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LSU Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic offers new services

LSU is home to some of the country's top ranked programs. The ceramics program is ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report; landscape architecture has consistently been a top-ranked program by DesignIntellegence; and the Center for Internal Auditing is used as a model for other programs around the world, just to name a few. But many people may not realize that LSU is also home to one of Baton Rouge's most a highly referred speech, language and hearing clinics.

Looking back on the life of LSU football alumnus, veteran Joe Nagata

For the late Joe Nagata, a 1951 agriculture graduate, the year 1944 was like no other. Before his 21st birthday, Nagata played a strategic role in LSU's first bowl victory, and he fought with the most highly decorated unit in American military history, the famous 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

For a Cause

BRAWL—Baton Rouge Arm Wrestling Ladies—is a group on a mission: This dedicated group uses an entertaining blend of theatrics, athletics, and raunchy good humor to support organizations that are tackling women's issues in the greater Baton Rouge area. BRAWL is the local counterpart of CLAW, or Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers, which is a national grassroots alliance originally established in 2008 at Charlottesville, Virginia, to raise money for charity through theatrical arm wrestling.

Past to Present

One of the great sources of public discussion in the state of Louisiana honored a century of excellence, as LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication celebrated 100 years of journalism education at the university by honoring the past but looking ahead to the future delivery of news and information.

World Premiere: LSU on display at New Orleans Film Festival

As Louisiana has steadily become the "Hollywood of the South," LSU students, faculty and alumni have become a major part film industry's grow in the state. From acting to directing to editing and everything in between, LSU graduates are involved in all aspects of the film industry and that was no more prominently on display than during the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival, held Oct. 10-17.

Exceptional Achievements

To celebrate success and acknowledge exceptional achievements in research and scholarship, LSU's Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, presents two faculty members with the Distinguished Research Master Award each year. At the same time, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Graduate School recognize two graduate students for excellence in their academic efforts with the Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Epidemic Patterns

This August, LSU quantitative ecologist Bret Elderd, received a prestigious five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program. Together with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers, Elderd will explore the complex connections among the baculovirus pathogen, its host and the ecological community that contains them.

Leadership development adds special dimension to undergraduate education

Since the first conference in 2012, diverse groups of students—from a wide range of backgrounds and representing organizations as diverse as they are—have taken advantage of this opportunity to improve their leadership skills and to cultivate habits that will help them to become effective leaders.

New Event Series Brings Research to the Public

LSU's Science Café is an event created to promote two-way, scientific discussion between university experts and the public in a social and informal setting. Although the conversation is led by an LSU faculty member, Science Café is not a lecture. Also, it isn't an exclusive event for science majors and professors. Rather, anyone who is interested in learning about scientific research, or even just what goes on at LSU, is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

Star Student Richard Wangler talks goals, advice for prospective students

LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time. No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell…including you!

Crown to Camo

Wendy Martin, a native of Eagle River, Alaska, was crowned the 2014 Miss National Sweetheart in July and began school at LSU this fall as a cadet in the LSU Army ROTC Program.Eddy Perez/LSU University Relations Martin, a native of Eagle River, Alaska, was crowned the 2014 Miss National Sweetheart in July and began school at LSU this fall as a cadet in the LSU Army ROTC program.

In Residence

Beginning in the fall 2013 semester, LSU Residential Life is implementing a faculty-in-residence program, where selected members of the university faculty live in specially designed apartments within or adjacent to on-campus residence halls to share the on-campus experience with residents.

LSU, LSU AgCenter, Burden Foundation announce unified identity for Burden Museum and Gardens

Officials from LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the Burden Foundation gathered on Sept. 19 to announce the official rebranding of the Burden Center and the adjacent Rural Life Museum as the new Burden Museum & Gardens.

LSU student receives Critical Languages Scholarship, studies in Morocco

Taking the trip of a lifetime, Logan de la Barre-Hays, political science and international studies senior, immersed herself in the Arabic language and Moroccan culture this summer when she embarked on an eight-week study abroad experience in Tangier, Morocco.

