Ask a Billionaire: Eric Schmidt’s 2014 Predictions

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Summary: Everyone is going to have a smart phone. Everyone is going to be connected to a super computer. Mobile has now won. Big data and machine intelligence is everywhere. The ability to find people, to talk to them, to judge them, to rank what they are doing, to…

New WRKF Radio Series

BATON ROUGE – A class of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication students has partnered with WRKF, Baton Rouge’s NPR member station, to capture stories of the personal experiences that have shaped ideas about education. WRKF will broadcast the series, “First Bell,” starting March 17 as 3- to 4-minute segments during broadcasts of “Morning Edition”…

Do You Really Know Louisiana?

You won’t believe your eyes. What is great about Louisiana? Look no further than this Encyclopedia of Louisiana History. Explore art, architecture, folklife, history, literature and music at the click of your mouse or the swipe of your finger. Louisiana is many things including amazing. Start here: Encyclopedia of Louisiana History, Culture and Community – KnowLA.

Pageant Queen to ROTC: Wendy Martin

BATON ROUGE – Light/dark, high/low, up/down – these are all easy to identify opposites, but what about the military and beauty pageants? Most people would see these as opposites as well, but not LSU freshman Wendy Martin. Martin, a native of Eagle River, Alaska, was crowned the 2014 Miss National Sweetheart in July and began…

LSU Geographer to Participate in International Conference

BATON ROUGE –Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, has been invited to speak at the Infrastructure and Equity Conference in Bogota, Columbia, on Aug. 21. The principal host and organizer is Columbia Humanitaria, a federal agency created in the wake of disastrous La Nina floods in 2010-2011, which guides relief and rehabilitation in…

Weekend Relax: Billionaire Arturo Moreno

Arturo Moreno was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1946. After making his fortune in Billboards he purchased a professional baseball team. He believes he is the caretaker of the franchise for the fans. “If I have a stadium 90% full of kids, then I’m a happy guy. Long term, for baseball to exist as I’ve…