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LSU Eunice Announces $3.25 Million in Federal Funding for STEAM Center

LSU Eunice is set to receive $3.25 million in federal funding earmarked for the upcoming STEAM Innovation Center on campus, a renovation and reimagining of LSUE’s current Science Building, the first building erected on the campus in 1967.

Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences Faculty Receive Largest NSF PFI Grant Ever Awarded to LSU

Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences Faculty Receive Largest NSF PFI Grant Ever Awarded to LSU

Nootkatone Studies Could Lead to Prevention of Lyme Disease. LSU Chemical Engineering (ChE) Professor Kerry Dooley, LSU ChE Department Chair and Professor Mike Benton, and LSU Department of Biological Sciences (Biol. Sci.) Professor Roger Laine will continue their work on a project that could bring affordable and effective insect repellent to the masses, possibly decreasing the number of Lyme disease, malaria, and West Nile virus cases around the world.

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Spring 2024: LSU Shreveport Breaks Enrollment Record With More Than 10,000 Students

LSU Shreveport has smashed its previous enrollment record, recording a final spring 2024 enrollment of 10,214. This marks an enrollment increase of nearly 1,500 students over spring 2023, a 17 percent jump.

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Hospital Commits $1M in Academic Support and Tuition Reimbursement for LSUA Nursing Graduates

LSU Alexandria has received a $1M commitment from a local hospital to empower and assist students pursuing a career in nursing by providing exclusive access, comprehensive training, and financial support throughout their academic journey.

LSU School of Kinesiology’s Senlin Chen Receives NIH Grant to Prevent Adolescent Obesity

LSU School of Kinesiology's Senlin Chen Receives NIH Grant to Prevent Adolescent Obesity

LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team are developing a novel obesity prevention program to use in Louisiana schools, combining such tactics as virtual pets and coaches with the best science to encourage healthy behaviors.

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LSU-led Team Wins Largest Grant Ever Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation

Highly competitive NSF Engines grant will provide up to $160 million to support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs and develop the energy workforce.

LSU Cybersecurity Team Awarded $1M from U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Help Fight Terrorism, Online Crime

LSU Cybersecurity Team Awarded $1M from U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Help Fight Terrorism, Online Crime

LSU cybersecurity faculty Golden Richard and Aisha Ali-Gombe have each received half a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help advance their work in memory forensics, a frontier field in digital investigations.

LSU Awarded $780K from National Academies to Help Louisiana Tribe Protect Coastal Land

LSU Awarded $780K from National Academies to Help Louisiana Tribe Protect Coastal Land

Louisiana Sea Grant at LSU has received $780,000 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Gulf Research Program to continue its work with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe to protect coastal land in lower Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes using nature-based solutions.

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LSU Health Shreveport Unveils $79M Center for Medical Education

LSU Health Shreveport unveiled its transformative new Center for Medical Education on Monday, Dec. 11. The $79 million structure is designed to enhance the educational experience and interdisciplinary collaboration for students and faculty.

LSU Innovation Wins $600,000 Federal Grant to Help Technology Entrepreneurs

LSU Innovation Wins $600,000 Federal Grant to Help Technology Entrepreneurs

LSU has been awarded a $600,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to boost technology entrepreneurship in the Capital Region. The Baton Rouge Initiative for Development, Growth and Entrepreneurship, or BRIDGE, program will use the EDA funding to support entrepreneurs and their startups through technical support, a mentorship program with local mentors and executives-in-residence based on an analysis of their needs.

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Paid Apprenticeship Program at LSUE Opens new Doors to Respiratory Therapy Students

LSU Eunice, Ochsner Lafayette General, and Acadiana Workforce Solutions have joined forces for a paid respiratory therapy apprenticeship program at LSUE to provide opportunities in the respiratory therapy field for financially challenged families.

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Building Talent Pipelines with Industry

Ingalls Information Security, a cybersecurity services provider based in Central Louisiana, has partnered with LSU Alexandria and LSU Shreveport to educate and train homegrown talent and build cybersecurity business in and for the state.

