higher education

Higher Education
10:47 am
Wed February 6, 2013

LSU Shreveport to showcase new degree offerings

LSU Shreveport will host an open house on Feb. 7 to showcase its new degree offerings made possible through a partnership with the LSU flagship campus. It’s part of a plan to improve student enrollment and retention at LSUS, and provide more higher education offerings to Shreveport-Bossier.

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Higher Education
7:00 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Tulane Offering One-Day Workshop for Girls To Study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tulane encouraging girls to study sciences.

Tulane University is reaching out to girls attending middle school with an opportunity to focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Organizers hope a one-day workshop will pique their interest in subjects that have historically attracted more boys than girls.

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Higher Education
7:32 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

SLU Professor to Talk About KKK

Southeastern Louisiana University historian Samuel Hyde Jr. discusses the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the Lower Mississippi Valley for an episode of the "Fatal Encounters" program on the Discovery Channel.

The program is set to air Feb. 10.

Hyde, the university's Leon C. Ford Endowed Chair of Regional Studies, is interviewed in the program titled "White Hot Rage."

Higher Education
6:33 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Taylor Foundation Pledges $1M-Plus to Loyola

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has pledged $1.26 million in scholarship support to Loyola University for first-generation college students who live in Louisiana and demonstrate financial need.

The grant will provide seven $15,000 scholarships per year over the next 12 years. The first batch will be awarded in August.

Students who receive the scholarship must carry at least 15 class hours per semester and meet a 2.3 grade-point-average after the first year, and a 2.5 GPA for each subsequent year.

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Higher Education
1:49 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

SUNO, African University Sign Deal

Southern University in New Orleans has reached an agreement to exchange students and faculty members with a university in the West African nation of Ghana.

SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo tells The Advocate the long-distance partnership will create opportunities for students to pursue international study.

Officials of SUNO and Central University College of Ghana signed the agreement this past week.

The pact allows the universities to begin working out details of the exchange program.

WRKF
10:04 am
Fri February 1, 2013

LSU Supervisors' 'Disregard' Garners National Attention

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 3:04 pm

A report  in the Chronicle of Higher Education detailed a letter received by LSU’s Board of Supervisors. A national organization that monitors academic freedom at colleges and universities shook their finger at what they called the mistreatment of faculty at LSU.


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WRKF
6:48 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Student Surveys Reveal More LSU Grads Staying In State

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 8:50 am

At the start of the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit in November, keynote speaker Mitchell J. Silver – who works for the Department of City Planning in Raleigh, North Carolina – gave his audience some constructive criticism:

“Baton Rouge, you’re not keeping your young people. They're leaving," said Silver.


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Higher Education
12:34 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Tulane Establishing Confucius Institute

Tulane University has signed an agreement with the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China to establish a Confucius Institute at Tulane University.

Tulane said in a news release Tuesday that the center will promote the study of Chinese culture and language.

The Institute, which will be within the School of Liberal Arts, will enhance Chinese language classes in Tulane's Asian Studies Program with a range of new teaching materials. Those include software and hardware, a 3,000-volume Chinese language library and a state-of-the-art language classroom.

Higher Education
6:26 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Delgado to Lay Off 46 Employees Next Month

About 10 percent of Delgado Community College's 465 employees will be laid off at the end of next month.

Chancellor Monty Sullivan said Tuesday the layoffs are a consequence of the school's $13 million deficit and declining enrollment. Sullivan says no teachers will lose their jobs in this action.

College spokeswoman Carol Gniady tells The Times-Picayune the 46 people who will lose their jobs are classified and unclassified employees, categories that include secretaries, clerks, bookkeepers and maintenance personnel.

Science & Health
10:34 am
Mon January 28, 2013

UNO Researcher Tackles Testosterone

A University of New Orleans faculty member has been awarded a state grant to develop a device to test testosterone levels in real time.

Elizabeth Shirtcliff was awarded the grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents. She is an early research professor of psychology at UNO ad the principal investigator on the project. Shirtcliff is partnering with researchers from at Oasis Diagnostic Corp. in Canada.

Monitoring testosterone levels is important, Shirtclif said, because rapid imbalances can signal changes in behavior.

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