American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Two LSU Faculty
Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy and Samuel J. Bentley are among those to receive this distinct honor within the scientific community this year.
LSU Graduate Schools Announce Major Expansion
LSU Graduate Schools Announce Major Expansion
LSU Mourns the Loss of World-Renowned Astronomer Arlo U. Landolt
The LSU community lost one of its internationally respected faculty members when Arlo Udell Landolt, Ball Family Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, passed away on Jan. 21, 2022. He was 86 years old.
Thirty-eight Students from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Completed Third Cohort of Venture Capital Apprentice Program
LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business students completed the third cohort of the Venture Capital Apprentice Program, a project formed by NexusLA, Innovation Catalyst and the Red Stick Angel Network in collaboration with LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business. Also participating in this cohort were business consultants from LSU’s Innovation Park.
Upcoming LSU Law symposia will explore energy transitions, history of Title IX
A pair of LSU Law student-edited journals will present their annual symposiums in February, with both virtual events to feature a distinguished panel of speakers from across the country and offer the opportunity to earn CLE credit hours.
LSU Boyd Professor Isiah M. Warner Celebrates Retirement
After an illustrious 44-year career in science and academia, LSU Boyd Professor Isiah M. Warner retired on Dec. 31, 2021.
LSU Tiger Marching Band Recognized by College Band Directors National Association
A committee of judges from the College Band Directors National Association has recognized the LSU Tiger Marching Band for their November 2021 show Land of the Free Because of the Brave, and invited the band faculty to present at the 2022 CBDNA Southern Regional Conference, to be held Feb. 24-26, in Columbia, S.C.
LSU Grad Rachel Balkovec Named Minor League Baseball Manager
LSU graduate, Rachel Balkovec, will be the first woman manager in affiliated professional baseball history. The New York Yankees named Balkovec the new manager for the team's minor league Low-A affiliate team, the Tampa Tarpons.
Our Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be an Artificial Leaf
LSU researchers are exploring new ways to use the oldest energy source on our planet—sunlight—to create truly green energy on demand.
The Human Condition: Building Connections Across Neighborhoods
While Louisiana may be no stranger to disaster, it’s also intimately familiar with community resilience. To capture the qualitative stories of humanity and community resilience, sociology professor and disaster research scholar Frederick Weil and his research team of LSU undergraduate and graduate students have conducted and collected hundreds of hours of taped interviews with people and community leaders throughout the pandemic.
LSU Supports Entrepreneurs and Innovation as the New Louisiana Small Business Development Center Host
LSU is now the new host organization for the statewide network that provides training and technical support to small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Louisiana.
Passionate Preservationist: Q&A with Rural Life Museum Director Bill Stark
Last year, the museum welcomed new Director Bill Stark, who will continue the Burdens’ vision of the museum while making it relevant and relatable to today’s visitors.
LSU Students Conduct Research and Design for New Lunar-based Telescope
LSU astronomers are leading a collaborative scientific observing program that will provide new images and information from the far side of the moon.
What Happens When a Newspaper’s Opinion Page Ignores National Politics? New Research Finds More Local News Can Bring People Together
A Google alert prompted LSU Assistant Professor of Political Communication Joshua Darr to drop everything else he was working on. From the alert, he read that Julie Makinen, the executive editor of The Desert Sun newspaper in southern California, had mentioned one of his studies.
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.