LSU AND TULANE AWARDED $22 MILLION FOR PLAN TO SAVE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA

LSU and Tulane Awarded $22 Million for Plan to Save Lower Mississippi River Delta

Researchers at LSU and Tulane University have been awarded $22 million by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to lead a 15-member consortium that will chart a new course for the future of the fragile Lower Mississippi River Delta.

GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS, LSU PRESIDENT WILLIAM F. TATE IV TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF HUEY P. LONG FIELD HOUSE RESTORATION PROJECT

Gov. John Bel Edwards, LSU President William F. Tate IV to Celebrate Completion of Huey P. Long Field House Restoration Project

On Tuesday, October 24, the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education will host Governor John Bel Edwards and LSU leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the Huey P. Long Field House restoration project.

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LSU Offshore Wind Consortium Secures EDA Tech Hub Designation to Elevate Louisiana Energy Leadership

President Biden and the Economic Development Administration have announced an LSU-led consortium, Gulf Louisiana Offshore Wind, or GLOW, Propeller, as one of only 31 newly designated Tech Hubs.

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‘A Chance to Make the World a Safer Place’

With $600,000 in additional support from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, LSU is rapidly expanding its Scholarship for Service CyberCorps program to grow a bigger, better cyber workforce for the state and nation.

LSU Flores Online MBA Top-Ranked Nationwide

LSU Flores Online MBA Top-Ranked Nationwide

Louisiana State University (LSU) has recently earned top rankings among online MBA programs within Louisiana and nationwide. This program is highly regarded for its quality and strong reputation, making it a fantastic choice for those pursuing an online Master of Business Administration.

LSU Ranks Among Top 75 Universities in the Nation Granted U.S. Utility Patents

LSU Ranks Among Top 75 Universities in the Nation Granted U.S. Utility Patents

Highest Ranking in LSU History Situates LSU as a leader among the more than 2,600 undergraduate degree granting universities in the nation

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LSU Receives Designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence From the National Security Agency

LSU has received its official designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence from the National Security Agency. Among the 33 schools newly designated or redesignated this year, LSU is the only university to become a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

LSU CELEBRATES MOST ACADEMICALLY ACCOMPLISHED FRESHMAN CLASS IN HISTORY, RECORD-BREAKING GRADUATION RATE AND INCREASED RETENTION

LSU Celebrates Most Academically Accomplished Freshman Class in History, Record-Breaking Graduation Rate and Increased Retention

LSU is celebrating its most academically accomplished freshman class in history, with a record-high average ACT superscore of 26.5, up from 25.5 in Fall 2022. The class also has a record-high GPA of 3.82, compared to 3.78 in Fall 2022.

LSU Emerges as Louisiana's Top Ranked University in the Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges Ranking

LSU Emerges as Louisiana's Top Ranked University in the Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges Ranking

In the latest 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal in collaboration with College Pulse and Statista, LSU has claimed the top spot among both public and private higher education institutions in the state of Louisiana.

$428 Million in LSU System Research Activity

LSU Eclipses $400-Million Milestone in Research Activity

Powered by its Scholarship First Agenda, which drives solutions-focused research investment in agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense and energy, LSU reports a record $428 million in total research activity in just one year with an estimated $1.2 billion in economic impact on Louisiana.

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LSUS Ranks Among Nation’s Best in Economic Mobility for Low-Income Graduates

LSU Shreveport is among the nation’s best universities in helping low-income students improve their socioeconomic level, according to an annual Economic Mobility Index released by the national think tank Third Way.

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LSU's Tiger Den Data Storage System to Provide 'Ease of Life'

LSU researchers have been awarded $500K by the National Science Foundation to build a shared data storage system to elevate the research experience not just at LSU, but at universities across Louisiana.

Rural Resiliency: LSU Researchers to Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Rural Resiliency: LSU Researchers to Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Faculty in the Department of Environmental Sciences, or DES, hope to begin remedying this situation with a new, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It is part of a larger $6 million multi-institutional effort intended to help rural areas adapt to climate change.

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

A team of LSU researchers from electrical and computer engineering and physics was recently awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to develop quantum computing-inspired algorithms that will address optimization problems appearing in various critical infrastructure systems, including power systems.

