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Statement from LSU President Tom Galligan on the Passing of Former Chancellor James Wharton

Statement from LSU President Tom Galligan on the Passing of Former Chancellor James Wharton

During James Wharton's time as LSU chancellor, he strove to modernize the university along the lines of other major flagships around the nation, strongly advocated for the creation of LSU's first admissions standards, created the first iteration of the LSU Alumni Association and the Tiger Athletic Foundation, drove the university to reach Research I status for the first time, and oversaw the effort to bring the LIGO facility to LSU and Louisiana. His impact on our university will be remembered always. We offer our condolences to his family, colleagues and all those he impacted throughout his career, and we express our profound gratitude for his years of service to Louisiana and LSU.

LSU Sets Reopening of Memorial Tower, Opening of William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum

LSU Sets Reopening of Memorial Tower, Opening of William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum

LSU will celebrate the renovation and restoration of Memorial Tower with a soft opening of the new William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum Tuesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 6. During this time, the museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, with no admission charge.

Seven LSU Faculty Awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Seven LSU Faculty Awarded National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Seven assistant professors at LSU have been awarded the National Science Foundation's most prestigious grant for individual faculty members, who are within the first few years of their academic careers.

What Makes Some Oysters More Resilient than Others?

What Makes Some Oysters More Resilient than Others?

New research by LSU biologists offers insight into this commercially important species.

Get to Know Samba Dieng

Get to Know Samba Dieng

2021 brought a new face to LSU, new Senior Internationalization Officer and Executive Director of International Programs Samba Dieng. Dieng, who is originally from Senegal, brings more than 12 years of experience working with international programs.

LSU to Mark Memorial Day at Noon Ceremony

LSU to Mark Memorial Day at Noon Ceremony

LSU and Cadets of the Ole War Skule will honor former students, faculty and staff as well as all veterans who have given their lives in service to their country on Monday, May 31, at a wreath-laying ceremony at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground

Grants Available for Alternative Oyster Culture

Grants Available for Alternative Oyster Culture

Louisiana Sea Grant has received a $3 million grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to expand alternative oyster culture throughout the coast.

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LSU's Haley "Niki" Norton Selected for Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders Program

Haley "Niki" Norton, assistant vice president for the Office of Human Resource Management at LSU, is one of six College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR, members who have been selected to participate in the 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.

LSU Honors Close to 7,000 Graduates from 2020 with In-Person Ceremonies

LSU Honors Close to 7,000 Graduates from 2020 with In-Person Ceremonies

Keeping his word, President Tom Galligan recognized the LSU 2020 graduates with in-person ceremonies on Friday, May 14, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Six Outstanding LSU Faculty Receive the Rainmaker Award

Six Outstanding LSU Faculty Receive the Rainmaker Award

Six LSU faculty members, who are leaders in their respective fields, have been selected to receive the Rainmaker Award from the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED. Rainmakers are faculty members who balance their teaching and research responsibilities while extending the impact of their work to the world beyond academia.

LSU and OLOL Partner to Broaden Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

LSU and OLOL Partner to Broaden Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Through a growing partnership with Our Lady of the Lake, or OLOL, Regional Medical Center, LSU Professor of Psychology Julia Buckner is helping to add critically needed behavioral health services for patients who misuse opioids and other substances. Her team has already helped hundreds of patients.

LSU to Honor the Class of 2020 with Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, May 14

LSU to Honor the Class of 2020 with Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, May 14

Members of the Class of 2020 that would like to participate in an in-person ceremony will be welcomed back to campus to attend in-person graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 14. The Class of 2020 will be recocognized in a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and a ceremony at 11 a.m., both taking place in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Luz Randolph Named Associate Vice Provost for Diversity

Luz Randolph Named Associate Vice Provost for Diversity

Luz Randolph has been named Associate Vice Provost for Diversity in the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, or ODEI.

LSU Manship School Professor John Maxwell Hamilton Wins AEJMC History Division’s 2021 Book Award for ‘Manipulating the Masses’

LSU Manship School Professor John Maxwell Hamilton Wins AEJMC History Division’s 2021 Book Award for ‘Manipulating the Masses’

LSU Professor of Journalism John Maxwell Hamilton’s latest book, “Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda,” is the 2021 winner of the Association for Education in Journalism and Education, or AEJMC, History Division’s Book Award.

Science Characterizes the Current State of America as “Obecity, USA”

Science Characterizes the Current State of America as “Obecity, USA”

New Advocacy Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness of Urgent Public Health Crisis, Eradicate the Obesity Epidemic by 2040