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LSU's Landscape Architecture Program Ranked #1

The undergraduate and graduate programs at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (RRSLA) have once again received top rankings from DesignIntelligence magazine, the leading journal of design professionals. The 2018-19 issue of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” ranked the undergraduate program #1 in the nation and the graduate program #5 in the nation. Max Conrad, professor of landscape architecture at LSU for over 50 years, was named a "Most Admired Educator" of 2018-19.

LSU School of Theatre hosts discussion

LSU Theatre Program Ranked #2 in the Nation

According to OnStage Blog, LSU's School of Theatre was ranked as the #2 Bachelor of Arts program among public universities nationwide and #1 in the SEC.


Behind the Ballot: Examining the Influences and Trends Driving Modern Elections

LSU to Host "Behind The Ballot" Oct. 29-30

Join the LSU community and President Alexander at various locations throughout LSU's campus for two days of forums, panels, discussions and exhibits exploring the policies, patterns and problems that shape decision-making for today's voters.

Highlights include:

Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Holliday Forum in Journalism Building: Secretary of State Candidates’ Forum (with overflow seating at the Lawton Room in Tiger Stadium). Reception to follow.

Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. in the Union Theatre: James Dao, Op-Ed Editor for the New York Times on "Publishing Anonymous: Opinion Journalism in a Polarized Age."

A full working agenda and other details are available at www.lsu.edu/behindtheballot.

LSU Ag Center sign in front of J. Norman Efferson Hall

LSU AgCenter Awarded $5 Million Research Grant 

The LSU AgCenter received a $5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to fund a program focused on improving health in rural Louisiana. The grant will support an initiative called Healthy Access, Behaviors and Communities, or Healthy ABCs.

LSU band spells out The Office on the field in Tiger Stadium

Golden Band From Tigerland Halftime Show Receives Praise

The Golden Band from Tigerland performed The Office theme song during its Sept. 22 "Binge Watch" halftime show, receiving praise from the show's cast and fans. Associate Director of Bands Dennis Llinás and Assistant Director of Bands Kelvin Jones, along with the band's drum major Beau Bujol, have since invited The Office cast to the Oct. 20 "Binge Watch" halftime show encore.


First responders raise flag

LSU Given $22 Million From Homeland Security to Train State's First Responders

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education $22 million to train state and local responders.

College of the Coast & Environment researchers visit Tanzania

College of the Coast & Environment Studies Coast and Community in Tanzania

LSU participated in a research effort to study the mangrove ecosystems in Tanzania and identify how small, coastal villages there get caught in poverty-traps, or mechanisms that cause poverty to persist in low-income communities.


LSU Health Shreveport exterior

LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner Team for Operations of North Louisiana Hospitals, Clinics

Under the new structure, Ochsner will bring their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for all hospitals, clinics and the clinical activity of LSU’s Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies.

Pennington Biomedical entrance at night

National Institutes of Health Grants LSU Pennington Biomedical $1.75 Million to Study Diabetes Effects

A grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center take the next step toward better understanding how to prevent the kidney damage and failure caused by type 2 diabetes. 

Did You Know?

The LSU Manship School's Kathleen Searles is raising awareness on how to properly gauge polls for upcoming elections. 

Southern Living ranked Baton Rouge in its top 20 best college towns. 

Scientists from LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center are studying the effects of intermittent fasting.

In the News

A Sample of LSU Stories from Around the World

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October 30, 5 p.m. at The Varsity Theatre


Geologist Peter Clift has travelled throughout Asia doing research on the evolution of the Himalayan mountains and Tibetan plateau, the giant river systems and the monsoon climatic system for more than 20 years now. Along the way he has had some wild experiences in remote places, some shocking, some delightful. He has seen many unusual things while meeting eccentric and fascinating people and eating their tasty food. Join Dr. Clift, the Charles T. McCord Endowed Professor in the LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics, for his talk about his work beyond the rocks.

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!