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Quality of Life Lecture Series


The College of Human Sciences & Education's mission is an important one -- to educate those who are dedicated to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

The Quality of Life Lecture Series offers each of our schools the opportunity to welcome experts from different cultures and disciplines to speak to our community about complex education, health, information, and human issues facing our society. The Quality of Life Lecture Series serves to challenge minds, reimagine the status quo, and remind us that we are change-makers.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

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A Chat with James Meredith

James Meredith

September 28 | 1:30 p.m.
Location: University Laboratory School Auditorium

James Meredith, spurred to action by President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, sought to become the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. After having his application rejected twice because of his race, he filed a lawsuit to enforce his right to attend the state institution. Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi and in August 1963 graduated with a degree in political science. Mr. Meredith continued his education and received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and a law degree from Columbia University.

Meredith has continued to speak out on the central role education plays in helping to lift people out of poverty. His most recent book, “A Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America,” reflects on Meredith’s personal life but also dares Americans to overhaul the public education system so all people can overcome poverty.

Mr. Meredith is the living epitome of the Quality of Life Lecture Series. He is a living tribute to the human spirit and serves as a challenge to the status quo of education, particularly throughout the South. 

Join us for this first lecture in our 2018-2019 series as we continue to challenge the minds of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Brought to you by the University Laboratory School



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Improving Communication and Understanding: Context Matters  

Analea Brauburger

March 28 | Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Analea Brauburger is currently the Dean of Organizational Learning & Effectiveness at Tacoma Community College in Washington state. She is passionate about students and continues to teach courses in psychology, sociology, and is a certified Quality Matters online facilitator. In this session we will explore accessibility through the lens of communication and understanding, where context matters.

This lecture will explore ways to improve communication through universal design, exploration into able-ism, and how attribution impedes and facilitates understanding.

Whether you teach, learn, or work, this session will challenge you to think newly and provide skill building tools for doing just that!

Brought to you by LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development


Coming in Spring 2019

James Carville

Brought to you by LSU School of Social Work