higher education

Higher Education
10:51 am
Tue March 12, 2013

UNO Down to Three Finalists for Business Dean

The University of New Orleans has named three finalists for dean of its College of Business, which has been without a permanent leader since August 2010.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports that they include John Williams, who is serving as interim dean and leads the college's Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.

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Higher Education
8:31 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Agency Works to Get More College-Bound Louisianans to Apply for Federal Aid

Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio, said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1, and now is the right time to complete the form.

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All Things New Orleans
12:46 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Meet Adam Norris, UNO's Director of Public Relations

The University of New Orleans.
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Public institutions of higher learning in Louisiana have been facing many physical and financial challenges in recent years.

However, an innovation at the University of New Orleans attempts to attract and support highly qualified students whose fields of study will benefit both the institution and the city. Jack Hopke spoke about these initiatives with Adam Norris, UNO's Director of Public Relations.

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Red River Radio
9:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

3-D printer Helps LSU Shreveport's Animation and Digital Effects Program

There are a handful of 3-D printers in the Shreveport/Bossier area, and all are being put to different uses, according to the head of LSU Shreveport's animation and digital effects program. John Miralles purchased one several years ago through a grant. He said it’s enhancing the skill set of his students. The printer uses heated plastic in a layering process to turn his students’ computer designs into real objects.

"We’re doing creative projects with an engineering-grade technology," Miralles said, as he peered into the printer's viewing window that resembles a convection oven.

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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 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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