The Ford Foundation
awarded a $100,000 grant to the Contemporary Arts Center to support its Watermarks project, a multi-disciplinary program honoring the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. The project is set to begin in August and will feature a visual art exhibit, a performance series and other events.
was named the recipient of the Robert D. Hare Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. It's the organization's highest honor. Frick, a professor and chairman of psychology at the University of New Orleans, will receive the award at a ceremony in June.
Haynes Academy for
Advanced Studies and
St. Paul's School of
were named "Best in State" in the third annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Haynes students developed an app idea called "Train Your Brain," and St. Paul's students developed the "Science Innovation Research Application" idea. Haynes and St. Paul's ranked first among 90 teams statewide.
Gov. Bobby Jindal
claimed during a speech in London Jan. 19 that many Muslim communities "carry out as much of Sharia law as they can without regard for the laws" and create a "no-go zone" for the public and law enforcement. Even Fox News, on which several talking heads previously referenced "no-go zones," issued corrections and apologies after admitting that such zones don't exist. Instead of admitting his error, Jindal doubled down on the zones — even though, when asked, he could not identify a single "no-go zone" in the United Kingdom.