Louisiana's coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1. The conference organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana will be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Media are invited to attend and registration fees are waived for members of the media.
Seven students representing six Louisiana high schools won awards at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The six-day event, held May 14-19 in Pittsburgh, is the largest and most prestigious international high school STEM competition. Nearly 2,000 high school students, representing more than 75 countries, competed for approximately $5 million in prizes and scholarships.
LSU will honor its former students, faculty and staff, as well as all veterans who have given their lives in service to their country on Wednesday, May 30, traditional Memorial Day.
The Statehouse Bureau of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication brings journalism and political communication students—the thought leaders of our future—to the front of the line, covering Louisiana politics and the Legislature, interviewing politicians and delivering real-time news. In just three years, the Statehouse Bureau has produced 1,000 stories for more than 40 media outlets across the state and nationally. Its stories have been picked up by Politico, USA Today and National Public Radio.
Five students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business were among those selected for Securities America’s Link to the Future scholarship which will enable them to attend the organization’s national conference to be held in New Orleans, June 3-6.
A graduation ceremony was held Thursday, May 17, at the Lod Cook Hotel and Convention Center at LSU, to recognize those who completed the LSU Paralegal Studies Program in 2018.
Members of the media may be interested in contacting LSU experts for comment or analysis throughout the 2018 hurricane season.