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‘New Frontiers’ series continues April 23

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” series concludes Monday, April 23, with a presentation by Dr. Candice A. Welhausen concerning data visualizations in the field of public health and epidemiology. Presenter: Candice A. Welhausen, Auburn University Presentation: “Visualizing Data, Visualizing Knowledge” Monday, April 23, 3:30 p.m., University Hall. Open to the public; members of [more]

Forestry professor awarded grant for woody crop study

Dr. Joshua Adams, assistant professor in the Louisiana Tech Department of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, was recently awarded $150,000 to study eastern cottonwood and hybrid poplar varieties of trees in collaboration with Mississippi State University assistant professor Heidi Renninger and extension/research professor Randy Rousseau. The trio will research growth, disease resistance, water and nutrient use, [more]

Animal Responder Boot Camp set for April 16-20

An Animal Responder Boot Camp is set for April 16-20 at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning (OWL) Center in Dubach and on the South Campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Specifically, the course will train first responders, veterinarians, vet techs, humane groups, animal science and veterinary students, and other animal-care personnel to work together to [more]

Students honored for digital painting contributions

Cinthia Rincón and Anna Morris, two Louisiana Tech students enrolled in the winter quarter offering of ART310: Digital Painting, were recognized for their outstanding work in the relatively new program with a special weekday luncheon attended by University President Les Guice, faculty, and other administrators. Rincón, a studio art major from Houston, and Morris, a [more]

Six Louisiana Tech biological sciences students earn awards at annual meeting

Students from Louisiana Tech’s School of Biological Sciences earned six awards this weekend at the 92nd annual Louisiana Academy of Sciences meeting at LSU-Alexandria. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from various disciplines met to share their research through poster and oral presentations. With the support of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, 20 students [more]

Hood named Nursing School Administrator of the Year

Donna Hood, the director of Louisiana Tech’s highly decorated Division of Nursing and a champion of the nursing profession and its students, practitioners, and educators, was named the Nursing School Administrator of the Year at the recent Nightingale Awards Gala in Baton Rouge. The annual event honors excellence in nursing and is presented by the [more]

‘The Digital da Vinci’ stars in ‘New Frontiers’ series set for March 19

Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series continues with a presentation from Scott Barrows, director of simulation programming at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The Jump Center is the largest medical simulation facility in the world. Presentation: “The Digital da Vinci: Advanced Applications [more]

Tech holds winter 2018 nursing pinning ceremony

The Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing held its traditional Pinning Ceremony for the Winter 2018 graduates Feb. 27 in Howard Auditorium. Twenty-five graduates received their professional Louisiana Tech nursing pins. Awards were presented as follows: Academic Excellence – Mia Davis; Pennington Visionary Leader Award – Melani Howard; Nursing Tenets of Tech Award – Jayln’ [more]

Grad Spotlight: Mia Davis

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on Louisiana Tech University Winter 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thomas Assembly Center. Name: Mia Davis Age: 22 Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado Degree: Associate of Science, Nursing She admits it sounds cliché, but Mia Davis has felt [more]

Students, faculty win majority of awards at annual LBRN meeting

Louisiana Tech students and faculty won five of the eight awards presented at the recent Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) meeting at the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport. Members of Dr. Jamie Newman’s research lab took home four of those awards. Instructed by Newman, assistant professor of biological sciences, the Newman Lab is made [more]