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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.

March 29th, 2017

CVDI solidifies lead in big data with additional NSF funding

The Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, a leader in big data science and analytics, is poised to become the... Read More ➝
March 27th, 2017

Five books published by UL Press nominated for literary awards

Five titles published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press have been named finalists in the 19th annual... Read More ➝
March 22nd, 2017

Foundation honors excellence with Eminent Faculty Awards

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation will present five Eminent Faculty Awards during ceremonies... Read More ➝
March 29th, 2017

28th Annual Black Student Achievement Awards Program

Each spring the UL Lafayette Black Faculty & Staff Association recognizes undergraduate students who have... Read More ➝
March 29th, 2017

The Art of the Blues

An evening of live blues guitar and more from UL Lafayette’s School of Music, featured in the exhibition gallery of... Read More ➝

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