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Congratulations, Engaged Citizen Program Fall 2021 Graduates

The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership and LSU Campus Life are pleased to announce three seniors will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Fall 2021.

Graça Vicente, professor of chemistry and the Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor

Graça Vicente Honored as Boyd Professor, LSU's Highest Professorial Ranking

On Friday, Dec. 10, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to designate Graça Vicente, professor of chemistry and the Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor, the rank of Boyd Professor.

Surf clam

Researchers Find Climate Change Record in Clam Shells

The tiny, pale surf clam about the size of a fingernail that most people have seen and collected on beaches around the world holds clues in its shell to Earth's past.

RoyOMartin, Roy O. Martin III and Kathy Martin Give $3.5 Million to Achieve Top Capital Priorities on Three LSU Campuses

RoyOMartin, Roy O. Martin III and Kathy Martin Give $3.5 Million to Achieve Top Capital Priorities on Three LSU Campuses

Martin Sustainable Resources LLC and Martco LLC d.b.a. RoyOMartin and LSU alumni Roy O. Martin III and Kathy Kilpatrick Martin have committed $3.5 million to advance top capital priorities on three LSU campuses: LSU of Alexandria's Student Success Center, the LSU Interdisciplinary Science Building on the flagship campus in Baton Rouge and LSU Health Shreveport's Center for Medical Education.

Satellite image by the LSU Earth Scan Lab

LSU Researchers Present at World's Largest Earth and Space Geosciences Conference

LSU faculty, students and staff will present more than 90 research talks, posters and events at the largest Earth and space geosciences conference in the world, the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, next week.

Madan Bhasin

Bhasin Part of 2021 Class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Madan Bhasin, adjunct professor in the LSU Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

LSU Finance Students Finish Tenth in Global Competition

LSU Finance Students Finish Tenth in Global Competition

A group of LSU finance students finished in the top 2 percent of worldwide competitors in Bloomberg’s 2021 Global Trading Challenge. With nearly 500 teams in the competition, Tiger Fund managers Maxime Besse of Baton Rouge, La.; London Spivey of Denver; Matthew St Martin of LaPlace, La.; and Ryne Weiss of Fort Worth, Texas finished in tenth place worldwide and fifth place among teams from North America. Instructor Tish O’Connor, CFA served as the group’s advisor.

LSU Art Student Work Featured in LASM Iridescence Exhibition

LSU Art Student Work Featured in LASM Iridescence Exhibition

LSU art students’ work is on display at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) Iridescence exhibition, on view through July 2022.

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LSU BRBytes Program to Boost Computer Science in K-12 Schools Doubles in Capacity

Going from 14 parishes and 2,000 students to 22 parishes and 4,000 students in mere months, BRBytes team makes yet another commitment to reach an additional 3,000 elementary school students in East Baton Rouge by summer.

D-D Breaux Named Alumna of the Year, Jordan Davis Named Young Alumnus of the Year

D-D Breaux Named Alumna of the Year, Jordan Davis Named Young Alumnus of the Year

D-D Breaux, retired LSU gymnastics head coach, was named the 2022 LSU Alumna of the Year, and country music artist Jordan Davis, is the 2022 Young Alumnus of the Year.

Snow at LSU in Baton Rouge

Climate Researchers Funded $5.4M to Study Extreme Weather Impacts

Earth's climate is changing, and those changes have been identified as a threat to U.S. national security. To gather the latest, most critical data to address these challenges, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has awarded climate researchers $5.4 million over five years as part of the Southern Climate Impact Planning Program, or SCIPP.

12 Inducted into the LSU Hall of Distinction

12 Inducted into the LSU Hall of Distinction

Twelve distinguished graduates were inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction on Oct. 29 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The 2021 inductees were honored along with those named to the 2020 Hall of Distinction, which was canceled because of the coronavirus.

LSU Commits to First Global Engagement Strategy

LSU Commits to First Global Engagement Strategy

LSU is one of 13 colleges and universities participating in the 19th cohort of the American Council on Education, or ACE, Internationalization Lab, which is designed to provide customized guidance and insight to help institutions achieve their internationalization goals.

LSU Team Advances to 2022 National Accounting Competition

LSU Team Advances to 2022 National Accounting Competition

A team of six E. J. Ourso College of Business students will advance to compete in Deloitte’s national 2022 Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC). The LSU team is one of 12 teams selected for the national competition out of 45 colleges and universities. Team members are Brooks Belanger of Shreveport, La; Kaitlyn Bowlin of Bossier City, La.; Veronica Cannon of Houston; Carly Carpenter of Baton Rouge, La.; Michael Fernandez of Covington, La; and Kyle McDonald of Celina, Texas.

Center for Energy Studies Associate Professor Greg Upton on the Release Oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Center for Energy Studies Associate Professor Greg Upton on the Release Oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

LSU Associate Research Professor in the Center for Energy Studies Greg Upton, an expert on economic, environmental and public policy issues in the energy industry explains how people will soon see the effects of this rare administrative action.