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Bestselling author Wiley Cash's debut novel, "A Land More Kind than Home," began as a thesis project when he was a doctoral student at UL Lafayette. Now, it's been named a New York Times Notable Book. 

Begin your journey at UL Lafayette — you never know where it'll bring you.

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James Lee Burke has published over 30 books, received an Edgar Award twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and had two novels made into movies.

He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers' List half a dozen times. But before all of that, his foray into literature started here at UL Lafayette.

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In 2008, UL Lafayette established the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center for scholarship on Writer-in-Residence Emeritus Ernest Gaines and his work.

Gaines, author of "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," mentors others to continue his literary tradition.

January 11th, 2017

Students recognized on President's, Dean's List

At the end of each regular semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognizes those students named to the... Read More ➝
January 11th, 2017

Online bachelor’s program ranks among Top 75 in nation

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has earned high marks in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online... Read More ➝
January 5th, 2017

New graduate degree will focus on water and soil resources

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now offering a master’s degree in environmental resource science. The... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

Museum Volunteer Recruitment Night

Learn more about how you can help the Hilliard Museum and meet other people who love art. Assist with guided tours and... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

Film Screening and Q&A: God's Architects

The documentary God's Architects tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

First Cousins - A Documentary

This film explores the rich musical heritage of the Southern Louisiana's French-Speaking Cajun and Creole people who... Read More ➝

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