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Oberleitner new dean of College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions

The longtime member of the nursing faculty will succeed Dr. Gail Poirrier. Poirrier has served as dean for 17 years, and will retire July 1. 

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Can Louisiana folk remedy counter a modern health crisis? Study says yes

UL Lafayette exercise scientist among investigators who concluded the groundsel bush could combat conditions related to metabolic syndrome.

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UL Lafayette a ‘best value college’ in latest ranking from Forbes magazine

The business magazine considered price and quality in its compilation of the “Best Value Colleges.” This is the third year Forbes has released the list.

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Have you seen the latest La Louisiane?

The Fall 2017 issue of the magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette came out this week. It’s packed with stories that showcase what’s great about the University.

The cover story, “Ties that Bind,” explores the University’s Traditional Music program, which brings together student musicians and seasoned musicians with a curriculum that preserves and promotes the region’s musical heritage.

The program is the result of a dogged, 10-year effort by friends of the late Dr. Tommy Comeaux to honor the Lafayette physician and multi-instrumentalist with a lasting musical memorial. Comeaux died in 1997.

The issue also features University researchers’ efforts to develop two brain sensors. One would enable a person to use thoughts to move an artificial limb, while the other would predict epileptic seizures.

For sports fans, La Louisiane tours the renovated M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park, and the new indoor practice facility for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns golf.

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The staff of the University’s Office of Communications and Marketing produces La Louisiane. The magazine covers many aspects of the University, including research, campus development, student life, athletics and alumni accomplishments.

La Louisiane reaches about 90,000 readers via direct mail and distribution on campus. You can also read an online edition here.  
The magazine's readership includes students, alumni and other University supporters. Copies are also mailed to high school principals and guidance counselors across the state.

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