higher education

Education
9:10 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Board Of Regents Hopes To Lure Louisianians Home

The Board of Regents, the state's top higher education panel, is hoping to entice thousands of Louisiana college graduates who left the state to return home and fill what is expected to be a wave of new high-technology jobs.

The initiative, called Operation Recall, will target more than 40,000 people, many of whom have degrees in computer science and engineering.

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Red River Radio
8:42 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Searches move ahead for campus chiefs at LSU Shreveport and Alexandria

After delays, LSU Shreveport and Alexandria are moving forward with their searches to find new campus chancellors. Both universities are retaining the same consultant at Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search. Retired LSU Shreveport dean David Gustavson is chairing the search committee in Shreveport. Interim chancellor Paul Sisson took over last summer. Gustavson said he thinks it’s a good thing that the same consultant is working on behalf of both campuses.

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Higher Education
7:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Four New Orleans Universities Ranked In Princeton Review

Four New Orleans universities are included in the new Princeton Review guide to American colleges. Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and the University of New Orleans got high marks.

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WRKF
3:27 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Second Annual Conference Focuses on Parkinson's

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 11:31 am

Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge presents physicians and researchers investigating Parkinson's on Saturday, July 27. Carol Harrison, a researcher who has Parkinson's herself, has been instrumental in coming up with the line-up for the Parkinson's Disease Conference in its first two years.

More information is available at www.pbrc.edu/events/parkinsons.


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Faith
7:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Dalai Lama Brings Timely Message To New Orleans

The Dalai Lama, at a press conference in New Orleans last week.
Credit Thomas Walsh / WWNO

The Dalai Lama has wrapped up his first visit to New Orleans. He brought a message of peace and compassion.

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WRKF
1:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Interviews: Former LSU Chancellor Jim Wharton, Choreographer Liz Lerman

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 10:06 am

Jim talks with former LSU Chancellor James Wharton about the TOPS college tuition grant program and the state of Higher Education in Louisiana.


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Red River Radio
9:50 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Northwestern State Student Lands Internship Studying BP Oil Spill At Columbia University

A Northwestern State University student is preparing for a prestigious summer internship at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University in New York. Christina Palomo of Los Angeles will travel from Natchitoches to New York later this month to help Columbia scientists study the environmental consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill. The biology major said she’ll work alongside two geochemists.

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WRKF
6:02 am
Mon May 6, 2013

The Tolls Of Budget Cuts On Higher Education

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 9:46 am

After five years of steep budget cuts, some members of LSUnited, the faculty union, are hoping the legislature’s budget negotiations will raise enough revenue to prevent further cuts.

Lawmakers are looking at plans to cut tax exemptions and get rid of one-time funds, which might provide more stability to the state’s universities.

Michael Russo, a librarian and an instructor, said LSU’s finances are dismal.

"A half billion here, a half billion there," Russo said, "I don’t know what else they can cut."

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Higher Education
11:16 am
Tue April 9, 2013

UNO Names Williams Dean of College of Business Administration

John Williams, the new dean of the University of New Orleans' College of Business Administration.
The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans has named John Williams as the new dean of the College of Business Administration.

Williams has served as the college's interim dean since August of 2010, and was one of three finalists selected from a nationwide search, the university said today in a press release.

“I am confident that Dean Williams will provide the leadership required to enhance the College’s internal operations and continued engagement with the greater New Orleans community,” said UNO Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James E. Payne.

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Red River Radio
9:41 am
Fri April 5, 2013

LSU Shreveport Professor Named Humanist of the Year

A veteran political science professor from LSU Shreveport will receive the Humanist of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at an April 6 ceremony in Darrow, La. William "Bill" Pederson has taught at LSUS for 34 years and founded the International Lincoln Center for American Studies. It’s the only center of its kind that showcases President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy outside America. In the Lincoln tradition, Pederson showed humility about receiving the award.

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