director of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute, was awarded a $50,000 grant by the National Geographic Society to continue studying the Maya city La Corona in northern Guatemala. In 2012, Canuto helped discover the 1,300-year-old Maya text with the second-known reference to the Dec. 12, 2012 "end" of the Maya calendar.
Kicking Cancer in the Gut,
a fundraiser to benefit Cafe Adelaide chef Carl Schaubhut, raised $60,000 for his recovery following a stomach cancer diagnosis earlier this year. The Drew Rodrigue Foundation, The Louisiana Hospitality Institute and Cafe Adelaide hosted the June 28 event.
Restaurant Association Education Foundation
has named 30 Louisiana students who will receive $61,000 in culinary scholarships. The students will receive the awards at the foundation's Five Star Futures Gala on Aug. 2. The foundation's scholarship fund was created in 2009 and has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships.
Department of Health
violated federal Medicaid policy by paying nearly $2.7 million in participant fees for insurance for prisoners, according to a July 2 report from the Louisiana State Auditor. Companies within the Jindal administration's privatized Medicaid programs (Bayou Health and the Behavioral Health Partnership) received $2.2 million and $465,000, respectively, between Feb. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2013.