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Chemical Industry Leader BASF Taps LSU to Help Optimize Its Operations Using AI

BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, is collaborating with LSU chemical engineers to better understand and predict its own production ebbs and flows using artificial intelligence, or AI.

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LSU Study Shows Landbuilding, Site of Freshwater Diversion

LSU College of the Coast & Environment scientists have published an analysis of two existing freshwater diversions on the state’s coastline, one of which shows a significant amount of land having formed over the past 17 years.

LSU Doctoral Graduate Students Compete Today to Distill their Research

LSU Doctoral Graduate Students Compete Today to Distill their Research

LSU doctoral graduate students will participate in a Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition that will highlight the art of distilling complex research topics into short, memorable presentations.

Excavation of LSU Campus Mound B in 2018

Who Built the LSU Campus Mounds Provides Insight into these Prehistoric Treasures

The LSU Campus Mounds sit on high ground overlooking the Mississippi River floodplain and have been a gathering place and destination for people for thousands of years.

LSU Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training Becomes Security Programs Institute

LSU Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training Becomes Security Programs Institute

Motivated by a mindset of growth, and in support of LSU's Scholarship First Agenda, the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, or SNCSRT, is modernizing its name to become the LSU Stephenson Security Programs Institute, or SPI.

Journalism Student on Wheel of Fortune

LSU Journalism Senior’s Childhood Dream of Appearing on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Comes True

Christopher Langley, a senior studying broadcast journalism at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, will represent LSU on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune” during College Week on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.

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Inventherm Wins Tech Grant for Ice Cream Machine

LSU Innovation Park tenant, Inventherm, has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a commercial prototype of its breakthrough soft-serve ice cream machine.

LSU Analyzes 2022 Holiday Shopping Expectations

LSU Analyzes 2022 Holiday Shopping Expectations

As the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, stores around the country are bursting with items and holiday deals. The National Retail Federation predicts spending will be near $950 billion, even as inflation and higher prices weigh heavily on shoppers' minds and bank accounts. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice analyzes the numbers and shares expertise to help buyers make the right decision this holiday season.

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LSU Tiger Marching Band Receives Grammy Nomination for Work with Sean Ardoin

Four-time Grammy-nominated zydeco musician and LSU alumnus Sean Ardoin’s new album, “Full Circle,” which featured a historic collaboration with LSU’s Tiger Marching Band, has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Regional Roots Music Album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

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Cyber Experts Teach How to Shop Smart and Safely this Holiday Season

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, LSU cybersecurity expert Abe Baggili and his students share the latest hackable technology and how to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season.

Handmade air pressure monitor

LSU Professor Captures Shockwaves from Volcano with Handmade Air Pressure Sensor

LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Chunyan Li picked up the global atmospheric shockwaves sent out by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century on air pressure sensors at his home and office.

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of foods to avoid, especially for individuals with insulin resistance. However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has named Eugene Kennedy, PhD, currently professor in the School of Education, as the associate dean for academic programs and institutional effectiveness. Kennedy will begin his new role December 1.

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

In Louisiana, the main concern for several months out of the year is hurricanes, or more specifically, the wind and storm surge that accompany them. However, an overlooked aspect of these storms is the resulting debris, which accounts for nearly 25% of all disaster costs.

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education announced that it is launching a new Certified Public Manager Program beginning in January 2023.