Apparel Design Senior places first in Alegria: the Fashion Show

As this year's fall semester began, apparel design senior Alex Engelhardt was already making headlines with his debut fashion line when he placed first in the annual Alegria fashion competition.

LSU Community participates in Startup Weekend

What a way to spend a weekend: Rapid-fire brainstorm sessions; focused research efforts; and learning, learning, learning as members of teams brought together just hours before from among a group of strangers—all of whom arrived hoping to launch their own businesses—develop six focused ideas into viable startup companies.

LSU Vice Chancellor of Research & Economic Development focuses on strategic plan to enhance research activities

Good things are brewing at LSU's Office of Research and Economic Development, guided by the hand of its new leader, Vice Chancellor of Research & Economic Development Kalliat T. Valsaraj.

LSU psychologist discovers false descriptions easier to remember than false denials

What happens when you tell a lie? Set aside your ethical concerns for a moment—after all, lying is a habit we practice with astonishing dexterity and frequency, whether we realize it or not.

Jaron Lanier discusses role of technology, Internet during LSU visit

In the view of noted scientist, musician and author Jaron Lanier, the digital network technology that promised to bring great wealth and efficiency to the economy instead has whittled away at the middle class over the past decade.

Students move-in, participate in campus activities

From STRIPES to Move-In Day to Community Bound, the weeks leading up to the start of a new school year is an exciting and active time for LSU students. Here’s a look at some of the events that have taken place as students were welcomed back to campus for the fall semester.

Helpful Links for the LSU Community

To all new and returning students, faculty and staff – welcome to LSU for the start of the fall semester! We are pleased you’re here, and would like to make your time at LSU as successful and enjoyable as possible. Below are some links to LSU amenities and services that you may find useful. Have a safe and happy semester!

First Year Experience supports veterans

Summer has come to a close and many new students will be navigating campus in the coming days. While most of these students are recent high school graduates, some incoming students aren't as traditional; some of them have served in the military.

Combining a love for robotics with a desire to help others

When Hugo Salom arrived in America from Venezuela, he barely knew English, much less imagined that he would one day be honored with the prestigious ExxonMobil Diversity Scholarship.

F. King Alexander speaks, 715 students receive degrees at summer commencement

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander delivered the commencement address, and 715 students received degrees during LSU's 281st commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 9.

College of Art & Design's CxC adds equipment through Board of Regents grant

Students in the LSU College of Art & Design now have additional state-of-the-art tools to help them develop their visual communication and design skills in preparation for future career opportunities.

University College program offers underrepresented minority students aid in transition to college

Divided into groups of six, about 40 recent high school graduates gathered in a Nicholson Hall classroom on a steamy July afternoon to show what they knew about LSU.

Baton Rouge community welcomes F.King Alexander at Breakfast to Business

LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander spoke to local business leaders about the landscape of higher education across the country and his vision for LSU during the July Breakfast to Business, hosted by LSU Executive Education.

LSU Fulbright Scholar to Examine Cancer Care Disparities in Croatia

LSU Medical physics student Lydia Wilson realizes a long-time dream as she is named LSU’s most recent Fulbright Scholar.

RoyOMartin pledges $2 million to LSU College of Engineering expansion

"It is important for our family to carry on my grandfather's values of integrity, commitment, and stewardship," said Jonathan E. Martin. "The Martin family is honored to support both Louisiana and LSU through this contribution."

President and Chancellor F. King Alexander's First Few Weeks at LSU

New President and Chancellor F. King Alexander started at LSU on Monday, June 24, and during that time, he's attended a number of activities to get him acclimated to the university.

LSU Mechanical Engineering Students Showcase Inventions

Imagine building a bike conversion attachment for pediatric wheelchairs or a synthetic anterior cruciate ligament; picture a net zero residential HVAC system in South Louisiana or a high-pressure chamber for simulation of a Venus landing environment.

Louisiana landscapes provide inspiration for artists

Coastal Louisiana, with its distinctive wildlife, rich wetland ecosystems and rapidly changing landscapes, turns out to be a delicate muse for artists of all kinds.

