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New COVID-19 Treatment Developed by Skymount Medical in Partnership with LSU Approved for Use in Patients in the United Kingdom

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company using an artificial intelligence, or AI, platform developed by LSU researchers to repurpose and build new drugs, announced today that it has received approval to conduct a human clinical trial of its new oral therapeutic for COVID-19 patients in the United Kingdom.

Janna Oetting

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development Welcomes New Associate Vice President

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, welcomes LSU Professor Janna Oetting as its new associate vice president of humanities, social sciences and allied fields.

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LSU Health Shreveport Innovation Offers New Approach to Solving Addiction

By targeting the stress-response system in the brain, an LSU pharmacologist has discovered a way to decrease drug craving and relapse into drug use.

Bryan Greenwood

LSU Hires New Louisiana Small Business Development Center State Director

Bryan Greenwood is the new state director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, or LSBDC, which is a network consisting of 10 regional offices.

Craig Conover

Bravo TV Personality and Entrepreneur Craig Conover Kicks Off Book Tour at LSU's Business Education Complex

TV Personality and Sewing Down South Co-Founder Craig Conover Kicked Off his Book Tour at LSU's Business Education Complex

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

The next installment of LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs’ Racism: Dismantling the System series, “Is the Customer Always Right? Discrimination Experienced by BIPOC Consumers,” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. CT. The episode will give insight on how companies handle racism that their consumers and employees experience.

Kirby Smith

LSU's Kirby Smith Hall Scheduled for Demolition

Preparations are underway for the demolition of Kirby Smith Hall - a storied residence hall on LSU's campus - with a controlled implosion the morning of Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans

LSU Home of Most Important Private Collection of African American Poetry

The LSU Libraries Special Collections will house the over 800 items previously owned by book collector and dealer Wyatt Houston Day.

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LSU Earns 2021 Tree Campus USA Distinction from Arbor Day Foundation for 10th Year

LSU was honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The university has received the Tree Campus USA designation 10 years in a row.

Shahab Mehraeen

ECE Professor Mehraeen Explores Smart Grid Improvements

Just one year ago this month, the southern U.S. suffered a hard freeze, leaving millions of people in Texas without power while also causing flooding to homes from busted pipes. As a result, 246 people died.

Rhoman Hardy

LSU Foundation Welcomes Rhoman Hardy to Board of Directors

The LSU Foundation Board of Directors has named LSU alumnus Rhoman Hardy of Baton Rouge to a four-year term as director.

LSU Biodegradable Mardi Gras beads

Beyond Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads

LSU biologist Naohiro Kato develops solutions to reduce plastic in the environment.

Kevin Xu on a boat in water

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.

Ross Barnett Reservior at sunset

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.