News at Lamar

  • Visiting Brazilian scholar conducts biology research

    Visiting Brazilian scholar conducts biology research

    Renata Alitto, a visiting doctoral student of biology from Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), will spend six months conducting research at Lamar University as part of her Ph.D. defense in Brazil.

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    Posted: July 26, 2017

  • Alumni Affairs announces advisory board members

    The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Tony Landry ’94 of Nederland to serve as 2017-2018 president. Judge Ransom Jones ’88 of Beaumont will serve as past president and Chris Bates ’08 of Port Arthur will serve as president-elect.

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    Posted: July 24, 2017

  • Educators learn local environmental issues through summer program

    Educators learn local environmental issues through summer program

    Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences is hosting its 22nd annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute July 10-21. The program introduces southeast Texas educators, education students and EC-12 teachers to local environmental issues through hands-on learning.

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    Posted: July 18, 2017

  • Online industrial engineering program featured

    Online industrial engineering program featured

    Lamar University’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Department Chair Brian Craig were recently recognized on a website focusing exclusively on online engineering education programs.

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    Posted: July 14, 2017

  • Audiology professor begins global initiative

    Audiology professor begins global initiative

    Vinaya Manchaiah, associate professor and director of audiology at LU, has initiated a global audiology project to improve accessibility and affordability of hearing healthcare services for people in need.

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    Posted: July 13, 2017

  • Student brings new dementia resource programs to southeast Texas

    Student brings new dementia resource programs to southeast Texas

    Natalie Sfeir, a junior speech-language pathology major from Beaumont, will host a Community Resource Day for individuals living with dementia and their loved ones at the Lamar University Speech and Hearing Building July 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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    Posted: July 12, 2017

  • L.I.T.E. introduces students to STEM, engineering

    L.I.T.E. introduces students to STEM, engineering

    Fifty area middle school students are expected to participate in the Lamar Introduction to Engineering (L.I.T.E.) summer program, hosted by Lamar University’s College of Engineering July 17-21, 2017. The free one-week non-residential camp serves incoming seventh and eighth-grade students who excel in mathematics and science.

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    Posted: July 11, 2017

  • Online programs tapped No. 12 on national list for affordability

    Lamar University is ranked among the most affordable online colleges of 2017, according to SR Education Group. Of the 739 online schools researched by SR Education Group, LU was ranked #12 and was the highest ranked Texas school on the list.

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    Posted: July 10, 2017

  • 125th Anniversary celebration planned at museum

    125th Anniversary celebration planned at museum

    LU's Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Co. with a special event August 26.

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    Posted: July 10, 2017

  • AtmoSpark nets Texas Rural Challenge

    AtmoSpark nets Texas Rural Challenge

    AtmoSpark, the brainchild of Tejus Mane, a master’s student in chemical engineering at Lamar University, came away with the top prize in the 2017 Texas Student Challenge in the business plan competition at the Texas Rural Challenge in Waco on June 29.

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    Posted: July 06, 2017

  • Hillin features famous female flyers as Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    Hillin features famous female flyers as Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    Lamar University has selected Sara Hillin, associate professor of English, as the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. The free, public lecture will be hosted this fall by the Lamar University Faculty Senate and will be sponsored by ExxonMobil.

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    Posted: June 29, 2017

  • LU industrial engineers support Mariner Safety Research Initiative

    Lamar University faculty researchers in Industrial Engineering have joined with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in creating the Mariner Safety Research Initiative (MSRI) to support maritime safety internationally.

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    Posted: June 28, 2017

  • Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco to present at LU Academic Lecture Series

    Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco to present at LU Academic Lecture Series

    The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series presents a distinguished lecture featuring model, actor and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco, winner of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The free event is hosted by the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

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    Posted: June 26, 2017

  • Students advance art appreciation in Russia

    Students advance art appreciation in Russia

    Lamar University students kicked off their summer exploring world-renowned art and architecture in Saint Petersburg, Russia while earning course credit for ARTS 1301, a core curriculum requirement.

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    Posted: June 23, 2017

  • Online M.Ed. program ranked

    Lamar University’s M.Ed Educational Administration program was recently ranked by AffordableColleges.com in a review of schools across the nation for quality and affordability.

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    Posted: June 22, 2017

  • CICE hosts international conference

    CICE hosts international conference

    Ten nations were represented at the 2nd International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage held June 19-20 at Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

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    Posted: June 19, 2017

  • Students return from engineering studies in Spain

    Students return from engineering studies in Spain

    Thirteen Lamar University students in the College of Engineering traveled to Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain recently to study contemporary global issues in engineering management under the leadership of University Professor Jerry Lin.

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    Posted: June 19, 2017