University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, UL Lafayette is designated as a Research University with high research activity. The University's academic programs are administered by the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, the Colleges of the Arts, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Allied Health Professions, and the Graduate School. The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service. For undergraduate education, this commitment implies a fundamental subscription to general education, rooted in the primacy of the traditional liberal arts and sciences as the core around which all curricula are developed. The graduate programs seek to develop scholars who will variously advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility, and improve the material conditions of humankind. The University reaffirms its historic commitment to diversity and integration. Thus, through instruction, research, and service, the University promotes regional economic and cultural development, explores solutions to national and world issues, and advances its reputation among its peers.

Recent News

City of a Millions Dreams

Correction: City of a Million Dreams Jason Berry's new book is entitled City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. City of a Million Dreams is also the title of Berry's forthcoming documentary about funeral traditions in New…

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Center for Louisiana Studies News -January 2017

Mark Your Calendars to Attend - Submit Your ResearchExpand your knowledge and understanding of Louisiana's history and culture, peoples and places, meet and network with other scholars, and share your research this spring. There are numerous…

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Center for Louisiana Studies News - July 2016

Tickets Available for Magnolia Sisters dans la maisonACCF House Concert on August 4 Features the Magnolia Sisters:The Center for Louisiana Studies is hosting an intimate concert dans la maison featuring Grammy-nominated all-female band, the Magnolia…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - March 2016

CLS Hosts Free LA Femme / Women of Louisiana SymposiumWomen's History Month Event is March 16The Center for Louisiana Studies observes Women's History Month with LA Femme / Women of Louisiana: A Symposium on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Paul and…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - January 2016

Rural Riches Workshop Begins January 12Leveraging New Technology Is the Focus of Leesville WorkshopTourism professionals in Louisiana and Mississippi are joining forces for a January 12-13 workshop focused on technology and new ideas for attracting…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - July 2015

CLS Archivist Joins Augusta Heritage Center's Camp Staff:Chris Segura, CLS Archivist, is traveling to Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV to teach at the Augusta Heritage Center's Cajun and Creole Week held July 5-10. Each day starts with a…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - June 2015

Coton Jaune, Acadian Brown Cotton Documentary Materials Added to ACCF  The documentary film Coton Jaune, Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story explores the history of natural brown cotton in Southwest Louisiana and examines its origins and…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - May 2015

Lafayette Preservation Festival and History Walk this Saturday, May 9, 2015Center director Michael Martin will be discussing the Roy House Renovation project as part of the Preservation Alliance of Lafayette's Preservation Festival and History Walk…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - April 2015

Bayou State Book Talks Wraps Up the Spring with Zachary RichardJoin us Thursday, April 9 beginning at 6:30pm at the South Regional Library for poetry readings and conversation with Zachary Richard.Cultural activist, environmentalist poet and…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - February 3, 2015

JoAnne DeRouen Joins CLS FellowsAssuming the remainder of Dr. Robert Gramling's term as a CLS Fellow is UL Lafayette Professor of Sociology JoAnne DeRouen. She has carried out research and has written extensively on risk and disasters, most recently…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - January 2015

ACCF House Concert Set for January 23Renowned local musicians Megan Brown (T'Monde, Les Bassettes), Kristi Guillory (Bonsoir, Catin), and Chris Segura (Feufollet, Lafayette Rhythm Devils) will perform at a private residence on Friday, January 23,…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - December 2014

Dancehalls Research Featured on Local Travel BlogThe Center for Louisiana Studies' Assistant Director for Research, John "Pudd" Sharp, began researching dancehalls of South Louisiana over three years ago, starting with a question about the song…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - November 2014

Artist Spaces, New Orleans Launches This Week at Ogden Museum of ArtAn official launch reception for accomplished photographer Tina Freeman's new book Artist Spaces, New Orleans will be held at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans on Wednesday,…

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Newsletter - November 2014

Artist Spaces, New Orleans Launches This Week at Ogden Museum of ArtAn official launch reception for accomplished photographer Tina Freeman's new book Artist Spaces, New Orleans will be held at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans on Wednesday,…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - October 2014

Vernacular Inventions the Focus of November Backyard Immersion ProgramThe center's new Backyard Immersion program is designed to bring participants through the process of creative problem solving and inventive thought. On Friday, November 14, we'll…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - September 2014

Bayou State Books Talks Continues with Jason TheriotIn American Energy, Imperiled Coast Jason P. Theriot explores the tension between oil and gas development and the land-loss crisis in Louisiana. His book offers an engaging analysis of both the…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - August 2014

CLS Presents Launches the Backyard Immersion Program  The Center for Louisiana Studies has reworked its successful In Your Own Backyard series concept into a day-and-a-half program designed to accommodate the student and the curious, the…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - July 2014

Bayou State Books Talks Continues with Michael MarshallBayou State Books Talks is held the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30pm. This month, visit with Michael Marshall on Thursday, July 10, at the South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - May 2014

CLS Announces New Fellows Five new Center for Louisiana Studies Fellows are recognized for a 2014-2019 term. CLS is proud to add the following UL Lafayette scholars to their roster of research collaborators:- Conni Castille, Center for Moving Image…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - April 2014

Dancehalls of South Louisiana6:00pm April 9Jeanerette MuseumJeanerette, LAAssistant Director for Research John "Pudd" Sharp will screen parts of his new documentary film, Dancehalls of South Louisiana and discuss new details of his fieldwork on…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - March 2014

En mémoire d'Al BerardLast week, when Al Berard suddenly passed away, South Louisiana lost one of our greatest cultural ambassadors. He was an extremely versatile musician who played fiddle, guitar, and mandolin with many local groups, most notably…

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Center for Louisiana Studies Newsletter - February 2014

New Collection Features Rare Live Performances In December, the University Archives received the A.J. LeBlanc Collection, and the Center agreed to digitize the audio and moving image materials within the collection. The original materials will be…

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Center for Louisiana Studies December 2013 Backyard Series: The Evolution of Cajun and Creole Cooking, With Beer

The Evolution of Cajun and Creole Cooking: With BeerL'évolution de la cuisine cajun et créole: avec biéreJoin us for the Backyard Series finale. Chef Morgan Angelle, along with her father and uncles will prepare some of their favorite family…

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Center for Louisiana Studies November 2013 Programs

Center for Louisiana Studies 40th Anniversary ProgramsWednesday, November 6Edith Garland Dupré Library400 E. St. Mary Blvd.UL Lafayette Campus9:00am-11:30amOpen HouseCLS Offices, Dupré Library, Rooms 313 and 321Join us for coffee and pastries,…

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The Center for Louisiana Studies Presents the Backyard Series - The World of Boudin

The World of BoudinLe monde du boudinFeaturing Dr. Bob CarrikerPatsy Frey & Leroy Doucet of Billy's and Ray's Boudin (Opelousas)Boudin, one of the quintessential delicacies of South Louisiana, is also a hotly debated topic: the  ratio of…

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Center for Louisiana Studies October 2012 Programs

Thursday, October 4State of the Studies featuring Dr. Ray Brassieur4pm at the Ernest J. Gaines Center, Edith Garland Dupré Library, UL LafayetteThe center recently launched a discussion series for students and faculty, featuring UL's on-campus…

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