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LSU's Andrew Maas named chair of global nonprofit AUTM

Andrew J. Maas, associate vice president for research overseeing the LSU Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development, has been named board chair of AUTM, a global nonprofit whose members support the commercialization of academic research. Maas has more than 16 years of experience in technology licensing and commercialization. He succeeds Almesha L. Campbell, PhD, assistant vice president for research and economic development at Jackson State University. Maas's term as chair ends in February 2025.

LSU Students Traveling to Ghana with New Global Ambassadors Program

LSU Students Traveling to Ghana with New Global Ambassadors Program

For the first time ever, ten outstanding LSU students will travel to Ghana with LSU's new Global Ambassadors Program (GAP).

LSU’s CERA website showed projected storm surge at high resolution and accuracy ahead of Hurricane Ida in August 2021.

MEDIA ADVISORY: High-Level NOAA Official to Make Rare Visit to LSU Tuesday, Feb. 20

Head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Richard W. Spinrad will make a rare visit to LSU on Tuesday, Feb. 20, to recognize LSU's nation-leading coastal and oceanographic work.

LSU School of Kinesiology’s Senlin Chen Receives NIH Grant to Prevent Adolescent Obesity

LSU School of Kinesiology's Senlin Chen Receives NIH Grant to Prevent Adolescent Obesity

LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team are developing a novel obesity prevention program to use in Louisiana schools, combining such tactics as virtual pets and coaches with the best science to encourage healthy behaviors.

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LSU to Host 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

LSU is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, LSU will host 25 of Africa's bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Interim Jay Grymes State Climatologist

Jay Grymes Named Interim Louisiana State Climatologist

Jay Grymes, chief meteorologist for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, will serve as interim Louisiana state climatologist, effective Feb. 15, while LSU conducts a national search for a permanent state climatologist. The search will begin immediately, and Grymes will also maintain his role at WAFB.

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LSU Shreveport Professor Spearheads Civil Rights Heritage Trail in Caddo Parish

Four years ago, LSU Shreveport history professor Dr. Gary Joiner decided to create a self-guided tour of the history of the civil rights movement in Caddo Parish. Today, virtual markers point the way as travelers revisit those historic events.

LSU Trolley in Zulu Parade

LSU Experts Available to Speak on Mardi Gras History and Traditions

Experts can speak on a variety of Mardi Gras-related topics ranging from rituals and folklore to economic impact and tourism

Navigating the Storms of Slavery: Restore, Reflect and Reclaim Conference 2024

LSU and Southern University Announce the Inaugural Navigating the Storms of Slavery: Restore, Reflect and Reclaim Conference

The LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology and the Southern University Law Center are partnering for an inaugural conference titled "Navigating the Storms of Slavery: Restore, Reflect and Reclaim." The event will be held from February 8-10 at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Learn why industry joined LSU’s FUEL team to help secure $160M in federal funding for Louisiana

Leading Energy Innovation in Louisiana: Why Industry Joined LSU's Statewide Fuel Team

LSU’s historic win for Louisiana and energy economic development in the state—$160 million in funding through the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Engines program with an additional $67.5 million through Louisiana Economic Development—was enabled by leading industry partners, including Shell, ExxonMobil and Baker Hughes.

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2024 Mardi Gras Safety Tips

As Mardi Gras approaches, please review these tips to help you stay safe at parades and events

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Receive Patent for Oil Spill Management Technology

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Receive Patent for Oil Spill Management Technology

LSU Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Bhuvnesh Bharti and his former graduate student Jin Gyun Lee have been issued a patent for their technology which utilizes lignin nanoparticles to provide an eco-friendly method for oil spill cleanup. It’s the first patent awarded to an LSU College of Engineering faculty this year.

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LSU-led Team Wins Largest Grant Ever Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation

Highly competitive NSF Engines grant will provide up to $160 million to support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs and develop the energy workforce.

Researching How Racism Leads to Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Black Americans

LSU Researcher Awarded $800K to Study Links Between Substance Misuse and Experiences with Racism

LSU Professor of Psychology Julia Buckner has received two separate awards from the National Institutes of Health--over $800,000 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse--to study the direct links between daily experiences with racism, including microaggressions, and alcohol and cannabis use and potential problems that result from use.


LSU Turner-Fischer Center for Opera Wins Seventh Consecutive National Opera Award

The Turner-Fischer Center for Opera was awarded First Place (Division II) at the National Opera Association's Robert Hansen Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition for their performance of the second act quintet from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte), the College of Music & Dramatic Arts announced Tuesday.