Pats on the Back:
-2015 LSU Staff Service Awards:
Terrie Bordelon - 10 years
Lea Anne Landry - 10 years
Peter Diener - 10 years
Steven Brandt - 10 years
-Congratulations to Theda Daniels-Race on her promotion to the rank of Professor, and to Xiaoliang Wan on his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
-Celalettin Emre Ozdemir and Ken Lopata (who have joint appointments with CCT) recently received the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, or ORAU. Celalettin Emre Ozdemir, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Ken Lopata, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, were among 35 faculty members at ORAU-member institutions throughout the U.S. to be awarded grants for the 2015-16 academic year."
-A group of CCT students formed a team called SIMULOCEAN and joined the 2015 GPU Hackathon. The travel of the SIMULOCEAN team to 2015 GPU Hachathon was supported by NSF Grants: CNS-1205682, DMS-1115527, and ACI-1338051, and DOE XPRESS Grant: DE-SC0008714. http://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/first-round-of-2015-hackathons-gets-underway/
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-On November 7, 2014, Governor Jindal issued Executive Order BJ 14-16 that directed executive branch agencies including higher education to cease spending in support (non-personnel) categories. In response, LSU has developed operating guidelines to meet the spirit of the order through June 30, 2015 in support of the state budget. These guidelines apply only to expenditures using State appropriated funds that are included in the University's 2014-15 Operating Budget and so identified with a zero (0) in the sixth digit of the account number.
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June 15- 19: Girls Rock! - Sound Engineering Camp 2015
June 22- 26: Alice in Computation Land Summer Camp 2015
July 6- 10: Beowulf Boot Camp 2015
July 13- 17: Gamecrash - Adventures in Game Design Camp 2015
July 13- 17: Baton Rouge Energy Venture Camp 2015
July 20- 24: PyFUN Programming Summer Camp 2015
July 27- 31: Programming Music Summer Camp 2015
January 29- 31, 2016: Global Game Jam 2016