HIV/AIDS Awareness Events – BR #1 in Cases

BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, Dec. 5, LSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is partnering with the LSU Office of Health Promotion to raise awareness around the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Baton Rouge community with several events throughout the day. LSU is encouraging everyone to “Geaux Red” by wearing red on that day to increase the visibility and…

New Manufacturing Facility in Opelousas

Opelousas: Governor Bobby Jindal and AgraTech International Inc. Chairman Richard DeMarco announced the company will renovate a former Opelousas bottling facility, creating 50 new direct jobs and making a $10 million capital investment. The biotech venture will convert seafood shell waste into commercial products for the automotive, defense and medical sectors. The new direct jobs…

Unemployment Insurance Claims Report: November 26, 2012

Baton Rouge: Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012, decreased to 2,875 from the previous week’s total of 3,089. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Nov. 19, 2011, figure of 4,558. The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 2,784 from the previous week’s average of 2,788. Continued…

LSU College of Agriculture Residential College Hosts Manners and Dressing for Success Dinner

  11/26/2012 11:59 AM BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Agriculture’s Residential College, or ARC, recently hosted a Manners and Dressing for Success Dinner in the lobby of the Human Ecology Building.   The dinner was comprised of several student-involved activities, including a presentation by upper-level dietetics students on proper dining etiquette, such as which…

This is your brain on freestyle rap

NIDCD study reveals characteristic brain patterns of lyrical improvisation Researchers in the voice, speech, and language branch of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health have used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain activity of rappers when they are “freestyling” – spontaneously improvising lyrics…

An Examination of Software Patents

Under Secretary of Commerce for IP & Director of the USPTO David Kappos November 20, 2012 Center for American Progress Keynote Address   It is increasingly clear that intellectual property, or IP, is a key driver of economic growth, exports, and job creation. IP rights are the global currency for creating value for products and…