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Theortric “Bojack” Givens with his dog, Termite

Justice Reinvestment: LSU Helps Louisiana Decrease Mass Incarceration and Increase Workforce with Low-Risk Prisoners

Through faculty collaboration, student effort, and by using big data analysis to evaluate the risk prisoners pose to society and the needs they would have upon release—merging expertise in sociology and law—LSU has helped lower the Louisiana prison population by almost one-fourth in three years, saving the state more than $150 million annually.

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LSU Computer Science Professor Uses AI/ML to Predict Coastal Flooding

More than half of the U.S. population lives in coastal watershed parishes or counties that generate 58 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. These coastal communities and infrastructure are especially vulnerable to wind and flooding due to tropical storms, hurricanes, and heavy rainfall.

Racism Series Season Four Opener to Highlight Activism Across Generations at LSU Reilly Center Event

Racism Series Season Four Opener to Highlight Activism Across Generations at LSU Reilly Center Event

Season four of “Racism: Dismantling the System” premieres Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 p.m. CT. The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication will host the season opener, Activism Across Generations: The Fight for Civil Rights Then and Now.

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Under a Moon Spell: Shark Attacks Related to Lunar Phases

New research from LSU and the University of Florida suggests that more shark attacks occur during fuller phases of the moon.

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Discovery of Extreme Superflares On Recurrent Nova V2487 Oph

LSU Astronomer Professor Brad Schaefer and colleagues discovered that the Recurrent Nova V2487 Oph star has extreme superflares with the bursts more frequent and 100,000 times more powerful than any other known superflare star, in terms of energy per year.

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Combating the Opioid Crisis One Patient at a Time

LSU Department of Psychology Professor Julia Buckner is helping to add critically needed behavioral health services for patients who misuse opioids and other substances in Louisiana. Her team has already helped hundreds of patients through a growing partnership with Our Lady of the Lake, or OLOL, Regional Medical Center.

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Humans in Space: LSU Faculty Work to Improve Life on Earth and in Space

Life in space is a part of NASA astronaut and LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor’s reality and experience.

Nancy Rabalais takes water samples in the hypoxic zone

Coastal Champion: Nancy Rabalais is Unstoppable in Her Prusuit to Protect the Gulf of Mexico

For more than three decades, Nancyy Rabalais has studied the hypoxic zone, a large region of water in the Gulf of Mexico where oxygen levels are so low that marine organisms cannot survive in it.

Student journalist with state officials

Grit: New Reporters Cut Their Teeth Through the Rigorous Manship School News Service

LSU’s Manship School Statehouse Bureau is one of the only journalism programs in the country that helps fill these coverage gaps. Part of LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s experiential journalism curriculum,

LSU Theatre Alum Remembers Former Colleague Betty White

LSU Theatre Alum Remembers Former Colleague Betty White

LSU Theatre Alum Remembers Former Colleague Betty White

LSU Professional Sales Institute Named Full Member of the University Sales Center Alliance

LSU Professional Sales Institute Named Full Member of the University Sales Center Alliance

LSU’s Professional Sales Institute (PSI) was recently elevated to full membership status in the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). PSI has officially met the rigorous requirements of full membership in the community of sales educators who are dedicated to advancing the sales profession through teaching, research, and outreach. Out of the 70 schools that are members of USCA, only 37 have reached full membership status.

Julie Lively

Meet Julie Lively

Julie Anderson Lively, the new executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, conducts research centered around commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico with a focus on blue crab including soft shell crab production, which generates about $293 million in Louisiana each year.

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LSU Grad Stars in Disney's "The Mandalorian"

2002 LSU graduate Barry Lowin is known to "Star Wars" fans for his role in "The Mandalorian," bringing the character of Din Djarin to life.

40 million-year-old fossil shark

40 Million-Year-Old Fossil Shark Named in Honor of LSU Collection Manager Suyin Ting

LSU Museum of Natural Science's Vertebrate Paleontology, or VP, Collections Manager Suyin Ting, was recently honored by having a 40-million-year-old extinct shark species named after her.

Health Policy Research Scholar

Home to a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar

Second year social work doctoral student Natasha M. Lee-Johnson has been selected for a competitive fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Health Policy Research Scholar. She is the first person in Louisiana to receive this reputable fellowship.