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LSU Names Kimberly J. Lewis Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

LSU has named Kimberly J. Lewis, who most recently served as secretary of revenue in the Louisiana Department of Revenue, as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer. Lewis will begin at LSU on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

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LSU Chemists Unlock the Key to Improving Biofuel and Biomaterial Production

LSU Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Tuo Wang and his research team reveal how carbohydrates interact with lignin to form plant biomass. This new information can help advance the development of better technology to use biomass for energy and materials.

“Exercise-in-a-pill” Could Get Louisiana into Shape

Researchers at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are mapping the effects of exercise to be able to deliver many of its benefits to those who can’t, or struggle to, work out. The researchers have already shown how something they call “exercise-in-a-pill” could help protect people against the negative health consequences of eating too much sugar and fat.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Two LSU Faculty

Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy and Samuel J. Bentley are among those to receive this distinct honor within the scientific community this year.

LSU Graduate Schools Announce Major Expansion

LSU Graduate Schools Announce Major Expansion

LSU Graduate Schools Announce Major Expansion

LSU Mourns the Loss of World-Renowned Astronomer Arlo U. Landolt

LSU Mourns the Loss of World-Renowned Astronomer Arlo U. Landolt

The LSU community lost one of its internationally respected faculty members when Arlo Udell Landolt, Ball Family Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, passed away on Jan. 21, 2022. He was 86 years old.

Thirty-eight Students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Completed Third Cohort of Venture Capital Apprentice Program

Thirty-eight Students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Completed Third Cohort of Venture Capital Apprentice Program

LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business students completed the third cohort of the Venture Capital Apprentice Program, a project formed by NexusLA, Innovation Catalyst and the Red Stick Angel Network in collaboration with LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. Also participating in this cohort were business consultants from LSU’s Innovation Park.

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LSU Boyd Professor Isiah M. Warner Celebrates Retirement

After an illustrious 44-year career in science and academia, LSU Boyd Professor Isiah M. Warner retired on Dec. 31, 2021.

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LSU Tiger Marching Band Recognized by College Band Directors National Association

A committee of judges from the College Band Directors National Association has recognized the LSU Tiger Marching Band for their November 2021 show Land of the Free Because of the Brave, and invited the band faculty to present at the 2022 CBDNA Southern Regional Conference, to be held Feb. 24-26, in Columbia, S.C.

LSU Grad Rachel Balkovec Named Minor League Baseball Manager

LSU Grad Rachel Balkovec Named Minor League Baseball Manager

LSU graduate, Rachel Balkovec, will be the first woman manager in affiliated professional baseball history. The New York Yankees named Balkovec the new manager for the team's minor league Low-A affiliate team, the Tampa Tarpons.

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Our Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be an Artificial Leaf

LSU researchers are exploring new ways to use the oldest energy source on our planet—sunlight—to create truly green energy on demand.

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The Human Condition: Building Connections Across Neighborhoods

While Louisiana may be no stranger to disaster, it’s also intimately familiar with community resilience. To capture the qualitative stories of humanity and community resilience, sociology professor and disaster research scholar Frederick Weil and his research team of LSU undergraduate and graduate students have conducted and collected hundreds of hours of taped interviews with people and community leaders throughout the pandemic.

LSU Supports Entrepreneurs and Innovation as the New Louisiana Small Business Development Center Host

LSU Supports Entrepreneurs and Innovation as the New Louisiana Small Business Development Center Host

LSU is now the new host organization for the statewide network that provides training and technical support to small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Louisiana.

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Passionate Preservationist: Q&A with Rural Life Museum Director Bill Stark

Last year, the museum welcomed new Director Bill Stark, who will continue the Burdens’ vision of the museum while making it relevant and relatable to today’s visitors.

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LSU Students Conduct Research and Design for New Lunar-based Telescope

LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative scientific observing program that will provide new images and information from the far side of the moon.