News Archive: 2015


  • Prof. Michael Pasquier curated the traveling exhibit On Land / With Water: Tracking Change in a Coastal Community for audiences in five Louisiana parishes during 2014 and 2015. The exhibit documented the cultural impact of environmental changes in coastal Louisiana. Sponsors included the National Endowment for the Arts, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, and the Lafourche Parish Public Library System.
  • Prof. Michael Pasquier will be delivering the Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture in American Studies at George Washington University in October 2015. His lecture, “Engineering the Sacred: Religion and Landscape in the Mississippi River Delta,” highlights his ongoing work on the history of religion in the Mississippi Valley.
  • Prof. Paula Arai will be giving a lecture, "Painting Enlightenment: The Art & Science of the Heart Sutra," at the University of Southern California on October 12, 2015. This talk draws from the book that she is currently working on.


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