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Louisiana Tech to conduct disaster drill with local public health, safety agencies

Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing, Counseling Center and Police Department along with the Ruston Fire Department, Ruston Police Department, Northern Louisiana Medical Center and Green Clinic Surgical Hospital will join together to conduct a disaster drill on Thursday, April 17 at Hutchinson residential hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The drill will be used [more]

Harvard professor to present final lecture in ‘New Frontiers’ series

Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture titled “Understanding Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” at 4:00 p.m. April 14 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Hochedlinger’s presentation will be the final session in Louisiana [more]

Youth4Health program helps youth, families develop healthy lifestyles

Young people and families throughout north Louisiana are discovering new ways and exciting ways to develop healthy lifestyles thanks to the “Youth4Health” community outreach program created by Louisiana Tech University’s School of Human Ecology. Funded by a 2012 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Dr. Heather McCollum, assistant professor of [more]

‘New Frontiers’ seminar series welcomes leading neuroscientist

Dr. Andrew Schwartz, professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his groundbreaking research during a presentation titled, “Progress Toward a High-Performance Brain-Machine Interface” as a part of the “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” seminar series at Louisiana Tech University. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m., February 10 in University Hall [more]

Nursing students teach kids about health, nutrition

The children of West Monroe’s Lenwill Elementary learned about nutrition recently, but more importantly, than had fun in doing so thanks to the Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing. Louisiana Tech’s Nursing Division sponsored its first Winter Carnival at the school as part of a community service learning project for Nursing 212: Child Health Maintenance. [more]

“New Frontiers” series welcomes renowned environmental, health researcher

Dr. Louis J. Guillette, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present two lectures on January 27 in Louisiana Tech’s University Hall as a part of the “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research: Impacts on Health and Society” seminar series. [more]

Poinsettia show, auction sets fundraising record for student scholarships

Christmas came early for Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences as its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction earlier this month at Squire Creek Country Club raised a record $16,175 which will be used to fund student scholarships. “The event went great,” said department head Dr. Gary Kennedy. “Auction proceeds were up from the $15,000 [more]

Louisiana Tech hosts LA-SiGMA workshop for community college faculty

For the third consecutive year, community college faculty from north Louisiana and south Arkansas gathered at Louisiana Tech University for a one-day professional development workshop focused on new discoveries and ethical conversations in stem cell research. The annual professional development workshops are sponsored by the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA) project, which seeks [more]

Professor, students to present at international nanotechnology conference

Louisiana Tech University doctoral students Chris Boyer and Sonali Karnik will accompany Dr. David K. Mills, professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech, to the 3rd International Conference on NanoTek this week in Las Vegas, Nev. The event provides a forum for scientists, engineers, directors of companies and students in the field [more]

Poinsettia Show and Auction launches the holiday season at Louisiana Tech

The colors of the season will be brighter than ever as the department of agricultural sciences at Louisiana Tech University holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Squire Creek Country Club. A varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction, with proceeds [more]