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Crowds and Colored Clouds

More than 6,000 people participated in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush, Saturday, in downtown Beaumont. The race began in front of the Beaumont Civic Center at 8 a.m. and culminated with a color blast outside of Beaumont City Hall at 9:30[Read More…]

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Uliana Trylowsky, left, Dasha Dashutima, and Yuliia Robertson talk in the Quad, Oct. 09.

First-hand knowledge highlights colloquy on Ukraine

  The international honor society, Phi Beta Delta – Chapter Beta Xi, will sponsor a talk, “Colloquy on Ukraine — Three Views — Three Women” Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. in the Gray Library open conference area on the sixth floor. The talk will feature Uliana Trylowsky,[Read More…]

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John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

Nobel Prize Roundup: O’Keefe, Mosers win medicine prize for brain-GPS research

How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another? And how can we store this information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path? This[Read More…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Steven Bragg sits in his New Orleans home with the altar he built to the folk saint Santisima Muerte.
UP photos by Jared McClelland

Discovering Santisima Muerte

New Orleans man builds altar honoring folk saint for the disenfranchised NEW ORLEANS — This is the time of year when many people’s thoughts turn to death. Halloween is just around the corner, as well as Dia de los Muertos, a staple of Hispanic tradition. In[Read More…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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Artist and Lamar University alumnus Mark Nesmith will present “The Way Back Home,” an exhibition of paintings, at The Art Studio, Inc., beginning Saturday.

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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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