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News and Events
Students present at Texas Undergraduate Math Conference
Several Lamar University students recently attended the 11th annual Texas Undergraduate Math Conference hosted by the University of Texas at Tyler. Read more.
Computer science students tie for first
Two students from the Lamar University Department of Computer Science, James Wilson and Bharatkumar Tejwani, both won first prize at the Student Poster Contest during the Association for Computer Educators in Texas (ACET) conference. Read more.
LU's Townley-Smith named TSUS Regents' Student Scholar
Lamar University senior Keeley Townley-Smith has been named Texas State University System Regents' Student Scholar. Read more.
Das honored with Rogers Community Service Award
Kumer Das, associate professor of mathematics and director of the Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research, will be honored with Lamar University's 2015 Julie and Ben Rogers Community Service Award. Read more.
Nursing helps community with tobacco education
Lamar University’s nursing department is helping its students get involved in the community by partnering with Julie Roger’s Gift of Life Tobacco Control Coalition Program to promote tobacco cessation and reduce the harm caused by tobacco in Southeast Texas. Read more.
Forthcoming books by Forret expand slavery dialogue
Jeff Forret, professor of history at Lamar University, has two books being published in November by LSU Press: Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South and New Directions in Slavery Studies. Read more.
Long-term college dean Nichols named Associate Provost
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Brenda Nichols has been named associate provost, James Marquart, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Lamar University recently announced. Read more.
STAIRSTEP students present research
Eight STAIRSTEP undergraduates presented their research at the 3rd Annual Texas STEM Conference recently. The conference was hosted by Lamar University’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and funded by ExxonMobil. Read more.
Wright examines government raids in Storming Zion
Stuart Wright and Susan Palmer have completed what they believe is the first comprehensive study ever conducted of government raids on religious communities — Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities, is the result of extensive research that took the two from Central and West Texas to the streets of Paris and Brussels to the most remote parts of the Alps and Pyrenees. Read more.
Nursing students help mend memory with music
Lamar University nursing students are helping implement the innovative Music and Memory project to enhance the quality of life of resident dementia patients through music. Read more.
Zani: Monster stories will loom large
Lamar University has honored Dr. Steven Zani, professor of English and Modern Languages, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2015. Zani has been a member of the Lamar faculty since 1999. Read more...