LSU Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Tuo Wang and his research team reveal how carbohydrates interact with lignin to form plant biomass. This new information can help advance the development of better technology to use biomass for energy and materials.
Researchers at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are mapping the effects of exercise to be able to deliver many of its benefits to those who can’t, or struggle to, work out. The researchers have already shown how something they call “exercise-in-a-pill” could help protect people against the negative health consequences of eating too much sugar and fat.
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
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.
After an illustrious 44-year career in science and academia, LSU Boyd Professor Isiah M. Warner retired on Dec. 31, 2021.
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 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.
LSU researchers are exploring new ways to use the oldest energy source on our planet—sunlight—to create truly green energy on demand.
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.
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 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.