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Sink your claws into the latest La Louisiane.
The Fall 2019 issue of the magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette came out this week. Its cover story, “Enduring Tales,” dissects the massive UL Lafayette Zoological Crustacean Collection the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History recently acquired from the University.
Likely the largest archive of gene sequence-quality decapod specimens from the Americas, the collection is the life’s work of Dr. Darryl Felder, a professor emeritus of biology.
The issue also features stories about the past and future of space exploration.
Read about the work University researchers are doing that could help NASA establish human colonies on Mars. And let the magazine introduce you to “Rocketman” J. Harvey LeBlanc, an alum who contributed to the moon landing and the development of the space shuttle.
Business students are using cutting-edge technology to make money for the University as part of an innovative investment class, and student nurses are helping patients approach the ends of their lives in comfort. Read both stories in this issue as well.
For sports fans, the magazine offers a peek into the new Student-Athlete Academic Center that’s giving the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns a competitive edge off the field.
Other stories include:
- a profile of recent graduate Marissa Boudreaux, whose internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was professional – and personal;
- an examination of the growing esports trend on university campuses nationwide, including UL Lafayette; and
- a behind-the-scenes look at Campus Cupboard, a pantry serving up food security for students.
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.
The print issue of La Louisiane reaches about 100,000 readers via direct mail and distribution on campus. Its digital version – available here – reaches even more.
Readership includes students, alumni and other University supporters. Copies are also mailed to high school principals and guidance counselors across the state to support student recruitment.