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Academic Programs


LSU sponsors artist and lecture series and lectureships to foster intellectual inquiry, stimulate dialog, and cultivate unique experiences with outstanding performance in a variety of fields. Among these programs are:

  • Aesculapian Lecture Series in Veterinary Medicine
  • Senator John Breaux Annual Symposium in Media and Public Affairs
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Lectureship Series
  • Deep South Conference in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Design Week Visiting Critic, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
  • J. Norman Efferson Lectureship Series
  • English Department Distinguished Visitor Series
  • Festival of Contemporary Music
  • Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History
  • Flores MBA Program Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Frank J. Germano Lecture Series in Civil Engineering
  • Max Goodrich Distinguished Speaker Series in Physics and Astronomy
  • Giles Wilkeson Gray Lecture Series in Communication Studies
  • Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Lecture Series
  • C. Greer Distinguished Speaker Series in Business Administration
  • Holt B. Harrison/Harrison Paint Co./Elmira H. Harrison Lectureship
  • Walter Hitesman Lecture Series in Mass Communication
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Lectureship in Public Affairs
  • J. W. Kistler Conference
  • W. A . Lawrence Lecture
  • School of Library & Information Science Beta Phi Mu Lecture Series
  • Louisiana Environmental Lecture Series of the Coast and Environment
  • LSU School of Art Artist in Residence
  • Paula G. Manship College of Art & Design Lecture Series
  • Paula G. Manship School of Music Guest Artist Series
  • Marathon Speaker Series in Geology
  • Modern History Colloquium
  • Grover E. Murray Lecture Series in Geology
  • E. J. Ourso College of Business's Louisiana Looking Up, A Celebration of Entrepreneurship
  • Pasquale Porcelli Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics
  • Patrick Lecture Series in Nutrition, Food Science, and Wetland Science
  • The performance studies area in the Department of Communication Studies presents performances of literature, performance art, and experimental productions designed by students, faculty, and guest artists throughout the academic year.
  • Evelyn Pruitt Geography Lecture Series
  • William A. Pryor Lecture Series
  • Readers & Writers Literary Forum
  • Janice R. Sachse Visiting Artist Series
  • School of Architecture Lecture Series
  • Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute's Distinguished Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
  • Edward Douglass White Lectures
  • L. J. Wilbert Memorial Lectures in Geology
  • School of Music—Throughout each year, the School of Music presents a comprehensive series of concerts involving faculty and student performers; orchestras; wind ensembles; jazz groups; gospel choirs; choral ensembles; chamber music; and opera.
  • LSU Theatre and Swine Palace present six major productions each year, as well as a "Second Season" of student-directed workshop productions.

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