From research to an uncommon K-9: Read about it in La Louisiane


Open the Spring 2023 issue of La Louisiane, the magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and fling open the doors to campus.

The cover story – “Impact & Influence: Why R1 Matters” – centers on UL Lafayette’s Carnegie Research 1 status. The top-tier designation is held by just 3% of the nation’s universities, and it’s fanning opportunities for the University and beyond.

Among them? Two projects in Iberia Parish that will create a biopharmaceutical corridor, a $50 million effort with global implications.

And, let the magazine introduce you to Alex Mack, a student in the UL LIFE, or Learning is for Everyone, Program. Find out what inspires her – and her one-of-a-kind artwork.

Or, read about the latest stamp of approval for writer-in-residence emeritus Ernest J. Gaines, who died in 2019 at age 86, but whose international reputation as a literary giant lives on.

Dog lovers can get acquainted with ULPD’s Bella, a law enforcement K-9 with a specially trained nose for crime that enables her to sniff out materials used to construct explosive devices.

For sports fans, the magazine provides a peek inside the renovated Earl K. Long Gym, a revamp that’s made the historic structure one of the country’s premier volleyball-specific venues.

Other coverage includes:

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 105,000 readers via direct mail and distribution on campus. Its digital version – available here – reaches thousands 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.