Louisiana State University's sprawling campus hosts not only sleep-deprived students and chanting tailgates, but stately oaks spreading over dorms, libraries, and quadrangles. In a lecture presented by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, architect/teacher/author J. Michael Desmond explains the history of the campus's architecture, key figures in its development, and the practical and aesthetic benefits of marrying natural and constructed elements. Next time you're bustling through the quad to reach Tiger Stadium, take a moment to enjoy the historical beauty that surrounds you. 6 pm in the East Room of the Old Governors' Mansion. Free for FHL members; $10 for guests. (225) 387-2464 or fhl.org.