Dept. of Energy Funds $4.9 Million LSU-led Direct Air Capture Hub Feasibility Study

Dept. of Energy Funds $4.9 Million LSU-led Direct Air Capture Hub Feasibility Study

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded an LSU-led consortium a $4.9 million project to support the first phase of the Pelican Gulf Coast Carbon Removal project. The Pelican Consortium, which includes Shell and the University of Houston, will evaluate the feasibility of building a direct air capture (DAC) hub in Louisiana. DAC technologies capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The captured CO2 can then be used to manufacture products or be permanently stored in deep geological formations. As envisioned, the hub would enable accelerated and replicable carbon removal and permanent storage in ways that protect and generate jobs in the state.

Darpa Taps LSU to Solve Cybersecurity Challenges

DARPA Taps LSU to Solve Cybersecurity Challenges in Virtual and Augmented Reality

LSU researchers Ibrahim "Abe" Baggili and Andrew Webb have received $600K from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to study safety aspects of virtual and augmented reality applications for U.S. military missions and training.

Cyber Win: NSA Selects LSU to Build Cybersecurity Clinic to Support Small Businesses in Louisiana

Cyber Win: NSA Selects LSU to Build Cybersecurity Clinic to Support Small Businesses in Louisiana

$1.5 million award from the National Security Agency will establish the LSU Cybersecurity Clinic to help small businesses in Louisiana prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks. LSU was chosen among more than 400 eligible institutions of higher education in the United States.

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.

LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Fund, Create LSU Delta Institute

LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Fund, Create LSU Delta Institute

Coastal erosion, sea-level rise, and hurricanes along the U.S. Gulf Coast are taking a serious toll on the Mississippi River deltaic system. In order for coastal communities to not only survive but thrive, there must be a coming together of engineers, industry leaders, and researchers. Thanks to an industry-university cooperative research center (IUCRC) planning grant from the National Science Foundation, LSU can start the LSU Delta Institute, which will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to work on developing solutions for the Louisiana coast.

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LSU Develops Patent-Pending Bait to Fight the ‘Pigdemic’

Wild, invasive pigs cause more than $90 million in damage to Louisiana farms each year and pose a growing threat to the environment, people and other animals.

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LSU Health Shreveport Expansion Outlines Bright Future for Students, Region

With the new Center for Medical Education and Emerging Viral Threats more than 75 percent complete and on track to open this fall, students and leaders at LSU Health Shreveport are starting to see the impact the new building will have on them, their careers and health in north Louisiana.

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LSU and U.S. Secret Service Partner to Address Cyber Challenges for Louisiana, Nation

Cross-campus opportunities forge partnership to support national security, protect Louisiana's citizens and transform Tigers into the next generation of agents.

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LSU and Louisiana’s Largest Ports Agree to Advance Cyber Talent, Protect Critical Infrastructure

Scholarship First’s priorities of agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense and energy converge in Louisiana’s ports

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Making Homes More Resilient and Affordable

For 15 years, LSU AgCenter’s LaHouse has showcased storm-resilient and sustainable home construction methods and materials that are both customizable and cost-effective for Louisiana residents who live with significant risk of flooding and wind damage as well as rising insurance premiums and energy bills.

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LSU Health New Orleans Named a Top University Fulbright Scholar Producer

LSU Health New Orleans is one of the 2022-2023 Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars, demonstrating a "dedication to preparing Americans to thrive in the global economy and serve as engaged citizens," the U.S. State Department said in its announcement.

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LSU AgCenter Awarded $10M USDA Grant for Louisiana Rice Industry Sustainability

An LSU AgCenter scientist has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve sustainability and profitability of rice farming through research innovations that advance climate-resilient crops.

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E. J. Ourso College Named a 2023 Best Business School for MBA by Princeton Review

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®.

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LSU Health Sciences Physician Lead Investigator on Groundbreaking Sepsis Test

Sepsis is the No. 1 cause of death in hospitals and Louisiana leads the country with the highest rate of sepsis mortality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hollis O’Neal, MD, Critical Care Physician at LSU Health Sciences Center and Medical Director of Research at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, was the national principal investigator that led to the creation of an FDA-cleared test for sepsis.

