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BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB: 11:30 a.m., Iberville Room, Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 102 France St. K.T. Valsaraj, LSU vice chancellor for research and development, will discuss LSU’s strategic approach to securing funding for its world-class research. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions.