Recent LSU News

Brad Ives

LSU Selects Brad Ives to Lead LSU Institute for Energy Innovation

Ives will join LSU in October from North Carolina’s Catawba College, which became the first certified carbon-neutral college in the Southeast U.S. under his leadership.

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

A team of LSU researchers from electrical and computer engineering and physics was recently awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to develop quantum computing-inspired algorithms that will address optimization problems appearing in various critical infrastructure systems, including power systems.

LSU Office of Graduate Business Programs Offers Centralized Services for Business Graduate Students

LSU Office of Graduate Business Programs Offers Centralized Services for Business Graduate Students

This new unit represents a significant milestone in the Ourso College’s commitment to providing students with exceptional educational and professional development opportunities. OGBP will offer services to enhance graduate students’ academic and professional journeys, like career coaching, professional development resources, experiential learning programs, international travel experiences, networking and industry engagement opportunities, and program application and admission oversight.

Four Distinguished Communicators Join LSU Manship School’s 2023 Hall of Fame

Four Distinguished Communicators Join LSU Manship School’s 2023 Hall of Fame

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will honor the accomplishments of four distinguished mass communication professionals as they are inducted into the Manship School Hall of Fame at its annual gala on September 21, 2023.

Golden Richard

LSU Names Professor Golden Richard Interim Director of the LSU Cyber Center

Richard spearheaded LSU's successful pursuit of NSA designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations in 2022. The LSU Cyber Center will support projects and programs across disciplines to help secure people and infrastructure on the new frontier of state and national defense, in alignment with LSU's Scholarship First Agenda.

LSU’s Lawrence Receives NIH Grant to Improve MRI Imaging

LSU’s Lawrence Receives NIH Grant to Improve MRI Imaging

In five years’ time, LSU Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Jimmy Lawrence’s current project may enable patients to benefit from metal-free MRI contrast agents that are safer, more reliable, and chemically versatile. Indeed, these new contrast agents could prove crucial for the diagnosis and monitoring of damaged blood vessels, small tumors, and abnormal tissues.

LSU Engineering Students Turn Lemons Into Lemons Racing Club

LSU Engineering Students Turn Lemons Into Lemons Racing Club

On a hot July morning, LSU Mechanical Engineering sophomores Liam Songné and Carter Mims find shade under a hovering old oak tree while they work on a vintage car in the driveway. Most people collect old cars to restore them, but these students are doing quite the opposite. They are dismantling an already-sparse 1966 Dodge Coronet to race as part of the newly-formed Lemons Racing Club at LSU.

Dept. of Energy Funds $4.9 Million LSU-led Direct Air Capture Hub Feasibility Study

Dept. of Energy Funds $4.9 Million LSU-led Direct Air Capture Hub Feasibility Study

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an LSU-led consortium a $4.9 million project to support the first phase of the Pelican Gulf Coast Carbon Removal project. The Pelican Consortium, which includes Shell and the University of Houston, will evaluate the feasibility of building a direct air capture (DAC) hub in Louisiana. DAC technologies capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The captured CO2 can then be used to manufacture products or be permanently stored in deep geological formations. As envisioned, the hub would enable accelerated and replicable carbon removal and permanent storage in ways that protect and generate jobs in the state.

LSU Names Michael Antoine Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response

LSU Names Michael Antoine Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response

LSU has named Michael Antoine to the inaugural position of Associate Vice President for Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Response. In this role, Antoine will have the charge of managing and executing overall operations and strategy related to the LSU Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Emergency Operations Center.

Summer 2023 Commencement

LSU Breaks Record, Awards More Than 1,000 Degrees During Summer Commencement

LSU awarded 1,039 degrees to graduates at the university's 311th commencement exercises today, the highest number of degrees awarded during summer commencement ever. The previous record was 969 graduates in summer 2021. These new LSU alumni and their hometowns can be viewed on the LSU Graduates List and the LSU Commencement website.

LSU to Award More Than 1,000 Degrees During Summer Commencement

LSU to Award More Than 1,000 Degrees During Summer Commencement

More than 1,000 LSU students are expected to graduate during LSU's 311th commencement ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 11, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography and Anthropology Research Preservation of Native American Sites

LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography and Anthropology Research Preservation of Native American Sites

Research has shown that the Louisiana coast is slipping away little by little, which will continue to impact coastal communities. One such community that goes mostly unnoticed are Native Americans, whose archaeological sites are greatly affected by coastal erosion. Wanting to help Louisiana tribes sustain their sacred ground, faculty in the LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology are working alongside other Louisiana universities to evaluate and determine how these tribes can protect their land.

LSU, UT-Austin Hosting Meeting on CO2 Storage Monitoring

LSU, UT-Austin Hosting Meeting on CO2 Storage Monitoring

Media are invited to attend the opening of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas (IEAGHG) Monitoring Network Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m., in the Noland/Laborde Hall at the Cook Conference Center on LSU’s campus.

LSU’s Christie Working on Water Treatment Through Use of Membranes

LSU’s Christie Working on Water Treatment Through Use of Membranes

In a lab on the third floor of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Kofi Christie is bouncing from one station to another, checking in with the four students who make up the Christie Research Group. The fragile membranes they are creating and working with are relatively small, but if all goes to plan, the knowledge and insight they produce could be huge.

Longer Hurricane Season?

Longer Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season officially runs June 1 through November 30, but Louisiana State Climatologist and LSU professor Barry Keim and a group of researchers are finding hurricane season is becoming longer in duration, with the season beginning earlier and ending later.