News at Lamar

  • Dishman Art Museum hosts photography by Jamey Stillings and Interactive Mail Art Exhibitions

    The Dishman Art Museum on the campus of Lamar University will host an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for two exhibitions: Jamey Stillings: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar; and The Great Exchange: Interactive Mail Art. Both shows will be on display through Nov. 20.

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    Posted: September 28, 2016

  • New Center for History and Culture to tell the story of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast

    Lamar University officials recently announced the establishment of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast, which will serve as a cultural hub for the region.

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    Posted: September 26, 2016

  • Enrollment tops 15,000

    Lamar University has set another enrollment record and exceeded 15,000 students for the first time in the school’s history, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2016 semester taken on the 20th class day show the university has the highest enrollment in its history.

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    Posted: September 23, 2016

  • Public encouraged to submit home movies, videos to ‘Texas Film Round-Up’

    Lamar University will partner with the Texas Archive of Moving Images (TAMI) in the Texas Film Round-Up when it comes to Beaumont, October 21-23. On those days, TAMI staff will be present at LU’s Mary and John Gray Library to collect films and videotapes from the public for free digitalization.

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    Posted: September 23, 2016

  • Mary and John Gray Library hosts ‘Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page’

    Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library will host “Gulf Coast Reads: On the same page,” an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

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    Posted: September 23, 2016

  • Captain Richard Phillips to present in Academic Lecture Series

    The Lamar University Academic Lecture Series presents a distinguished lecture featuring Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates. The event will be hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on November 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the University Theater.

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    Posted: September 23, 2016

  • Texas Academy offers Open House

    The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) at Lamar University will host an Open House Saturday, October 8, in the Richard L. Price Auditorium, Herman Iles Building, John Gray Center. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.

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    Posted: September 21, 2016

  • LU researchers seeking solutions to hearing loss

    A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers from LU has made significant progress toward developing digital technologies as an aid for hearing loss thanks to the funding from Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (CICE).

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    Posted: September 21, 2016

  • Cheer and Dance offer Pink Out Clinic

    Lamar University Cheer and Dance is offering its 2016 “Pink Out” clinic for Pre-K through 8th graders. Participants will perform at the Lamar University vs. Southeastern Louisiana football game, Oct. 1.

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    Posted: September 21, 2016

  • LU joins initiative to create South Park Community Garden

    A recent initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to create a South Park Community Garden will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony at the northwest corner of Jimmy Simmons Blvd. and Vermont Street on Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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    Posted: September 20, 2016

  • Business ethics speaker shares experiences

    The ExxonMobil Executive in Residence Program introduces Helen Sharkey, a professional ethics speaker; to present her talk entitled “How I Became a White Collar Criminal” September 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Galloway Business Building, Landes Auditorium. Sharkey is the first of four speakers to talk at the College of Business this semester.

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    Posted: September 14, 2016

  • Lamar University selected to compete in ‘Inclusive Excellence’ initiative

    Lamar University has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to apply for grants through HHMI’s $60 million Inclusive Excellence initiative to encourage colleges and universities to broaden access to science excellence for all students.

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    Posted: September 12, 2016

  • Aguilar analyzes harmful fake hormones

    Omar Aguilar, sophomore civil engineering major from Port Arthur and recipient of the 2015-2016 Office of Undergraduate Research grant, recently completed a project which analyzed phthalates, or fake hormones, in plastic children’s items using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry.

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    Posted: September 12, 2016

  • Computer science to create virtual campus map app

    Lamar University computer science graduate students Ankur Shah and Chandrakant Rudami, along with Department Chair Stefan Andrei, are creating an avatar-based interactive campus map application for Android, iPhone and iPad.

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    Posted: September 12, 2016

  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage at Constitution Day, Sept. 19

    The shaping of America required extraordinary courage by ordinary citizens who challenged the status quo to secure a better future, says National Park Service Park Ranger Josh Stringer who will guide a look at the NPS as an agent to protect our unique American story, heritage, and ideals set forth by America's founding documents. He speaks at the annual Constitution Day conference, 7 p.m. September 19 in the LIT Multipurpose Center Auditorium

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    Posted: September 08, 2016

  • Manchaiah tapped Jerger Future Leader of Audiology

    The American Academy of Audiology has named Lamar University’s Vinaya Manchaiah, associate professor and director of audiology, to the 2016 class of Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology. Manchaiah is one of only a dozen individuals selected nationally for the honor.

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    Posted: September 07, 2016

  • New scholarship for accounting, HR established

    Lamar University recently finalized the new Jean L. Spitznagle Scholarship in Human Resources or Accounting, to first be awarded in fall 2017. The scholarship will help fund the education of students in either major as they pursue their studies.

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    Posted: September 07, 2016