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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.

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents Confident in State, but Parties Disagree Over Restrictions on Voting

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows residents are more confident about ballot access, but political parties tend to disagree over restrictions on voting and the public has a mixed view on its political efficacy. Trust in news organizations is also declining both nationally and locally.

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey: Louisiana Residents Who Filed Insurance Claims for Damage to Homes in Past Two Years Split on Satisfaction with Handling

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows policy holders who have filed a claim for property damage are evenly split between those who are satisfied and those who are dissatisfied with how claims are handled.

Louisiana Survey

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents See Danger of Land Loss for Coastal Areas, Future Generations; Fewer Expect to be Affected Themselves

Researchers in the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs in the Manship School of Mass Communication found most Louisianans believe land loss will cause harm to residents of the state’s coastal areas and Louisiana’s coastal land loss poses a threat to future generations. Additionally, most state residents believe hurricanes are more frequent and stronger than in the past.

Louisiana Survey

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Pessimism Growing About Direction of State

Researchers in the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs in the Manship School of Mass Communication found state residents are most worried about the economy, infrastructure and education. Confidence in the state government to solve these problems dropped to its lowest point since 2004.

National, State Experts to Unpack Environmental Inequities in the U.S. in Season Finale of LSU Reilly Center Racism Series

National, State Experts to Unpack Environmental Inequities in the U.S. in Season Finale of LSU Reilly Center Racism Series

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host the season four finale of the Racism: Dismantling the System series on Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. CT. “The Fight for Environmental Equity” will examine the history of disproportionate environmental impacts and the push for policies that support clean, healthy and thriving communities for all.

Suzanne Marchand

LSU Boyd Professor Suzanne Marchand Awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

LSU Boyd Professor of History Suzanne Marchand has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for intellectual and cultural history.

Wastewater

LSU Named a Center of Excellence for Wastewater Epidemiology

LSU has been designated as one of 16 new Centers of Excellence for Wastewater Epidemiology by Ceres Nanosciences, a privately held company that makes products to improve life science research and diagnostic testing.

Native and invasive Phragmites australis

LSU Researchers Study What Makes the Invasive, Non-Native Reed Grass Thrive in the Wetlands

In a newly published study, LSU researchers studied the genomic basis of the reed grass, P. australis, to investigate what exactly makes the invasive reed grass subspecies thrive in wetlands, in comparison to its native counterpart.