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Staving off coastal land loss in Louisiana will take lots of money and lots of manpower. In just the next four years, GNO Inc. expects up to 12,000 new jobs in the so-called “water sector,” like coastal restoration managers and mathematicians who can model water flow.

 

But there are not enough workers in the region with the skills to fill those jobs. The new University of New Orleans certificate in Coastal Engineering and Science aims to remedy that.

National Geographic

A Tulane professor was part of an international team that discovered and documented a new species of human ancestors found in South Africa. It’s the largest find of human-related fossils ever made in Africa.

University of New Orleans president Peter Fos has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.
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This story has been updated.

  Peter Fos, the President of the University of New Orleans, has announced he will retire at the end of January 2016.

Fos took the helm of the troubled public university in 2012, and had struggled to reduce the expenses of the New Orleans outpost of the University of Louisiana System during an era of declining enrollments and drastic reductions in state funding.

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is one of the unique programs offered by the institution. The program was recently awarded with a top-40 ranking on BestCounselingDegrees.net’s list of the nation’s most affordable MFT degrees.

Centenary College will exhibit visual works and poetry of its freshmen class Saturday. They started college earlier this month with a nine-day trip to Paris as part of the college’s first-year immersion experience called Centenary in Paris. Here are some observations:

Higher Education Budget Continues Being Trimmed

Aug 27, 2015

The Louisiana Board of Regents has learned that they’re owed a decent chunk of money. 


Louisiana’s first bike share program launches Tuesday at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Wesley Campus Ministry and local United Methodist Churches will run the program and loan out bikes to NSU students and BPCC @ NSU students who are 18 and older.

As F. King Alexander begins his third year leading the LSU System, he talks with Sue Lincoln about what he really expected when he took the job. He puts higher education funding concerns in perspective, and shares his goals for the years to come.

Dr. Willie Larkin is leaning on his experiences in motivational speaking to rally the Grambling State University student body.  Larkin was named the ninth president of Grambling late Thursday afternoon.

"I'm really impressed with the students," says Larkin, "I can tell they are focused and committed to their education."  The chief of staff to the president of Morgan State University reveals that becoming president at a university had been a long-time goal. But, he says, he wanted it to be at a university with a strong history and tradition.

Louisiana’s Senate worked Monday, forgoing the holiday barbeque. The Senate Finance Committee did do some grilling however, as Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols gave them a rundown of HB 1, as approved by the House.

“They did include $31.1 million for LSU Medical School in Shreveport,” Nichols said of the House “priority list” – a wish list if more revenue is found.

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