LSU's Andrew Maas Named Chair-elect of AUTM, a Global Nonprofit
Andrew J. Maas, associate vice president for research overseeing the LSU Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development, has been named chair-elect of AUTM, a global nonprofit whose members support the commercialization of academic research.
LSU Student Health Center Begins Partnering with Our Lady of the Lake Health
LSU is partnering with Our Lady of the Lake Health - Louisiana's largest acute-care provider - to operate the Student Health Center, beginning today, Feb. 22.
LSU Reilly Center Invites Changemakers to Apply for Third Community Collaborative Cohort
The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication is recruiting its third cohort class for “The Community Collaborative: By the Community, For the Community.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: 5 Year Anniversary - LSU Center for River Studies
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, or CPRA, and LSU are celebrating five years of research, education and advocacy at the LSU Center for River Studies as well as recent milestones for the state's coastal program.
LSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Working to Increase Pedestrian Safety
More drivers and more distractions means more deaths on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic-related pedestrian fatalities are on the rise, with Baton Rouge listed as 16th on a national list. However, thanks to a $175,000 grant from the Louisiana Transportation Research Center and LA DOTD, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Hany Hassan intends to find out what can be done to decrease these fatalities.
LSU Graduate Discovers Lost Mardi Gras Footage
Mackenzie Roberts Beasley, a Shreveport native and 2018 graduate, helped uncover a piece of Louisiana history - long-lost Mardi Gras footage of the 1898 Rex parade. A family friend, who was the historian for Rex, asked Beasley for help finding any Mardi Gras Rex parade footage. Beasley, an audiovisual archivist, searched through Internet databases and even called friends for help.
Answering COVID'S Call: Pennington Biomedical Researchers Study Long COVID
Pennington Biomedical researchers have applied their expertise throughout the pandemic and are part of a national study on long COVID.
LSU Professor Aims to Improve Radiation Therapy to Save Lives
More than half of cancer patients will receive radiation therapy. To improve radiation treatment outcomes for patients, the American Cancer Society has awarded LSU Associate Professor of Physics Rui Zhang a $786,000 grant for his research at LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
Louisiana Experts to Explore Sickle Cell Disease, Impact on Black and Brown Communities at LSU Reilly Center Event
The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will kick off the sixth season of the Racism: Dismantling the System series with its first episode, “Sickle Cell Disease: Looking at the Medical Distrust & Health Disparities Facing Black & Brown Communities,” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 3:30 p.m.
Virtual Footlocker Project Helps Soldiers, Archivists Save Military Memorabilia
LSU’s Edward Benoit, III, is working to make sure stories about the American war experience do not go untold.
Q&A with LSU Stephenson Security Programs Institute Director James Olson
James Olson, the new executive director of the LSU Stephenson Security Programs Institute, served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years as a nuclear submarine officer, flight meteorologist, geospatial and satellite resources collection manager, and science and technology program manager.
LSU AgCenter Awarded $10M USDA Grant for Louisiana Rice Industry Sustainability
An LSU AgCenter scientist has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve sustainability and profitability of rice farming through research innovations that advance climate-resilient crops.
LSU ME Professor Menon Receives NSF CAREER Award
LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Shyam Menon was recently awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work on understanding how solid particles in gas flows interact with material surfaces. A better understanding of this interaction could impact safety and standards for components commonly used in aerospace and power generation.
The Life of Science: Fatima Rivas Believes She Was Born a Chemist
Fatima Rivas is a natural products chemist. She studies the ethno-pharmacological properties of compounds derived from nature. She developed her interest in chemistry at a young age, and now, as an LSU assistant professor, she shares her passion with her students.