News Releases

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LSU Memorial Day Ceremony and Luncheon to be held May 30

LSU will honor all veterans - especially its former students, faculty and staff - who have given their lives in service to their country on Thursday, May 30, which is traditional Memorial Day. The LSU Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at noon on the Parade Ground at the LSU War Memorial. The "Ceremony in Silence" observance will include a wreath-laying ceremony and "Taps." The event is open to the public.

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LSU Cybersecurity Team Receives $600K Grant From NSF to Combat Malware

LSU cybersecurity researcher and Associate Professor Elias Bou-Harb, along with collaborators at the University of South Carolina, has secured a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to combat malware by recognizing and stopping cyberattacks at the network level as they first enter computer systems. The researchers' approach empowers system administrators through a do-it-yourself approach.

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Setting a Gold Standard in Sepsis Care

In hospitals nationwide, more people die from sepsis than from anything else. It’s more deadly than opioid overdoses, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, and is the leading cause of hospital admission and readmission. It’s also one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose. But since August, a new sepsis test based on LSU and Our Lady of the Lake Health research and advances in microfluidics is saving lives and cost at Our Lady of the Lake Health in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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LSU Postdoctoral Researcher Beatriz Elizaga Navascués Wins Bronstein Prize in Loop Quantum Gravity

The Bronstein Prize is awarded every two years to a leading postdoctoral scholar in loop quantum gravity, an area in theoretical physics that helps bridge general relativity with quantum mechanics to provide a deeper understanding of our universe and everything in it. LSU is one of the top three universities for loop quantum gravity research in the United States.

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LSU Shatters Record for Largest Spring Graduating Class, Awards 4,949 Degrees During Spring Commencement Ceremonies

LSU awarded 4,949 degrees during the university's 313th commencement exercises Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. These new LSU alumni and their hometowns can be viewed on the LSU Graduates List on the LSU Commencement Website. The previous record was 4,563 in Spring 2022.

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2024 LSU Leadership Cohort

LSU has recognized 16 students as the Class of 2024 for Leadership LSU, an annual program coordinated by LSU Campus Life. The cohort was honored at a closing lunch on April 25, where each participant received a Leadership LSU stole.

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LSU Awards 26 Seniors the Engaged Citizen Medal

The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, is pleased to announce that 26 seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Spring 2024. Students were recognized and awarded medals in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 14 on the LSU campus.

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