LSU announced the 2021 Homecoming Queen and King on Saturday, October 16 during the game with Florida. The full court and senior royalty candidates were introduced at halftime and completed the traditional walk across the stadium field. Claudia Henry, a Mass Communication senior from Watson, La. was announced Homecoming Queen, and Chandler Black, a Sports Administration senior from Atlanta, Ga. was announced Homecoming King.
Twana Yvette Hilton-Pitre, PhD, was named the assistant director of K-12 education for LSU’s Leadership Development Institute.
The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) program recently selected LSU as the sole university allowed to apply for the CAE-CO designation in 2021. This designation is currently held by only 24 other universities across the nation. It’s an achievement that would not have been possible were it not for LSU Computer Science and Engineering Professor Golden G. Richard III, who is also the associate director for LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) and director of LSU’s Applied Cybersecurity Lab.
"The Laughing Man," a feature documentary by LSU Creative Writing and Screen Arts professor Zack Godshall is set to premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival next month. Screenings will be held at the Broad Theater on Nov. 13 and 14 at 5:45 p.m. each night. The film will also be available to stream online via the festival platform from Nov. 5 - 22.
The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) has received a one-year, $99,985 cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections.
LSU Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering Team Studying Drug Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells
Estrogen receptor-positive, or ER+, breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today. When someone has ER+ breast cancer, the cancer cells’ growth is facilitated by the estrogen receptor. In breast cancer, hormone receptors – proteins located in and around breast cells – signal cancerous cells to grow uncontrollably, resulting in a tumor.
"The Great Equalizer? How Policy Cemented Educational Inequity” will discuss how landmark Supreme Court rulings in the Plessy v. Ferguson and, subsequently, Brown v. Board of Education cases continue to shape the values of the American education system on Oct. 26.
New Study Shows Environmental and Social Factors Contribute to Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Children
A new study led by researchers in the LSU Superfund Research Program demonstrates that children who are exposed to a certain type of environmental air pollution are more likely to contract community acquired pneumonia and to be hospitalized for longer periods of time.
The growing consensus among climate scientists about how human activity is impacting the climate is documented in a new paper by LSU geologists published in Environmental Research Letters.
Joseph R. Givens, the director of the McNair Research Scholars Program at LSU, was named board chair-elect of the Council for Opportunity in Education, or COE, at the organization's 40th annual conference held in Atlanta on Sept. 15.
LSU announces the company rankings for the Eleventh Annual LSU 100 and LSU ROARING 10. The LSU 100 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or LSU graduate-led businesses in the world.
Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of Medicine and John H. Seabury Professor of Medicine, has been appointed as Interim Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans.
Dr. Larry Hollier today announced he will step down from the position of chancellor of LSU's Health Sciences Center in New Orleans effective immediately. He has been chancellor since 2005, after having earlier served as president of Mount Sinai Hospital.
For the past 15 years, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Aly Mousaad Aly has studied wind, structural, and coastal engineering. His latest project explores ways to improve community resilience and establish smart and recoverable infrastructure and businesses along the Gulf Coast.
LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts Names Pamela Pike Associate Dean of Research, Creative Practice, and Community Engagement
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts announced it has named Pamela Pike, Herndon Spillman Professor of Piano Pedagogy in the LSU School of Music, as the new Associate Dean of Research, Creative Practice, and Community Engagement, effective Oct. 18.