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LSU to Host Student Entrepreneurs in Annual SEC Student Pitch Competition

LSU to Host Student Entrepreneurs in Annual SEC Student Pitch Competition

Louisiana State University will host the seventh Southeastern Conference Student Pitch Competition, as student entrepreneurs deliver their best presentations to a panel of judges on October 2-3.

Eighth Blackbird

Grammy-Winning Ensemble Eighth Blackbird to Perform with LSU School of Music

Grammy-winning new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, hailed as "one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet" by the Chicago Tribune, will join the LSU Symphony Orchestra and LSU Wind Ensemble for a special performance on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Union Theater.

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LSU Research Team Uses AI to Quickly Discover Personalized Cancer Cures

LSU researchers have built a cancer drug discovery engine powered by AI that soon could match any type of cancer, based on a small cell sample from a patient, with the drug most likely to cure that cancer.

LSU cyber students and alumni

The Future Is Bright: What LSU's New, Prestigious Cybersecurity Designation by the NSA Means for Students, Louisiana

LSU announced that it has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, or CAE-CO, by the National Security Agency, or NSA. It's an honor shared among only 22 universities and colleges in the nation. Here, research students and alumni in the LSU cybersecurity program speak to the immediate impacts this recognition will have on them, on LSU and on Louisiana, where they all grew up.

LSU has been designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

LSU Receives Elite Cyber Designation from the National Security Agency

NSA's recognition of excellence in cybersecurity validates and accelerates LSU's leadership in education and research, laying the foundation for national prominence in cyber talent and technology development.

Elite Faculty

LSU President & Boyd Professors Celebrate Elite Faculty Accomplishments at Inaugural Recognition Ceremony

LSU's Boyd Professors and President William F. Tate IV celebrated nine faculty members during a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 20. This event marks the first of its kind, recognizing the top academic, scientific, and creative achievements from across all eight LSU institutions over the last academic year.

Litter Tracker: LSU Professor Works to Find the Source of Baton Rouge Neighborhoods' Litter

Litter Tracker: LSU Professor Works to Find the Source of Baton Rouge Neighborhoods' Litter

LSU’s Mark Benfield, a professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, pulls up video footage on his computer. It’s of a road in Baton Rouge’s Beauregard Town neighborhood, and you can see sidewalks and yards edged in trees. He points to a small white spot on his screen. “There’s something there.” It’s a piece of trash, one of many Benfield is tracking as part of a preliminary study he’s working on with the Louisiana Stormwater Coalition.

Scott E. Wilks Named Director of LSU Life Course & Aging Center

Scott E. Wilks Named Director of LSU Life Course & Aging Center

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) announced that Scott E.Wilks, PhD, LMSW, was named LSU Life Course & Aging Center (LCAC) Director. Wilks is Professor and PhD program director in the LSU School of Social Work.

LSU Reilly Center to Host BASF Silverberg Sustainability Initiative

LSU Reilly Center to Host BASF Silverberg Sustainability Initiative

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host the BASF Silverberg Sustainability Initiative to engage and educate the LSU community on sustainability development goals outlined by the United Nations.

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Little Rodent, Big Appetite: Researchers identify the dietary impacts of invasive mice on the Farallon Islands

Rodents on the Farallon Islands, the largest seabird breeding colony in the contiguous U.S., have had a large impact on the native ecosystem, says new research at LSU.

BASF Lab

LSU Engineering, BASF Partnership on Display in Sustainable Living Lab

Five years ago, the LSU College of Engineering and BASF officially opened the BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory in Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Since then, research conducted in the lab has ranged from developing a portable water filtration system using visible light from the sun to creating new functional polymers and nanoscale composites for healthcare, energy, environmental, and other industrial applications.

LSU's new cybersecurity professors Abe Baggili and Aisha Ali-Gombe

LSU Attracts Two of the Nation's Top Cybersecurity Professors

Cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest growing careers nationwide. To meet this critical demand across every industry, having the top cybersecurity experts to train the next generation of information security analysts and cyber professionals is a priority at LSU.

Three Mississippi kites brought to LSU Vet Med released on Sept. 16 on the levee near LSU

Three Mississippi kites brought to LSU Vet Med released on Sept. 16 on the levee near LSU

Three Mississippi kites were treated at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana were released on Friday, Sept. 16, at 12 p.m. on the levee near LSU Vet Med (the corner of River Road and Skip Bertman Drive in Baton Rouge).

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Home Turf: Turfgrass managers work hard on the field and behind the scenes

As the LSU Tigers take the field against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in their SEC home opener, it’s important to remember that football, or any game played on turf, would not be possible without turfgrass managers diligently working behind the scenes.

LSU Joins The Climate Heritage Network

LSU Joins The Climate Heritage Network

LSU's School of Library & Information Science is a new member of the Climate Heritage Network -- a mutual support group of organizations dedicated to advancing the role of heritage as an agent for change.