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Bendable concrete

LSU Faculty Continue Studies On Bendable Concrete

According to research reports, concrete is the second-most used substance in the world (after water) and is the most widely used building material. Its usage worldwide is twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined.

LSU Health New Orleans Awarded $4.6m to Help Develop Burn Care Education & Training for Military and Civilian Disasters

LSU Health New Orleans Awarded $4.6m to Help Develop Burn Care Education & Training for Military and Civilian Disasters

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, in collaboration with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command, has awarded LSU Health New Orleans $4.6 million over four years to develop education and training to improve burn injury care in military conflicts and civilian disasters before the patients reach a hospital.

Brighten Up Baton Rouge Litter Initiative Launches

Brighten Up Baton Rouge Litter Initiative Launches

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and members of the Brighten Up Baton Rouge Task Force announced today a litter initiative to work with volunteer groups, schools, neighborhoods and businesses to create a cleaner and safer community.

Dr. Jenny Sones

Dr. Jenny Sones Received Catalyst Award from National Academy of Medicine

Jenny Sones (LSU '08), associate professor of theriogenology, is one of 25 U.S.-based recipients of the Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine.

LSU-Led Research Shows that Ultraviolet Metasurfaces Can Discriminate the Handedness of Biomolecules at Attomolar Concentrations

LSU-Led Research Shows that Ultraviolet Metasurfaces Can Discriminate the Handedness of Biomolecules at Attomolar Concentrations

Researchers at LSU, in collaboration with Zuse Institute in Berlin, Germany, have developed an ultraviolet metasurface that discriminates between left- and right-handed amino acids with attomolar sensitivity.

Middle and high school robotics competition

LSU of Alexandria Increases Access to STEM Careers Through Robotics and Support of Surrounding Schools

Through robotics and community outreach to elementary, middle and high schools in central Louisiana, LSU of Alexandria, or LSUA, is increasing access to careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, for a growing number of students, including at underserved schools. For many, robotics is their first experience with machine learning and AI.

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith to Deliver Cecil

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith to Deliver Cecil "Van" Crabb Memorial Lecture on "Death Of The Treaty Power"

Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School will deliver a lecture titled "Death of the Treaty Power" on Monday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m.

Louisiana marsh

LSU Researchers Join Multi-Institutional Team to Investigate Sources of Methane in Coastal Wetlands

Scientists estimate that methane, as a greenhouse gas, may be responsible for approximately 20 to 25 percent of all global warming since the Industrial Revolution. Even more troublingly, as man-made sources have been reduced, the amount of the gas in the atmosphere has continued to grow, fed by natural sources.

Law enrollment

LSU Law Welcomes 211 First-Year Students for Fall Semester

As classes began for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 15, LSU Law welcomed 211 first-year students to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The 1L class of students has a higher median average LSAT and undergraduate GPA when compared to last year’s first-year class.

Front Yard Bikes

LSU Mechanical Engineering Instructor Combines Teaching with Volunteerism

In 2011, Front Yard Bikes in Baton Rouge began as a community bike shop with a simple focus on teaching participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes. Today, FYB (a 501c3) has evolved into a transformative force, teaching youth mechanics and workforce skills while promoting inclusivity, mentorship, recreation, and academic achievement through safe, free, after-school and summer programming.

John Arboleta and Angelle Boudreaux

Arboleda and Boudreaux Win Fall 2022 Flory Mock Trial Competition

LSU Law students John Arboleta and Angelle Boudreaux won the Fall 2022 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Robinson Court Room at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Collecting core samples from Gulf of Mexico

Sea Level Rise Sentinels: Documenting Biodiversity in the Rising Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

LSU scientists will be using innovative techniques to document biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico as part of NOAA's Marine Biodiversity Observation Network.

Class of 26

LSU Once Again Sets Records in Academic Quality of Freshman Class

Once again, LSU has brought in its most accomplished freshman class in university history, with an all-time high median GPA at 3.78, and an ACT composite of 25.5.

Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Early Time-Restricted Eating Can Be an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Early time-restricted eating can be an effective way to lose weight and may be easier to follow and maintain than traditional calorie restriction.

LSU Manship School Welcomes New Associate Deans to Administration

LSU Manship School Welcomes New Associate Deans to Administration

Three LSU Manship School of Mass Communication faculty members have joined the school’s administrative team as new associate deans.