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Poinsettia auction breaks record, helps fund student scholarships




Brightly-colored poinsettias helped Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences bring in a lot of green at its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction held recently at Squire Creek Country Club. The auction brought in a record $25,575 that will primarily be used to fund student scholarships for the department. “I was pleased and surprised,” Kennedy [more]

Biochemist to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, biochemist and dean of arts and sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will visit Louisiana Tech University on December 12 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Oates’ presentation titled, “The Obligation of Knowledge,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana [more]

Louisiana Tech student elected to lead Louisiana Association of Student Nurses




Louisiana Tech University nursing student Caleb Faul has been elected as president of the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses for 2016-17. Faul was elected as he joined nine Louisiana Tech Student Nurses Association members along with chapter advisers Tanya Sims and Melissa Madden, in attending the 62nd annual LASN Convention held recently in Shreveport. “Caleb [more]

New Frontiers research series welcomes precision medicine, healthcare expert




Tim Cooley, former executive vice president of operations for molecular health and former director for health outcomes and economics at Eli Lilly, will visit Louisiana Tech University on November 14 to speak to faculty, students and staff as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Cooley’s will share his insights and expertise [more]

International genetics expert, researcher to open New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Claude Bouchard, the John W. Barton Sr. Professor and Chair in Genetics and Nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will visit Louisiana Tech University on October 24 to present his research as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Bouchard’s presentation titled, “Physics, Physiology and Behavior as [more]

Scholarship established in memory of former geology professor




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences and School of Biological Sciences has established a scholarship in honor of Dr. Gary Zumwalt, former professor of geology at Louisiana Tech, who passed away on December 21, 2015. The scholarship was established by former Louisiana Tech professors Dr. Scott Burns, Dr. Ron Davenport and Dr. [more]

CBERS to co-host Industry Day 2016




The Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) will co-sponsor Industry Day 2016 along with the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northern Louisiana (BRF) in Shreveport. The Industry Day 2016 conference will take place on [more]

Green to lead School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry




Dr. William Green, professor of agricultural sciences and interim director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, will assume permanent leadership of the unit as its new director, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Green will take the reins of the newly-formed [more]

School of Biological Sciences hoods spring graduates




Louisiana Tech University’s School of Biological Sciences recognized 10 graduating graduate students at spring commencement exercises last month, in a hooding ceremony for faculty, friends and family. A first event of this kind for the program, the hooding ceremony was a way for students to be recognized for their hard work and contributions to the [more]

Louisiana Tech graduates complete medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport




Thirteen recent Louisiana Tech University graduates have earned their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees after graduating this spring from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport. All 13 of these students successfully gained admission to medical school upon graduation from Louisiana Tech, applying the skills and the quality educational and research [more]