NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 3,275 square miles.
The Louisiana Board of Regents has awarded the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Institute for Bioproducts and Bioprocessing a grant of nearly $1 million to upgrade equipment for the state-approved institute.
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has joined forces with LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty to conduct gas migration experiments as part of a financial grant from ExxonMobil URC.
The LSU Libraries was one of five to receive the 2022 Catalyst Fund from LYRASIS, which serves and supports 1,000 academic and public libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage organizations in 28 countries.
Two new studies will examine female athletes’ mental and physical resilience via two newly funded grants, dedicated to improving performance and helping people thrive throughout their lives.
Combustion of natural gas, chiefly comprised of methane, provides a major portion of our nation’s energy needs. Additionally, methane can be reacted with steam in a process known as methane steam reforming to produce carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), which are then used to produce a wide range of fuels and chemicals.
Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the John A. Knauss Fellowship matches graduate students with an interest in ocean and coastal resources and national policy affecting those resources with hosts in federal legislative or executive branch offices for one year.
Government officials and media representatives help form a “best practices” list for effective communication during extreme weather events.
LSU Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures Professor Awarded Fellowship at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
Mark Wagner, professor of Arabic in the LSU Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, has been awarded a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Wagner will undertake the research project titled, “The Rothschilds of Arabia and Africa: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Mercantile Empire Under the British Raj.”
Four LSU researchers have been awarded the National Science Foundation's most prestigious grant for early-career faculty, who exhibit potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.
LSU Boyd Professor of Physics Gabriela González is featured in a new international book titled “The Sky is for Everyone: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words.” The book is a series of 37 autobiographical essays by women astronomers showcasing their encounters breaking down barriers and changing the face of modern astronomy.
LSU oceanographer develops new model to better predict barrier island retreat.
Faculty from LSU, The Ohio State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have each been awarded a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to solve the widening gap between computational processing and storage, thereby increasing high-speed data processing and enabling computational storage to address critical challenges in increasingly more data-centric applications.
International Team Including Two Pennington Biomedical Faculty Awarded $25 Million for Cancer Research
Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty members Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D., and Justin C. Brown, Ph.D., are members of a team led by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that have secured $25 million to take on the challenge of cachexia, the debilitating wasting condition responsible for up to 30 percent of cancer deaths.