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Matt Lee and Louay Mohammad

LSU Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Holds Awards and Initiation Ceremony

The LSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently held its 2022 Awards and Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, at the Dalton Woods Auditorium in the College of Coast and Environment building.

2022 Love Purple Live Gold Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

2022 Love Purple Live Gold Awards Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

LSU Campus Life celebrated outstanding leaders, advisors and student organizations at the Love Purple Live Gold Awards on Monday, April 18. Out of 243 nominees, 16 awards were given out to student leaders for their outstanding efforts during the 2021-22 school year.

Barristers’ Bowl

LSU Law Barristers’ Bowl raises $16K for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center in Baton Rouge

The annual Barristers’ Bowl game and cheerleading performance by LSU Law students returned from a three-year hiatus on March 4, with the Purple Team besting the Gold Team 36-0 in the full-tackle football game and the charity auction raising $16,000 for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center in Baton Rouge.

LSU Eunice, Ochsner Lafayette General

LSU Eunice, Ochsner Lafayette General Announce Extended Partnership

Louisiana State University at Eunice and Ochsner Lafayette General announce a contribution of nearly $700,000 towards expansion in LSUE’s Allied Health programs, the two groups unveiled on Wednesday.

Engaged Citizen

Eleven LSU Seniors to Graduate with Engaged Citizen Distinction

The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership, or CCELL, in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce its spring 2022 cohort of 11 seniors that will graduate from LSU next week with the Engaged Citizen distinction.

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What Makes Some More Afraid of Change than Others?

Scientists have discovered significant differences in how the brain works in two distinct personality types: those who act fearless and those who seem afraid of new things.

Fulbrights

Three LSU Seniors Receive Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and Study/Research Awards to Work in Spain and the Czech Republic

Three LSU Ogden Honors College seniors – Sanaa Alam, from Lafayette, La.; Revathi Menon, from Baton Rouge, La.; and Jacob Miller, from Crowley, La. – received Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and Study/Research awards to work in Spain and the Czech Republic.

Ria Salway

LSU Sophomore Nabs Hollings Scholarship from NOAA

Ria Salway, an Ogden Honors College sophomore and Louisiana Service and Leadership, or LASAL, Scholar, is a 2022 recipient of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.

LSUHS Helped a Mom Walk Again; Now She Will See Her Son Walk at LSU's Commencement

LSUHS Helped a Mom Walk Again; Now She Will See Her Son Walk at LSU's Commencement

When William Gaspard Jr. graduates with his degree from LSU in agricultural and extension education on May 20, his mom and family will be there to cheer him on. But there was a time when William wasn't sure his mom would ever walk again. A 2013 surgery performed by doctors at LSU Health Shreveport was an answer to their prayers.

LSU Museum of Art Appoints New Senior Curator and Director of Programming, Michelle Schulte

LSU Museum of Art Appoints New Senior Curator and Director of Programming, Michelle Schulte

The LSU Museum of Art is excited to announce Michelle Schulte as the new Senior Curator and Director of Programming at the museum as of April 2022.

Stephenson Pet Clinic

LSU Vet Med to Host “Ribbon-Cutting” for the Stephenson Pet Clinic on May 9

On Monday, May 9, at 4 p.m. the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host a “ribbon-cutting” ceremony for the new Stephenson Pet Clinic located adjacent to the LSU Vet Med building on Skip Bertman Drive in Baton Rouge.

Students look at immunization reports on a large touchscreen television

LSU Shreveport, Health Shreveport Public Health Master's Program Ranked 4th Nationally by Fortune Magazine

LSU Shreveport’s Master of Public Health program, a collaborative effort between LSUS and LSU Health Shreveport, has been named the fourth best in the nation in Fortune Magazine's 2022 rankings, which cited the program's high retention rates.

New Course on Domestic Violent Extremism to be Offered by LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education

New Course on Domestic Violent Extremism to be Offered by LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education

LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or LSU NCBRT/ACE, is launching a new course that is specifically centered on detecting extremist threats.

Kenedi Lynch

LSU Sophomore Selected for Prestigious Amgen Scholars Program

Kenedi Lynch, a Stamps Scholar and Ogden Honors College sophomore studying biological sciences in LSU’s College of Science with a minor in psychology, has been selected to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program this summer.

National Academy of Sciences Member LSU Professor Nancy Rabalais

Nancy Rabalais Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

LSU College of the Coast & Environment Professor Nancy Rabalais was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on April 29. She is among the 120 elected members - and the only one from Louisiana - recognized for her distinguished achievements in original research in 2021.