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LSUA Develops STEM Talent in Western, Central Louisiana in Partnership with Department of Defense STARBASE Program, Vernon Parish Schools

LSU Alexandria has partnered with the Department of Defense to extend its premier youth outreach program, STARBASE, to Fort Polk Army base in western Louisiana. Their shared goal is to help build the state’s and nation’s STEM workforce by engaging elementary and middle school students in hands-on science and engineering projects.

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LSU Eunice and LSU Alexandria Sign Partnership for Surgical Technology Expansion

LSU Shreveport’s Master of Public Health program, a collaborative effort between LSUS and LSU Health Shreveport, has been named the fourth best in the nation in Fortune Magazine's 2023 rankings, citing the program's high retention rates.

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Researchers at LSU Health Shreveport and LSU Shreveport Use AI to Better Understand and Treat Brain Tumors

Medical doctors are collaborating with computer scientists to improve care for patients with cavernous malformations, some of the most difficult-to-treat tumors in the head and spine.

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Flores Online MBA Program Ranked #1 in Louisiana by Online MBA Report

Louisiana State University (LSU) and Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) have been ranked among the top three online MBA programs in Louisiana for their competitively priced, well-respected, virtual Master of Business Administration programs.

Top Ranked Online MBA Programs from LSU Family of Institutions

Top Ranked Online MBA Programs from LSU Family of Institutions

Louisiana State University (LSU) and Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) have been ranked among the top 3 online MBA programs in Louisiana for their competitively priced, well-respected, virtual Master of Business Administration programs.

$3M Award to LSU Health New Orleans Will Address Nursing Shortage and Improve Health Equity in Rural and Medically Underserved Areas

$3M Award to LSU Health New Orleans Will Address Nursing Shortage and Improve Health Equity in Rural and Medically Underserved Areas

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has been awarded nearly $3 million to create a program to improve health equity and care in rural and medically underserved communities in Region 6 (Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.)

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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.

LSU Ranks Among Top 100 Universities Worldwide Granted U.S. Utility Patents

LSU Ranks Among Top 100 Universities Worldwide Granted U.S. Utility Patents

LSU ranked among the top universities worldwide granted U.S. utility patents, according to the National Academy of Inventors.

LSU Among Top 25 in Pair of Disciplines According to New Ranking

LSU Among Top 25 in Pair of Disciplines According to New Ranking

In a new series of rankings by Gizmodo—a design, technology, and science website—of the best universities within fields of study that it believes will define the 21st century, LSU was top-25 in the disciplines of energy engineering and environmental engineering.

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Pennington, LSU Health-N.O. Part of Partnership Awarded $20 Million Federal Grant for Biomedical Science Work

Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans are part of a statewide research infrastructure group awarded a $20 million federal grant for biomedical science collaborations to benefit Louisiana.

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LSU Health New Orleans Nursing School Ranked #10 in U.S.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just released its 2022 rankings of the best U.S. nursing schools. LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is ranked the #10 nursing school in the U.S. and the #5 nursing school among public nursing schools.

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LSU Shreveport, Health Shreveport Public Health Master's Program Ranked 4th Nationally by Fortune Magazine

LSU Shreveport’s Master of Public Health program, a collaborative effort between LSUS and LSU Health Shreveport, has been named the fourth best in the nation in Fortune Magazine's 2022 rankings, which cited the program's high retention rates.

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LSU Recognized for Innovation in International Education

LSU is the co-recipient of the 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of Strategic Partnerships for the LSU AgCenter-MENDELU Partnership. This award from the Institute of International Education, or IIE, recognizes the most innovative and successful models for developing and expanding international education in practice today.

LSU Engineering Graduate Programs on the Rise in Latest Rankings

LSU Engineering Graduate Programs on the Rise in Latest Rankings

The LSU College of Engineering saw improvement in a number of rankings today with the release of the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Engineering Graduate Schools list.

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LSU MPA Program Moves Up in New U. S. News & World Report Ranking

LSU's MPA Program was recognized in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings- Public Affairs Programs that was released today.

All 14 SEC Universities Maintain Elite Carnegie Research Status

All 14 SEC Universities Maintain Elite Carnegie Research Status

All 14 member universities in the Southeastern Conference have maintained their status as doctoral universities with the highest level of research activity, as designated by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, the SEC announced on Wednesday.