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Supporting Louisiana's Rice Farmers

Supporting Louisiana's Rice Farmers

Fighting Hunger and Disease, One Strain of Rice at a Time

LSU Online & Continuing Education Commemorates 100 Years of Commitment to Lifelong Learning

LSU Online & Continuing Education Commemorates 100 Years of Commitment to Lifelong Learning

LSU Online & Continuing Education is very pleased to announce its 100th anniversary, marking a century of providing high-quality continuing education to individuals seeking to advance their education, careers and quality of life. Since its inception in 1924, the division has had more than 2 million enrollments and has offered a wide range of courses to meet the needs of learners across a variety of industries and walks of life.

LSU Memorial Day Ceremony and Luncheon to be held May 30

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.

LSU Cybersecurity team receives $600 thousand grant from NSF to Combat Malware

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.

Gold standard sepsis care

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.

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

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.

LSU Spring Commencement 2024

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.

Spring 2024 leadership cohort

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.

LSU Awards 26 Seniors the Engaged Citizen Medal

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.

Nineteen ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Part of LSU Spring Commencement Exercises

Nineteen ROTC Cadets Commissioned as Part of LSU Spring Commencement Exercises

Nineteen LSU graduates were recognized during LSU's spring commissioning ceremony on Thursday, May 16, in The Student Union Theater. Maj. General Edmond M. Brown, Chief of Staff at the United States Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas. served as the keynote speaker for the ceremony.

LSU to Award More than 4,800 Degrees at Spring Commencement, One of the Largest Graduating Classes in History

LSU to Award More than 4,800 Degrees at Spring Commencement, One of the Largest Graduating Classes in History

More than 4,800 students are expected to graduate during LSU's 313th commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18.

LSU Provost's Fund Invests $1.2 Million in Highly Competitive Research Teams

LSU Provost's Fund Invests $1.2 Million in Highly Competitive Research Teams

In a second round of Big Idea seed grants, the largest internal funding program in LSU history, the Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research is investing $1.2 million in 15 interdisciplinary research teams. Aligned with LSU’s Scholarship First Agenda, the teams and their projects aim to solve pressing problems in Louisiana and everywhere.

LSU Names Clint Willson Dean of the College of The Coast & Environment

LSU Names Clint Willson Dean of the College of the Coast & Environment

BATON ROUGE – LSU has named Clint Willson dean of the College of the Coast & Environment, effective June 1. Willson has held the appointment on an interim basis since July 1, 2023, and has been selected to serve in the role permanently after competing in a national search. Willson holds the Mike N. Dooley, P.E. Professorship in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Seniors Design Equipment for B-52s at Barksdale AFB

Mechanical Engineering Seniors Design Equipment for B-52s at Barksdale Air Force Base

As part of their senior capstone project, six LSU Mechanical Engineering seniors have been working with Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La., to design an apparatus that will enable airmen to more easily work on or change out the engines on their B-52 bombers. Considering Barksdale AFB houses 26 B-52s, and each B-52 has eight engines, the students’ design should definitely come in handy.

LSU Alexandria and LSU College of Engineering officials sign partnershhip documents

Partnership with LSU Streamlines LSU Alexandria Students’ Path to an Engineering Career

LSU Alexandria students can begin studying engineering at LSUA and then seamlessly transfer to LSU to complete their bachelor’s degree under an agreement between the two campuses to help keep top students in Louisiana and the LSU family.