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We celebrated LSU's 296th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 3, welcoming 607 new graduates to the rank of LSU alumni. Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education and two-time LSU alumna herself, spoke to the graduating class, challenging them to use their education to change the world. 

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LSU’s Stephenson Technologies Corporation Awarded $10 Million for Cybersecurity Work

LSU’s Stephenson Technologies Corporation has received a $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Air Force Research Laboratory to help local small businesses proactively and actionably defend themselves against cyber attacks.

Small businesses are essential to local and regional economies -- but are at the receiving end of nearly half of all cyber-related crime. Even a moderately sophisticated attack can be disastrous for a small business, which in turn can weaken the local economy and the overall resilience of an industry sector or region.

Bret Dupree, LSU Mechanical Engineering student, works with robotics in a lab.

LSU Junior Receives $13K for Robotics Mentoring

LSU Mechanical Engineering student and Baton Rouge native Bret Dupree recently secured a $13,000 grant from Dow Chemical to teach robotics to high school students.

LSU Alum Victor Lashley, Vice President of Global Trade and Finance, looks out of the window of his high-rise New York office.

LSU Alum, Franklin Native Makes it Big in NYC

Victor Lashley, Vice President of Global Trade at JP Morgan, credits his experience at LSU and the E.J. Ourso College of Business as the driving factors behind his success. Watch more of his story here.

LSU senior Louis Gremillion holds the Hidden Heroes award for his work to encourage LSU students to vote.

LSU Senior Wins Hidden Heroes Award

Louis Gremillion, who graduated on Aug. 3 with a bachelor's degree in political science, was one of only five students in the nation recognized with the Andrew Goodman Foundation's 2018 Hidden Heroes Award.

Gremillion was selected for his work in procuring and implementing TurboVote, an online voter registration program on campus to make the process more accessible to LSU students.

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LSU Doctoral Student Developing New Hurricane Modeling Capabilities

LSU Ph.D. student Felix Santiago-Collazo is working to fix a problem that affected his family and his home, Puerto Rico, as well as all of us in southern Louisiana: the strength and impact of a hurricane. He is developing a computer model that can predict both rainfall runoff and storm surge. This new representation will demonstrate a more realistic flood zone that would help policy makers and locals avoid disaster.

Did You Know?

In August 2018, LSU recognized its largest Hispanic summer graduating class on record.

LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Scott Marley is part of a university consortium that has been awarded a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish and implement the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research, or CENTAUR.

The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants recently honored Baton Rouge CPAs, J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly, Peggy Scott, Jeffrey Koonce and Layne McDaniel for their remarkable contributions to the CPA profession and the community. All four honorees are graduates of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business was ranked No. 3 on a list of the “50 Most Beautiful Business Schools” compiled by TopManagementDegrees.com, a guide to business and management education.


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LSU Science Café | Living On the edge

August 28, 5 p.m. at The Varsity Theatre

As the Gulf of Mexico heats up and hurricane season approaches its peak, join LSU's Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, Craig Colten, for a compelling talk about coping with extreme tropical cyclones, rebounding from disaster, and adapting to changing environments.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for free food and networking, and the talk will start at 6 p.m. Remember, people of all ages are welcome, so please spread the word and join us for a fun and informative night! Register here for this free and fun event.