Loyola College of Arts and Sciences News

MTS student accepted to medieval theology Ph.D. program at Boston College

Andrew Belfield, a graduate student in the Master of Theological Studies at Loyola with anticipated graduation in May 2017, has been accepted to his first choice Ph.D. program for medieval theology at Boston College. The MTS program is designed to give students broad exposure to Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties, preparing them for beginning a Ph.D. or pursuing work in other fields. Andrew’s admittance to Boston College’s medieval theology Ph.D. program is a testament to his rigorous studies and the solid foundation built during his time at Loyola.

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David Rivers, Ph.D., Interviewed on WHYY-FM The Pulse

David Rivers, Ph.D. was interviewed on WHYY-FM, The Pulse. Below is an excerpt from the interview, Bugs on bodies: how flies can help and hurt a crime scene.

It's difficult to gross out David Rivers, a professor of biology at Loyola University Maryland. He's a forensic entomologist, meaning he spends his time looking at insects on and around dead bodies.

"People are repulsed by insects but they are fascinated by death and the macabre," he says.

Insects and bugs are drawn to dead bodies, and Rivers looks at what's crawling around at a crime scene for clues.

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Humanities Symposium 2017, Reflections on World War I

Loyola University's annual Humanities Symposium took place on March 15-16, 2017. This year's theme, Reflections on World War I, commemorated the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War. The Center for Humanities selected a variety of texts including Mary Borden’s poetic descriptions of her work as a nurse behind the front lines as well as a selection of poetry written by American, Canadian and British soldiers. The symposium culminated in a two-day interdisciplinary discussion bringing faculty and students together to reflect upon war and peace, technology and war, poetry and prose and many other aspects of war and society.

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Loyola Engineering Program Ranked #42 in US News & World Report

Loyola University Maryland's undergraduate engineering program is ranked No. 42 (tied) among all college and universities that do not have a doctoral engineering program in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guide for 2017. This represents a five position jump from the 2015 and 2016 guides, where Loyola is ranked No. 48.

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Engineering Information Foundation Awards Loyola Grant

Loyola University Maryland Assistant Professor of Engineering, Raenita Fenner, PhD, and Professor of Writing, Peggy O'Neill, PhD, have been awarded a collaborative grant from the Engineering Information Foundation (EiF) to improve the technical writing instruction of current and future Loyola undergraduate engineering students.

The project, "Developing Writing into Engineering Labs: Developing Curriculum, Supporting Faculty, and Creating a Writing Fellows Program," improves instruction of technical writing by focusing on interdisciplinary collaboration and instruction.

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Jeffrey Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, Honored with Lifetime Psychology Award

The Maryland Psychological Association chose Associate Dean, Jeffrey Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, as the recipient of their 2016 Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to psychology and the association.

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP is the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Graduate Programs, and Professor of Psychology, here at Loyola University Maryland. He is a licensed psychologist who is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

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Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D., wins 2016 DHA Outstanding Book Award

The Disability History Association, after careful consideration, has awarded Associate Professor, Sara Scalenghe, Ph.D., the 2016 DHA Outstanding Book Award. The award committee, citing a record number of submissions, faced a difficult decision for this year's award, however it soon became clear that "one book rose to the top."

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