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Journalism students publish travel stories in The Times-Picayune

August 22, 2008

A group of globe-trotting Loyola University New Orleans students shared stories of their travels to Central America in a multimedia report in the travel section of The Times-Picayune and nola.com.

Dr. Robert A. Thomas, Loyola chair in environmental communications, and an expert in tropical ecology, led a group of 30 biology and mass communication students to the rainforests of Belize and Guatemala, May 12–26, 2008, for a two-week study abroad program in tropical ecology and travel and culture journalism.

Three other professors from Loyola and the University of Southern Mississippi made the trip as well, including Loyola biology professor Frank Jordan, Ph.D., Michael Perlstein, visiting assistant professor of journalism and Thomas’ daughter, Dr. Aimee Lee, a biology professor at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The tropical ecology students made up more than half the group and used the trip to explore the flora and fauna of the Central American landscape, which they turned into a final project about plants or animals they observed in the area.

Mass communication students filed first-hand travel accounts of nights spent in the Belize jungles and photos of the trip, which were published in The Times-Picayune on August 17.

Class Act: Loyola Students Journey to Belize, can be viewed here.

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