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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Environmental Roundtable: Dusky Gopher Frogs and the ESA in Balance – A Supreme Court Decision

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Kimberly Kahn · kjkahn@loyno.edu · 5048652599

Location: Monroe Hall Room 610

Environmental Roundtables are facilitated discussions of important environmental issues, hosted by the Loyola University Environment Program. Facilitators include Environment Program students, faculty and guest hosts.

Join us at Loyola on Oct. 25th, 12:30 in MO 610 to participate in a Panel discussion of the Supreme Court case on the Dusky Gopher Frog with Loyola Scholars Profs. Bob Thomas (Environmental Communications), David White (Biology & Environment) and Karen Sokol (Law).  The case was argued on the 1st day of the current SCOTUS session (Oct. 1st)

SCOTUS Blog summary. See http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/09/argument-preview-justices-to-consider-critical-habitat-designation-for-endangered-frog/   

SCOTUS Case summary.  The History … http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/weyerhaeuser-company-v-united-states-fish-wildlife-service/

This case and discussion has impacts on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and several other areas of Environmental Regulation and Law (e.g., Clean Water Act). ESA court cases often involve multiple state and federal laws and regulations.

Our Loyola Scholar panelists are … Dr. Craig S. Hood, Director of Environment Program, who will moderate the discussion, and …

Dr. Robert A. Thomas, Loyola Endowed Chair of Environmental Communications (School of Mass Communication) who is also a professional Herpetologist, who has worked on reptiles and amphibians of Louisiana, including the Louisiana Amphibian Monitoring Program and the Dusky Gopher Frog.

Dr. David A. White, Loyola Emeritus Professor of Biology and Environment Program, who is a wetlands ecologist and has taught most of our Ecological Science courses at Loyola for 3 decades.  He has worked on wetland delineations and ecological impacts of conserving/restoring species and ecosystems.

Professor Karen Sokal joined the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law faculty in 2009.  Her teaching and research interests include environmental law, torts, products liability, administrative law, and philosophy of law.  Her scholarship focuses on climate change law and policy and on the potential for forging more robust environmental protections by incorporating Eastern philosophy into Western legal theory and policy.

Lunch will be provided!

Find more information on our website: http://cas.loyno.edu/environment/environmental-roundtable

For questions please contact Dr. Eric Hardy at emhardy@loyno.edu or Kimberly Kahn at kjkahn@loyno.edu. 


2nd Meeting of the Social Justice Reading Group

Time: 3:30 pm to 12 am

Contact: Jonathan Peterson · peterson@loyno.edu · 3940

Location: Monroe Library Room 334

We'll be discussing Chapters 4-6 of Jason Stanley's How Fascism Works. All are welcome, and you'll be able to participate even if you didn't make it to the first meeting. Our first meeting was a really exciting and vibrant discussion and we'd love to have you join us.

Women Rising: Politics of Running for and Serving in Elected Office

Time: 7:15 pm to 10 pm

Contact: Patricia Boyett · pbboyett@loyno.edu · 5048653082

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Women Rising:

Politics of Running for and Serving in Office

Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:15 PM


Forum Description

The event serves to provide insight into the surge in women running for office this year, especially for Congress, and its implications for national politics, as well as for the future of women in office at the state and local level.

Welcome & Appreciation of Sponsors

Dr. Patricia Boyett

Director of the Women’s Resource Center/Assistant Professor of History


Introduction of Panelists

Ms. Rula Thabata, President Women in Politics/Senior, Political Science

Ms. Athena Merida, Co-Director of Programing, Women’s Resource Center/Junior, Political Science


Research Presentation of Women in Politics

Dr. Natasha Bingham, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Ms. Ariadne Acevedo, Research Assistant, Department of Political Science

Ms. Mallory Dickerson, Research Assistant, Department of Political Science

Dr. Sean Cain, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Moderated Panel Discussion

Ms. Elsie Dunbar, Founder of STEM Gems, Graduate of Emerge Louisiana 2018

Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen, New Orleans City Council, District E

Dr. Tammy Savoie, Candidate U.S. Congress, District 1, Louisiana, Gradate of Emerge Louisiana 2018


Discussion with the Audience

Moderated by Ms. Rula Thabata & Ms. Athena Merida



Women in Politics will host a reception in the lobby of Nunemaker following the panel.



Department of Political Science

Loyola Society for Civic Engagement

Women in Politics

Women’s Resource Center