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2014 Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Conference


The HASS Conference was definitely a success! This conference was designed to provide an opportunity, emphasizing the importance of undergraduate research, in humanities. Dr. K.P. Das, Director of Undergraduate Research, announced that this will be an annual conference.  The tentative date for next year's conference will be Saturday, November 14, 2015.  View Event Photos in gallery

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Congratulations to the new inductees of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated 85 Lamar University juniors and seniors into membership. The Office of Undergraduate Research is especially proud of Jamie Stafford. Jamie Stafford is an outstanding undergraduate researcher, currently studying Nickel-Catalyzed Direct C-H Arylation of Heteroarenes under the mentor supervision of Dr. Xiangyang Lei. Jamie currently serves as the Jamie StaffordPresident of the Honors Student Association at Lamar University. Jamie is extremely involved academically at Lamar University as a consistent President's List Scholar, Mirabeau Scholar at LU, member of the Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and much more; all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Jamie will receive her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in May 2016. The Office of Undergraduate Research would like to say job well done to Jamie Stafford and all of the inductees of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

(left to right) Dr. Paul Bernazzani, Chemistry Department Chair; Jamie Stafford, LU Chemistry Student; Dr. Kevin Dodson, Dean of Honors College