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  • Proposal: Robotics to combat Lionfish invasion

    The popular aquarium species, native to the Pacific, has grown from an intentional or inadvertent release of as few as eight females off the Florida coast in the 1980s to a scourge along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Lionfish populations threaten to collapse entire reef ecosystems and cause incalculable losses for sport and commercial fisheries.


  • Students trek to Silicon Valley for entrepreneurial experience as Gill Scholars

    Nine graduate students from Lamar University will participate in Ignite!, a three-day entrepreneurship program in Silicon Valley, as 2016 Gill Scholars. The 2016 Ignite Entrepreneurship Trek to Silicon Valley will be held March 2-5. During the event, students will participate in field trips to Silicon Valley start-ups, high-tech firms and venture capital firms, as well as hear from numerous entrepreneurial guest speakers.


  • Alumni Affairs accepting applications for LU Ambassadors through March 4

    Lamar University Ambassador application packets will be available until March 4, 2016, in the Office of Alumni Affairs, Suite 102, of the Rudy C. Williams Building, in the John Gray Center on the Lamar University campus.


  • Student Leadership Conference features Olympian, workshops

    Lamar University students will be participating in the 2016 Student Leadership Conference Saturday, Feb. 6 where they will hear from keynote speaker Johnny Quinn, Olympian and former NFL player, and attend workshops to hone their leadership skills.


  • Lamar Literary Festival hosts readings

    Lamar University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Lamar Literary Press, and the Office of the Provost will sponsor readings by two prominent fiction writers as part of its Lamar Literary Festival series.


  • Jazz concert features music of Billy Strayhorn

    The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University will present a guest artist concert featuring the jazz duo of pianist Joe LoCascio and saxophonist Woody Witt. The performance will be in the Rothwell Recital Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. LoCascio and Witt will perform music from their latest CD, “Absinthe: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.” Admission is free.


  • Das honored for excellence in statistics education

    Kumer Das, associate professor of statistics at Lamar University, was granted the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics by the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMAA) on Statistics Education.


  • Lenovo’s Yolanda Lee Conyers to share experiences

    Yolanda Lee Conyers of Austin is vice president of Worldwide Human Resources and chief diversity officer of Lenovo and one of four Distinguished Alumni named by Lamar University for 2016. She will share “Leadership Lessons from My Father: Culture, Connection and Change” with Lamar University students, faculty and staff in a free public lecture, 10:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., in the Landes Auditorium of the Galloway Business Building.


  • LU tapped No. 1 in 'Top Masters in Education'

    Lamar University is at the top of the list of 35 schools selected for best value by Top Masters in Education for online Master of Education programs in the United States.


  • Student takes business classes in France in new study abroad program

    Senior Danny Grigsby, a triple major in management, general business entrepreneurship and general business, is the first LU student to experience the brand new Study Abroad program with ESC Rennes School of Business in France.


  • Creel to use research to blend dentistry, microbiology

    Junior Kelli Creel’s passionate interests in microbiology and dentistry have led her from the classrooms and labs of Lamar University to her biggest challenge yet; research with world-class scholars on the microbial communities entrapped in dental tartar of ancient Roman skeletons.


  • Price tapped inaugural Ben J. Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship

    Career businessman, scientist and entrepreneur Brandon Price has been named the inaugural Ben J. Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies in the College of Business at Lamar University.


  • Model UN students named 'honorable delegation'

    Four LU Model United Nations (MUNLU) students representing Venezuela at the second annual TexMUN conference Jan 15-17 were named an honorable delegation by the Osgood Center for International Studies.


  • KVLU produces new documentary series, ‘Bayoulands’

    91.3 KVLU Public Radio will produce and air “Bayoulands,” a year-long documentary series exploring the people and places of Orange County, Texas. The program premieres Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m., with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31.


  • LU hosts master class with violinist Ryu Goto

    Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a master class with internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to observe the master class in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Admission is free


  • 'Winter Wonderland' Advisory for Week of Welcome

    Lamar University’s Office of Student Engagement is issuing a “Winter Wonderland” Advisory for new and returning students. It’s all part of the fun of Week of Welcome – a series of events to welcome students back to the campus and to introduce them to student life – that include a “Winter Wonderland” that is sure to the be the highlight of the week.


  • Academy offers Spring Review 2016

    The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host Spring Review 2016 at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.