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LSU Announces Strategy and Commitment to Become Leader in Cybersecurity, Military Studies

LSU's eight campuses join forces with private industry, federal and state law enforcement, military, and other partners to accelerate cybersecurity and defense studies at LSU, strengthen and grow its ROTC program, develop a new generation of talent and technology, build a Cyber-Military Corridor on campus, and position LSU as a leading cyber and defense institution for state- and nation-wide impact.

Hydrogen Hub

LSU to Support Tri-State Hydrogen Hub

The Governors of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas released a joint announcement that the three states have entered into a bipartisan partnership "to establish a regional hub for development, production and use of clean hydrogen as fuel and manufacturing feedstock." Key to this relationship is the collaboration of the states' top research universities.

LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Hunter Gilbert

LSU Mechanical Engineering Professor Gilbert Designs 'Soft' Robot for NASA

Hard, cold metal is usually what comes to mind when one imagines a robot. While these rigid automatons have their advantages, researchers are now exploring “soft” or continuum robots that can provide flexibility and compliance where traditional robots cannot. One such researcher is LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Hunter Gilbert.

Matt Hiatt

LSU Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Matt Hiatt, assistant professor in the LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, has received a five-year NSF CAREER award for his coastal hydrological research.

LSU Computer Science Professor Taking a ‘Hands-On’ Approach to Smartphone Security

LSU Computer Science Professor Taking a ‘Hands-On’ Approach to Smartphone Security

As smartphones have grown more sophisticated over the years, so too have their accompanying security measures. Simple passwords have been replaced by thumbprints and facial recognition. However, those methods do not solve the issue of notification privacy.

Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project

Louisiana Higher Education Institutions to Document, Preserve Women’s Experiences in State Politics

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication is spearheading an oral history initiative to preserve the legacies of Louisiana’s female political leaders in partnership with universities across the state.

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How Having Our Own High-Resolution Avatar Could Transform Healthcare—in Cancer Clinics and in Space

Students in the LSU SpaRTAN medical physics lab are using technology to simulate biology and biological processes, such as a person’s whole-body response to radiation based on the break-down of individual cells. And the result is beautiful.

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Event Horizons are Tunable Factories of Quantum Entanglement

LSU physicists’ research findings open a promising avenue for confirming the quantum origin of the Hawking radiation.

2021 Rainmakers

LSU Recognizes Six Outstanding Professors as 'Rainmakers'

The LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, has selected the six LSU faculty members, who are leaders in their respective fields, to receive the Rainmaker Award this year.

Kevin McPeak and Samuel Snow

LSU Engineering Faculty Work to Develop Water Treatment for Wells

As of 2019, 43 million Americans did not have access to public water systems and relied on private wells. Indeed, a 2015 report by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) showed that 11-30 percent of residents in Louisiana got their water supply from private wells. The national average was 14 percent.

LSU Experts Available to Speak about Russian Invasion of Ukraine

LSU Experts Available to Speak about Russian Invasion of Ukraine

LSU faculty experts are available for media interviews about topics surrounding the Ukraine-Russia Crisis.

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LSU Researchers Feed Worms a Natural Plant Extract; Watch Them Fatten, Live 40% Longer

A research team in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences led by Assistant Professor Adam Bohnert has published a landmark study linking greater metabolic health—achieved through a natural plant extract—with longer lifespans in roundworms.

LSU Deep Drug team

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.