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LSU Health New Orleans Discovers Major Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease

LSU Health New Orleans Discovers Major Contributor to Alzheimer’s Disease

Research led by Drs. Yuhai Zhao and Walter J Lukiw at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center and the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Neurology and Ophthalmology, reports for the first time a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a potent pro-inflammatory toxin in brain cells contributing to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Expands Nursing Education to North Louisiana

Starting in January 2023, LSU Health New Orleans’ School of Nursing will educate students in three accelerated nursing programs in North Louisiana at its newly approved Off-Campus Instructional Site located on the LSU Health Shreveport campus.

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More Than 900 Degrees to be Awarded at LSU's Summer Commencement on Friday, Aug. 12

More than 900 students are expected to graduate during LSU's 311th commencement ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 12, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU Board Chair Rémy Voisin Starns will deliver the keynote address.

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Pair of Awards at IEEE Events

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Pair of Awards at IEEE Events

Mohadese Movahednia, a research assistant and Ph.D. student in the LSU Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was recently awarded the3rd best paper award at the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Texas Power and Energy Conference and 2nd best poster award at the 2022 IEEE PES (Power and Energy Society) General Meeting.

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Below-average Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ measured

NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 3,275 square miles.

LSU AgCenter to Expand Bioproducts, Bioprocessing Research with New Grant

LSU AgCenter to Expand Bioproducts, Bioprocessing Research with New Grant

The Louisiana Board of Regents has awarded the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Institute for Bioproducts and Bioprocessing a grant of nearly $1 million to upgrade equipment for the state-approved institute.

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Northshore Technical Community College and LSUA Create New Transfer Pathway for Students

In a signing ceremony today, Northshore Technical Community Collegeand Louisiana State University of Alexandria signed a 2+2 articulation agreement making it easier for students to transfer credits from NTCC to LSUA.

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LSU PETE Faculty, ExxonMobil URC Study Gas Migration at PERTT Lab

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has joined forces with LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty to conduct gas migration experiments as part of a financial grant from ExxonMobil URC.

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LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions

The LSU Libraries was one of five to receive the 2022 Catalyst Fund from LYRASIS, which serves and supports 1,000 academic and public libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage organizations in 28 countries.

Q&A: Get to know LSU Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty

Q&A: Get to Know LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty

Roy Haggerty begins his tenure as LSU's executive vice president and provost on Monday, Aug. 1.

Looking to Save on Back-to-School Shopping This Year? Find Out the Effect that Caffeine Might Have on Your Spending

Looking to Save on Back-to-School Shopping This Year? Find Out the Effect that Caffeine Might Have on Your Spending

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school shopping season! At the end of every summer, parents pack their kids in the car and head to a crowded Wal-Mart or Target to search for sales on school supplies for the upcoming academic year.

Two Studies Look at Female Athletes’ Mental, Physical Resilience

Two Studies Look at Female Athletes’ Mental, Physical Resilience

Two new studies will examine female athletes’ mental and physical resilience via two newly funded grants, dedicated to improving performance and helping people thrive throughout their lives.

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Researching Means of Decreasing Greenhouse Gases

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Researching Means of Decreasing Greenhouse Gases

Combustion of natural gas, chiefly comprised of methane, provides a major portion of our nation’s energy needs. Additionally, methane can be reacted with steam in a process known as methane steam reforming to produce carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), which are then used to produce a wide range of fuels and chemicals.

Two LSU Graduate Students Named Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Two LSU Graduate Students Named Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the John A. Knauss Fellowship matches graduate students with an interest in ocean and coastal resources and national policy affecting those resources with hosts in federal legislative or executive branch offices for one year.

Two Members of E. J. Ourso College of Business Appointed to New DEI Collaborative Organization

Two Members of E. J. Ourso College of Business Appointed to New DEI Collaborative Organization

A newly formed organization wants to change the face of the business world. Eight business schools and one industry leader make up the new board of directors of the Business School Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaborative.