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11:00am

Tue July 28, 2015
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Natchitoches-based National Park Service training center to showcase summer projects

NCPTT summer interns: Front row (L-R) Maggie O'Neill, Heather Lockwood, Jacklyn Marr, and Ryan Ware. Back row (L-R) Gibran Lule-Hurtado, Christina Ramazani, and Matthew Pailes.
Credit NCPTT

The U.S. National Park Service’s research, technology, and training center based in Natchitoches will open up its doors to the public Thursday offering an inside look at the preservation research projects undertaken by graduate students this summer.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is an office of the National Park Service. NCPTT's materials conservator Jason Church is currently testing rust convertors to restore ironwork and helping seven summer interns advance their projects.

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Tue July 28, 2015

9:29am

Mon July 27, 2015
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Entomologists release wasps in Shongaloo and Minden to prey on invasive beetle killing ash trees

LSU AgCenter entomologist Rodrigo Diaz released the first sample of parasitoid wasps July 10 onto an infected ash tree in Shongaloo, La.
Credit Brandy Orlando / LSU AgCenter

The LSU Ag Center and the U.S. Forest Service plan to release hundreds of tiny, nonnative wasps Tuesday in north Louisiana. It’s the second such release of the parasitoid wasp in an ongoing effort to contain damage from an invasive beetle killing native ash trees across the U.S.

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Mon July 27, 2015

9:41am

Fri July 24, 2015
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TLC's popular genealogy show fills out actress's family history using LSU Shreveport archives

LSU Shreveport archivist Laura Lyons McLemore stands next to the files of Dr. Willis Butler used in researching the great-grandfather of actress Ginnifer Goodwin.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The TLC genealogy docu-series, “Who Do You Think You Are?,” travels to LSU Shreveport for its seventh-season premiere Sunday.

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of the hit ABC series “Once Upon a Time,” attempts to uncover her great-grandfather’s mysterious past. According to LSUS’s Laura Lyons McLemore, head of archives and special collections, Goodwin finds dramatic clues. McLemore says it’s not just Hollywood tapping into this rich archive of more than 23,000 linear feet of manuscript material and two million photos and negatives.

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