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Louisiana Tech continues to earn national recognition for value, lowest student debt




— Latest ranking from LendEDU lists Louisiana Tech in Top 25 of nation’s public institutions — Students at Louisiana Tech University incur less average student loan debt than students attending any other four-year institution in the State of Louisiana, according to LendEDU’s “Student Loan Debt By State By School Report 2016.” LendEDU ranks Louisiana Tech [more]

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Louisiana Tech researchers use underground radar to locate post-Katrina damage




— Trenchless technology developed at Louisiana Tech aids City of Slidell with recovery — An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina. This radar technology [more]

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Iasemidis receives NSF grant to advance brain research in epilepsy




— Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis leading multi-institutional team conducting recordings, analyses of neuronal activity from the human and animal epileptic brain — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a team led by Dr. Leonidas Iasemidis, the Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a $6 million grant over four [more]

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Owens congratulates Louisiana Tech graduates, reminds them that ‘words matter’




“Words matter. You have to connect with people before you can communicate, persuade, understand, inform, influence and much more.” That was the message presented to 267 new Louisiana Tech University graduates by keynote speaker Dr. Reginald Owens during the school’s 317th commencement ceremony held Thursday morning at the Thomas Assembly Center. Owens, who retires at [more]

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Message from President Les Guice – South LA Flood Relief




Dear Louisiana Tech Family, I call upon all members of the Louisiana Tech Family to join me in assisting our friends and families in south Louisiana who are dealing with one of the most catastrophic and devastating flood disasters on record.  This unprecedented crisis has left them without many of the most basic necessities that [more]

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COES lecturer appointed to LAPELS board




Jeffrey A. Pike, lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has been appointed to a six-year term on the Louisiana Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (LAPELS) Board. Pike was selected by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards from a group of five experts nominated by the Louisiana Engineering Society (LES) to [more]

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Historian, associate dean honored at Central American conference




Dr. Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty Chair in History and interim associate dean for Louisiana Tech University’s College of Liberal Arts, was recently honored for distinction at the 13th Central American Historical Congress held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In presenting the certificate of recognition on the behalf of congress authorities, Professor Rolando Sierra Fonseca, director [more]

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Owens to serve as Louisiana Tech summer commencement speaker




Dr. Reginald Owens, department head for journalism and the F. Jay Taylor Endowed Chair of Journalism at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. August 18 at the Thomas Assembly Center. Owens, who will retire at the end of August after a distinguished 19-year [more]

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Hurtig publishes internationally-authored French volume




Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, is serving as the editor-in-chief of Allons au cinéma: Promoting French through Films, Volume II, published recently by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF.) The volume includes articles by 17 authors writing on Francophone films around the globe.  All articles are written in [more]

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Professor, historian presents at international conference in Mexico




Dr. Stephen Webre, a professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, was among a select group of researchers from 14 countries who recently gathered in Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico to present findings at the 10th International Congress of Mayanists – a triennial gathering of anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists, and other specialists dedicated to the study of [more]