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Louisiana marsh

LSU Researchers Join Multi-Institutional Team to Investigate Sources of Methane in Coastal Wetlands

Scientists estimate that methane, as a greenhouse gas, may be responsible for approximately 20 to 25 percent of all global warming since the Industrial Revolution. Even more troublingly, as man-made sources have been reduced, the amount of the gas in the atmosphere has continued to grow, fed by natural sources.

Law enrollment

LSU Law Welcomes 211 First-Year Students for Fall Semester

As classes began for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 15, LSU Law welcomed 211 first-year students to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The 1L class of students has a higher median average LSAT and undergraduate GPA when compared to last year’s first-year class.

Front Yard Bikes

LSU Mechanical Engineering Instructor Combines Teaching with Volunteerism

In 2011, Front Yard Bikes in Baton Rouge began as a community bike shop with a simple focus on teaching participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes. Today, FYB (a 501c3) has evolved into a transformative force, teaching youth mechanics and workforce skills while promoting inclusivity, mentorship, recreation, and academic achievement through safe, free, after-school and summer programming.

John Arboleta and Angelle Boudreaux

Arboleda and Boudreaux Win Fall 2022 Flory Mock Trial Competition

LSU Law students John Arboleta and Angelle Boudreaux won the Fall 2022 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Robinson Court Room at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Collecting core samples from Gulf of Mexico

Sea Level Rise Sentinels: Documenting Biodiversity in the Rising Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

LSU scientists will be using innovative techniques to document biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico as part of NOAA's Marine Biodiversity Observation Network.

Class of 26

LSU Once Again Sets Records in Academic Quality of Freshman Class

Once again, LSU has brought in its most accomplished freshman class in university history, with an all-time high median GPA at 3.78, and an ACT composite of 25.5.

Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Early time-restricted eating can be an effective way to lose weight and may be easier to follow and maintain than traditional calorie restriction.

LSU Manship School Welcomes New Associate Deans to Administration

LSU Manship School Welcomes New Associate Deans to Administration

Three LSU Manship School of Mass Communication faculty members have joined the school’s administrative team as new associate deans.

LSU to Host Student Entrepreneurs in Annual SEC Student Pitch Competition

LSU to Host Student Entrepreneurs in Annual SEC Student Pitch Competition

Louisiana State University will host the seventh Southeastern Conference Student Pitch Competition, as student entrepreneurs deliver their best presentations to a panel of judges on October 2-3.

Eighth Blackbird

Grammy-Winning Ensemble Eighth Blackbird to Perform with LSU School of Music

Grammy-winning new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, hailed as "one of the smartest, most dynamic ensembles on the planet" by the Chicago Tribune, will join the LSU Symphony Orchestra and LSU Wind Ensemble for a special performance on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Union Theater.

AI discovery drug engine

LSU Research Team Uses AI to Quickly Discover Personalized Cancer Cures

LSU researchers have built a cancer drug discovery engine powered by AI that soon could match any type of cancer, based on a small cell sample from a patient, with the drug most likely to cure that cancer.

LSU cyber students and alumni

The Future Is Bright: What LSU's New, Prestigious Cybersecurity Designation by the NSA Means for Students, Louisiana

LSU announced that it has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, or CAE-CO, by the National Security Agency, or NSA. It's an honor shared among only 22 universities and colleges in the nation. Here, research students and alumni in the LSU cybersecurity program speak to the immediate impacts this recognition will have on them, on LSU and on Louisiana, where they all grew up.

LSU has been designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

LSU Receives Elite Cyber Designation from the National Security Agency

NSA's recognition of excellence in cybersecurity validates and accelerates LSU's leadership in education and research, laying the foundation for national prominence in cyber talent and technology development.

Elite Faculty

LSU President & Boyd Professors Celebrate Elite Faculty Accomplishments at Inaugural Recognition Ceremony

LSU's Boyd Professors and President William F. Tate IV celebrated nine faculty members during a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 20. This event marks the first of its kind, recognizing the top academic, scientific, and creative achievements from across all eight LSU institutions over the last academic year.

Litter Tracker: LSU Professor Works to Find the Source of Baton Rouge Neighborhoods' Litter

Litter Tracker: LSU Professor Works to Find the Source of Baton Rouge Neighborhoods' Litter

LSU’s Mark Benfield, a professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, pulls up video footage on his computer. It’s of a road in Baton Rouge’s Beauregard Town neighborhood, and you can see sidewalks and yards edged in trees. He points to a small white spot on his screen. “There’s something there.” It’s a piece of trash, one of many Benfield is tracking as part of a preliminary study he’s working on with the Louisiana Stormwater Coalition.