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Program in the Environment names new director

January 20, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans Associate Professor of Philosophy Francis Coolidge Jr., Ph.D., has been named the new director for the Program in the Environment. The new appointment came in December after a unanimous vote by the faculty on the program’s steering committee.

The program’s previous director, Paul Barnes, Ph.D., is currently on sabbatical in New Zealand after being awarded a Fulbright Specialist award to spend time at Massey University, where he is working on curriculum issues common to programs there that are similar to the program at Loyola. Barnes hopes his time there will facilitate future student and faculty exchanges between Loyola and Massey. While on sabbatical, he will also conduct research and explore the possibilities of study abroad opportunities at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Loyola’s interdisciplinary Program in the Environment provides students the opportunity to engage in a broad and integrated study of the environment from several academic viewpoints. This program focuses on understanding the relationships between humans and the natural world from biological, physical, chemical, sociological, economic, cultural, philosophical and religious perspectives.

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