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Dr. Mark Zappi Receives 2020 Distinguished Professor Award

The UL Lafayette Foundation's Eminent Faculty Awards honors faculty members for their outstanding efforts in teachin

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University named an EPA Green Power Partner

UL Lafayette has been recognized by the EPA as a Green Power Partner, primarily as a result of the

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now home to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Laboratory, a multidisciplinary consortium of geologists, petroleum engineers, geophysicists and economic development experts from UL Lafayette and four other institutions.

The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale is an 8-million-acre subsurface rock formation estimated to hold about 7 billion barrels of light, sweet crude oil. But the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has teased – and largely spurned – the energy industry for decades.

Read more about our researchers' plan to unlock the black gold mine in the latest issue of La Louisiane, the Magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.