LSU students design, construct LaHouse Mobile for community awareness

A group of four senior biological engineering students decided to tackle an unlikely venture as their senior design project – designing and building a mobile version of LSU AgCenter's LaHouse.

Professor Emerita Laura Lindsay retires from LSU after 35 years

"And this is only the beginning," wrote Laura Lindsay in her June 2005 director's address for the LSU Museum of Art's premier newsletter, "Art Talk." Beginnings may be an odd approach to take when talking about Lindsay, as she will be retiring in June from LSU after nearly 35 years of service to the University.

Following a Stellar Career, William Jenkins Retires from LSU

After a stellar career in higher education that spans more than 35 years, William "Bill" Jenkins is calling it a career … for the second time.

LSU shares research findings from Deepwater Horizon oil spill

In the three years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster leaked an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, researchers around the globe have worked to understand the impact the spill has had and will have on the Gulf.

LSU and Campus Federal Credit Union name 2012 Rainmakers

LSU's Office of Research & Economic Development, with the support of Campus Federal Credit Union, recently honored the recipients of the annual Rainmaker Awards for Research and Creative Activity.

LSU students recognized with prestigious national awards

For years, LSU students have been competing on the national stage for prestigious awards and scholarships, and this year is no exception. With two Truman Scholars, two Goldwater Scholars, an Udall Scholar, and numerous other accolades, LSU students are truly showing the nation what it means to "Live Gold."

Alumnus Paolo Abon excels as Peace Corps member in Thailand

LSU School of Education alumnus Paolo "J.P." Abon excels around the globe as a Peace Corps member in Thailand. Abon completed his master's degree in the K-12 educational leadership program in 2010 and is currently completing his second year in the corps.

Incoming President F. King Alexander addresses National Academies Board

LSU's incoming President F. King Alexander was invited to the White House two years ago to meet with President Obama to provide counsel on higher education policy.

ABC News and NPR's Cokie Roberts Speaks, 3,735 Students Receive Degrees at LSU's 280th Commencement Exercises

Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, delivered the commencement address and 3,735 students received degrees at LSU’s 280th commencement exercises on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17.

LSU honors Tiger Twelve class of 2013

Twelve outstanding LSU seniors were recently recognized as the Tiger Twelve Class of 2013. The award recognizes current, full-time students, who are seniors, have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5, and have best demonstrated the seven basic principles outlined in LSU’s Commitment to Community, a statement of the mutually agreed upon expectations for each LSU community member established by students, faculty and staff in 1995.

LSU partners with BRCC for STEM success

In today's job market, the number of non-traditional students looking for an advanced degree to attain higher paying jobs has increased dramatically. Baton Rouge Community College and LSU's College of Engineering, through a $2.25 million five-year National Science Foundation, or NSF, grant, have developed a solution to address the need for more engineers in the workforce and an increased student interest in an obtaining engineering degree.

Film students head to Paris, study film movement

This semester, 13 students embarked on the French New Wave Project, a program hosted by LSU Academic Programs Abroad to engross students in the understanding and application of the French New Wave film movement that swept Paris during the early '60s. This program was the brainchild of two associate professors, Trish Suchy and Kevin Bongiorni, in the communication studies and French departments, respectively.

LSU Women's Center and African American Cultural Center hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies

"Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which is an African proverb that is translated from the Akan language of Ghana to, "it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." It is this spirit of "sankofa" that joins the past with the present in the ongoing quest for knowledge.

Computer science professor combines research interests, practical application

It's not everyday that someone other than an astronaut or planetary scientist can observe the "footprints of astronauts" on the moon. Robert Kooima, assistant professor of computer science in the LSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a faculty member with the Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research, or AVATAR, Initiative in the Center for Computation and Technology, can do just that.

Phyllis M. Taylor commits $15 million to expansion of LSU College of Engineering

Largest private donation in the history of LSU's College of Engineering announced at campaign kickoff

Four governors share passion for Louisiana

Collectively, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Edwin Edwards, Murphy "Mike" Foster, and Buddy Roemer have served as governor of Louisiana for 32 years, beginning in 1972. Since then, the United States has seen eight presidents. LSU has seen 10 head football coaches. While these four former governors may not always agree on the same route to take to serve citizens, their connection to one another in the form of their collective passion for the state is undeniable.

Alumna performs at Grammy Awards, grows in music world

What does an 84-year-old Greek-born composer have in common with a 37-year-old rock musician from Detroit?

LSU Researcher Investigates Oil Aggregates from BP Spill

In the aftermath of the explosion at BP's Macondo Well on April 20, 2010, approximately 5 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. While some of the problems and damages associated with the BP oil spill were typical of other spills, others consequences were unique to the deep underwater leak that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

LSU Earns Certification in Mitigating Safety Risks at Sports Events

LSU has earned a certification in assessing and mitigating risks to safety and security at sporting events, the university announced on Thursday, April 18.

LSU juniors Catherine Fontenot and Matthew Landrieu named Truman Scholars

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced that LSU juniors Catherine Fontenot of Basile, La., and Matthew Landrieu of New Orleans are among 62 students nationwide to receive the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

Student Support Services assists, empowers students

Craig Winchell, assistant director of Student Support Services, or SSS, is a master at flipping pancakes right inside Allen Hall. Equipped with a spatula and chocolate chips, Winchell pulls out all the stops to get and keep students involved in the programs SSS offers.

LSU CFP® Program readies students for career in financial planning

In today's world, families are frequently faced with budgeting, funding education, planning for retirement, finding appropriate insurances, deciding how to invest or preparing their taxes. When focusing on each of these areas, they want to turn to a trusted, ethical source for assistance, and the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is preparing students to fill that need.

Public relations students bring mental, behavioral health issues to the forefront

Public relations students at Louisiana State University have partnered with the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge to bring the importance of mental health to light and reduce its stigma.

Board of Supervisors Approves F. King Alexander to Lead LSU

The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the appointment of F. King Alexander as President of the LSU System and Chancellor of LSU A&M, with the understanding that these two positions will be combined under the title of President of LSU upon compliance with accreditation standards.

Alumna creates e-boutique, builds online business

It is a testament to the fast-paced times when a business goes online before it gets a building, but art education alumna, and Natchitoches native, Camille Harrington Quintana an opportunity in creating a business online first.

IBM, LED and LSU College of Engineering partner to transform computer science

Louisiana Economic Development plans to make a major investment in LSU's College of Engineering to rapidly grow the state's technology workforce needs and support the new IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge.

Professor studies Mississippi River history, changes

Once upon a time, the Mississippi River ran wild and uncontrolled from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The river experienced massive shifts in its course half a dozen times over the last 10,000 years, gradually contributing upstream soil and sediments to what we know today as the Mississippi River Delta and coastal wetlands.

President Designate F. King Alexander visits LSU, meets faculty, staff and students

In the early 1980s with a dream of playing college basketball, F. King Alexander eyed LSU as a possible destination. While he ultimately played four years of college basketball for St. Lawrence University in New York, years later, he has been tabbed to "run the point" in a much larger capacity..

TEDxLSU brought innovative thinkers, creatives together

LSU and the Baton Rouge community celebrated innovative Louisianans and ideas on March 9 as the TEDxLSU took place in the Reilly Theatre at LSU.

Academy of Applied Politics shows practical side of campaigns, politics

If there's a sport that Louisianans enjoy more than football, it might be politics. And now, the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs offers a chance for LSU students and the general public to learn the business side of politics on a day-to-day, nuts-and-bolts basis through its Academy of Applied Politics.

Esprit de Femme Awards highlight LSU Women's Center's commitment to advocacy

In the spring of 2013, women comprise 51.6 percent of the student population at LSU, the highest percentage since the spring of 2008. As the female population continues to increase at LSU and at universities across the country, the need for women's advocacy and programming is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

LSU senior interns with California Academy of Science

When Carlissa Wells entered LSU as a freshman, she didn't have a definite answer to that dreaded age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Wells did know, however, that she had a love for science, and she was determined to see where that passion would take her.

Christopher O'Riley reflects on time as first LSU Distinguished Visiting Artist

Sergei Rachminoff. Ludwig van Beethoven. Frédéric Chopin. Kurt Cobain.

University College celebrates 80 years of service and impact to the LSU community

For the past 80 years, students have come to know LSU's University College under many names: Lower Division, General College, Freshman College, Junior Division and now University College.

LSU, BRCC announce Tiger Bridge Program

LSU and Baton Rouge Community College announced at a press conference on March 6 the creation of a joint program that will benefit incoming students and help both institutions achieve the educational collaboration encouraged by the LA GRAD Act.

Ansha'La Braswell reflects on Maya Angelou's LSU appearance

After receiving a standing ovation when the curtains lifted for "A Night with Maya Angelou," the living legend thrilled the packed house at the LSU Student Union Theater with stories of her life and her poetry.

Beast It

"Beasts of the Southern Wild," a 2012 film directed by Benh Zeitlin and based on a play written by Lucy Alibar, is a film about loss, courage, climate changes and human perseverance in southern Louisiana. The fictional island in the film, the "Isle de Charles Doucet," was inspired by real communities in Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish such the rapidly eroding Isle de Jean Charles, threatened by erosion, hurricanes and rising sea levels.

LBTC Student Incubator's Venture Challenge 2013

The LSU Student Incubator, a program of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, will host its 2nd Annual Venture Challenge this spring. The program will award $25,000 to four student businesses.

Lora Hinton, one of LSU's first African American football players

Going from grits to crawfish, said former football player Lora Hinton, was the biggest adjustment when he moved to Baton Rouge from Virginia in 1971.

New LSU Dining app offers nutritional information

Those looking not only for something to eat on the LSU campus but also looking to eat healthy now have new technology available in the palm of their hand to do both.

Scholars examine modern religion's impact on Louisiana culture

Our Lady of Prompt Succor is the southern-most church on Bayou Lafourche, the closest house of worship to the Gulf of Mexico on this thin stretch of land in South Louisiana. The church's name refers to the Virgin Mary as a source of aid in times of great distress and it is no accident that it sits just inside the South Louisiana levee protection system, a spiritual bulwark that joins a structural one in guarding against the area's regular hurricanes.

LSU McNair Program celebrates 20 years on campus, inducts 13 new scholars

It has been more than 25 years since tragedy struck the United States space program when seven crew members were killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion January 28, 1986. One of those aboard the Challenger was physicist Ronald Erwin McNair, America's second African-American astronaut.

Basketball Alumnus Stanley Roberts returns to LSU, graduates

College is hard. It's a significant investment of time, money and resources, even for the average student. Never mind somebody with the responsibilities that come later in life – children, a full-time job, a mortgage, etc.

Breaking ground for The Emerge Center at Innovation Park

It's ready, set, go for Innovation Park, LSU's dedicated complex for research commercialization. On Jan. 25, the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, or BRSHF, is breaking ground at the Park for its new facility that will be called The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development.

LSU honors Martin Luther King Jr. with commemorative celebration

"I have a dream." From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered those four powerful words to a crowd of more than 200,000 people who had gathered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963. Nearly 50 years after that famous speech was given and almost 35 years after his assassination, King's words continue to inspire the generations that followed.

The pinnacle of recognition

Among LSU's many accomplished and highly respected faculty, the pinnacle of recognition is the Boyd Professorship. Established in 1953 and named for two brothers, David and Thomas Boyd, who were instrumental in setting LSU on a path toward acclaim, this professorship is unique in that it is conferred on the recipients for life. As of today, nearly 60 years since it was created, only 70 individuals have been named Boyd Professors.

LSU Tai Chi has positive effects on Parkinson's research

A large room at the University United Methodist Church fills with gentle music as Tai Chi instructor Zhujun Pan leads a group of older adults in exercises.