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Center for Environmental Communication director to moderate symposium

February 1, 2013

Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D., professor of mass communication and director of the Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication, will moderate an all-day symposium on aspects of Louisiana’s natural history Feb. 23. The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 18th annual Williams Research Center Symposium, “Seeking the Unknown: Perspectives on Louisiana’s Natural History” will take place at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

Before joining Loyola in 1996, Thomas was the founding director of the Louisiana Nature Center, where he served as the liaison for the community in information pertaining to science education, environmental issues and natural history.

The symposium will feature sessions on pre-colonial American Indians, early naturalists, John James Audubon and more.

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