's College London, Fordham University, and the University of Western Michigan.
Drs. Charles Nichols and Kim Ernst were both awarded the 2014-2015 Faculty Senate Excellence in Advising Award.
Dr. Karen Rosenbecker will begin research this summer on obesity in Greek Literature. Her work will provide an overview of obesity in non-medical texts, specifically the literary conventions employed in describing obesity and the social attitudes about the condition. As this topic has been explored primarily in ancient medical texts, her project focused on representations in literature will be attractive to publishers and potentially to a non-specialist audience as well.