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Summer 2010 Highlights

Great Chemistry: LSU Breaks Ground on Choppin Hall Annex, Moves a Step Closer to Completing Flagship Agenda Goal for Research Labs
On Tuesday, Aug. 31, LSU Chancellor Michael Martin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, along with members of the Louisiana Legislature and other LSU officials, broke ground on the Choppin Hall Annex, a five-story addition to the current chemistry building.

Musician and Emmy Award-winning journalist David Pogue speaks on Campus
Pogue, a musician and Emmy Award-winning technology journalist, visited campus this week, speaking to students and community members on mixed media. He also served as the keynote speaker for the second annual opening convocation of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts, or CMDA.

LSU Welcomes Students to Campus for 2010 Fall Semester
Students involved in STRIPES, or Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, and Promoting Education and Service; LSU Bands; and Greek recruitment were among the first to arrive on campus.

LSU junior Rigoberto Herrera-Zelaya knows a thing or two about the meaning of the word "sacrifice."
After narrowing down his college choices to three in-state institutions, Herrera-Zelaya received a Pelican Promise scholarship offer from LSU and enrolled immediately.

Fraternidad: Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Re-established at LSU
After a more than 30-year absence, Phi Iota Alpha, the nation's oldest Latino-based fraternity, has returned to LSU's campus.

LSU Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report Rankings for the Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

STRIPES Shows Incoming Students What it Means to be an LSU Tiger
The LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Claude L. Shaver Theatre is filled to the seams with a rustling crowd. Backstage people are rehearsing routines and practicing lines.

FOCUS program mimics college experience
They were scattered throughout the yard of the French House, smoothing paper over unique surfaces of brick and stone. With wax crayons and chalk, they created colored rubbings on white paper, which would become a background to their latest art project.

LSU Provost Hamilton's Book Raking in the Honors
"Journalism's Roving Eye" Wins Awards from Journalism Groups

Raising Cane’s Founder Todd Graves Speaks, 717 Receive Degrees at LSU’s 272nd Commencement Exercises
LSU’s 272nd Commencement Exercises

LSU Equestrian Club looks forward to competition season
Like a postcard from the West capturing a moment in time, the sun has fallen; stacking hues of violet and rose provide a backdrop to a trail of horses, trotting in the sand.

LSU Students Give Back to the Community with a Day of Service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
It was a typical hot summer day in Southern Louisiana, but while many in Baton Rouge were looking for ways to beat the heat, a group of LSU students were hard at work.

Mike VI celebrates his 5th birthday, during the Year of the Tiger
He is the most celebrated non-Louisiana native on campus.

Doctorates by the Dozen: Ethnic Minority Undergraduates Participate in LSU’s Summer Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute
In June, LSU hosted 12 ethnic minority undergraduate students for the 14th iteration of its Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute, or PDSI, a summer institute aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented populations entering the doctoral program and introducing those students to the LSU Graduate School and Baton Rouge.

Career Grant Series: LSU Researcher Looks for New Ways to Keep a Dirty Situation Clean
Robert Cook studies pollutant fate and transport, including bioavailability

LSU Alumni Team Up to Create Acclaimed Alphabotz Flash Card Learning Program
As a mother of two and a long-time elementary- and university-level educator, Pat Vining often wondered why educational materials for young children don’t have the same appeal as video games, say, or Harry Potter?

LSU Recognized for Commitment to Sustainability, Named to the “Guide to 286 Green Colleges”
LSU has been selected as a university that demonstrates an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives in the “Guide to 286 Green Colleges.”

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on the front lines caring for animals affected by oil spill
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine students, faculty and alumni provide care for animals directly impacted by the oil.

Cycling club forms bond through competition, commuting
The sky over the Mississippi River blushes as the sun rises, its rays caught in the clouds. At the edge of campus, the calm water reflects this picture, a scene taken in by the early morning visitors—walkers, joggers and cyclists.

LSU Professor Uses Volcanic Emissions to Study Earth’s Atmospheric Past
On March 20, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano woke from its nearly 200-year slumber to change the way the world viewed volcanoes forever.

LSU First Year Students Gain a “Leading Edge” with New Program
The first year as an LSU Tiger is one of the most critical in laying a foundation for future success. For this reason, a couple of areas on campus focus on enhancing the LSU experience to help set students up for the future.

LSU Elevates Diversity Agenda through University Partnerships and Proactive Graduate School Recruitment
Although higher education in Louisiana has been severely impacted by state budget cuts and fluctuating returns on investment, LSU is staying the course with its academic and diversity agenda.

Marybeth Lima to Serve as Director of LSU’s CCELL Program
Hopes to Continue Work of Pioneering Predecessor Jan Shoemaker

LSU Boasts Multiple Partnerships with Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Partnerships range from new $1.4 million grant for undergraduate research, student scholarships and an HHMI professorship that has lasted more than a decade

PERTT Lab Offers One of a Kind, Hands-On Training at LSU
There is only one university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on training in well control by working at a full-scale well control research and training facility, and that university is LSU.

LSU Advanced Graphic Design Students Get Real-World Experience in Advertising Campaign Projects
For college students, especially upperclassmen, gaining valuable real-world experience in their respective field of study before heading out into the full-time working world is extremely important.

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center Opens at LSU
LSU has teamed up with several public, private and academic partners in Louisiana to create a business-oriented emergency operations center for the state.