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Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano

Nobel Prize Roundup: LED discovery earns physics award

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner

Nobel Prize Roundup: Chemists surpass limitations of microscope

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work has[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
This Newcomb pottery vase is part of the “Women, Art and Social Change” exhibition at the Stark Museum through Jan. 3.

Stark Museum hosts Newcomb pottery exhibit

The Stark Museum of Art in Orange is hosting “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” through Jan. 3. “It’s a celebration of the pottery and enterprise at Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University,” curator Sarah Boehme said. “There are over a 170[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Artist and Lamar University alumnus Mark Nesmith will present “The Way Back Home,” an exhibition of paintings, at The Art Studio, Inc., beginning Saturday.

UP photo by Lainie Harris

Alumni Nesmith rediscovers SETX

It is not unusual to hear Southeast Texans badmouthing the area. Just this week, Beaumont was mentioned on “Saturday Night Live” after being named the least educated city in a survey. Mark Nesmith is passionate about changing those attitudes. The Lamar alumnus will present “The[Read More…]

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Jose Antonio Padilla Salgado

Padilla visits LU small business center

Jose Antonio Padilla Salgado, the director of the Olancho Valley Small Business Development Center in Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras, recently visited the Lamar University Small Business Development Center as part of the 2014 Small Business Network of the Americas Fellows Program. “For me, it is important[Read More…]

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Grapes make nutritious snack, but dark is better

Grapes make nutritious snack, but dark is better

Many students face long days on campus studying and going to class. Rather than grabbing a candy bar or a bag of chips, think about carrying a bag of grapes for those on-the–run snacks. And given a choice, dark is the way to go. Dark[Read More…]

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Chris York

Math pathway to success for TALH’s Chris York

By the end of 10th grade, Chris York of Beaumont had already completed Calculus I, Calculus II and self-taught himself advanced mathematics. His local high school offered no additional math courses. Good family friend and former LU professor Joseph Watt recommended York consider Lamar University’s[Read More…]

October 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Beck Fellow Kollin Kahler in front of the Sport Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.
Photo courtesy of Kollin Kahler

Prepping for surgical career

Beck Fellow Kollin Kahler travels to Ireland to study sports medicine Kollin Kahler never imagined he would leave the country to gain hands-on experience with one of the world’s best sports medicine facilities. However, that was before he was named a Beck Fellow. Kahler traveled[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Jesus Negrete to perform for Hispanic Heritage Month

Jesus Negrete to perform for Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Jesus “Chuy” Negrete will present “A Celebration of Hispanic History and Culture through Storytelling and Music” on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. A nationally recognized entertainer and educator, Negrete is the founder of the Mexican Cultural[Read More…]

September 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Natalie Sell, left, Shelby Dryden, Chloe Sullivan, Tracie Van Law and Lexi McDonald, rehearse a scene from “Anton in Showbusiness,” which opens Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre.
Photo courtesy Louann Benson

No business like ‘Anton’

LU theatre to present backstage comedy, Oct. 2-5 When three actresses are cast in a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” they find there is a lot more to theatre than just what is on stage. Audiences will get to share their backstage adventures as[Read More…]

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