LSU Creates Vibrant Art & Rich Culture
You'll see a little more purple and gold in New Orleans this Mardi Gras: the Golden Band from Tiger Land will make its debut
in the iconic Zulu parade alongside LSU's first ever Queen Zulu, sophomore Kailyn Rainey. The Krewe of Zulu starts rolling at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in New Orleans.
The LSU Wind Ensemble was chosen to perform at the College Band Directors National Association National
Convention in Tempe, Arizona, one of the highest honors available for a student ensemble.
LSU apparel design junior and Baton Rouge native Katie Brunet was only of only 17
students in the nation selected to attend New York Fashion Week, providing an invaluable experience that will help to shape her budding career.
LSU School of Theatre alumnus Deaundré Woods will be performing in the lead role of
Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton! this spring.
J. Gerald Kennedy, LSU Boyd Professor of English and expert on Edgar Allan Poe, is
the co-editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe,” a book containing the most important essays ever produced on the famous poet.
The College of Music will host the 2019 Louisiana Bass Fest on Saturday, March 9, with special guest Satoshi Okamoto from the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, and the 2019 Trumpet Festival on Friday, March 29, with special guests from around the country and Europe.
LSU is Home to World-Renowned Coastal Experts
Christopher D'Elia, Dean of LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, recently received
the Wes Tunnell Lifetime Recognition for Gulf Science and Conservation for his dedication and achievement in support of a healthy and sustainable Gulf of
Mexico environment and economy.
Five LSU faculty contributed to the newly published book, Coasts and Estuaries: The Future, which demonstrates the urgency of finding sustainable long-term solutions for the
constantly changing conditions of the Gulf Coast and others worldwide.
LSU Associate Professor Kristine DeLong's research demonstrates how an ancient cypress forest off the coast of Alabama dating back more than 60,000 years ago reacted to a much
different ecosystem when sea levels were 400 feet lower than today.
LSU scientists estimate that more than three billions metric tons of carbon exist on the world's coastlines, and they have identified global blue carbon "hot
spots," signalling the first step in protecting these natural defense mechanisms to
combat global warming.
Ecogeomorphologist Dr. Carol Wilson shares her knowledge on river delta systems and
research experience in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta and how it relates to the Mississippi
river delta in a fascinating Q&A.
LSU Means Business
ForensicsColleges.com recognized the Master of Accountancy degree program in the E.
J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting for excellence in combating securities and commodities fraud.
A team of undergraduate students from LSU's Diversity and Inclusion in the Office
of Business Student Success placed runner-up out of 42 teams at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition, an annual event
where students are challenged to resolve diversity-related business ideas.
Statistical Analysis System named Master of Analytics student Lauren Agrigento a 2019
SAS® Global Forum Student Ambassador.
Four students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business advanced to the southwest regional finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an intercollegiate competition sponsored by the CFA Institute in which leading industry
professionals teach business and finance students how to research, write and present
LSU Knows the Law
LSU Law's Advocacy Programs LSU Law students Joe Heaton and Briana Falcon swept best brief, best oralists, and first place at the regional rounds of the Lefkowitz National Trademark Law Moot Court Competition
in Dallas. The team now advances to the national championships on March 16 in Washington,
Three more students from LSU's Law Advocacy Program placed first in the John L. Costello National Trial Competition, held in Fairfax, Va. last month. Team members Elise Benezech, Brooke Delaune and
Allena McCain faced off against 32 teams from law schools across the country in the
fast-paced, ever-changing Costello competition, and ultimately emerged as the 2019
The LSU Law center's National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team tied for second place at this year's Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition,
the largest interschool moot court competition.
On campus, the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center's Law Clinic recently celebrated its
10th anniversary. Nearly 700 law students have participated in the Clinic and, under close faculty
supervision, students practice law by representing real clients with important legal
issues or serve as mediators in real cases of controversy.
LSU Continues Research Excellence
LSU Mechanical Engineering graduate student Tatiana Mello is researching how to genetically engineer and optimize E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner.
A research group from LSU has greatly contributed to the understanding of genome sequencing of baboon species over the past seven years, shedding new light on the fundamental
biological processes that generate new species.
LSU Assistant Professor Stephen Midway's new study shows that although the number
of shark attacks has increased over time, the rate of attack is low and the risk of being attacked
by a shark is highly variable across the globe.
A study led by LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matthew Valasik is
the first to show a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenience stores.