Ogden Honors College Alumna Selected as 2023 Knight-Hennessy Scholar
Sanaa Alam, a native of Lafayette, La., was one of 85 students selected out of 3,733 eligible applications as a 2023 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. The new cohort is the largest to date and comprises students from 29 countries who will pursue degrees in 38 graduate programs across all seven graduate schools at Stanford. For the first time ever, the cohort includes scholars from Hungary, Malawi, the Netherlands, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Turkey. Alam will be pursuing a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Stanford School of Medicine. She aspires to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged populations in developing regions, particularly South Asia, by focusing on global health research, education, and policy.
LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Fund, Create LSU Delta Institute
Coastal erosion, sea-level rise, and hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast are taking a serious toll on the Mississippi River deltaic system. In order for coastal communities to not only survive but thrive, there must be a coming together of engineers, industry leaders, and researchers. Thanks to an industry-university cooperative research center (IUCRC) planning grant from the National Science Foundation, LSU can start the LSU Delta Institute, which will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to work on developing solutions for the Louisiana coast.
LSU Manship School’s Undergraduate, Graduate Programs Fully Reaccredited by ACEJMC
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted this month for the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s undergraduate and graduate programs to receive full reaccreditation. ACEJMC concurred with the recommendations for reaccreditation made by the Accrediting Committee and the site team in November 2022.
Two Ogden Honors, Biological Sciences Students Named 2023 Goldwater Scholars
Ogden Honors juniors Rachael Coates and Kenedi Lynch have been named 2023 Goldwater Scholars, awards that seek to identify, encourage, and financially support students of exceptional promise in becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in STEM. Both Coates and Lynch are studying biological sciences in LSU’s College of Science.
AI in Alaska: LSU Researchers Work to Understand Permafrost and Climate Change
Artificial intelligence is proving itself an invaluable tool in many arenas, not the least of which is the fight to understand, plan for and combat the effects of our changing climate. LSU Professor Supratik Mukhopadhyay is currently doing just that, as he and a team of LSU scientists work to develop an AI tool that will help us better understand the degradation of permafrost, the layer of rock or soil beneath the surface that remains frozen year round.
Southern Smoke Foundation Announces Partnership with LSU Psychological Services Center to Expand Mental Health Program
Free mental health counseling is now provided to food and beverage workers in Louisiana, California, Illinois, New York, and Texas.
Six LSU Faculty Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
Six LSU researchers have been awarded the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious grant for early-career faculty. Each was chosen because of their potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and ability to integrate their endeavors within the context of their organization’s mission.
LSU Develops Patent-Pending Bait to Fight the ‘Pigdemic’
Wild, invasive pigs cause more than $90 million in damage to Louisiana farms each year and pose a growing threat to the environment, people and other animals.
LSU names Kimberly Bissell Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication
LSU has named Kimberly Bissell the Dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication, effective July 24, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
LSU Announces the Tiger Twelve Senior Recognition Class of 2023
LSU proudly announces the Tiger Twelve Senior Recognition Class of 2023. Class members were recognized at a ceremony on Saturday, April 29 held in the Capstone Gallery at Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the LSU campus.
LSU Mechanical Engineering Students’ Project Could Have Industry Implications
As part of its senior capstone design project, a team of LSU mechanical engineering students is working on a proof of concept that if successful, could have application across several industries.
Christopher Trapani Joins LSU Music & Center for Computation and Technology Faculties
Louisiana native and renowned composer Christopher Trapani will join the faculties of the LSU School of Music and LSU Center for Computation and Technology as Assistant Professor of Experimental Music & Digital Media beginning in January 2024, LSU announced Monday.
LSU Executive Education Introduces Workplace Effectiveness Series
LSU Executive Education will offer a six-part Workplace Effectiveness Series beginning on May 10, 2023, from 9-11 a.m. at LSU's Business Education Complex. The first seminar, "Creating and Fostering a Morale Building Organizational Culture," will be taught by Rucks Department of Management Distinguished Instructor Kerry Sauley.
Vision Come to Life: LSU Mechanical Engineering Seniors Design Running Apparatus For Visually Impaired Students
For the past nine months, a team of four LSU Mechanical Engineering seniors has worked diligently on a project for LSVI students that would allow them to run freely without the assistance of a guide or teacher. LSU ME seniors Madeline Lemoine, Thomas Brinson, and Andreas Kafkallides, all from Baton Rouge, and Nils Jernsletten of Houston, worked with LSVI faculty and students to bring their vision of a running apparatus to life.
LSU Expert Available to Discuss Upcoming Coronation of King Charles III
Meredith Veldman, associate professor of history in the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, is available to speak to the media about the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.