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LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The LSU Cold Case Project will present findings from its four-part investigative series, which re-examined the 1972 shooting of two Southern University students, Denver Smith and Leonard Brown, at Southern University’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the students’ deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. CT at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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Want Safe Roads? LSU Researchers Think Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded the LSU Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety a competitive grant to build an AI engine to better understand driver behavior that leads to crashes in order to help prevent them.

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LSU CM Online Still Growing Nearly 10 Years Later

In 2012, LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management Chair Charles Berryman was asked to create an online presence for the department, the first of its kind in the College of Engineering. Five years later, the program was ranked 11th in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs in the nation.

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LSU Improves Storm Surge and Flood Predictions with AI

The LSU-developed tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events—the Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment, or CERA, website—has become an essential resource for thousands of emergency managers and first responders in Louisiana and the nation’s coastal states to help protect people and infrastructure. Now, the tool will become even smarter and faster, thanks to artificial intelligence, or AI, and support from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is looking to secure key energy assets, especially along the Gulf Coast, from stronger and more frequent storms.

Veterans Find Community at LSU

Veterans Find Community at LSU

The LSU William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center has given Grant Strohmeyer (LSU '26) a home on campus. Strohmeyer, an electrical engineering major, served in the Marines for four years.

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LSU Student and Army Veteran Trains to Help Children Fighting Cancer

Kimberly Belalcazar served her country as a behavioral health specialist in the Army. At LSU, she is studying psychology and plans to become a clinical psychologist, working with children fighting cancer.

LSU Engineering Researchers Working on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

LSU Engineering Researchers Working on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Shyam Menon is leading a group of LSU Engineering faculty in a $1.14 million U.S. Department of Energy-funded project that will develop an improved pre-screening strategy for candidate SAFs and then apply it to their own SAF synthesized from raw materials, such as sugarcane bagasse and forestry residue.

LSU TRIO Programs Receive Over $6 Million For Equity in Education

LSU TRIO Programs Receive Over $6 Million For Equity in Education

TRIO Upward Bound and McNair Scholars Program will provide five years of funding to help hundreds of local students find their paths to college and beyond

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Hacking the Metaverse

LSU Cybersecurity Professor Abe Baggili is one of the first people in the world to study immersive virtual reality safety to provide solutions to the VR software industry and protect people who use these new products.

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LSU Geoscientists Analyze Fans' Earthshaking Reaction to Win

Fans inside and outside of Tiger Stadium erupted with excitement as they watched their team beat Alabama in overtime. At the same time, a seismometer on LSU's campus captured the excitement, recording two distinctive seismic wave events.

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LSU Researchers Use AI to Track Cybercrime in Louisiana And Beyond

LSU cybersecurity researchers are developing a new tool, called HookTracer, to speed up cybercrime investigations using AI.

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LSU Social Research & Evaluation Center Partners with East Baton Rouge Parish School System and DreamBox Learning on $3.5 million Grant to Address Math Equity

To help address the challenge of math inequity, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, or EBRPSS, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help Black and Latino students and all students experiencing poverty to graduate from high school skilled in the math required to be successful in higher education, the workforce and life. The LSU Social Research & Evaluation Center will serve as the research partner, with a sub-award of $473,000 for three years.

Tulane University Joins LSU Reilly Center Partnership to Document, Preserve Women’s Legacies in State Politics

Tulane University Joins LSU Reilly Center Partnership to Document, Preserve Women’s Legacies in State Politics

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication is partnering with Tulane University’s H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute to document women’s experience as political leaders through oral histories.

2022-23 Rucks Fellows Announced

2022-23 Rucks Fellows Announced

The E. J. Ourso College of Business Rucks Department of Management recognizes 10 students as Rucks Fellows each year. These students are selected by faculty and represent the highest level of academic achievement among senior management majors in any of the department’s concentrations.

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LSU Researchers Collaborate to Better Understand the Weak Nuclear Force

Physical Review Letters, the world’s premier physics letter journal, has published two papers by a team of LSU nuclear physics researchers to advance the knowledge on the important implications for understanding the physics of the weak nuclear force.