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Contractor Selected for University Lakes Project

Contractor Selected for University Lakes Project

The University Lakes Project Management Committee has awarded a construction contract to Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. Sevenson will work with the project master designer, Sasaki Associates Inc., and flood risk reduction designer, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., to finalize design and develop a guaranteed maximum price for the first phase of work, including flood risk reduction and mobility improvements.

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LSU Researchers Feed Worms a Natural Plant Extract; Watch Them Fatten, Live 40% Longer

A research team in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences led by Assistant Professor Adam Bohnert has published a landmark study linking greater metabolic health—achieved through a natural plant extract—with longer lifespans in roundworms.

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Flake, Students Working to Increase Performance in Multi-Chip Packages

How do we transfer data at terabits per second for future applications like autonomous vehicles, phones, and computers?

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New COVID-19 Treatment Developed by Skymount Medical in Partnership with LSU Approved for Use in Patients in the United Kingdom

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company using an artificial intelligence, or AI, platform developed by LSU researchers to repurpose and build new drugs, announced today that it has received approval to conduct a human clinical trial of its new oral therapeutic for COVID-19 patients in the United Kingdom.

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LSU Office of Research & Economic Development Welcomes New Associate Vice President

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, welcomes LSU Professor Janna Oetting as its new associate vice president of humanities, social sciences and allied fields.

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LSU Health Shreveport Innovation Offers New Approach to Solving Addiction

By targeting the stress-response system in the brain, an LSU pharmacologist has discovered a way to decrease drug craving and relapse into drug use.

Bryan Greenwood

LSU Hires New Louisiana Small Business Development Center State Director

Bryan Greenwood is the new state director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, or LSBDC, which is a network consisting of 10 regional offices.

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Bravo TV Personality and Entrepreneur Craig Conover Kicks Off Book Tour at LSU's Business Education Complex

TV Personality and Sewing Down South Co-Founder Craig Conover Kicked Off his Book Tour at LSU's Business Education Complex

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

Racism Experienced by BIPOC Consumers, Employees to be Unpacked in Next Episode of LSU Reilly Center’s Racism Series

The next installment of LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs’ Racism: Dismantling the System series, “Is the Customer Always Right? Discrimination Experienced by BIPOC Consumers,” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. CT. The episode will give insight on how companies handle racism that their consumers and employees experience.

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LSU's Kirby Smith Hall Scheduled for Demolition

Preparations are underway for the demolition of Kirby Smith Hall - a storied residence hall on LSU's campus - with a controlled implosion the morning of Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans

LSU Home of Most Important Private Collection of African American Poetry

The LSU Libraries Special Collections will house the over 800 items previously owned by book collector and dealer Wyatt Houston Day.

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LSU Earns 2021 Tree Campus USA Distinction from Arbor Day Foundation for 10th Year

LSU was honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The university has received the Tree Campus USA designation 10 years in a row.

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ECE Professor Mehraeen Explores Smart Grid Improvements

Just one year ago this month, the southern U.S. suffered a hard freeze, leaving millions of people in Texas without power while also causing flooding to homes from busted pipes. As a result, 246 people died.

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LSU Foundation Welcomes Rhoman Hardy to Board of Directors

The LSU Foundation Board of Directors has named LSU alumnus Rhoman Hardy of Baton Rouge to a four-year term as director.

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Beyond Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads

LSU biologist Naohiro Kato develops solutions to reduce plastic in the environment.