Delgado, Loyola sign plan to transfer credits

Delgado Community College and Loyola University have signed a 2+2 articulation agreement paving the way for Delgado graduates with a two-year degree to easily transfer their credits to Loyola so they can pursue a bachelor’s degree.

The agreement was signed by Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis and Loyola President Kevin Wildes.

The agreement allows students who complete prescribed courses in any of 10 programs at Delgado to transfer their credits to one of 28 programs at Loyola.

Eligible Delgado programs include accounting, business administration, criminal justice, fine arts, humanities, mass communication, social science, biological sciences and physical sciences.

Delgado students who complete coursework for an associate degree in any of these programs, typically earning 60 credit hours to do so, will be admitted as juniors in the respective Loyola programs, provided they meet the school’s admission requirements.

“Loyola’s collaboration with Delgado is a perfect example of how we can work to create new opportunities to lower the overall cost of education while providing more students access to Loyola’s traditional four-year program,” Wildes said.

The total number of credit hours required to complete a bachelor’s degree at Loyola ranges from 120 to 128. Students can transfer up to 60 semester hours of degree credit from Delgado and must complete at least 60 additional semester hours in the respective Loyola program.

In order to graduate from Loyola, students must achieve a grade-point average of 2.5 or better in all work attempted at Delgado, a grade of C or better in all major courses at Loyola and an overall gpa of 2.0 or better in all coursework completed.

The 2+2 articulation agreement is set for renewal every five years.

Conservative author to speak at Dillard

Jason Riley, author of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” will deliver Dillard University’s first Brain Food Lecture of 2015 at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Georges Auditorium on the Dillard campus.

A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

In his book, Riley argues that many well-intentioned government programs are really hurting black Americans rather than helping them. For example, he says that minimum wage laws price a disproportionate number of black people out of the labor force and that affirmative action in higher education has resulted in fewer black college graduates.

Riley sits on the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal and has appeared as a commentator on Fox News for more than a decade.

For more information, visit dillard.edu or call (504) 816-4800.

UNO psychologist wins award for lifetime work

University of New Orleans psychologist Paul Frick has won a lifetime achievement award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

Frick, a professor and chairman of the psychology department, is the 2015 recipient of the Robert D. Hare Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.

The award will be presented to Frick in June at the 2015 biennial Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy conference in Chicago.

The Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy is a nonprofit professional organization aimed at promoting scientific research in the field of psychopathic personality.

In the award committee’s recommendation, Frick was praised for “his pioneering contributions to scientific understanding of psychopathy and antisocial behavior in youth.” He also was recognized for his efforts to develop and validate innovative methods for assessing psychopathic tendencies in youth, as well as his effectiveness as a research mentor and catalyst for investigative work on psychopathy worldwide.

Frick’s research focuses on understanding the different pathways through which youth develop severe antisocial behavior and aggression, as well as the implications of this research for assessment and treatment.

His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation.