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LSU to Host First Virtual SEC Emerging Scholars Workshop

LSU to Host First Virtual SEC Emerging Scholars Workshop

Louisiana State University will host the first SEC Emerging Scholars Career Preparation Workshop in a virtual format September 29-30, the SEC announced on Wednesday. LSU was selected by the SEC Provosts to lead in organizing the event.

Bella Bowman Foundation Teams Up with LSU on Pediatric Cancer Research

Bella Bowman Foundation Teams Up with LSU on Pediatric Cancer Research

Today, on Bella’s birthday, the Bella Bowman Foundation presents a, $75,000 pledge to the LSU-Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Dr. Charles M. Smith Medical and Health Physics Program to support a portion of the next phase of a research study to understand rare but potentially fatal side effects following cancer therapy, including radiation necrosis—the death of healthy tissues.

Alumni of LSU Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Give $1 Million to LSU in Support of Students

Alumni of LSU Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Give $1 Million to LSU in Support of Students

Alumni of the LSU chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha have made a $1 million gift through the LSU Foundation, LSU Alumni Association and Tiger Athletic Foundation in support of LSU students.

NSF Awards LSU College of the Coast & Environment Researchers to Determine Climate Change Impacts on Florida Stone Crabs

NSF Awards LSU College of the Coast & Environment Researchers to Determine Climate Change Impacts on Florida Stone Crabs

LSU College of the Coast & Environment is leading a team of researchers that has been awarded $922,033 from the National Science Foundation to conduct ground-breaking research to identify how climate change will impact one of Florida’s most iconic fisheries, the Florida stone crab.

LSU Shatters Record in Garnering Grants and Contracts

LSU Shatters Record in Garnering Grants and Contracts

LSU faculty spanning disciplines across campus garnered a record $166.1 million in research grants and contracts.

LSU AgCenter Offers Advice for Storm Recovery

LSU AgCenter Offers Advice for Storm Recovery

Hurricane Ida cut a swath through southeast Louisiana leaving homes and businesses with damage and more without power. Homeowners who need guidance on cleaning up and making repairs following the storm can turn to information from the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center.

LSU Reilly Center to Highlight Legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson in Racism Series Season Three Premiere

LSU Reilly Center to Highlight Legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson in Racism Series Season Three Premiere

Season three of the LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs’ “Racism: Dismantling the System” series kicks off Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. CT with a discussion of the groundbreaking Plessy v. Ferguson case, the “separate but equal” doctrine and its impact on structural racism.

Research Report: Survey of PK-12 School Teachers in Louisiana

Research Report: Survey of PK-12 School Teachers in Louisiana

The Office of Educational Research in the LSU School of Education released a report today, sharing survey results from PreK-12 teachers across the state. The survey was administered to teachers in public, private, charter, and other type schools in the state in late fall 2020. The purpose of the survey was to ascertain the views of classroom teachers with regard to their work environments and how they had responded to challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the survey asked respondents how well their teacher preparation programs had prepared them for the classroom.

LSU Construction Management Assistant Professor Researches 3D Printing for Earth, Extraterrestrial Buildings

LSU Construction Management Assistant Professor Researches 3D Printing for Earth, Extraterrestrial Buildings

Construction 3D Printing, or C3DP, is quickly becoming a new way of building thanks to researchers like LSU Construction Management Assistant Professor Ali Kazemian. Since 2014, he has researched C3DP and currently has four projects related to the study of this technology that will not only help the construction industry, but also make living on the Moon and Mars a reality.

New Administrators Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Liaisons

New Administrators Named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Liaisons

Three university administrators have been named liaisons for the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, the SEC announced on Tuesday. Dr. Jason Hicks will serve at Louisiana State University, Dr. Ginny Chavis at the University of Mississippi, and Mr. Jermaine Soto is the new program administrator at Vanderbilt University.

Update to LSU's COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Update to LSU's COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LSU President William F. Tate IV provided the following updates to campus today regarding the COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

$7.8 Million Gift in Support of LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Strengthens Nation-leading Medical Physics Partnership

$7.8 Million Gift in Support of LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Strengthens Nation-leading Medical Physics Partnership

A $7.8 million estate gift from the late Dr. Charles M. Smith of Sulphur, La., will advance cancer treatment through a longstanding partnership with LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center that began in 1980. LSU and the Cancer Center leverage their education and research expertise through a joint medical and health physics program. This elite program is improving the quality of patient care locally and, through research and innovation, contributing to enhanced patient care worldwide.

Introducing the New LSU Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development

Introducing the New LSU Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development

In a bold, strategic move, five of LSU's entities that support innovation and business development have joined forces under the new Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development.

LSU to Forgive More Than $7 Million in Student Debt Since Spring 2020

LSU to Forgive More Than $7 Million in Student Debt Since Spring 2020

Utilizing allocations from the federal the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, LSU has erased more than $7 million in student debt, from spring 2020 to present. Including this round of debt relief, LSU has provided more than $25 million in relief funds to students since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve Public Town Hall Meetings Slated

Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve Public Town Hall Meetings Slated

Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve Development Committee will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to provide information on three alternative sites that have been proposed: Atchafalaya Basin, Barataria Basin and Pontchartrain Basin.