News at Lamar

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  • Sigma Xi hosts world renowned cancer researcher

    The Lamar University chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will host Dr. Robert Clarke, professor and dean of research in the Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, in a free public lecture Feb. 23.

  • LU online computer science program tapped for excellence

    Lamar University was named a top college for online computer science programs by, a resource for online learning in computer science and related fields.

  • ExxonMobil brings ‘An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman

    ExxonMobil presents Thomas Freeman at Lamar University Feb. 17 in “Living Legends - An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman” in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation, sponsored by ExxonMobil’s Black Employee Success Team (BEST) and hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre.

  • Amie Lynn Bean Memorial Scholarship established

    The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship in the name of Amie Lynn Bean. The Amie Lynn Bean Memorial Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students majoring in nursing, part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Wind Ensemble TMEA preview concert

    The LU Wind Ensemble will present a local preview of their upcoming TMEA performance at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5, in the Julie Rogers Theatre. The ensemble will perform selections from Percy Grainger, Samuel Hazo, Henry Fillmore and others. Admission is free.

  • TALH program offers Preview Day Feb. 21

    The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a spring preview day at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.

  • Hirasaki scholarship in chemical engineering established

    The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Engineering. The Dr. George J. Hirasaki Scholarship in Chemical Engineering will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar.

  • LU, Microsoft partnership to advance professional development announced

    Lamar University and Microsoft Corporation are teaming up to advance technology literacy for educators worldwide by providing a pathway from professional development to post-graduate certificate programs or a graduate degree in digital learning and leading. The partnership was announced by Microsoft today at BETT Show 2015 in London.

  • Mark Bowles featured lecturer for IES Lecture Series

    Mark Bowles is the founder and co-inventor of the technology behind ecoATM, a company acquired in 2013 by Outerwall for $350 million. He is the holder of nine patents with 30 patents pending.

  • STAIRSTEP opens possibilities

    Lamar University’s STAIRSTEP program continues to introduce area high school students to science, math and technology with the goal of increasing the number who will attain advanced degrees in these fields.

  • LU appoints new Dishman Art Museum director

    Dennis Kiel will join the administrative staff of Lamar University as the new director of the Dishman Art Museum on Feb. 16, 2015.

  • New spring courses address ethics through literature

    The LU Department of English and Modern Languages will offer four new courses for the spring semester addressing the subject of ethics in an uncommon and unique format: through literature.

  • LU students attend Clinton Global Initiative University

    Eight Lamar University students have been chosen to be part of a select group of college students to participate at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2015. More than 1,000 innovative student leaders will gather this spring to seek new solutions to world challenges.

  • LU hosts STEM Outreach for local teachers

    The Lamar University College of Engineering hosted 85 local teachers for the second STEM Outreach conference January 12.

  • Study Abroad Program receives grant to encourage research

    Lamar University students will soon have the opportunity to study abroad and conduct obesity research while earning college credit thanks to a $25K grant received from 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund.

  • LU online programs ranked by U.S. News &World Report

    Lamar University online programs have been recognized among the best in the nation by the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, according to a press release from the national magazine.

  • Lamar names 1,055 students to Deans’ List for fall 2014

    A total of 1,055 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the fall 2014 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced.