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Fall 2008

Fall 2008: A Look Back
A glance at the "best of" Fall 2008.

E-normous Achievement
Chemical engineering students earn awards for Chem-E-Car.

Captain Planet
Sustainability manager hired to help LSU become eco-friendly.

Fish Tail
Museum of Natural Science welcomes new curator of fishes.

Positive Energy
PhD candidate continues research to conserve the University.

Serving Aces
Pete Sampras and James Blake match up to benefit locals.

Exploring New Depths
LSU is one of few to offer undergraduate Coastal Environmental Science degree.

Pssstt! Don't tell anyone but...the Union Gallery is revealing students secrets!
The LSU Student Union Gallery hosted the PostSecret exhibit, a community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

The Right Track
New program helps to ensure students graduate in four years.

Easy as Pie
Food science students place at national frozen food competition.

Building a Partnership
Through a service-learning partnership between construction management classes and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, students are getting a lesson in what it means to build a community.

Turning the Page
LSU students provide recovery assistance one book at a time.

Enchanted Education
LSU College of Education offers international exchange students a new experience in the Department of Kineseology. Students can earn credit with Mickey.

A Reflection
LSU Chancellor Michael Martin looks back on his first 100 days at the helm of the University.

Mr. Roboto
Students in LSU’s Department of Computer Science have developed a novel way to take the pain out of the perfect lawn: the fully customizable AgBot.

Book Smart
Communication studies students are getting direct experience in group communication, organizing a book drive to benefit students of a Baton Rouge public school, Belfair Elementary.

Martin Reflects on First 100 Days as Chancellor of LSU
Martin knows his journey has been rather unique. Most college administrators hit the ground running in a new job, but not headlong into a hurricane. But then Martin would say that one thing he’s definitely learned is that LSU is not like any other place.

Saluting a Heritage
LSU remembers the contributions and sacrifices of U.S. veterans.

Preserving a Landmark
The LSU Foundation's Endow an Oak program provides LSU's many live oaks with the preventative maintenance and support needed to withstand envirnonmental pressures of life on campus.
(Courtesy www.foreverlsu.org)

Speak Now
For many young voters, the 2008 election will be their first, and it's an exciting one, to say the least. It is difficult to pinpoint what got the stir among youth started, but one thing is certain: This could be their year.

From LSU to Lubumbashi
The story of LSU latest Truman Scholar, Claire Kendig.

University Toasts Rainmakers
In appreciation of 100 faculty whose high-profile scholarly activities enhanced prestige and generated greater visibility for LSU this year, the university held its inaugural Rainmakers Gala.

LSU Chancellor Michael Martin Addresses Baton Rouge Press Club
During his talk, Martin discussed the top three things he wants to address as chancellor: continuing to build programs that bring the university national and international recognition; growing LSU’s enrollment without lowering academic standards; and reaching out to the community, the state and the nation to improve lives.

Academy Award-Winner Bill Conti Returns to LSU
About 50 years ago, a high school student in Miami, Florida, was looking for a place to attend college. After talking to his orchestra teacher at North Miami Senior High, she suggested that if he learn the bassoon, she could help him get a scholarship to Louisiana State University.

Restoring Roots
LSU College of Education's Coastal Roots Program and its various partners is aimed at engaging hundreds of school-aged children in actively working toward the restoration of Louisiana's coast and marshes and to address the state's coastal needs.

Come Together
Union Galley exhibit displays concert photographs taken between 1969 and 1999. The 75-piece exhibit is a study of Rock and Roll through the eyes of photographer Larry Hulst.

Fishing for Answers
LSU and Sea Grant researchers are engaged in a series of ongoing projects to gain a better understanding of the actual size of the red snapper population and its reaction to different environmental changes.

Universities Collaborate
LSU welcomes William Slater of Texas Christian University and John Harkness of Howard University as part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visiting Faculty Program.

Reaching Higher
LSU is using new recruiting initiatives to attract students with higher ACT scores, enroll more diverse students, and compete successfully against universities in other SEC states.

School of Pop
The beloved students from East High have bombarded Reilly Theatre in LSUís Swine Palace Production of High School Musical. While the story and theme are consistent with Disney’s TV movie, the characters are played by actors, actresses, singers and dancers from LSU and the Baton Rouge area.

Material World
National Academy of Sciences member E. W. Plummer joins LSU to develop materials science effort. (LSU News Release)

New Horizon
New Orleans photographer Donn Young lost 35 years of his professional work as it soaked in 10 feet of Katrina's water. Through art, Young has turned the worst natural disaster in history into an inspiration—a sunrise over the 9th ward.

Did Juneau...
Students and professors research Alaskan seafood.
(LSU News Release)

Genetic Genius
Prestigious researcher adds “Boyd Professor” to his ever-growing list of titles.

First-year Waltz
STRIPES participants step into university life.

LSU Moves into Top Tier on U.S. News & World Report Rankings
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities” for the first time.

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