Homecoming - Spring 2016
You Are Invited!
- Saturday, 7 May 2016, 1:00 pm, RNR Bldg
- Alumni Association Business meeting, Crawfish Boil, LSU Baseball
- 2016 Hall of Fame Awards
- Alumnus of the Year Award to be announced
- Information and Registration details can be downloaded as an interactive PDF
- Registration Deadline: 11 April 2016
Hydrology Students Awarded Competitive LEEC Grants
Congratulations to MS students Emily DelDuco(left) and Bo Wang (right)! They have won University Research Grants from the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) to support their research.
Emily and Bo will each receive $1,200 for their studies – “Carbon transport and transformation in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya Rivers” and “Assessing sediment availability in the lowermost Mississippi River for Louisiana coastal restoration.” They are both Dr. Jun Xu’s graduate students.
The University Research Grants are awarded to the most competitive proposals by graduate students from all colleges across the state. This year LEEC gave six awards, and our RNR students won two of them!
Research Fellowship Awarded
Congratulations to MS student Cassie Skaggs. She was awarded the Ankeny-Johnson Graduate Research Fellowship for 2016.
The scholarship is awarded to students studying any aspect of wildlife ecology or management in North America, with special emphasis on projects focused on wetlands. Cassie is a student of Dr. Kevin Ringelman.
Only one award a year is given to M.S. students, and includes a monetary award of $1000. The Fellowship is administered through the group Long Point Waterfowl in conjunction with Delta Waterfowl Foundation.
Research Matters Now Available
The Spring 2016 edition of Research Matters is now avaialble for download as a PDF. Previous editions of Research Matters are also available for your perusal and download. The links are on our Research Matters page.
Your Help is Requested
Zhen Xu, a PhD student in Dr. Jun Xu's lab was the victim of a serious car accident on Sunday, 6 March 2016. A drunk driver driver, going the wrong way on Interstate 10, ran into the car he was in. Zhen was badly injured, and faces a long road to recovery. A GoFundMe account has been established in his name to help to defray the costs associated with travel and housing for his wife and parents, and perhaps some medical expenses. There is not much we can do to help directly at this time but, with your assistance, we can at least help Zhen’s family a little bit financially.
You are encouraged to help with a donation, if you can: Here is the link: GoFundMe: Zhen Xu's Medical Fund. Any little bit would be helpful. Thank you!
UPDATE on Zhen: [15 April 2016] Zhen is improving. He was able to stand for the first time this week. He is able to eat and speak a little bit, so his overall physical condition is improving; Zhen is working very hard to improve his condition in order to return to school. He has finally been relocated from intensive care into a normal hospital room. He is at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.
-- Quick News --
- A Prescribed Burning Workshop has been announced for 5 - 7 May 2016 at Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien, LA. Additional information and how to register are available on our Extension Workshops page.
- 1st Quarter 2016 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
- The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a new way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They now have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!
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