University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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UL Lafayette biologist’s vegetable research for NASA headed to space today

Radishes will soon enter the realm of asteroids, stars and cosmic dust, thanks to University of Louisiana at Lafayette researcher Dr. Karl Hasenstein.
Hasenstein, a professor of biology in the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, is sending radish seeds to the International Space Station. The experiment is part of NASA’s quest to develop ways to produce nutritious vegetables in space to sustain astronauts during long missions.

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UL Lafayette rated among nation’s best colleges

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is listed among the top 389 colleges and universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Colleges.”
The annual guidebook assists prospective students and their parents in making decisions about which colleges to attend. The latest rankings assessed 1,452 four-year colleges and universities.

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R&D funding record achieved at UL Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette set a record with $144 million in research and development expenditures last year.
Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president, announced the milestone during his State of the University address. The annual presentation to faculty and staff members marks the start of the fall semester and the new academic year. Classes at UL Lafayette began Monday.

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UL Lafayette summer 2020 commencement caps historic academic, pandemic year

Fireworks capped the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Summer 2020 Commencement Friday at Cajun Field, a historic ceremony that was held outside because of bans on large gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UL Lafayette’s 320 total Summer 2020 graduates also capped a historic 2019-2020 academic year. They are among the most graduates in one academic year in school history.
During 2019-2020, a total of 3,610 students earned degrees. A University record 636 master’s degrees were conferred – and the records don’t stop there.

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University of Louisiana graduates listed

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Spring 2020 graduates were recognized for academic achievement – and strength of character – during a record-breaking virtual commencement on Friday.
The 1,905 degrees conferred are the most for a single semester in UL Lafayette history – and the milestones don’t stop there.
The Spring 2020 class is also one of the most diverse. The 1,173 degrees conferred to women are the most ever. The University also awarded 282 degrees to African American students, the fourth-largest total in history.

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