Electrical engineering department awarded $400k grant to develop research lab
August 21, 2019
Southern University was recently awarded a $400,000 research grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), to develop an industry-based Computer Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in the electrical engineering department.
Rose Bowl Parade head visits with Human Jukebox
August 13, 2019
The Human Jukebox will be ringing in the New Year with a trip to sunny California. In January, the band, along with the Fabulous Dancing Dolls, will participate in the 131st Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. This year’s theme is “The Power of Hope” which celebrates the influence of optimism and hope.
Diverse lists nursing program amongst top 3 in the U.S.
August 12, 2019
In its August issue, Diverse Issues in Higher Education published its top list of bachelor’s degrees conferred at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Southern University landed amongst the top three institutions in the nation to confer degrees in registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing.
English professor named Louisiana Poet Laureate
August 12, 2019
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), along with Governor John Bel Edwards, is proud to announce Louisiana’s newest Poet Laureate, John Warner Smith. Following Jack Bedell’s successful tenure as poet laureate from 2017 through August 13 of this year, Smith will assume the post beginning August 14 and serve for two years.
SUPD Chief Johnson named HBCU Regional Director of the Year
August 05, 2019
For the second time in three years, Southern University Police Chief Joycelyn Johnson has been recognized a Regional Director of the Year by HBCU Campus Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators Inc.
Southern Plants First Seeds in Medical Marijuana Venture
July 25, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. — Southern University this week officially planted its first seeds in its unprecedented partnership to supply medicinal marijuana for patients in Louisiana. Present were representatives from the Southern University System administration, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and Southern product vendor Advanced Biomedics/Illera Healthcare.
McMeans appointed as new Ag Center chancellor-dean
July 22, 2019
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors today accepted the recommendation of Southern University System President-Chancellor Ray Belton to appoint Orlando F. McMeans as chancellor-dean of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences at Southern University Baton Rouge.