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LSU Recognized for Innovation in International Education

LSU is the co-recipient of the 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of Strategic Partnerships for the LSU AgCenter-MENDELU Partnership. This award from the Institute of International Education, or IIE, recognizes the most innovative and successful models for developing and expanding international education in practice today.

William F. Tate IV

LSU President William F. Tate IV Elected to the Prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences

LSU President William F. Tate IV is among the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Tate joins other experts who are exploring the challenges facing society, identifying solutions and promoting recommendations that advance the public good.

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LSU Biologist Examines Animal Resilience To Stress

As humans continue to impact the world around us, often resulting in the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, LSU researcher Christine Lattin believes better understanding how some animals thrive while others fail to adapt will allow us to better understand human and animal stress.

Deborah Goldgaber

LSU to Embed Ethics in the Development of New Technologies, Including AI

Deborah Goldgaber, director of the LSU Ethics Institute and associate professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, has received a $103,900 departmental enhancement grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to begin to reshape LSU’s science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum around ethics and human values.

Louisiana Survey

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Polarization Over Abortion Grows While Support for Legal Access Increases Substantially among Democrats

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows polarization over abortion has grown while support for legal access has increased substantially among Democrats.

Carol Friedland

Carol Friedland brings a fresh perspective to LaHouse

Carol Friedland has been appointed as director of the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center.

John R. White

LSU Professor John R. White Earns 2022 National Wetlands Award

LSU Professor John R. White will be awarded the 2022 National Wetlands Award in the scientific research category at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. on May 19. White, who serves as associate dean of research for the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, is the fifth member of the college to receive this award

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Cost of Service Primary Reason More Lack Broadband at Home

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows three-quarters of Louisiana adults have high-speed internet service in their home. Those without broadband cite availability and cost of service as the reasons why they do not.

Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two LSU Faculty Awarded Carnegie Fellowships

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Associate Professor Joshua P. Darr and LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Professor Andrew Sluyter are the first Carnegie Fellows at LSU.

University Lakes update

Gov. Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Community Leaders Announce Full Funding and Plans for Phase 1 of University Lakes Project

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, joined by fellow University Lakes Project partners, announced today that Phase 1 of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded.

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Army Tapped LSU to Understand Deltaic Change, Future-Proof U.S. National Defense

When the U.S. Army needed to understand how climate change will affect the so-called “critical zone”—the thin land surface layer comprised of vegetation, soils, and sediments—to improve their own planning and secure people, equipment, and infrastructure, they turned to LSU.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington, LSU Health New Orleans Part of National Study to Create Personalized-Nutrition Algorithm

Pennington Biomedical, in partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, is taking part in a study using machine learning to predict how an individual responds to a given diet, allowing physicians to offer patients personalized nutrition prescriptions.

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Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s Energy Industry Hub

LSU scientists are learning how to manage sediment to prevent land loss and improve hurricane preparedness in Louisiana's southernmost port, a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the nation's most vulnerable places.

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LSU Helps Flood-Prone Tangipahoa Parish Rise to Challenges

In the wake of 2016 floods, which devastated Tangipahoa Parish and 20 other South Louisiana parishes, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering began collaborating with local government and communities to set Tangipahoa Parish on a path toward resilience.

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Protecting House and Home: Louisiana’s Number-One Key to Resilience

LSU researchers, from coastal scientists and engineers to sociologists and psychologists, are working to protect Louisiana residents and homeowners from the potentially devastating impacts of flooding.