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Faculty Research Series Kicks Off With "Community and Change in Louisiana's Deep Delta"

Faculty Research Series Kicks Off With "Community and Change in Louisiana's Deep Delta"

Carolyn Ware, author and folklorist, will kick off the Honors College Faculty Research Series as she presents her research this Thursday night.

Assistant English professor Carolyn Ware, author of Cajun Women and Mardi Gras: Reading the Rules Backward,” will kick off the Fall 2011 Honors College Faculty Research Series on Thursday at 7 p.m. with a talk on folk-life in various ethnic communities in Plaquemines Parish.

Ware, a folklorist, has been working with LSU professor Helen Regis and a team of ethnographers from the University of Arizona on a book project funded by the Minerals Management Service.  She will present a lecture entitled "Community and Change in Louisiana's Deep Delta,” which will focus specifically on Plaquemines’ Native American and Vietnamese communities.

“The Faculty Research Series is designed to introduce Honors College students to faculty who are doing cutting edge research,” said Dr. Granger Babcock, Associate Dean of the Honors College. “We hope to show our students during these presentations what professional researchers do, and we also hope to inspire them to do research with researchers who can become their mentors.”