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NSF Awards LSU Manship School Scholars Rapid Response Research Grant for Study on Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Anxiety

BATON ROUGE--The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $138,613 to LSU Manship School of Mass Communication researchers Michael Henderson, director of LSU's Public Policy Research Lab, and Martin Johnson, Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair in Political Communication and dean of the Manship School, to further their research on social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Lawmakers, Officials to Discuss 'Legislating in the Time of COVID-19' as Recap of 2020 Legislative Season at LSU Livestreamed Event

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana House and Senate leaders, state administrators and economic experts will explore the realities of legislating during a pandemic on Wednesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. CST. Hosted in partnership with the LSU Office of the President, this event is the final installment of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Communications & COVID-19 virtual series and will be livestreamed on the LSU Manship School's YouTube channel.

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LSU Political Communication Scholar Nichole Bauer Awarded Research Grant, University Distinguished Faculty Award

BATON ROUGE— LSU Assistant Professor of Political Communication Nichole Bauer was awarded more than $100,000 in a three-year grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents to support her research examining citizens’ responses to female-dominated political institutions and political leadership. Bauer’s innovative research has also led her to be named one of this year’s 10 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Award recipients for outstanding record of scholarship and published research.

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National Experts, LSU Scholars to Discuss How COVID-19 Will Shape Voting in 2020

BATON ROUGE - Local and national experts will discuss the potential effects of COVID-19 on the 2020 presidential elections and beyond on Thursday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m. CST. The discussion is the seventh installment of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication's Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Communications & COVID-19 virtual series.

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LSU Survey: More than a Third of Louisiana Residents Know COVID-19 Patient, Have Anxieties about Economy and Health, Cautious As Phase 2 Begins

BATON ROUGE - Researchers at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication found that as Louisiana moves to reopen parts of its economy, Louisiana residents are moving more frequently in their communities, have anxieties about public health and the economy but remain cautious in beginning to re-engage with many economic activities.

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National Polling Expert, LSU Manship School Researchers to Discuss Recent Survey Data on Public Reactions to the Coronavirus

BATON ROUGE - Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) national polling expert Ashley Kirzinger and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication researchers will lead a data-driven discussion on the public's reactions to the coronavirus on Thursday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. CST. The discussion is the sixth installment of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs Communications & COVID-19 virtual series.

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LSU Manship School to Host Discussion on the Effects of COVID-19 on the Sports Industry as Part of Virtual Event Series

BATON ROUGE - The fifth installment of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs' Communications & COVID-19 series will explore how sporting organizations are mitigating the cancellation of thousands of events since global shutdowns began and what fans can expect as sports begin to return. The conversation will be Thursday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m. CST.

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