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The Haunted Village in Dam B features a trio of frightening experiences including clowns, monsters and animatronic ancestors.
Photos by Lainie Harris

Chills in Southeast Texas woods

Clowns, zombies and criminally insane combine for scary evening at The Haunted Village Deep in the woods and swamps of east Texas, a small village sits quietly waiting to scare the unsuspecting visitor. The village is built on the backstory of the Winslow clan. Those[Read More…]

October 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Crowds and Colored Clouds

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…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
Business Hall of Fame inductee, and avid fisherman, Dan Hallmark, examines a piece of bait at his home, Oct. 6
UP Elizabeth Grimm

Hallmark inducted into Business Hall of Fame

When Dan Hallmark was a senior at what was then Lamar Tech, J.D. Landes, dean of the College of Business, suggested he interview for a local bank. “He felt like I was qualified,” Hallmark said. “I said ‘Dr. Landes, I appreciate the confidence and the[Read More…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
UP Molly Porter

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…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
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…]

October 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
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…]

October 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Features
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