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Sigma Xi research society announces 2016-2017 Science Café series

The Louisiana Tech University chapter of the Sigma Xi research society Chapter is launching its 2016-2017 Science Café discussion series at 5:30 p.m. October 11 in the community room at Gibson’s Natural Grocers in Ruston. Sponsored by Sigma Xi, Science Café is a series of public “chats” with researchers during the fall, winter and spring [more]

New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series set to launch 2016-17 season

Louisiana Tech University is set to launch the 2016-2017 edition of its highly-popular New Frontiers in Biomedical Research seminar series, featuring interdisciplinary collaborations and research discussions with some of the nation’s most renowned scientists and speakers. The 2016-2017 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series schedule continues to expand on critical areas beyond the research bench [more]

History organization receives national recognition

Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc., has once again brought home national honors in the society’s annual Best Chapter competition. According to Phi Alpha Theta national executive director Dr. Graydon A. “Jack” Tunstall, the Louisiana Tech chapter has been officially recognized as Best Chapter for 2016 in Division [more]

TDBC offers innovative class

Ideas can become opportunity at Louisiana Tech’s Technology Business Development Center. Interested individuals can join other innovators and entrepreneurs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in University Hall to learn how their ideas can become a reality. Participants can gain information, techniques and tools that can help increase the frequency and quality of their ideas [more]

Theater professor publishes directing textbook

Paul B. Crook, a professor in Louisiana Tech University’s department of theater, has published a new directing textbook, “The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre.” The text helps young directors learn how to discover, harness and meld the communication and vision of a production. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, the [more]

Waggonner Center to host ‘musical roundtable’ on early American history

The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy at Louisiana Tech University will sponsor an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on the interpretation and presentation of America’s founding through “Hamilton: An American Musical,” at 6:00 p.m. September 28 in George T. Madison Hall (GTM) Room 105. One year ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” cast album debuted, reinvigorating [more]

College of Business receives funds for Student Managed Investment Fund

The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University has received over $100,000 of contributions and pledges to create a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) that will be managed by undergraduate finance students who will be responsible for all investment research, portfolio positions and reporting. With initial seed capital provided by Louisiana Tech College of Business [more]

PayScale.com ranks Louisiana Tech No. 1 in state in average mid-career salaries

— Louisiana Tech also ranks No. 57 in nation among public institutions, No. 81 in research universities — Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University earn higher average mid-career salaries than graduates from any other public or private university in the state, according to PayScale.com’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report released Tuesday. Louisiana Tech [more]

Louisiana Tech achieves record enrollment, increase in freshman class

— Freshman class tops 2,000 for fall 2016 and a nearly 55 percent increase in the past four years — Louisiana Tech University has enrolled more students this fall than at any time in its history, and has achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012. According to its fall [more]

Mechanical engineering professor develops new mechanism for strengthening materials

Dr. Kasra Momeni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University, has discovered a new mechanism for strengthening nanomaterials and tailoring their properties to build superior structures. Momeni, in collaboration with researchers from Wright State University and the University of Göttingen in Germany, have [more]