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Nursing graduates earn 100 percent licensure exam pass rate




The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has announced a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Louisiana Tech University’s 2015 winter and spring quarter nursing graduates. Louisiana Tech’s 100 percent pass rate far exceeds the 86.8 percent NCLEX-RN pass rate reported by the National Council of State [more]

Endowed scholarship honors distinguished professor, veterinarian




For more than 40 years, William Green has served Lincoln Parish as one of the most highly regarded veterinarians in north Louisiana. From 1973 to 1999, he did so though his practice based in his hometown in Dubach. And since 1980, he has done so by serving as the university veterinarian and a professor of [more]

Kennedy selected to lead College of Applied and Natural Sciences




Louisiana Tech University has selected Dr. Gary A. Kennedy, professor and head of its agricultural sciences department, as the new dean of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Kennedy assume leadership of Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences on June 1. [more]

Renowned breast cancer researcher to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. Robert Clarke, dean for research at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C., as the featured speaker for the fifth installment of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Clarke will present a lecture titled, “Modeling Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer” at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in [more]

Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series




Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

HIIM professor featured on national medical association website




The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has selected Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase. Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Louisiana Tech, is one of just [more]

Graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants




Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Louisiana Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology (MSNT) program and also a master’s in applied [more]

Molecular biologist to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will present the third installment of Louisiana Tech University’s 2014 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Setlow’s lecture titled, “When the Sleepers Awake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. December [more]

Poinsettia auction supports scholarships, launches the holiday season




Louisiana Tech University will know the Christmas season has officially started when the Department of Agricultural Sciences holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction on Dec. 2 at Squire Creek Country Club. A reception will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m. with the auction set for a 7 p.m. start. A varied collection of [more]