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Report Shows LSU's Return on Investment Ranks #1 Among SEC Publics, High Among Peers

A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges," shows that LSU is #1 in the SEC among public universities in one of the important return on investment categories highlighted by the study and is highly ranked among national peers.

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LSU Libraries Launches Mobile Digitization Lab

LSU Libraries has launched the Mobile Digitization Lab, a new initiative that shares digitization equipment and expertise with small, community-oriented libraries, archives, and museums across Louisiana. For the pilot project, completed this month, faculty and staff from LSU Libraries visited the Jeanerette Museum with scanners and cameras and spent one week digitizing the museum’s unique historical material.

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LSU Introduces New Online Undergraduate Sociology Degree Program

The LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, LSU Department of Sociology and LSU Online have launched a new online program for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. The curriculum, built on the foundation of the Department of Sociology’s on-campus degree, offers students the opportunity to learn from and work directly with department’s internationally recognized faculty, known for their tradition of excellence in research, teaching and service.

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LSU in the Galapagos: A Living Laboratory

Seven LSU students found themselves 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the living laboratory of the Galapagos Islands this summer through a field study program led by LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professors Dan Holstein and Tracy Quirk from the LSU College of the Coast & Environment. The summer field course gave LSU students the opportunity to see, experience and learn about the South American archipelago's environment, which is teeming with unique native plants and animals famously explored and studied by Charles Darwin in the 19th century.

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Troy Blanchard named Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences

LSU has named Troy Blanchard as dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Blanchard has served as interim dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and is a professor of sociology at LSU. He will assume his role as dean on Dec. 6, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

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Studying the Enigmatic Dance of Electrons in Graphene

Daniel Sheehy, associate professor in the LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be the sole US scientist on an upcoming international collaboration—including Nobel Prize winner Andre Geim—to understand the electronic properties of graphene

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Gubernatorial Campaign Strategists & Politicos to Discuss 2019 Louisiana Elections at LSU Manship School, Louisiana Public Broadcasting Event

All three major Louisiana gubernatorial campaigns will discuss the strategies they employed during the 2019 election for governor during a post-election event Wednesday, Nov. 20 hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

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