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John R. White

LSU Professor John R. White Earns 2022 National Wetlands Award

LSU Professor John R. White will be awarded the 2022 National Wetlands Award in the scientific research category at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. on May 19. White, who serves as associate dean of research for the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, is the fifth member of the college to receive this award

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Cost of Service Primary Reason More Lack Broadband at Home

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows three-quarters of Louisiana adults have high-speed internet service in their home. Those without broadband cite availability and cost of service as the reasons why they do not.

Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two LSU Faculty Awarded Carnegie Fellowships

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Associate Professor Joshua P. Darr and LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Professor Andrew Sluyter are the first Carnegie Fellows at LSU.

University Lakes update

Gov. Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Community Leaders Announce Full Funding and Plans for Phase 1 of University Lakes Project

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, joined by fellow University Lakes Project partners, announced today that Phase 1 of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded.

Maria Pham, LAB Broadcast Scholarship Recipient

LSU Manship School Seniors, Alumnus Win Big at Louisiana Broadcast Journalism Awards Ceremony

The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized LSU Manship School of Mass Communication seniors Ally Kadlubar and Maria Pham, along with alumnus Johnston Von Springer, for their accomplishments in broadcast journalism at its 2022 Prestige Awards.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to Join Community Leaders for University Lakes Project Update

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to Join Community Leaders for University Lakes Project Update

On April 25, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will join fellow University Lakes Project partners to share an update on the restoration of the six lakes surrounding LSU's campus. The first phase of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded, and construction on its first phase will begin this summer.

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents Confident in State, but Parties Disagree Over Restrictions on Voting

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows residents are more confident about ballot access, but political parties tend to disagree over restrictions on voting and the public has a mixed view on its political efficacy. Trust in news organizations is also declining both nationally and locally.

Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy at Tulane, to Keynote Voegelin Institute Spring Conference

Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy at Tulane, to Keynote Voegelin Institute Spring Conference

Ronna Burger, professor of Philosophy at Tulane University, will deliver the keynote address for the Eric Voegelin Institute's Spring Conference on "Re-reading Aristotle's 'Ethics' Today" on Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the French House.

Ram Devireddy

Ram Devireddy Receives Worley Professor of Excellence Award

Ram Devireddy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the LSU College of Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Worley Professor of Excellence Award.

Yu April Chen

Education Faculty, Yu April Chen, Receives NSF Career Award Examining Post-transfer Success for Minority STEM Students

School of Education Assistant Professor Yu April Chen, PhD, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award for her project titled Leveling the Playing Field in STEM: Post-transfer Success for Underrepresented Racial Minority Community College Transfers.

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Army Tapped LSU to Understand Deltaic Change, Future-Proof U.S. National Defense

When the U.S. Army needed to understand how climate change will affect the so-called “critical zone”—the thin land surface layer comprised of vegetation, soils, and sediments—to improve their own planning and secure people, equipment, and infrastructure, they turned to LSU.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington, LSU Health New Orleans Part of National Study to Create Personalized-Nutrition Algorithm

Pennington Biomedical, in partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, is taking part in a study using machine learning to predict how an individual responds to a given diet, allowing physicians to offer patients personalized nutrition prescriptions.

Kevin Xu on a boat in water

Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s Energy Industry Hub

LSU scientists are learning how to manage sediment to prevent land loss and improve hurricane preparedness in Louisiana's southernmost port, a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the nation's most vulnerable places.

Ross Barnett Reservior at sunset

LSU Helps Flood-Prone Tangipahoa Parish Rise to Challenges

In the wake of 2016 floods, which devastated Tangipahoa Parish and 20 other South Louisiana parishes, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering began collaborating with local government and communities to set Tangipahoa Parish on a path toward resilience.

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Protecting House and Home: Louisiana’s Number-One Key to Resilience

LSU researchers, from coastal scientists and engineers to sociologists and psychologists, are working to protect Louisiana residents and homeowners from the potentially devastating impacts of flooding.