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2017-18 ‘New Frontiers’ series opens Oct. 2 with ‘immunotherapy’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” series will open 2017-2018 by welcoming Dr. Patrick Cobb, Class of 1981. Presentation: “Immunotherapy: How it Changed (Almost) Everything in Oncology.” Monday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m., University Hall. Open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. Cobb’s visit is sponsored by the College [more]

Tech continues to be cornerstone institution of LaSIP

Annually, the Louisiana Board of Regents hosts a statewide grant competition to provide professional development dollars to serve educators in classrooms throughout Louisiana. Funding is provided for innovative proposals that encourage interdisciplinary teams of university faculty and staff working in concert with partnering districts and community stakeholders to design and implement initiatives to promote academic [more]

Nursing graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam

It was aces all the way for highly recruited Louisiana Tech University nursing graduates meeting a critical need in the health care industry. Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing reported a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam by all of its 2017 nursing graduates. “This achievement reflects the exceptional quality and dedication [more]

Family, child studies instructor honored with lifetime service award

The Association of Child Life Professionals Board of Directors will present Louisiana Tech University Family and Child Studies instructor Anita Pumphrey with a Distinguished Lifetime Service Award during the organization’s 35th annual conference that will be held this week in Las Vegas. Pumphrey started the first child life program at St. Francis Medical Center in [more]

Farm production sale to raise funds for agricultural sciences program

Animals suitable for raising, breeding, riding and consumption will be featured in Louisiana Tech University’s 47th University Farm Production Sale scheduled for 1 p.m. May 6 on Louisiana Tech’s South Campus. Included in the sale will be Black Baldy heifers and F-1 (Brahman/Angus) heifers that will be exposed to a Black Angus bull. Additional cattle [more]

Division of Nursing earns state award for best undergraduate program

Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing has been tabbed as the state’s top undergraduate degree program. The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala honoring excellence in nursing, held on April 1 at the at L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge. Sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA), [more]

Science Café ends year with wildlife habitat management discussion

The Louisiana Tech University chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society will host a discussion by Dr. Heidi Adams, assistant professor of wildlife habitat management, at 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the community room of Gibson’s Natural Grocers at 1305 Commerce Street in Ruston. Adams’ discussion titled, “Are your deer picky eaters?: An [more]

New Frontiers series wraps up 2016-17 with Stanford professor, neurologist

Dr. John Huguenard, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University and member of Stanford’s Center for Mind, Brain and Computation, will visit Louisiana Tech University on April 10 for the final installment of the 2016-2017 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Huguenard will discuss his research in a presentation, titled “Real Time [more]

Louisiana Tech welcomes medical illustrator as part of research lecture series

Natalie Doolittle, director of medical animation at High Impact, Inc., will visit Louisiana Tech University on March 27 for a presentation titled, “Biomedical Visualization: Art Influencing Science and Medicine,” as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Doolittle’s lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech [more]

Distinguished professor, researcher to speak on brain machine interfaces

Louisiana Tech University’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) and its Consortium on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory (NeuroNEM) will host a presentation by Dr. Jose C. Principe, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, as part of the Seminar Series on Probing and Understanding the Brain. [more]