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2022 'Dead Zone' May Remain Three Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

2022 'Dead Zone' May Remain Three Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

A recent forecast of the size of the "Dead Zone" in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2022 is that it will cover 5,881 square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas.

Hurricane Ida

2022 Hurricane Season: LSU Experts Available

LSU has a number of experts available to discuss topics related to storm preparedness, climate, economic impacts, recovery efforts and more during the 2022 hurricane season.

Blurring Boundaries is on View at LSU Museum of Art July 14–October 23, 2022

Blurring Boundaries is on View at LSU Museum of Art July 14–October 23, 2022

An awe-inspiring celebration of an intergenerational group of artists—one that is both comprehensive and long overdue—Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936 – Present highlights the indelible ways in which the women of American Abstract Artists have, for more than eighty years, shifted and shaped the frontiers of American abstraction.

LSU School of Kinesiology to Hold 10th Annual Louisiana Parkinson’s Conference

LSU School of Kinesiology to Hold 10th Annual Louisiana Parkinson’s Conference

The LSU School of Kinesiology announces the 10th Annual Louisiana Parkinson’s Conference. This year’s event will take place in-person for the first time since 2020 and will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center.

Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher Receives Sean O’Keefe Leadership Award

The College of Engineering led off its Spring 2022 Diploma Ceremony by recognizing Steven Fletcher, the latest Sean O’Keefe Leadership Award winner.

Rohan Kadkol

Rohan Kadkol is Spring 2022 McLaughlin Medalist

The College of Engineering named its latest McLaughlin Award medalist at the Spring 2022 Diploma Ceremony. This semester’s recipient was Rohan Kadkol, a computer science major from Mumbai, India.

Samuel Camacho

LSU Economics Major Receives PIMCO Future Leaders Scholarship

Samuel Camacho, an LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business senior from Maracaibo, Venezuela, was one of 50 students nationwide to receive the PIMCO Future Leaders Scholarship. In addition to the $20,000 scholarship, Camacho recently joined other recipients at PIMCO’s headquarters in Newport Beach, California.

Silver Stevie Award

Skymount Medical Wins Silver Stevie Award for Its LSU-Developed DeepDrug™ Artificial Intelligence Platform to Accelerate Drug Discovery

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company using an artificial intelligence platform developed by LSU researchers to repurpose and build new drugs for innovative new therapies, announced today that its DeepDrug™ AI platform to accelerate drug discovery has garnered a Silver Stevie Award in the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Solution category of the 20th Annual American Business Awards. This recognition further positions DeepDrug™ as a global leader in artificial intelligence.

Louisiana Changemakers Awarded LSU Reilly Center Grants to Implement Community Projects

Louisiana Changemakers Awarded LSU Reilly Center Grants to Implement Community Projects

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication has selected its second cohort of grantees for “The Community Collaborative: By the Community, For the Community.”

New Director Joins LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training

New Director Joins LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training

LSU's Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, or SNCSRT, has a new executive director, James Olson.

Nedra Davis Hains Promoted to Deputy Director of the LSU Museum of Art

Nedra Davis Hains Promoted to Deputy Director of the LSU Museum of Art

LSU Museum of Art is pleased to announce Nedra Davis Hains’ promotion to Deputy Director of the LSU Museum of Art. Nedra Davis Hains is a key member of the senior leadership team of LSU MOA, charged with maintaining the museum’s day-to-day business operations, development and external affairs efforts, and advancing its strategic goals.

NASA Project

LSU ME Faculty Team Up With NASA to Advance Additively Manufactured Materials

Launch vehicles and propulsion systems are very complex and must survive extreme thermal, dynamic, pressure, and environmental loads. The materials and alloys used in these systems are often challenging to produce, costly, and have long lead times.

Bridget Seghers

Ogden Honors College Sophomore Named 2022 Udall Scholar

LSU sophomore Bridget Seghers has been named a 2022 Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation.

Antavion “Tay” Moore

Ogden Honors Sophomore Becomes LSU’s First John Robert Lewis Scholar

Antavion “Tay” Moore is an Ogden Honors College sophomore studying political science and music. Moore is a Louisiana Service and Leadership or LASAL, Ron Brown, and now, LSU’s first Faith & Politics Institute John Robert Lewis Scholar.

LSU Diploma

LSU Sets Record in Awarding More Than 4,600 Degrees During Spring Commencement

LSU awarded a record 4,603 degrees at the university's 307th commencement exercises, surpassing the previous record of 4,443 awarded in spring 2019.