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Maria Pham, LAB Broadcast Scholarship Recipient

LSU Manship School Seniors, Alumnus Win Big at Louisiana Broadcast Journalism Awards Ceremony

The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized LSU Manship School of Mass Communication seniors Ally Kadlubar and Maria Pham, along with alumnus Johnston Von Springer, for their accomplishments in broadcast journalism at its 2022 Prestige Awards.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to Join Community Leaders for University Lakes Project Update

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to Join Community Leaders for University Lakes Project Update

On April 25, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will join fellow University Lakes Project partners to share an update on the restoration of the six lakes surrounding LSU's campus. The first phase of the University Lakes Project is now fully funded, and construction on its first phase will begin this summer.

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents Confident in State, but Parties Disagree Over Restrictions on Voting

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows residents are more confident about ballot access, but political parties tend to disagree over restrictions on voting and the public has a mixed view on its political efficacy. Trust in news organizations is also declining both nationally and locally.

Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy at Tulane, to Keynote Voegelin Institute Spring Conference

Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy at Tulane, to Keynote Voegelin Institute Spring Conference

Ronna Burger, professor of Philosophy at Tulane University, will deliver the keynote address for the Eric Voegelin Institute's Spring Conference on "Re-reading Aristotle's 'Ethics' Today" on Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the French House.

Ram Devireddy

Ram Devireddy Receives Worley Professor of Excellence Award

Ram Devireddy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the LSU College of Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Worley Professor of Excellence Award.

Yu April Chen

Education Faculty, Yu April Chen, Receives NSF Career Award Examining Post-transfer Success for Minority STEM Students

School of Education Assistant Professor Yu April Chen, PhD, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award for her project titled Leveling the Playing Field in STEM: Post-transfer Success for Underrepresented Racial Minority Community College Transfers.

Louisiana Survey 2022

2022 Louisiana Survey: Louisiana Residents Who Filed Insurance Claims for Damage to Homes in Past Two Years Split on Satisfaction with Handling

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows policy holders who have filed a claim for property damage are evenly split between those who are satisfied and those who are dissatisfied with how claims are handled.

Louisiana Survey

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Most Residents See Danger of Land Loss for Coastal Areas, Future Generations; Fewer Expect to be Affected Themselves

Researchers in the Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) at LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs in the Manship School of Mass Communication found most Louisianans believe land loss will cause harm to residents of the state’s coastal areas and Louisiana’s coastal land loss poses a threat to future generations. Additionally, most state residents believe hurricanes are more frequent and stronger than in the past.

Mallard Bay at Rice

LSU Entrepreneurs Win Funding at World's Largest Student Startup Competition

Students and alumni, who launched the tech startup company called Mallard Bay, were the first entrepreneurs from LSU to compete in the world's largest student startup competition, the Rice Business Plan Competition, and took home more than $200,000 in prizes earlier this week.

LSU ROTC Changing of Command

LSU Military Museum Grand Opening, LSU ROTC Change of Command

LSU paid tribute to its military heritage during two events on Thursday, April 7 – the grand opening of the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum in Memorial Tower and the LSU ROTC Change of Command and Joint ROTC Awards ceremonies. 

a man in waders stands in thigh-high marsh water

Army Tapped LSU to Understand Deltaic Change, Future-Proof U.S. National Defense

When the U.S. Army needed to understand how climate change will affect the so-called “critical zone”—the thin land surface layer comprised of vegetation, soils, and sediments—to improve their own planning and secure people, equipment, and infrastructure, they turned to LSU.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington, LSU Health New Orleans Part of National Study to Create Personalized-Nutrition Algorithm

Pennington Biomedical, in partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, is taking part in a study using machine learning to predict how an individual responds to a given diet, allowing physicians to offer patients personalized nutrition prescriptions.

Kevin Xu on a boat in water

Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s Energy Industry Hub

LSU scientists are learning how to manage sediment to prevent land loss and improve hurricane preparedness in Louisiana's southernmost port, a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the nation's most vulnerable places.

Ross Barnett Reservior at sunset

LSU Helps Flood-Prone Tangipahoa Parish Rise to Challenges

In the wake of 2016 floods, which devastated Tangipahoa Parish and 20 other South Louisiana parishes, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering began collaborating with local government and communities to set Tangipahoa Parish on a path toward resilience.

Person standing in a flooded house

Protecting House and Home: Louisiana’s Number-One Key to Resilience

LSU researchers, from coastal scientists and engineers to sociologists and psychologists, are working to protect Louisiana residents and homeowners from the potentially devastating impacts of flooding.