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April 17, 2013

04/17/2013 12:00 AM

President-Elect Alexander says reorganization on track
Daily Reveille
LSU President-elect F. King Alexander said Tuesday the Transition Advisory Team was on track as the team took a closer look at how the University can capitalize on research opportunities to bring economic change to Louisiana. ...

 

Jindal unveils construction budget for the coming year
New Orleans Times-Picayune
In the Baton Rouge region, the spending plan includes: renovations at the Old Engineering Shops Art Department and French House at Louisiana State University, which each carry a $1 million price tag; ...

 

Two LSU students Truman Scholars
The Advocate
Two LSU juniors have won the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship awards given to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential and a commitment to public service. …

 

Official: LSU key to future tech jobs
The Advocate
Louisiana's long-term financial outlook could hinge, in part, on LSU's ability to produce the next generation of tech-savvy graduates, state Department of Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret said Tuesday. ...

 

Researchers: BRAVE effort reducing crime
The Advocate
That includes a 36 percent decrease in the yearly homicide rate and a 45 percent decrease in the monthly homicide rate, said Ed Shihadeh, a sociology professor who coordinates the Crime and Policy Evaluation Research Group at LSU. ...

 

Brave officers and LSU researchers work to curb crime
WVLA-TV
LSU researchers are working to help them and other local agencies solve Baton Rouge's crime problem. They teamed up with the BRAVE project to help them fight crime smarter. ...

 

Louisiana public opinion differs from the rest of the nation
Daily Reveille
The recently released 2013 Louisiana Survey shows, in conjunction with other polls, that Louisianians are less likely than the rest of the United States to support gay marriage, marijuana legalization and stricter gun control laws. ...

 

Red snapper still have long way to go toward recovery, LSU scientist says
New Orleans Times-Picayune
But what anglers can't see through the clouds of red snapper under their boats are gaping holes in the health report of the stocks, according to Louisiana State University fisheries professor James Cowan. ...

 

Humanitarian Huel Perkins dies at 88
The Advocate
Perkins started working for LSU in 1979 as an assistant vice chancellor of academic affairs. He held that position until 1990, when he began working in the chancellor’s office as an executive assistant and special assistant. …

 

Longtime educator Dr. Huel Perkins dies
WBRZ-TV
He later served as the school's Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, before serving at LSU from 1979 through 1998 as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, and Special Assistant to the Chancellor. …

 

Longtime Educator Huel Perkins passes away
WAFB-TV
A longtime educator and community activist has died. Huel D. Perkins, a former LSU and Southern University professor, passed away Monday, April 15. He was 88 years old. …

 

Former Louisiana governors to speak at Business Education Complex today
Daily Reveille
Four former Louisiana governors will speak at a panel discussion at 1 p.m. today in the rotunda of the Business Education Complex in honor of PAISA Day, hosted by the LSU Public Administration Institute and ...

 

NVIDIA's Bill Dally Delivering Keynote Address at ISC'13
HPCwire
Four former Louisiana governors will speak at a panel discussion at 1 p.m. today in the rotunda of the Business Education Complex in honor of PAISA Day, hosted by the LSU Public Administration Institute and the Public Administration Institute Student Association. ...

 

Could it happen here?
The Advocate
Monitoring large crowds without controlled access, like the thousands of fans who line the streets for a major event like the Boston Marathon or the crowds that gather outside LSU’s Tiger Stadium before football games, makes it difficult for law enforcement …

 

Group of LSU student trainers treat Boston Marathon Bombing victims
WAFB-TV
As you've followed the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings, you've likely the photo of a race volunteer, pushing a wheelchair carrying an injured man. That volunteer is an LSU student trainer, who was part of a group of trainers helping out ...

 

LSU student describes scene away from blast as confusing but calm
WAFB-TV
An LSU student who was in Boston at the time of the blasts described what she saw and heard after the explosions. Sydney Armstrong and her parents were visiting her brother in Boston. ...

 

Venezuelan students protest for election votes recount
Daily Reveille
Venezuelan students gathered in front of the bell tower Tuesday in solidarity with thousands worldwide against the recent and allegedly corrupt election of Venezuela’s President-elect Nicolas Maduro. ...

 

Ball State Quidditch advances to World Cup, falls to Louisiana State University
Ball State Daily
The team entered overtime after senior film and television studies major Anthony Ashford made a magical play, caught the golden snitch and earned the team an additional 30 points, locking them in a tie with LSU that was as heated as the Gryffindor-Slytherin rivalry. ...