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Free documentary viewings celebrate French in Louisiana

The Council of Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) is celebrating its 50th birthday with activities that include music and food festivals, weekend picnics, and film showings throughout the state and throughout the year. A high point of festivities will be the dedication of the new CODOFIL building in Lafayette in the spring. Locally, Dr. Dolliann [more]

Competitors shine with bright ideas at Won in One 2018

A low-cost medical product used for blood salvaging during surgery was a two-time winner at the recent Won in One competition at Louisiana Tech’s Rawle Enterprise Center. The annual cash-prize competition is a chance for community members and students to share their innovative ideas. Each contestant or team has 60 seconds to present their concept [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]

History Faculty Recognized At National Meeting

Louisiana Tech University associate professor of history V. Elaine Thompson and professor emeritus of history Stephen Webre were honored recently for their service to Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history. The recognition came at the presidential banquet held at the organization’s biennial national meeting in New Orleans in January. Presenting Thompson and [more]

College of Engineering and Science announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce its 2018 Distinguished Alumni. Each year, academic programs in the College select honorees who exemplify the Louisiana Tech tradition of excellence, are recognized as industry and community leaders, and serve as excellent role models for future engineers and scientists. “We are [more]

Professor explores underappreciated part of U.S., Japan relations

In the 1970s and 1980s, while popular films and literature recycled old anti-Asian imagery and crafted new ways of imagining the “yellow peril,” and while formal U.S.-Japan relations remained locked in a holding pattern of Cold War complacency, a remarkable shift was happening in countless local places throughout the United States: Japanese goods were remaking [more]

Tech leads STEM education field again

Thirty trainees from 16 states met on the Louisiana Tech campus recently for a special weekend institute to help strengthen and empower STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers. The STEM Center for Training and Learning (CTL) staff from the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) met with the trainees for the Engineering by [more]

SGA president Rice on NASFAA’s ‘Forward50’

Louisiana Tech has a strong student voice on a national committee of mostly administrators charged with making the financial aid process more transparent and efficient in order to get more students into college. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently appointed Tech Student Government Association president Ben Rice to the Higher Education [more]

Eco-car team examines solutions for energy crisis

Each New Year offers the opportunity to start fresh and make changes in small or large ways. A group of Louisiana Tech students have set the goal of placing first in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas (SEM), an international competition hosted in three locations around the world by Shell Global. This year’s competition will be [more]

Lots to celebrate at Rock Island Greenway Mural ribbon cutting

A celebration of art, partnership, progress, and momentum between the City of Ruston and Louisiana Tech now has a face that’s 200 feet long: The Rock Island Greenway Mural. With Interstate 20 traffic overhead and a group of 70 business leaders, Ruston well-wishers, city council and chamber members, Tech students and faculty below, the ribbon [more]