higher education

Arts & Culture
3:08 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Loyola to Hold Metropolitan Opera Auditions

Loyola University.
Loyola University New Orleans

Promising young opera singers from across the Gulf Coast will compete for the chance to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District and Regional Auditions Jan. 5 and 6 at Loyola University. The winner of the regional auditions will advance to the national semi-final round, held in March on the Metropolitan Opera Stage in New York City.

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Music
11:00 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Piano Virtuoso Presents Free Masterclass At Loyola

Pianist Stephen Hough.
Loyola University

Stephen Hough, lauded as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, will present a masterclass at Loyola University Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.

Hailed by the press as a piano virtuoso, Hough’s distinguished career includes performances around the world and a catalogue of more than 50 albums. In 2001, he was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and later received Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in piano and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award.

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Education
11:41 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Future Of Cash-Strapped Historic Black Colleges

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, short-term jitters are leading many small investors to pull their money off of Wall Street. We're going to ask what that could mean for them and the market in the long run. That's just ahead.

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Holidays
1:57 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Let It Sneaux: Loyola To Truck In 20 Tons Of Snow

Loyola University

Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University next month, creating a winter wonderland open to Loyola faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.

Higher Education
2:25 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Loyola Music Industry Professor Visits West Bank, Mentors Palestinian Entrepreneurs

Palestine, often known as a tumultuous crossroads of religion and politics, is now gaining recognition for its increasingly entrepreneurial economic environment. At the second annual Celebration of Innovation last month in Ramallah, Loyola University New Orleans professor Elliott Adams joined 12 American mentors, investors and business leaders seeking to harness the new culture of innovation in the West Bank.

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Tulane University
6:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Tulane Researcher Wins $2 million Grant To Study Blood Supply

A Tulane University researcher has received $2 million to study improvements in the nation’s blood supply. It’s one of 20 awards handed out by the National Institutes of Health Director program.

Sergey Shevkoplyas is an assistant professor at the Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering. He’ll be studying how some red blood cells degrade during storage.

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Science
4:08 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

LSU gets $250K grant to probe universe's origins

Two LSU researchers have won a $250,000 grant to probe the origins of the universe.

Parampreet Singh, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Peter Diener, assistant research professor in the LSU Center for Computation & Technology and in Singh's department, submitted a proposal hoping to answer questions about the earliest state of the university and won the grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

The foundation awarded more than $4 million in research grants to 20 scientists worldwide.

Higher Education
11:59 am
Wed October 3, 2012

LSU eyes new grading system

The LSU Faculty Senate has approved a resolution to recommend the university switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for "plus and minus" letter grades.

The 26-14 vote passed despite opposition from LSU Student Government, which has argued that a new incremental grading system could hurt "borderline" students.

LSU College of Engineering
10:21 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Jindal backs $100M LSU engineering complex

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he supports the state paying for half of a new $100 million engineering education complex at LSU's flagship campus in Baton Rouge.

Jindal announced Tuesday that he'll include the $50 million proposal in the state's annual construction budget, when he proposes it to lawmakers next year. The other half of the funding is expected to come from private donations, about $8 million of which has been raised so far.

The project involves improvements to an existing building, along with the construction of a new annex dedicated to chemical engineering.

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Coastal Erosion
10:07 am
Wed October 3, 2012

LSU faculty get $1.5M to study Louisiana's coast

LSU has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether southern coastal Louisiana has reached the tipping point, becoming too costly to sustain.

The interdisciplinary research project will investigate the sustainability of coastal communities that are especially vulnerable to natural resource loss and natural hazards. Nina Lam, professor of environmental science and principle investigator, said Tuesday it's the first study to look at both environmental factors and the human element.

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