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Lee Stockwell

Securing Louisiana’s Energy Future

LSU petroleum engineering alumnus Lee Stockwell leads carbon capture and storage at Shell, shaping the nationwide development of one of the premier technologies for the ongoing transition toward energy sustainability for the world.

What is Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage? LSU Faculty Explain

What is Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage? LSU Faculty Explain

In response to numerous inquiries regarding the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the 45Q tax credit, which incentivizes the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage, LSU faculty have collaborated on a brief document that describes the nature of CO2, defines utilization and storage, identifies risks involved in the process, and explains why the Gulf Coast region is being considered for CCUS.

LSU Student Media Journalists Win 15 Awards for Journalism Excellence

LSU Student Media Journalists Win 15 Awards for Journalism Excellence

Students from LSU Student Media outlets took home 15 awards for journalism excellence in the 2022 Region 12 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) competition.

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Launches Center for Economics, Business, and Policy Research

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Launches Center for Economics, Business, and Policy Research

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is proud to announce the establishment of the Center for Economics, Business, and Policy Research (CEBPR). The center, housed in the E. J. Ourso College, is a research group that aims to provide relevant, timely research and insights that inform decision-making, shape policy, and advance the fields of business, economics, and public affairs in Louisiana.

Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Foundation Invest $2 Million in LSU to Elevate Local Workforce, Advance Strategic Research Initiatives

Exxon Mobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Foundation Invest $2 Million in LSU to Elevate Local Workforce, Advance Strategic Research Initiatives

LSU and ExxonMobil are strengthening their decades-long relationship to collaboratively pursue key priorities set forth in LSU's Scholarship First Agenda, including by advancing energy security and sustainability initiatives, and to invest in local community workforce programs and athletics.

2023 Hurricane Season: LSU Experts Available

2023 Hurricane Season: LSU Experts Available

LSU has a number of experts available to discuss topics related to storm preparedness, climate, economic impacts, recovery efforts and more during the 2023 hurricane season.

Leslie Pichon

Protecting Presidents and Residents

LSU speech communication alumna Leslie Pichon is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity leaders. After spending more than 20 years investigating financial fraud and protecting three consecutive American presidents, she is now working to secure Louisiana against cyber threats as Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans field office of the United States Secret Service.

University Lakes Project Moving Forward with Phase 1 Construction

University Lakes Project Moving Forward with Phase 1 Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit approving work for the University Lakes Project, which will restore and revitalize the lakes near LSU. Pending final signature on the permit, construction on Phase 1 work is expected in mid to late June.

Mark Batzer

LSU Researchers Show Mobile Elements Monkeying Around the Genome

Today, an LSU research team led by Mark Batzer, a geneticist, along with 30 collaborators around the world present new research in the journal Science on surprising genetic diversity as well as commonality among six very different-looking species of African baboons.

2023 Louisiana Survey Shows Support for Legal Abortion Grows

2023 Louisiana Survey Shows Support for Legal Abortion Grows

Researchers from the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication have released the third report of the 2023 Louisiana Survey. Findings show most residents support legal abortion when the mother’s life is in serious danger and in cases of rape, but opinion divides on other cases.

LSU Names Robert T. Smith Chancellor of LSU Shreveport

LSU Names Robert T. Smith Chancellor of LSU Shreveport

LSU has named Robert T. Smith the Chancellor of LSU Shreveport, effective July 10, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

2023 Louisiana Survey Shows Homeowners Face Insurance Challenges

2023 Louisiana Survey Shows Homeowners Face Insurance Challenges

Researchers from the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication have released the second report of the 2023 Louisiana Survey. Findings show homeowners experience canceled policies, difficulty getting new coverage and rising costs.

Honoring the Past While Committing to the Future

Honoring the Past While Committing to the Future

LSU has named James P. Gregory Jr. the Director for the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum. Gregory is an expert in military history, specifically World War I.

Col. Christian Patterson

Building Coastal Infrastructure for Communities and National Security

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the world’s largest engineering, design and construction management agencies. Its methods and tools are researched and developed by the Engineer Research and Development Center, commanded by LSU Manship School of Mass Communication alumnus Col. Christian Patterson.

LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings, Collaborative Work at Biennial State of the Coast Conference

LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings, Collaborative Work at Biennial State of the Coast Conference

Louisiana’s coast is a cultural resource and economic driver for the globe. Yet, the challenges of coastal land loss brought by sea level rise, erosion and subsidence—as well as severe weather and flooding—continue to threaten the state. Next week, solutions to increase the resilience and sustainability of natural resources, communities and industries in Louisiana will be on proud display at State of the Coast.