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May 25, 2006

Board of Regents awards seven grants to ULM

Louisiana Board of Regents awarded the University of Louisiana at Monroe seven grants totaling $494,624 in 2005-2006. ULM received $27,600 in Undergraduate Enhancement funds, $352,585 in Traditional Enhancement funds and $114,439 in Research Competitiveness funds.

The Board of Regents grants are important to the university in many ways, said Virginia Eaton, director of Graduate Studies and Research at ULM. "They allow us to improve the equipment in our laboratories and classrooms, support research, and enhance technology on campus. This, in turn, provides our faculty with a better means of educating students and instilling the knowledge needed to succeed in such a competitive environment."

ULM received the following grants:

ULM secured $27,600 in the Undergraduate Enhancement category.

The grant, secured by Carl Gilbert, Ann Findley and Davis Pritchett, will allow the biology department to purchase computers and microscope video imaging equipment. The broad-scale usage of computer-assisted instruction and video imaging will increase student comprehension of complex molecular and cellular processes.

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