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LSU Press Book Receives an Honorable Mention from the Mary Ellen LoPresti Award

“Treasures of LSU” showcases university’s distinguished artwork, architecture and artifacts

12/12/2011 10:27 AM

BATON ROUGE – “Treasures of LSU,” edited by Laura F. Lindsay and published by LSU Press, received an Honorable Mention from the Mary Ellen LoPresti Award, presented by the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America, or ARLIS/SE. This annual award recognizes distinguished publications in the visual arts, and the winners were announced last month at the ARLIS/SE meeting.


Released in 2010 as part of LSU’s sesquicentennial and LSU Press’ 75th anniversary celebration, “Treasures of LSU” trumpets the numerous and diverse riches found throughout the Baton Rouge campus and beyond. The 101 exceptional artworks, architectural gems, research collections, and scientific and cultural artifacts included in the book highlight LSU’s engaging material resources. Full-page color photographs set off the treasures to stunning effect, and interpretive essays by LSU faculty, staff and students explain the origins, history and sometimes myths surrounding each item.


“Treasures of LSU” affirms the university’s numerous cultural contributions to the world community. Lindsay is professor emerita in the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. During her career of more than 30 years at LSU, she has served as a faculty member, program director, associate dean, dean, vice-provost and provost. She is currently interim dean of the College of Education.


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